I'm a nail bitter... and I have been for the better part of my childhood. But I am consciously trying to stop- and doing rather well with the whole identifying my triggers and such. So don't judge me. Ok?
Anyways, since my nails are rather short, brittle, and peeling- from the biting- I usually don't wear nail polish. Instead I give myself a manicure every week, and every time, I use oil and a clear coat- usually something that has the words strengthener or grow in the title. Today I am sharing five of my favorite, tried and true, nail products. The products that help my horrible nails and the products that make me feel better about the look of them.
1.Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment
Described as a nutrient-rich formula with protective UV filter, I love how this oxygen treatment gives my nails a subtle pink sheen. It feels as if I'm actually wearing polish while it's strengthening my nails, and letting my nails breathe.
2. Essie Grow Faster
Labeled as a base coat, grow faster is formulated with Argan Oil and Algae Extract. I love how it seems to actually work, when used by itself and used everyday.
3. Butter London Horsehair Nail Strengthener
I have mixed feelings on this strengthener. I love the fact all Butter London nail polishes are formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP, and that it can be used as a basecoat or topcoat, and uses herbal ingredients to strengthen and repair, but I hate that due to the herbal ingredient, it can damage your nails. The directions say to apply one layer per day for seven days, then remove and start again. You repeat for four weeks. Then you need to take at least 4 weeks off, or damage can occur. Basically my thoughts are this: I love it, but I hate that it may damage your nails.
4. Essie 3-way Glaze
Base coat, top coat and strengthener... this stuff is great. It looks like a clear coat on my nails, and feels like actual nail polish. The draw back is that it does take a bit to dry and it tends to have a strong odor.
I had received this oil treatment in a Popsugar box and love how it feels on my nails. It's ultra hydrating to my cuticles and the skin around my nails, and smells great. Simply, the Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil locks in moisture, while a rubber grip dropper makes it easy to use.
*ncLA also has two other scents in the So Rich category- Dark Almond, and Rose Petals.
What are your favorite nail products?
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