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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.

Birchbox Breakdown

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 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.

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Great strength builder
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I need to use this more often because it does help to build strength. It does have a milky color to it which makes it a great base for a sheer color to make it slightly less sheer.

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Seems ok
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I like the way the polish goes on this base coat. I don't feel like my nails are any thicker or stronger.

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the only nail polish I really need
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I like easy, natural (but polished) nails. I use this polish alone and it lasts through the work week. Very slight creamy tint is much nicer than clear polish. Sadly, the product is unavailable at this time. Please bring it back, Birchbox!

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My New Favorite Base Coat
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I was beyond surprised when I used this product for the first time, and it has since become my go-to base coat. It strengthens my nails while maximizing whatever color I put on over it, or acts as a great neutral nail coat on its own if I'm in a rush.

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Helps keep my nails white
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I was running out of base coat and this one looked promising because it didn't have tons of chemicals. I've noticed my nails don't have that same yellow tint as they grow out now. So it works well for me. Don't know much about strengthening, I've never had problems with nail breakage because I keep my nails short.

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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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