Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dazzle Dry Review

Here is a post that is llllloooooonnnnnnngggg overdue. I got these products in the beginning of my 31 day challenge, and didn't have a chance to test out the durability until the challenge was over.

Before I get into the swatches, I wanted to take a quick minute to send a huge thanks to Vivian (the owner and founder of Dazzle Dry) for taking some time out of her busy day to talk with me. Dazzle Dry is located here in Arizona, and is literally a mile away from my office!! Here's a little of what I learned...

Vivian created the first UV top coat back in 1989; and improved upon the UV technology through the 90's. That is, until the studies started coming out that UVa radiation is just as bad (if not worse) than UVb. Vivian decided there had to be a better way to have a long lasting polish, that dries quickly and doesn't have all the dangers of chemicals and UVa radiation. She spent the next couple of years creating Dazzle Dry and let me tell you, it was time well spent!!

Dazzle Dry is not only big-3 free, it is BIG-5 FREE and a vegan formula. There is nothing else on the market close to this amazing line of polishes.

Enough of my gabbing, let's get on to the polish!!

I was sent Cherry Parfait. It's like they knew me! I love pink! This is a gorgeous cream polish (which you won't hear me say often, as I love anything sparkly and shimmery), this picture is pretty true to the color, although I would say it is a tad bit darker in person. I felt like I was struggling to get it to level, but found that just leaving it alone it eventually leveled itself out while drying. This is two coats.

I was also sent the Silver Lace Texture. I am not a huge crackle fan, but this is not just any crackle. This is super cool shred and added a nice little shimmer. I found the formula easy to work with, and have no complaints. If you love crackle, these Lace Texture polishes will add nicely to your collection.

Vivian was also kind enough to give me a gift of the a Jewel Effect Blue Topaz. This is a wonderful glitter, I did one thick coat over Cherry Parfait on my pointer finger. Then used thin coats on the rest of my fingers (one coat on middle, two on the ring, three on the pinky). It is very sparkly and beautiful!

I was also sent the 3 step system, which is AMAZING!! I will not use another fast dry top coat ever again, it is super awesome. It works just as well on non-Dazzle Dry polishes... and works better than Seche (in my opinion). The base is great too, but you have to want to keep your mani on because it works so well it's hard to get off! Haha

I wore this polish for a week, and didn't have a single chip!! That never happens. There was barely even any tip wear. When it came time to remove it, I had to treat it as I would a glitter polish thanks to the amazing 3 step system. That base coat is not joking around!!

The nail polish retails for $9.00, the Jewel Effects are $9.50 and the 3 step system is $28.50. It is all very worth the cost. I was lucky enough to see swatches of all of the polishes in person, and they knock your socks off! The bottle pictures on the ordering site really don't do any justice (I think the company would benefit more if they were to include pictures of swatches on their site). Some of my favorites (which means shimmers, because you know how I am!) include: Casablanca, Oasis, Pea Pod, French Quarters, Bleu Rose, Grape Lollipop, Evening Song and Aztec Blue.

Dazzle Dry can be purchased here. And make sure you follow them on Facebook.

I have a tutorial coming up tomorrow and more reviews to come!!

**The items in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions are honest representations of how I feel about the products.**


  1. What an awesome and detailed review! Thank you so much Kelly@Peace Love Lacquer! Vivian xxx

  2. Hi Kelly, Thank you for sharing your Dazzle Dry experience. Lisa xo

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