Nails | OPI Nail Envy

11 September 2013


After a good few months of abusing my nails with acrylic extensions and plenty of shellac manicures, I thought it was about time to start giving my nails the care they deserve. I had reached the point where my nails were horribly brittle and constantly breaking, so after a few weeks of umming and ahhing and begrudging shelling out the extortionate cost, I finally purchased Nail Envy.

For those who haven't heard of Nail Envy, it's a nail strengthener which also doubles up as a base coat. For the first few weeks you initially apply two coats, and then add an additional coat every few days. Nail Envy applies smoothly, with a slightly glossy finish, meaning that it looks really pretty if worn on its own, but also that it provides a decent base for colours to be painted on top.

Whilst it's fine as a base coat, where Nail Envy really excels is as a treatment. My broken, brittle nails, whilst still not perfect, feel much stronger. My nails no longer snap or chip, and they just feel a lot stronger and smoother. Although I still keep them trimmed short, it's through choice, and not because of them constantly breaking. I haven't changed anything else in my nail care routine other than introducing Nail Envy to the lineup, so I really have to credit this product with their increased strength.

There are various formats of Nail Envy, and I've got my eye on the matte one next as I think it'll be perfect as a base coat. If you have flakey nails, I'd definitely recommend this product.

13 comments

  1. Maybe should give this a try, because my nails are brittle too :(
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  2. I might buy this,my nails are quite weak at the moment!great post xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

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  3. I've tried it before and it's a great product :O). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. This stuff works wonders for my nails, has saved them since i took my gel nails off!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  5. I was in Boots yesterday wondering whether to buy this or one of the other similar ones. I decided I needed to see some reviews first before paying out nearly £19, so I'm glad I found this post, thank you :)
    Mia
    xxx
    Pretty Eclectic

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  6. It saved my nails and I cannot live without this any more. It's just wonderful!

    http://missyinthemirror101.blogspot.com/2013/05/brand-of-month-1-bobbi-brown.html

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  7. This has done miracles for my nails!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this, use it all the time and it keeps my nails feeling strong :)

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  9. ugh i went through a period of brittle nails too and cheaped out to buy a revlon nail hardener. don't do it! be glad that you have something that is probably waaaayy better.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  10. ugh i went through a period of brittle nails too and cheaped out to buy a revlon nail hardener. don't do it! be glad that you have something that is probably waaaayy better.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  11. I've seen this around quite a lot lately! I think everyone has been abusing their nails this summer.
    I really want to give it a try after reading this! Great post :)

    Love Daniela (New Fan) - (www.ohellabella.blogspot.com)
    oxo

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  12. I have this but have only ever used it as a base coat. I should probably try it as a dedicated treatment to see some results.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  13. I have been trying to strengthen my nails for so long! I am going to get this I think, thankyou :)

    xx

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