Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish – simply stunning

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Last year Beauty Info Zone was introduced to a vegan nail polish brand that we absolutely loved: Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish. It may have been a year ago but we never forgot the brand and when they offered to send along some polishes for us to test, we jumped at the chance.

Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish was developed by two podiatrists upon realizing how many of their patients had dry brittle toe nails. Since that problem also extends to hand nails they created a brand with ingredients that you won’t find in other brands. All polishes and treatments are enriched with Garlic Bulb Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Vitamins C and E.

Dr's Remedy Enriched Nail Polishes

Dr’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polishes

Dr.’s Remedy is the first nail polish that received approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association. It doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients likeFormaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Phthalates, Parabens, or camphor. It’s even recommended as a post treatment follow-up to nail fungus and ingrown nails. To top it off it comes in 30 beautiful shades.

MARCIA is crazy about BOUNTIFUL BLUE and REVIVE RUBY RED

Dr.'s Remedy Revive Ruby Red and Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Revive Ruby Red and Bountiful Blue

The two nail polishes I have are ones that are perfect colors for me. They stood out to me on the Dr.’s Remedy website but are even more gorgeous in person.

Revive Ruby Red is described as a shimmer infused crimson. Not only is it filled with teeny shimmer particles but it’s a gorgeous metallic ruby shade that is perfect year round. I wore this as my first fall polish and plan to wear it again in the colder months. It will make an outstanding pedicure shade as well.

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

My other shade is just as beautiful and one I wore this past August and will certainly wear again. BOUNTIFUL BLUE is the kind of blue that I adore and that suits my cool toned hands well. It’s described as a tranquil, cornflower blue flecked with a subtle hint of shimmer. I love this kind of almost hidden shimmer that is noticeable in sunlight and in brighter lights but doesn’t glare at you.

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Both of these polishes look outstanding and wear magnificently. They last on me 7 to 8 days without a chip in sight. We have a code for 10% off on the Dr.’s Remedy website: BLOG16. You can use it on any of their polishes so let’s see what Lisa wore.

LISA is crazy about PLAYFUL PINK and LOVEABLE LAVENDER

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Marcia always goes for the reds and the blues, and I always go for the pinks and the pastels! I am really crazy about these two colors from Dr.’s Remedy. They are simply stunning.

Dr.'s Remedy Loveable Lavender and Playful Pink

Dr.’s Remedy Loveable Lavender and Playful Pink

Loveable Lavender is a gorgeous creamy pastel that is different from most cream pastels – it applies like a dream! Usually cream pastels are tricky. They can go on streaky and it is very tough to get a perfect finish. This one is sooo easy and the light pinky/purple is really beautiful.

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Playful Pink is a rosy pink with a soft silvery shimmer. It’s not too bright, but it’s feminine and pretty and it just makes me happy. I love lighter colors for my nails and Playful Pink is a wonderful option for a classic pink manicure with just a bit of bling.

Dr.'s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Dr.’s Remedy Playful Pink and Loveable Lavender

Last we want to tell you about Dr.’s Remedy #PaintMePink campaign. Each year Dr.’s Remedy donates to cancer foundations and one way is through their polishes. This year’s campaign: “In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr.’s REMEDY has partnered with Mattia Joyce Castellano, sister to the late beauty influencer Talia Joy, makeup artist and Vice President of Talia’s Legacy Children’s Cancer Foundation. As part of the collaboration, a rich, shimmery shade of Dr.’s REMEDY gold lacquer has been renamed “Cure Gold”, with ten percent of the proceeds donated to the foundation.”

This year they’ve chosen their GLEE nail polish to donate to this cause:drs-remedy-cure-gold

Not only are we thrilled with these polishes but we are excited to introduce you to a way to turn your beauty into gold for others who suffer.

*received for editorial consideration

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand is holo perfection

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

One of the things I love about nail bloggers is that they find the most interesting polishes. I need to win the lottery in order to buy all the polishes that I find on their blogs that I’ve fallen for. One such polish is from KBShimmer, Berried in the Sand. As soon as I saw that on Cosmetic Sanctuary’s blog I was a goner and had to order it.

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

I make no bones about loving KBShimmer polishes. Their polishes are outstanding in formula and wear. As a holo lover they are a brand I go to first. Berried in the Sand is unique to the site Color4Nails and is exclusive to them. Of course when I ordered I included some other polishes since I didn’t want it to be lonely! Those will be shown at a later date.

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand

Berried in the Sand is described as “Berry pink linear holographic shade”. One of the many things I love about it is the array of colors I see when I’m wearing this. My blogger friend Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary was the one that showed me the way. As usual her swatch pictures are first rate and need to be seen plus she has a discount code for Color4Nails.

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand in the sun

KBShimmer Berried in the Sand in the sun

If you love a cool tone polish, if you love pink or berry, if you love holographic nails, then you’re going to love KBShimmer Berried in the Sand. I see infinitesimal shimmer throughout that makes this exciting to wear in all lights.

Are you a fan of this kind of color or formula??  —  Marcia

*nothing to disclose

 

Pick just 5 products from Pixi Beauty? Ooh that’s hard.

It’s Marcia’s turn to be Queen for the Day with the Beauty Spotlight Team. We’ve each chosen a brand that we love to showcase for our readers. You’ve read Never Say Die Beauty’s Too Faced picks along with Justina’s Clinique favorites. Now that it’s my turn I’m picking Pixi Beauty because I wear something from Pixi every single day.pixi-favorites-all

Pixi Beauty is in a class of its own. It’s an independent beauty company that has reasonable mass market prices with department store quality. You can buy most of their line by going to your closest Target or by ordering online through Target.com or on Pixi’s website where you’ll find even more products from them.                                                                       press samples, personal products

Choosing just 5 was a chore since I easily could have chosen a dozen but I narrowed it down as I’m a rule follower. All of my choices are so reasonably priced that your wallet will barely weigh less after picking these up.

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi by Petra has many great palettes so why did I choose the Summer Glow palette (Palette Bronzette) when summer is coming to an end? Two reasons – 1) it’s a great quality palette with eye shades and face shades and 2) it’s being discontinued so I wanted you to get in on the fact that this $28 palette is now only $14 while it lasts. With 12 shadows and liners and 3 facial products this works all year round. “Gilded bronzes, taupes & peaches for eyes + matte bronze, golden beige highlight & pink sheen for complexion.” I have gotten more use out of this Bronzette Palette than any of my Pixi Palettes. Perfect for travel and at $14 you don’t want to miss out.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

This brow palette is my most used item from Pixi and I’ll soon be buying a backup. I’ve tried so many brow products and liked most but I love the Pixi Brow Powder palette. As you can see from this recent picture there are two shades that get tons of love while the others get used once in a while but those two shades are perfection for me. It’s hard for me to believe that this 6 color palette is only $12. My hair color changes every 3-4 weeks so it’s easy for me to vary the color of these powders. They are thick enough to stick around, they aren’t powdery meaning no fallout, and this removes easily with water which means less hair to lose. If I had to pick just one item of the 5 this Pixi Brow Powder Palette would be my keeper.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms are my newest love from Pixi Beauty. (Be sure you enter my giveaway to win them!) I’m a huge fan of cream products and almost always pick a cream blush over a powder blush. I’ve been wearing one every day since I received these. There’s one for every color wardrobe and one for every mood. If you twist my arm to ask my favorites I’d pick Watermelon Veil and Wild Rose. At $12 each you can have several for the price of one from a different brand. The Multibalms are great for an easy on the go lip color too so you’ll look coordinated. These are infused with aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil adding to my love for these.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Picking out just one lip product from the many wonderful ones that Pixi Beauty has was the hardest task of all. I love the shea butter lip balms, tinted brilliance balm crayons and Mattelustre lipsticks. But the product that gets used daily is the Nourishing Lip Polish. Another $12 product that is a 2-in-1 lip exfoliator and nourisher. Not only does it protect my dry lips but it has a circulation factor with the unique applicator. You massage the sweet nutrient rich formula onto your lips with the applicator. You’ll want one in every bathroom, your purse, and nightstand.

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Nobody ever talks about Pixi’s Nail Colours and I don’t know why. They are terrific. They are 3 free and chip resistant. There are 42 shades for only $8 each. These slim bottles last for many manicures yet take up a small amount of space in my collection. Shown above are Gilded Garnet, Amethyst Amore, Fuchsia Dew and Sweet Strawberry. I’ve found some on sale at my local Target so I’m always checking for them. Like all products from Pixi they are cruelty-free. A Pixi polish is always a fun addition to my life.

While these are my favorites they are just at the top of a long list of products I recommend from Pixi Beauty. What about you? Any favorites from Pixi? Any you know you need to add ASAP?  —  Marcia

some products were sent for consideration, some are purchases, also some affiliate links used

Improve your manicure with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat and/or Big Shiny Top Coat

I’m manicure obsessed but I’m also manicure deficient. I can’t do my own nails for love or money. But I can change them during the week with these two products from Sally Hansen: Big Matte Top Coat and Big Shiny Top Coat. When these were sent to me to try I couldn’t wait to start having some fun. Even a leftie can put on a top coat without getting color all over their cuticles.

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat and Big Matte Top Coat

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat and Big Matte Top Coat

And fun I’m having. Often at the end of the week I’ll get a little bored with my manicure. 7 days is sometimes too much for some colors. But topping the color off with one of these babies gives new life to my mani.

Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

A week of matte nails doesn’t appeal to me and to be honest my husband doesn’t like the look at all. But 2 days of it is a nice change of pace. Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat transforms my mani by giving it a totally new finish. It’s called a velvety matte. Sally Hansen’s wide brush makes it apply in such a short time.

Big Matte Top Coat contains a mattifying Silica agent that gives it the special look. At first you’ll think you made a mistake because it applies glossy but it quickly dries down to a matte and doesn’t smudge what’s already on your nails. It’s perfect for those of you (notice I didn’t say “me”) who do nail art to really give it an edge.

metallic red polish before Sally Hansen

metallic red polish before Sally Hansen

shiny metallic red WITH Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

shiny metallic red WITH Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

I totally loved this look. I couldn’t stop staring at it. Unfortunately it did scratch so 1.5 days was enough for me. But what a great way to change my manicure at the end of its week.

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat

Now for opposite time. Big Shiny Top Coat is perfect any time during my week of color. It emphasizes the shine and makes my manicures look new again. This contains an Acrylic Polymer Complex and double UV filters so it’s everything you want to keep your manicure or pedicure looking fresh. It amazes me how smoothly this applies without any streaking. This too is great for nail art. Even better it will look good on bare nails to make them look manicured if you don’t want or don’t have time for color. This dries extremely fast so I’m not stuck waiting to be able to type again.

Best of all is the price. These are only $5.99 and will last you for months of manicures. Big Shiny Top Coat has replaced all my other top coats since I love how much longer my nails last and the Big Matte Top Coat is riding its coat tails to let me have some end of the week fun.

What do you use for a top coat? And when will you switch to Sally Hansen?  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

Sally Hansen Miracle Gels you don’t want to miss

Sally Hansen Secret Garden Collection

Sally Hansen Secret Garden Collection

With all the money spent on back-to-school shopping don’t forget about yourself. You too need something for “back to school” even if you aren’t anywhere near a school. It’s too early for winter clothes and I’m not ready to switch into fall either. What I am ready for though is Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish to embellish my hands.                                        press samples

Sally Hansen Secret Garden polishes in Ba-Bloom and Flower Crown

Sally Hansen Secret Garden polishes in Ba-Bloom and Flower Crown

If you are lucky you can still find the Secret Garden collection of 6 polishes with 3 limited edition shades and 3 permanent:

  1. Freesia Your Mind – Get garden-party gorgeous with a lush, berry pink.( limited edition)
  2. Ba-Bloom– Bring on the bouquet in this shimmer-infused bright coral. (limited edition)
  3. Flower Crown – Everything’s coming up roses inthis pearlescent petal pink (limited edition)
  4. Pink Cadillaquer – Stay vibrant in this poppy pink hue,
  5. Birthday Suit – Celebrate in this neutral, complimentary nude tone
  6. Red Eye – Get ready to bloom with this fresh geranium red.
    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and top coat

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and top coat

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Ba-Bloom

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Ba-Bloom

But don’t despair if you can’t find these since Sally Hansen has an incredible collection of polishes like the Royal Splendor polishes:

.      Plush Blush This powder pink features a Hall Of Mirrors-esque iridescence

.      Frill Seeker Stop searching, you’ve arrived at the perfect resplendent, creamy-peach shade

.      Regal Rosé Wine and dine — or let them eat cake — in a sparkling pale peony

.      Mauve-olous Take the throne in this beige-tinged medium-pink tone

.      Off with her Red! Hold court with this vibrant, true red

.      Can’t Beet Royalty Bring it to the boudoir in this rich maroon

.      Prince Char-mint A refreshingly Versailles-worthy pale verdant hue

Sally Hansen Off With Her Read

Sally Hansen Off With Her Red

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Regal Rosé

Or search for the wonderful cobalt blue of Take The Plunge from the Voyager Collection. “Wander the waters of unchartered territory in this deep blue, reminiscent of the Pacific Ocean”

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Take The Plunge

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Take The Plunge

 

Miracle Gel polishes are a zero light gel system that doesn’t have to be soaked off. With some of the Miracle Gels you can buy the colors separately from the Miracle Gel Top Coat. Many of the collections like The Secret Garden collection each come in a duo with the color and Top Coat.

Miracle Gel polishes last so beautifully without fading or losing that magnificent shine. They are a drugstore delight that can easily be found. So when you are picking up those last minute supplies be sure to stop at the Sally Hansen displays to see what you’d love for your own supplies.  —  Marcia

*polishes sent for editorial consideration

 

Visit the Color Me Monthly Vault now while the savings are on

Color Me Monthly Vault shades

Color Me Monthly Vault shades

I’ve often written about Color Me Monthly’s nail polish subscription which I truly enjoy. They’ve sent me several polishes to try out since they began and now it’s time for me to buy a few myself. From now through August 31st they are on sale for 15% off. A subscription is just $7 a month (and includes shipping) and the polishes in the Vault are $9 each. The Vault contains extras of the subscription shades.

Color Me Monthly Orla

Color Me Monthly Orla

One of the shades in the Vault is Órla that I’m wearing right now. It’s a stunning gold shimmer that is fit for a queen. It was the March 2016 shade which was so fitting since it’s reminiscent of a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow nails. These very shiny shade is one you’ll want to wear during the holidays so think ahead and purchase it now for $7.65.                                 sample

Color Me Monthly Orla

Color Me Monthly Orla

Color Me Monthly Orla outside

Color Me Monthly Orla outside

My order contains Revelry, the pinkish red shade that is glossy and shimmery. This was the shade sent to subscribers for June. I can’t wait to wear it.

Color Me Monthly Revelry

Color Me Monthly Revelry

The other shade that I purchased is Sorcerer’s Violet, a periwinkle blue cream. I love wearing blue polish and Color Me Monthly creates outstanding blues.

Color Me Monthly Sorcerers Violet

Color Me Monthly Sorcerers Violet

One shade that I adore and highly recommend is Seven Sisters, I wear this often because it’s a stunning deep blue with shimmer that’s like a starry night.

Seven Sisters, Color Me Monthly

Seven Sisters, Color Me Monthly

Color Me Monthly Seven Sisters

Color Me Monthly Seven Sisters

I can’t forget about the deep satiny red, Just For You, since this is another that has been worn many times.

CMM Just For You

CMM Just For You

You’ve only got a few days left to take advantage of this sale. There won’t be another until Black Friday which will give you time to see what wonderful polishes these are and be able to pick up the ones you missed.  Use the code SCHOOL16 at checkout to get your discount.

Every month the COLOR ME MONTHLY polish comes with a haiku written to match the month’s shade. Since Órla is the one I had forgotten to review until now, here’s the haiku for this stunner:

heavy is the head

that elegantly shackles

the golden princess

Órla

Orla (Color Me Monthly)

Orla (Color Me Monthly)

What are your favorite nail polish shades? I bet Color Me Monthly will have one (or more) perfect for you. —  Marcia

*Orla sent for consideration

Drugstore winners: three workhorse products from Sally Hansen

Drugstore winners from Sally HansenThe cosmetics and body products that adorn my cluttered shelves fall into one of two categories: special but somewhat impractical items that I love and workhorse items that I always have on hand. The drugstore line Sally Hansen has some terrific workhorse items and there are three that I am especially fond of.                                                                                       samples, affiliate links

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Beige Glow

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Beige Glow

Airbrush Legs is a product that is always on my shelf. I am not a big fan of pantyhose, but I’m also not a big fan of pasty white legs. This takes care of that problem in just seconds, covering up any veins and imperfections and making legs look thinner all at the same time. Check out my leg – this is about 2 weeks after a spray tan, so it’s flaking off and I have uneven patches…yuck.

Before Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Here is the same leg literally seconds later after applying Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Beige Glow.

After Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Beige GlowThis spray on leg makeup makes natural legs look wonderful. Just shake the bottle and spray – I stand in the shower so that any side spray is easily washed away. Don’t spray too close to your legs or you’ll lose the airbrush effect – if that happens, I blend it out with a makeup sponge. The finish has a bit of a gleam that really looks pretty. I find that the spray lasts all day without wearing off and is water-resistant, although it’s not perfect on extremely hot and sweaty days. It washes off easily with soap and water and is just so comfortable for those days when I can’t even stand the thought of putting on pantyhose. It’s especially awesome for correcting self tanner ‘oops’.

Sally Hansen #325 Au Nature-al

Sally Hansen #325 Au Nature-al

Sally Hansen #325 Au Nature-al

Sally Hansen #325 Au Nature-al

Sally Hansen has tons of nail polish options in shades that range from special occasion to workhorse perfect. I am a big fan of the nail polish because the applicator brush is fantastic – it’s flat and wide, so I can cover an entire nail in just two strokes. My workhorse shade is #325 Au Nature-al ($7.99), a perfect nude. It’s classy and goes with absolutely everything. I also love the Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment ($12.99).This clear polish contains avocado oil, sea salt, pomegranate extract and calcium.Talk about a multi-tasker – it works as a base coat, top coat, ridge-filler, brightener, and nail moisturizer. It also makes nails stronger and promotes growth.  Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment

For excellent basics that you will reach for day after day, Sally Hansen is a reliable and practical choice. Be sure to check out the Airbrush Legs and the nail polishes for workhorse items that won’t let you down.  – Lisa
*samples, affiliate links