|OPI Original Nail Envy. £18.65 per 15ml|
Due to pesky, crazy hormones after having my baby, my nails became so weak and were constantly flaking and peeling and they wouldn't hold polish for more than a day! I know I know, not good! Something had to be done so I took to the wonderful world wide web for the best nail treatments. I read a lot of reviews, good and bad about the Original OPI Nail Envy, but I was hesitant to buy it as it's obviously quite pricey. However, I shopped around and actually found a seller on Amazon selling it for £8. At less than half the RRP, I had to bite the bullet and make the purchase. The price has actually gone up to £9.31 (free delivery) now as I did buy it a couple of months ago, but if you fancy it then you can have a look here. Anyway, onto the good stuff..
There are numerous different types of Nail Envy, specifically formulated for the needs of the nail. You can have a look at the full range here. I decided on the Original as I felt this was probably more of an all rounder! This product is actually marketed as an intense nail treatment, to strengthen the nails over the course of a few weeks. The instructions say to apply two coats, then every other day apply an extra coat, then after a week remove it all and start again. I'll be honest, I only stuck to these instructions for the very first week I got it - and it really did help!! My nails felt much stronger, obviously they're weren't miraculously cured but I am too impatient to have my nails unpainted for any longer than a week, so after the first week I started using it as a basecoat and think it works really well that way. However, my nails still don't hold the polish for very long - 3 days at the most. I'm not sure if it's due to my painting tekkers, my top coat (Essie's Good To Go) or the fact that I've constantly got my hands in the washing up bowl (being stay at home Mum to a baby really takes it's toll on the hands). If anyone has any tips for making your nail polish last longer - PLEASE send them my way!
All in all, I would really recommend this polish for people suffering with weak, flakey-breaky nails! It has certainly strengthened my nails and I've noticed a lot less breakage! I'm not sure whether I'd pay £18+ for it though so it's a good job I found it for half price! Cheers Amazon!!
Do you have any favourite nail treatments?