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
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 Star
105
4 Star
57
3 Star
16
2 Star
6
1 Star
1
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
the only nail polish I really need
SampledPurchased

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!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
My New Favorite Base Coat
Purchased

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Helps keep my nails white
Purchased

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
The Base Coat of my Dreams
Sampled

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Tough base coat for tougher nails
Purchased

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love
Purchased

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!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
So far so good!
Purchased

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
I'm obsessed.
Purchased

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.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 1 of 1 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
actually works!
Purchased

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

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 1 of 1 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love this product for my brittle nails!
Purchased

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!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No