Swatches & Reviews: Dermelect Winter 2015

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Swatches & Reviews: Dermelect Winter 2015


Hey there nail enthusiasts!  Today i’d like to introduce you to four new nail lacquers being released by Dermelect for Winter 2015!

Here’s a lil’ about the collection and the brand.

Developed by celebrity nail tech Elle and featuring four season-inspired hues that steer clear of gray winter weather, Dermelect’s new colors create a sexy, coveted manicure. Better yet – the polishes offer Dermelect’s signature keratin protein peptide to help strengthen nails and extend the length of the manicure.

The latest ‘ME’ Collection offers four beautiful color formulations:

  • Hold ‘ME’ – Sparkled Midnight Noir
  • Thrill ‘ME’ – Frosted Evergreen
  • Kiss ‘ME’ – Velvet Crimson
  • Sleigh ‘ME’ – Arctic Shimmer

Each polish is $14.00 on They are launching in mid-November 2015.

I was lucky enough to choose two of the four new colors to review for my blog, so I choose the deep wine color called Kiss ‘ME’ and the midnight black shimmer called Hold ‘ME’.

Here’s a closer look at Kiss ‘ME’ & my thoughts…

I was really happy with this shade.  It’s a warm deep crimson red with nice depth.  Kiss ‘ME’ applied nicely with 2 coats.  I didn’t have any problems with streaking or unevenness either.  If you’re in the market for a deep wine without shimmer then i’d give Kiss ‘ME’ by Dermelect a try.  Another plus is that it’s quick drying formula cuts the manicure polish time in half!

You’ll definitely see me wearing this shade throughout the winter.  A great shade for shorter nails too!


Below is a close up of Hold ‘ME’ by Dermelect.


My first impression of this color was … it would be a great color for a “Galaxy” nail art design.  All you would need is to add a few white cross hairs for shooting stars & your’e set!

There’s plenty of multicolored micro sparkles within the black base color too for those of you sparkly nail polish fans.

My only issue was that i found Hold ‘ME’ to be a bit thick & applied sheer on the first coat which made me question how many coats would i really need to get 100% coverage?

Luckily once I applied my second coat I had full coverage and my nails looked fantastic!
I tend to find nail polishes that are so heavily saturated with glitter, will run on the thicker side, which then lead to a shorter shelf life.

I also noticed, as days went by that the glitter became brighter and brighter… almost making my nail polish appear sandy.  Not sure why this happened.. but i’ll attribute it to some sort of oxidation within the formula.
All and all it’s an amazing color on the first day,  but buyer beware.  Due to the thickness of the formula, once the bottle has been opened & exposed to the air it will only get thicker.. leading to a clumpy brush & so on.  I suppose you could always invest in a nail polish thinner to thin out the formula, but i wouldn’t recommend that, just ’cause i’ve seen polishes chip quicker after being thinned out.

I think these two shades would look great as a gradient nail pattern, so I decided to try a version below.

  • All i did was add two coats of Kiss ‘ME’ over each nail.
  • Next I used the brush from Hold ‘ME’, making sure to wipe off the excess (because you don’t need a lot of polish to create this subtle shimmer)
  • I painted a little bit of Hold ‘ME’ at the base of each nail along the cuticle lines and gently dragged my brush up each nail. (Almost using a dry brush technique)
  • Lastly i used two coats of Essie’s “Good to Go” for a perfect finishing touch.


Disclosure: Products used in this post were provided by PR for Dermelect. All of the opinions are 100% my own and are in no way influenced by anyone.  Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy



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