04/11/13

OPI Nail Envy Review

Hello lovely people,

I have been using the OPI nail envy hardener for over a month and I really wanted to tested it out before I give you an honest review about it. I have been a nail biter for most of my life but this yeah I kept to my beauty resolution and stopped biting my nails. I have also been doing gels on them last year so they were really damaged.

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I have tried a couple of nail products but failed to impress me because my nails remained fairly thin and damaged. I was suggested to try the OPI nail envy by another beauty blogger   and went on an bought it along with the OPI top coat. When started applying it on my nails I noticed that my nails weren’t chipping anymore which was a great start. My nails were still a bit damanged but after a week or 2 my nails started to look far healthier and slowly getting harder.

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It took a while, but I was seeing results finally, unlike some other cheaper hardeners I have bought from other brands. My nails are far healthier now but they still need some more time and nail envy to get better. I recently stopped applying because I wanted to experiment with different nail polish colours. But when I’ll feel to give them some rest will definitely apply the nail envy again.

Before and after:

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I bought the nail envy and the top coat for £14 on ebay which is fairly cheap as they usually sell for about 10euros each as far as I know. You also have about 15ml which is a nice amount and the bottle lasts for a long time considering you put a layer on each day.

Even though my nails still need treatment, I definitely seen a huge improvement since purchasing nail envy. My nails where in the worst shape and now they are finally breathing. Will definitely keep you posted with further improvement.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

02/10/13

Nail Rescue

Hey guys,
So as some of you might already know I stopped doing gels and acrylics to my nails and right now they are a complete disaster. I spent a lot of money on nail products to really help my damaged nails but I felt they still resulted to nothing except some of the product. I have tired the Revlon nail rescue and even a Maybelline straightener but they haven’t done much of a difference. Some of my nails are still very thin and they break a lot. So I asked for some help from another beauty blogger Lorraine from Lola love sparkles, which is also a nail technician which you can follow here. She gave me some great tips which I am going to share with you and some products suggested by her that I bought.

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As you can see from the picture above my nails were a complete mess, some where short some well long and some in between. So the first thing I did was to file them and then buff them with a buffer.

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Then I applied my new OPI nail envy straightener than I bought from e-bay including the top coat which I will definitely use in the future. The instruction manual says to apply first 2 coats and then apply a coat each day for a week. Then you remove it and you do the same thing all over again. I am really hoping it will do miracles and if it does I will let you know.

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I also was instructed to move my cuticles backwards an use a cuticle oil which I have bought a whilte ago, the Mavala cuticle oil that I have reviewed before.

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Finally many have suggested I take vitamin pills for the nails, so I went to the Holland and Barrett shop that is close by and bought these Perfectil pills. There is the normal pack and the dual pack that I bought, it should give extra protection to the skin.I had them for about a week and It may be doing a difference but I really can’t tell at the moment. Many have told me that they are great but I have not personal proof yet.

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So this is my Nail Rescue at the moment, will let you know how my nails are doing after a while, and if there is any improvement. Thank you all for following, keep posted for more 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane