As many of you will know, I’m on a lifelong mission to get strong, long and healthy nails. I’ve tried quite a few different nail strengthening polishes, which have mostly been good, but I’ve always felt there was a little something missing. I decided to turn to Twitter and ask fellow beauty lovers for their recommendations. The awesome Liz from CharityChic recommended the OPI Original Nail Envy, and I had to try it!
I’m a huge OPI fan in general, so I had high hopes for this product. The instructions were quite specific – apply to clean nails. Then apply every other day for a week. When the week is up, take everything off and start again!
When I first looked for the product, I had a little ‘eek’ moment when I saw the price – around £18! I knew for that much it had to be an excellent product to justify the price. Did it live up to expectations?
In a word: yes! I was so reluctant to show you the product on my nails – if you look closely, can you see that they’re a strange green colour at the tips? That’ll teach me to apply green polish without a base coat!! Never again! It’s taking forever to grow out…ugh!
Touch wood, I haven’t had so much as a flake come off my nails since I’ve been wearing Nail Envy. I usually break a nail per day when they’re bare, so this is an incredibly improvement! My nails just feel much stronger, harder and more resilient.
The only small downside to the product is the strong smell – but, if it works, I’m happy to brush over that one. I do believe I’ve found my holy grail nail strengthener!
Which nail strengthening product do you swear by? Let me know!