Nail Magic Nail Hardener and ConditionerI just wanted to quickly share with you a product that I've been using constantly for the past several weeks and have seen great results with!
This winter my nails have really taken a beating to the dry air. In just one day, I broke 4 of my nails on one hand (all while grocery shopping and running errands). Any slight ding and my half of my nail was gone. It was at the point of ridiculousness, so in desperation I made a quick run to Sally's, which happened to be in the same mall - jagged nails and all.
So I walked out with a bottle of Nail Magic that was recommended to me by the sales associate.
Nail Magic contains a blend of ingredients that not only strengthens the nails, but also conditions them. It treats splitting, chipping and repairs weak and/or damaged nails.
You can use it alone, applied as a base coat, and it even says that you can use it as a top coat (which I haven't tried).
I've been applying two coats to my nails and leaving them bare of any other polish. In the bottle the liquid is tinted pale pink, but it applies clear and makes the nails look a little more primped and shiny.
I'm kind of hard on my hands with household chores so it does wear off my tips within a couple of days, but when it does, I'll usually just remove it with nail polish remover and apply it again.
As long as it's on my nails I can definitely feel that my nails are stronger/less brittle and I haven't had any more instances of broken nails. Also, I had some splitting on some of my nails prior and most of it seems to have went away.
Another thing I like about this is that it makes my nail tips appear slightly whiter, which is great because my tips always get stained from self tanner, which isn't pretty in the least.
My only gripe with this stuff is that the smell is pretty strong and toxic and the short wear time. Other than that, I think it's great! I think it'd be worth a go if you're in need of something that works. I'll have to remind myself to use it on my toenails too; my largest toes always peel. Anyone else have that problem?
Do you use any nail strengtheners? If you know of any good ones, let me know in the comments. OPI Nail Envy seems to be pretty popular, as well as Nailtiques Formula 2 and Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Nail Magic can be found your local Walgreens or Beauty Supply Store. It retails for around $6-$8.