this product literally saved my peeling, brittle, weak nails less than in a month! i've used several nail products such as CND Toughen Up, Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps and many others.
i use this alone or under my nail polish every day. it dries fast and looks so natural on the nails.
just be careful not to get any product on your cuticules!
This product completely restored my soft, brittle, peeling, cracking, etc. nails to long, healthy and strong nails. I was on several medications that caused my nails to become very weak amongst other things, and I was skeptical as to whether or not anything would fix them. I can not live without this anymore! I always notice a difference if I stop using it...but I don't do that often! It can be used alone or as a base coat, so you won't have to buy two seperate products! I love wearing it by itself because it's incredibly shiny and makes your nails look flawless. The only downside is the bottom 3rd of the bottle gets rather thick. I have bought this at CVS and ULTA so it is fairly easy to find. This is definitely a product I will always have on hand.
This stuff is the BOMB! I never say that but it truly is! Whenever I stop using it, my nails chip and are weak. I'm not one of those people with rock hard fingernails, no matter how many vitamins I take. Helps my nails grow and keeps my nails hard! The only downside is that once it's almost a quarter full it gets thick and gloppy, probably why nailtiques sells a nail polish thinner!
Liquid silk for your nails! This is worth spending a couple dollars more over any of the Sally Hansen nail strengtheners. It feels very smooth going on and it protects your nails to allow them to grow. I have not have issues with it peeling and I am a nail picker. Worth the hype!
Miracle in a bottle is what they should call this. As a healthcare professional, my hands and nails take a beating with too many chemicals and handwashings to count and my nails have suffered horribly. I have had the worst peeling and to the point where there is no free edge as the peeling goes back even past that. I could not grow my nails long and I've tried everything I could find from all the Sally Hansen's Miracle Cure line, OPI's Nail Envy, Nail Aid collagen Nail Builder, Hard as Hoof - Hoof Hands products, tea bag, silk, and tissue nail wraps and using every product I could find to keep my cuticles healthy and moisturized and keeping my nails away from water and moisture and all else that causes peeling. Long story short, Over the years I've tried so many dollars worth of products and nothing really worked. THIS STUFF WORKS! I have used it for 3 months now and for the first time in a year I have long healthy non peeling nails! The first month all the polish did was seal the imperfections and until all the bad nail grew out I still had peeling, but this product did help seal my nails and bind the layers together right from the start. Now that all the bad areas have grown out after 3 months I have no peeling at all! And no weak spots or tears on the sides of my nails. I am astonished. I was really hesistant to plunk down $8 for this little tiny bottle of protein as it is mini sized at 1/4 fl. oz., but I have used it every day for 3 months and even over a colored polish it works. I use it as my base coat and then as a top coat daily. I wish I had found this years ago! I am recommending this wonder to everyone. This is truly magic in a bottle for me.
I had high expectations for this product, and I was NOT disappointed! Naturally, my nails are very thin and brittle. Years of on and off enhancements (acrylics, UV gels, tips, shellac) had left them in pretty sad shape. I had a hard time growing them longer than nubs or else they would start peeling and ripping right off along with my nail polish.
I had been using Orly Nail Defense for about six months before I picked this gem up. The Orly was doing a decent job, but my nails needed something with more oomph to really get them into better condition.
I picked up the small bottle, which was a bit pricey for the amount.
Upon initial application, I experienced some very slight warmth and throbbing. Nothing painful or uncomfortable, just a little noticeable. This stopped the 2nd night I applied it. For about a week and a half, I applied just this product every night. Removing the layers every 3 days and starting over.
I then started using it as a base coat underneath my manicures, reapplying about every 2-3 days. (This makes a great basecoat, just make sure it's totally dry before applying polish)
I've been using this for about two months and WOW. The length of my nails are actually white instead of clear! This has never happened in my entire life prior to this product! They actually look like strong, healthy, nails! I haven't experienced the peeling and bending I was plagued with for so long, and my nails have been growing out beautifully. I can file my nails into different shapes and they are much more resilient. They're not as sturdy as enhancements, but for being my natural nails I am very impressed!
I love how this makes my nails super shiny and can be worn on its own for a clean, polished, look. I don't experience peeling or chipping of the product even when I build it up over a few days.
Like I mentioned, this is pricey, BUT, I still have half of the small bottle left and I've been using it frequently for almost two months. I will definitely continue to use this and repurchase! This has kept me out of the salon and given me nails I can be proud of at home!
I've never written a review in my life and I made an account just to write a review for Nailtique's formula 2. I've bitten my nails since I can remember and when I got into high school I decided to stop because I realized what a bad habit it was, but from all the years of biting my nails were left brittle,thin and extremely fragile. My nails could never grow longer than my nail bed with out peeling or breaking at the sides, so the vicious circle of letting them grow, then breaking then biting the rest to even them out never ended. I'm almost 21 and I still dealt with this battle. My nails would literally bend like rubber if they so happened to get a bit long.
I was at publix about two months ago and saw the Nailtique box in their cosmetics aisle and it looked intriguing. I quickly looked up product reviews on my phone and saw they were all generally pretty good, but I was still skeptical because nothing had every worked before (you named the Sally Hansen product, I've tried it).
I started to use it eagerly like instructed, everyday. By two weeks I was floored. Even my boyfriend who use to make fun of my bendy nails was impressed by their strength.
LET ME TELL YOU THIS STUFF IS A MIRACLE.
My nails look like acrylic ones now. They are healthy and long and beautiful and I fully endorse this to anyone who has brittle, thin, worthless nails.
I still use it now as a base coat when I apply nail polish and in multiple occasions I've been asked if they're my real nails. If I could upload a picture on here I would.
Trust me, if you're debating to use or buy this product it is worth every dollar. I'm almost done with my first bottle and I will definitely continue using this for the unforeseen future!
Holy grail!!! This was the only thing that saved my nails after 3 months of peeling and breaking like crazy! I tried everything before finally turning to MUA advice: vitamins, Sally Hansen miracle cure (unfortunately not a miracle for me), I started using a file to keep the nails short etc. Nothing worked. And then I got this treatment that worked its magic in just a couple of weeks! Now that I finished the bottle I use Formula 1 to keep my nails healthy...and they grow like crazy, stronger than ever!
Best hardener ever!! My nails were so bad..I couldn't get them to grow at all. I used this for about 6 months straight and now my nails grow great! I still use this once in awhile when I feel I need it. Yes it's pricey but u get what u pay for so it's so worth it!
Check out my Instagram @ellienails to follow my nail growth journey.
I have terrible nails, seriously. They have never grown long, no matter what formula I tried or how well I ate or what vitamins I took. Someone recommended this product and I thought that I would try it out and then if that failed I would just become resigned to having short, stubby, brittle nails forever. I used this for about a month, applying it religiously every day, and felt lukewarm about it. I felt it was doing nothing more than what clear nail polish would do. I kept it up, though, out of desperation, but feeling like all the other reviewers must have just had better nails than I had. Then, one day, I looked down at my nails, and they were long, strong, and beautiful. I started applying this only every few days, and it is a bit expensive to me, but wow, my nails are insane. I have had to file them down because they are too long to type properly. Please try this if you are one of those people who thinks you'll never have long nails, and don't give up until you've really tried it for a couple months.
Edit: I just wanted to share something in case anyone else has experienced this. My first batch of nailtiques (which I reviewed above) was the .25 ounce, little bottle with a blue bottom and gray words on the front. I liked it so much, I decided to order a bigger bottle the next time (all of this is from amazon). I ordered the .5 ounce bottle with a big white cap and orange and blue on the front. It may have been a bad batch, but this product was not the same as the first one. It did nothing for my nails and even felt and smelled a little different. I ordered the smaller bottles again and my nails are back to being beautiful again. The bigger one caused them to break and look terrible.