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Now that your nails are strong like Achilles, outfit them with some truly spectacular polish. We love Dreams Nail Lacquer in Milky Way.

Dreams Cosmetics

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We don’t like to call our nails “weak”—rather, we prefer to think of them as “growth-challenged.” Fortunately, now that we have this fortifying nail enamel, we no longer have to deal with such derogatory descriptors, The calcium-enriched formula strengthens nails and prevents telltale yellowing. Not only that, but the fast-drying lacquer also works as a mani-extending base coat.

How it Works

Enriched with calcium, milk protein, and oat milk, the creamy formula strengthens nail keratin, allowing nails to reach their full growth potential while guarding against polish-induced discoloration. The fast-drying enamel also works great as a base coat and is “three free”—meaning no toluene, formaldehyde, or phthalates in this bottle.

How to Use

Apply one coat to bare nails as a base layer for your favorite polish—or, if you prefer, use two coats for a creamy gloss. Repeat once a week to give your nails adequate nutrients for improved growth and nail health. Bonus: The fact that it’s creamy instead of completely sheer helps to make your nail color pop.

More for You!
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  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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This is a good product
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While I think this is a good product, I was not thoroughly impressed with the smoothness of my nals upon applying my nail color. I was hoping for a better base upon which to paint...

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The Base Coat of my Dreams
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I LOVE this base coat. I received this sample in a box, and had never really found a base coat I liked despite painting my nails constantly. I had dealt with peeling and breaking, and once I began using this base coat I immediately noticed an improvement. No other base coats I've used have really strengthened and protected my nails as well as this one.

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Tough base coat for tougher nails
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So, I have "problem" nails. They peel. A _LOT_. It makes me crazy, and no matter what remedy I've tried, the problem has persisted.

I picked this up in the hopes that it would help keep my fragile nails together without making the peeling problem worse - and it has. The color isn't white - it's more like a white-tinted sheer, which helps damaged nails "appear" healthier and smoother. The best part for me is that it's long-lasting, and so far has helped keep the chipping and peeling to a minimum, so long as I repaint every few days. It's definitely the best-of-the-bunch out of what I've tried.

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Definitely stronger
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My nails are definitely stronger after a week+ using this lacquer. It wears off around the edges after any extended contact with warm water, but it doesn't seem to affect the strengthening performance.

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Love
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Love this base coat. It is easy to apply, and doesn't form bubbles. It has a sheer cream color so I can just wear this on its own. Hopefully, it will strengthen my nails as well!

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Nail growth
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Well, I don't know if this is a good base coat. It is the first one I've ever bought. I didn't notice anything different with my polish and I haven't taken it off yet. I will say that is definitely appears that my nails are both stronger and growing at a faster rate. I don't know what would be in this product that would make them grow faster though. I'm pleased but will probably try other lines in the future to see what else is out there.

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So far so good!
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Even though I am pregnant and on prenatals I have noticed my nails are still easily chipping as well as peeling. So I figured I'd give this base coat a shot! I'm a frequent OPI and Essie user but wanted to try something different. I really like the easy application of this base coat and hope that over time the calcium-enriched aspect helps to strengthen my nails. I also enjoy wearing reds so I have high hopes for the "yellowing" aspect to be minimal as the polish promises. I have worn the base just as is without any polish and it's a nice shiny coat that looks nice even without a colored polish over it.

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I'm obsessed.
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This stuff has worked a miracle on my weak, peeling nails. They are white and strong and amazing, almost from first use. Even got admiration from nail tech at last mani/pedi. Hasn't worked any better as a base coat for me than others but is the best treatment I can remember trying. I'm buying it for all the women in my family. It's life changing.

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actually works!
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My nails are stronger and longer, first product that has worked for me in years. Goes on well as a base coat.

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Love this product for my brittle nails!
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Two coats of this polish helped my weak, bending and peeling nails grow out and last for more than a week. What a great product and nice neutral, off-white color. Love this product!

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