I got this today and I intend to update in a few weeks after use. But I can speak on a few things so far.
I found this at Ulta in the nail section for an even $15 bucks. You may be able to get it cheaper if you can find an Ulta coupon ($3.50 off $10 or 20% off) that they usually have.
The size I got (full size) comes in a .6 oz normal Orly shaped bottle. It is a sheer apricot/peachy color in the bottle and on the nails it dries to a nice shiny clear. If you look close you can see very, very, fine light peachy glitters. Not chunky glitter, I'm not even sure if you'd call it glitter but it gives a nice healthy and natural sheen to your nails.
Update: I've been using this for 2 1/2 weeks now nearly everyday and while my nails have not grown crazy they have grown. I started off with nubs due to cutting them all down to grow together. This has made my nails a little stronger but not by much. I am going to continue to use this and update again.
I cannot say enough good things about this product!
My nails had been in awful condition after some acrylics I had put on for a wedding and they had been splitting and peeling for about a year, so I bought this to try and fix them. I did the proper routine for about a week (i accidentally missed some days of putting on another coat) and that was all I needed. My nails are fine now and there are no splits at all. It didn't chip and looked great on the nails while on so I wouldn't mind using it again by itself for a more natural look.
Also this works great as a base coat. I had always used orly bonder but I had run out so I decided to use this instead and for me it's worked much better. My nails are pretty much nail polish repellent because I can rarely keep it on for a day without chipping, and after 3 days I usually get it peeling off in sheets and looking awful but I've been wearing the same nail polish for about a week now and I've only had 2 major chips and one tiny one. This is actually a miracle for my nails to be keeping something on this long.
I'm definitely going to be repurchasing this instead of bonder now because I've just had amazing results all round.
This is the product that will save your nails if you paint them often, over the time all those chemicals take a toll on your nails. I always use the orly bonder base coat, but every three weeks of wearing it my nails need a break and I wear this as my base coast for a week and it works just as good. I do recommend every few months giving your nails the full treatment, adding a new coat everyday for a week, taking it off, wearing it again for another week than give your nails a break. This will keep them strong and healthy all the time. It also has a pretty sheen to it, and the color starts to buiild after a few days and looks really pretty.
I always wear polish! Always always, my boyfriend says ALWAYS? and I say yes I don't wear naked nails unless I'm doing this treatment, and I also change my color every few days so my nails really get a beating from all the chemicals and polish remover.
This stuff will save your nails, I am on my second bottle and it lasts a long time, it's a little pricey but to keep my nails healthy it's totally worth it. I have also tried OPI nail envy and it did nothing for me, actually I don't care for OPI and think it's highly over rated and over priced.
Go get this!!! If you paint your nails all the time like me this is the product to keep your nails healthy and strong!! My HG nail rescue product!!!
I love this as a basecoat, and it keeps my nails strong and in good shape. If you wear it by itself, it has a pretty pink shimmery sheen to it. It does dry out my cuticles, however.
This is by far my favourite base coat. My nails are soft and peels/crack easily. This made my polish lasted longer than any other base coat ie. Nailtek foundation II, CND stickey, Posh. Normally my nail polish start lifting at the sides and chipping by the next day... "horror" This kept my nail polish looking perfect until end of day three when I notice small lifting at the side of one my nails.
Amazing... my HG base coat! Its tinted light pink and has fine shimmer which may be why it lasted so much longer on me.
I got the small size $5 version from Ulta. I know they sell this at Sallys too for fraction of the cost but Im having a hard time making a trip there. I love this product, it adheres to my nails and doesnt peel off like Sally Hansen nail strengthners. I like to use this by it self or as a base coat. I dont like to grow out my nails too much but this keeps my nails from peeling.
My poor nails were in the worst shape ever. They peeled, split and broke off. And they always split down the middle so I had to cut them all down. I purchased Orly Nailtrition after looking at about a dozen nail treatments at Ulta. You put it on your nails 2x daily for two weeks and then you skip a week. And if your nails haven't improved you start the whole process again. This treatment is a miracle in a bottle. It stopped the peeling, splitting and breaking and gave me nails of steel!!! When I started the treatment my nails were clipped all the way down to nubs but now they have completely grown out. Trust me...if you have damaged nails, get this! It can be a pain to apply it twice a day but the end result is worth it. It also doubled as a nail color for me. It is a light pearlized pink in the bottle and every day it gets more pink as you apply the two coats. I will never be without this...ever :)
Before using this my nails cracked, peeled, were paper thin, and never grew. They looked good under polish, but without it was a sad story. I change my polish and do nail art sometimes more than once a day...so I needed something to help care for them. Nailtrition has completely turned my nails around. They are stronger, haven't peeled a bit, and are finally growing again! I use this as my go-to base coat and won't be turning back.
I've been using this for a week and I've already seen great results. I noticed today when I was trimming my nails that they didn't crack or peel the way they usually do, and they feel a lot stronger. I normally keep my nails quite short, so I can't really say whether they will help you grow your nails longer, but I'm really impressed with the difference in the health of my nails.
I also like the way this treatment looks. It starts out as just a clear, pearlescent hue that builds up as you use it (at least one coat a week) to a soft pink. Very subtle and pretty. Also very forgiving; never any streaks or anything, even though I'm terribly sloppy when applying it.
This product might be my HG nail treatment. My nails have been in rough shape for a few months now. They've been peeling constantly, and I've been forced to keep them cut short in hopes the peeling will grow out.. Since then, my biggest problem has been that everything* I put on from polish to treatments peels or chips off in a day or two. Even CND gel nails lasted less than a week! By contrast, this product stayed on my nails without significant chipping for five or six days. lasted on me. I've only been using it for about a week, so I can't say whether it has actually improved the condition of my nails, yet. However, it stands to reason that it will do more to protect the weak tips of my nails to protect against further damage simply by the fact that it can actually stay on!
I'll also say that I appreciate the appearance of the product, a slightly pearly sheer light pink. Since you're supposed to apply 1-2 coats every day, it becomes less and less sheer throughout the week. I don't mind this at all, but for those of you looking for something clear, this is not the product for you.
*Other products I tried included: a variety of nail polishes with Orly Bonder as the base coat, which I think dries out my nails. I alway use either Orly Sec'n'dry or Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip for a top coat, but I think I prefer the Sally Hansen, even though gets goopy quickly. For nail treatments I tried Gelous and Nail Magic Base Coat Therapy from Sally Beauty, and Sally Hansen's Recover After Artificial Nail Rehab System.