My nails are thin, soft, and weak and they split horizontally at the sides. I used Nailtiques Formula 2 and Formula 2 Plus and my nails became harder and splitting was greatly reduced. I attempted to transition to Formula 1 for maintenance, but in the first week, my nails began to get soft and split again. I've since returned to using either Formula 2 or Formula 2 Plus for my weekly manicures. Formula 1 does make a good topcoat, though.
I can't believe there were any bad reviews on this product! I got this on sale, for $8, which I thought was expensive. Anyway, let me tell you, my nails were a disaster. After wearing acrylics for 7 months, my nails would not grow for 2 yrs! They were a brittle, breaking, chipping mess. I used this little miracle formula for a month, applying it every 3 days, and my nails are now strong, long, and beautiful.
I will repurchase this at the regular price of $18, GULP!. I won't like it,, but this stuff is definitely worth it.
This stuff isn't perfect, but I've repurchased quite a few times. I've tried to use #2 and it makes my nails brittle after one bottle. The main problem I have with this is the packaging- after awhile the bottle cap separates from the brush. Other than that, it does the trick, keeps my nails pretty strong and refreshes polish midweek.
I use this as a base and top coat when i get my nails done and it STAYS 3 times as long. I have really weak nails so usually after about 16 hours something flakes off and ruins the polish. With nailtiques as a base and top coat it stays for like 5 days nicely!! this is an amazing product for keeping the polish fresh looking, i'm not sure how awesome it is for re-healthening your nails. I can't be bothered to put it on everyday.. but i love it for polishing my nails.
I don't like Nailtiques at all. Flakes right off. Doesn't last a day. I've tried this several different times...with the same results. Try Millionnails by Essie....fabulous stuff!
OK, I'm reviewing #1 because not many people have. I've already written this in my review of the formula #2, (my HG), but the #1 just doesn't work for me. Sure, I've been told to move on to the #1 for 'maintenance,' but I tried it for a while (a few times, actually), and each time, my nails got crappy. Sticking with #2 forever. Of course, if I were on a desert island and all I had available was #1, I would use it--it is still probably better than most of the other products out there.
Whew...$30 CDN for something that is great at growing and maintaining hard, flexible nails...yet chips like crazy...and has formaldehyde in it...which makes it dry faster but isn't that stuff toxic? I know we're talking about nail polish here, but so many polishes nowadays are formaldehyde free, so I was surprised this had that in it. Anyway, I'm still searching for my ultimate nail fortifier, so until I do, I'll rely on this one.
I love this stuff! I know it's expensive at $18 a bottle but I have natural nails and when I break one I want it to grow back ASAP. This stuff helps accomplish that. I can usually grow my long nails back in about a week and a half. I keep this stuff around all the time. I use it as both a base coat and a top coat. Definitely recommend if you want long, natural nails.
Sadly, I was not at all impressed. I bought this product after my girlfriend RAVED about it. The bottle was almost $20, so I expected miracles. I used close to 3/4 of the bottle, and did not find it made any improvement at all.
Nailtiques is the best! It makes your nails so strong! I started out using Formula 2, but now I use Formula 1 which is for maintenence. I use it as a base and top coat, and then every few days on top of my polish. There is no comparison to any other nail strengthening polish out there! The only downside is that it costs about $19 for the larger bottle, but it's well worth it. Just make sure that when you close the cap, you make sure it's screwed on tight - if not, air gets in the bottle and changes the consistency to a gooey mess.