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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
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 185 Reviews 185 Reviews
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Just another nail polish
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It was okay. Makes a nice frosty, basic nail color or base for other polishes. Just didn't strike me as anything outstanding in a sea of other nailpolishes.

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Nice base coat
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This is a nice base coat, but it really didn't dry fast enough for me. I put this on before nail strips. The strips seemed to move around, and that never happens with my normal ridge filling base coat. Not a winner for me, but it may be for you. Love Birchbox though!

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Not apart of my reginmen but a good product
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I tend to leave my nails natural; they're strong & grow long naturally. However, I can foresee this being an important part of a manicure if I were to paint my nails.

It goes on smooth & dries very quickly. It even gave my nails a nice, natural shine without putting an additional color over it or applying a second coat.

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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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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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Help for problem nails
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I like this product by itself for a nice shine and as a base coat, it extended my color by about 3 days (and I type all day and do crafts/paint a lot as well, so that is really saying something!)

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Great base/color
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This works really well as a base coat, but also as a stand alone with two coats. The color is a very subtle white.

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Product Different Than What is Shown on BirchBox
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I like the this stuff, but here is the full story.

Just received this base coat and I was worried at first. The bottle looks different than on the website, its actually 15ml not 14, the logo is white not black, and the top is a thin cylinder not the big square one in the photo.

After some research I was sure it was the right product (as the bottle doesn't say what it is.) In my research I also found that this is made by a Bay Area company which is cool since I live in the bay area. Go local when you can!

It smells really strong of nail polish, more so than others and took me aback for a second.

I liked how fast it dried and how easily my color nail polish went over it. Now i don't know if this is a function of my black nail polish but it didn't sit on the top coat well. When i went to correct the edges around my cuticle it grabbed some of the nail polish off in a big patch, like it was just floating over the top of the nail. I didn't see that issue with my other color nail polishes though.

So far i'm happy with it.

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strengthens bendy nails
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I've used this twice, and I'm happy with how it gives a strong, smooth base for color polish. My nails frequently are too flexible to hold a manicure for very long- they bend and the polish cracks off. This base coat seems to be solving that problem!

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I bought this on a whim and I really like it!
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I'm not one who purchases beauty care products on a whim... anymore. I have so much unused product in my house due to not doing research, that now I research everything... With that in mind, I bought this on a whim. I'm harsh on my hands and my nails pay the price... This has definitely toned down the chipping of my nails and has given me some strength. Definitely would repurchase.

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