Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish | Swatches & Review

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Hiya guys! This is actually one of my last posts with my normal nail shape and size. Yup, that's right guys I managed to break my nail again and land back to round town. The nail gods are really not on my side, but that's alright. Round or square, short or long, I will still be posting and rocking some bomb polishes for you! Speaking of which, I have some long overdue shades to show you. Today I'm sharing swatches for the launch collection by Dr. Dana Beauty, which consists of six creams. This is a fairly new brand that is 9-free: it contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and triphenyl phosphate. Beautiful and healthy? Yes, please! Haha, let's jump right into the swatches.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish | Swatches & Review

The Dr. Dana Beauty shades are now available for purchase. Each full-size 14mL shade retails for $18, which a portion of the sale going towards charity.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Gayle
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Gayle

Gayle can be described as a full coverage nude pink cream. This shade was created with, and named for, television host and magazine editor Gayle King.

The formula has a smooth, but sheer application. Consistency wise it's very balanced, not too thick or too thin, and easy to work with. It also has perfect self-leveling as it dries out to a high-shine finish. Shown in three coats and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Gayle

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Kelly
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Kelly

Kelly can be described as a vivid fuchsia pink cream. This shade was created with, and named for, award-winning television personality Kelly Ripa.

The formula has a really opaque and smooth application. Easily a one coat wonder! Consistency is perfectly balanced. Despite it's pigmentation, I experienced no staining on removal to my cuticles or nail bed. Shown in one coat and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Kelly

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - theSkimm
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - theSkimm

theSkimm can be described as a teal blue cream. This was created with, and named for, theSkimm, a female-founded media company.

The formula has good opacity, but does lean a little on the sheer side. The application has a great smooth coverage, very creamy. Nice consistency as well. There was also no staining on removal to my cuticles or nail bed. Shown in two coats and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - theSkimm

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Hannah
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Hannah

Hannah can be described as a vibrant tangerine cream. This was created with, and named for, award-winning journalist, producer, director and author Hannah Storm.

The formula has a very sheer, almost jelly-like, application. While applying it has a visible nail line, but as it dries it ends up evening out and becoming more opaque. Consistency wise it's very balanced, not too thick or thin. It dries down to a high shine, squishy, finish. Shown in two coats and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Hannah

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Quincy
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Quincy

Quincy can be described as a sheer natural pink cream. This was was created with, and named for, professional surfer Quincy Davis.

The formula has a very sheer application, almost leans more towards being a jelly than a cream. There is minimal patchiness in the initial layers, but mostly levels out in the final coat. It has a good consistency to work with. Shown in three coats and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Quincy

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Judy
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Judy

Judy can be described as a classic red cream. This was created with, and named for, world-renowned chef patron, television personality, cookbook author and entrepreneur Judy Joo.

The formula has a really great opacity, but it's not quite opaque enough to be a one coater. The consistency tends to lean on the thin side, but it's not runny whatsoever. I did experience some very minor staining to my cuticles on removal, but none to my nail bed. Shown in two coats and sealed with Dr. Dana's Quick Dry Topcoat.

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Judy

Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Quick Dry Top Coat & Hydrating Base Coat
Dr. Dana Beauty Nail Polish - Quick Dry Top Coat & Hydrating Base Coat

All of the swatches shown here were done over the Hydrating Base Coat and sealed with one coat of the Quick Dry Topcoat. Definitely loved using both while swatching this collection. In terms of long term use, from the two I will continue using the base coat more often than the top coat. Although it was high in quality, I didn't find the shine to be as long lasting as I would normally like.

Overall while I do love every one of these shades, I do have to say they seem a little overpriced for just creams. That said, these are really gorgeous and close to perfect creams. Formula is everything and these are exceptional in that regard. I also have to make a point to praise the brushes for all of these polishes. Not only was it so nice to work with, but it made the layering that much easier. A very nice selling point for me personally. Another drawback for me, the shape of the bottles. Though this is mostly based on having to pose with them, haha. But tell me guys, what do you think of theses shades?

To recap, the Dr. Dana Beauty shades are now available for purchase. Each full-size 14mL shade retails for $18, which a portion of the sale going towards charity.

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