Yesterday I told you how I was in love with the new Dermelect ME polishes, and today I am going to show you just how gorgeous they are!
I tried these polishes so many ways - with a basecoat, without a basecoat, with a topcoat, without a top coat. My favorite way to wear these polishes are directly without a base, topped of my with my trusty CND Air Dry. I have been able to get a full five days without chipping like this - just minimal tip wear. Being able to skip a basecoat and still getting the benefits of a treatment is AWESOME!
A few application tips:
- The polish may seems thick, but don’t fight it! The polish totally self levels and looks awesome. Just paint slowly as not to flood your cuticles.
- Because the polish is slightly thick, it’s easy to get too much polish on the brush. Be sure to wipe the brush carefully before applying. If you don’t get enough polish on the brush don’t worry - you can actually paint over wet polish immediately without cuticle drag!
- Resist the urge to thin! I added thinner to Above It the third time I wore it - yes I wore it three times! The thinner negated the polishes ability to self level and it was an uneven mess.
Dermelect ME retails for $14 and is available on www.dermelect.com and C.O. Bigelow in NYC.
I love these polishes and I think they are worth every penny!