REVIEW: DAZZLE DRY NAIL SYSTEM & CHERRY PARFAIT
I have received many emails in the past few weeks with questions about how to prolong the life of a manicure. I always explain the necessity of using a base coat and a top coat, but results may vary from person to person, thus trial and error is required until the proper product is found that works for you. Well, today I have a new product (new to me) to share and suggest to you!
The Dazzle Dry System comes complete with a base (2) and top coat (4) as well as a solution (1) to prep your nails before applying the base coat. Dazzle Dry offers vegan nail polishes that contain no harmful chemicals (toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde, and nitrocellulose free).
Before starting your manicure, you will need to use acetone to clean off any leftover polish from the previous manicure.
1. Start by moistening a cotton ball with the Dazzle Dry Nail Prep solution and use it wipe each nail surface.
This solution is definitely helpful to prolong your manicure’s wear time because it removes any oil residue on the nails. This solution smells like rubbing alcohol, but it was not as strong so it did not bother me. It also nourishes and strengthens your nails (though I have only used it once for this manicure, so I do not see a difference yet).
2. Then apply the Dazzle Dry Base Coat on each nail. Let it dry for 1-2 minutes.
Unlike other base coats that I have used, this one was a bit runnier. It was not thick at all, so it was very easy to let it glide onto each nail. I usually wait about five minutes before applying my color, but with this base coat, I waited less than one minute. You can tell when the base coat is dry because it goes on glossy, but dries matte, which is very helpful so you don’t need to guess. The smell of this base coat was particularly strong (different than the usual nail polishes that I use) in my opinion. I think it may have something to do with the fact that Dazzle Dry polishes are vegan, but I am not too sure.
3. Apply 1-3 coats (depending on the opacity level of the polish) of your choice of Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer. In the picture above, I used two coats of Dazzle Dry’s Cherry Parfait.
Cherry Parfait is a beautiful, bubblegum-pink creme polish. I was extremely pleased with the dry time. Trust me, I am not even exaggerating. As soon as I was done painting all five fingers on one hand, the first finger I painted on that hand was already fully dried to the touch! And listen, it takes me less than two minutes to paint one hand with a single coat. One coat wasn’t enough for me, so I went in with one more and it was just perfect.
4. To ensure that your polish will last with a beautiful high-gloss, apply the Dazzle Dry Top Coat over the color.
Wow! I am beyond impressed with this top coat. Whenever I find a product I like, I am generally very loyal to the brand and will stick with it. Dazzle Dry’s top coat is definitely going into my list of favorites. It finished up my manicure to perfection, leaving a beautiful high-gloss shine. Another plus is that it took about five minutes to be completely dry (I’m talking air dry, no UV curing)! I took those pictures immediately after finishing the manicure. I am very rough with my hands, but as you can see, no dents/nicks/smudges at all.
My overall thoughts? I highly recommend to all my readers to try out the Dazzle Dry Nail System and Nail Lacquers. If you are someone who is always in a rush or if you feel that you just don’t have the time to pamper yourself with a manicure, this is perfect for you. You can easily achieve a salon-finish look with this kit in less than 20 minutes.
Click here to view and purchase Dazzle Dry products.