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Dreams Nail Lacquer Calcium Base Coat

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.

Dreams Nail Lacquer Calcium Base Coat
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yay! finally polish!

I was super excited to finally get nail polish in my box, but not so much this one. I like the quality of it okay, but the color was not my fave. I have gotten plenty of compliments, but personally I think it looks slightly better than nails painted with white out.

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Not a bad product

It neither blew me away nor made things worse. Its a so-so kind of product.

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needs a longer brush, but overall good
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I am constantly washing my hands due to working in healthcare and my nails are terrible. This did help stop some of the peeling that I have had, but it did chip/lift some after a day and a half. I would have to remove it with a moisturizing nail polish remover as bacteria could get under where it lifted, and then reapply. I liked the slightly white color as I feel that it makes me look like I have a tan(I wish!), but I do wish the actual brush was longer as it is hard to get much past the middle with it sitting upright.

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So-so
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While I enjoy nail products, I'd much rather have a new color than a treatment. My nails have a pretty decent density. I'll continue to use this until it's gone, but for the moment, I don't have a reason to repurchase this.

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Made My Color Last!
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I was really skeptical. Typically, my nails break and chip easily, and my polish even more easily. I work in a profession where my hands/nails take a beating, and it's hard for them to look nice.

I did my nails, using this product as a base coat and an OPI color and topcoat. The color did last longer than normal (about 2 weeks), and my nails didn't break. Actually, my nails grew out some and seemed healthier overall!

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My nails seemed stronger after using this and they were not stained by a red polish put on top. However, it didn't really help prevent against chipping or aid in long wearing. Average.

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It's okay
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The polish dries quickly, however I have not seen a change in the quality of my nails. I would not purchase.

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Nice, but no better than OPI
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I liked the base coat and thought it worked well, but I can't say it worked any better than the OPI base coat that I normally use.

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Double-duty
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I gave this a try on my toes during my last DIY pedicure. I used it as a base coat, and it looked nice enough -- a little bit of gloss -- that I considered letting it go at that. But the cute little green bottle of nail polish was calling, so I went ahead and covered it up. But, next time.....I might just use it solo.

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Nails look nice, but I don't know if it's effective
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I like this, I DO. But I just can't justify buying it over the other products out there. i was really excited about it, but it came off easily after a little house cleaning, and for me, I need nail polish that really lasts. I do like the finish, though. It just isn't something I would buy on my own.

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