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I used to be a terrible nail biter and this product has been an amazing help on my road to kicking the habit and finally growing strong healthy nails. It also works as a great base coat with most polishes, though I’ve found it especially effective when used with OPI colours and topcoats. I’m skeptical about the negative reviews here saying they caused damage. I buy mine from Ulta which is a similar price and I assume the people who had burning issues with this were sent a fake product. My only other comment is that the green original Nail Envy works best for me. The split & peeling nails and the matte versions didn’t seem to have the same effects. Though I’m yet to try the coloured versions. I’ve attached my (terrible) before and after photo. I’m not sure I could have turned my nails around without this product. Check it out!
Product description You wouldn’t face harsh elements without a coat, so why leave your nails unprotected Fortify, protect, and harden thin, brittle natural nails with the Original Nail Envy. For results, apply two coats, followed by a one-coat application every other day. Brand Story Perfect Nails, Made Easy with OPI Nail Treatments. OPI offers a complete range of professional caliber nail care products used and endorsed by salons worldwide
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, 0.5 fl. oz. Review
Had some issues getting my first package as it was "lost and or misplaced" by the mail carrier BUT the seller was kind enough to replace it and send me another one. Came packaged in bubble wrap which was good it being glass and all. The polish came in its own box with directions. First day you use two coats and you apply another coat every other day. On the 7th day you remove and reapply the two coats and you keep doing that until your nail is at the length you want. I would suggest on the 7th day before reapplying to do a manicure yourself or go get one. I added two pictures of how the polish came and my first day of using it. I plan to add another picture on the 7th day, I can already tell a difference on the first day, they do seem stronger. UPDATE: Green picture i took it 6/22/16 you can see a slight growth in my nails. UPDATE: Black background was taken on 7/18/16 you can see a big difference. UPDATE: Red background was taken on 8/19/16 you can see a big difference after about 2 months. -Read Reviews-
I had my doubts. I like many women on here, spent years getting fake acrylic nails but in 2012 it started to hurt. When I would get my nails done the nail beds would be sore for days after they were done. I tried changing saloons 1st, but they still hurt which told me this was not the nail saloon fault something was wrong, so I stopped getting my nails and I discovered that my nails were thin and damaged, they were paper thin. I tried different nail strengtheners which did help a little but my nails would break the minute they tried to grow out, it took 3 years for them to heal from a decades of getting them done in a saloon. Last year I read about nail envy while looking for solution to grow them out and decided to give it try. At first my nails did break while using nail envy. I figured out, this was not the fault of the product. At work I was using cheap latex gloves that began to irritate my skin and my nails would break after taking the gloves off. I thought the nail envy would protect my nails from it but if I am allergic to latex gloves its unfair to expect this protect to protect my nails from what ever is in the powder in those cheap latex gloves. I stopped using those glove and started using Nitrile gloves. I had no problems after that, in fact my nails grew longer and stronger as seen in the picture. This product works to help strengthen your nails, I would like to add that I did not follow the instructions. I just applied the product and let it were off, then a week or two latter I reapplied it and as you see in the picture it still worked. I am not suggesting that anyone should not follow the directions, I just want to point out that this products worked for me without following the suggested use and that means a lot to me. It tells me that this product works well! If you have weak brittle nails you may want to try the product, I think the only reason it would not work is if you are allergic or have a serious medical condition that prevents your nails from growing out, other than that I think this is a pretty solid product.