First, I need to say I've only been using this product for 3 days. I already dislike the fact that it takes forever to dry. Even using OPI Drying Drops doesn't make it dry quicker. I've been applying one coat daily, and today makes my 3rd coat. It's been over 5 minutes, and my nails are still tacky.
I'll update in a week or so regarding the thickness of my nails. But for now, I can say I wont buy again just because of drying time.
UPDATE: I will definitely NOT buy again because of the bubbling! After the 3rd coat, my fingers looked like I painted them with champagne. Not good...
This is a purple bottle and it says on the package that " You will see 70% thicker nails in 4 days" Yes.... yes.... yes it true! I used this on my thin peeling sad sorry excuse for nails and I noticed stronger heathly nails in 24 hours. Amazing product I swear by it. I did notice that its a peely polish, so if you have a color over top after day two I could peel it right off base and color all in one, So I do not recommend this a as a everyday base coat. This is the best for treatment purposes for really good results.
This product really does thicken and harden the nails, but it's a bit difficult to work with - at least as a base coat. It worked fine the first couple of times I used it, but within a month after purchase, it was so thick that it made the colored polish bubble, no matter how long I left it to dry. I thinned it, which helped - for a few days. I'll thin it again, but if you have to thin it everytime you wear it, I assume the hardening effect will be reduced accordingly. Still, it's the only "thickening" product, I've ever tried that actually did work.
I have very thin and weak nails from years of biting, and this product has definitely helped to strengthen my nails. The formula essentially acts as a protective second layer to your nails to make them thicker and a bit less broke to breaking. It sticks well to my nails and works well as a base coat: I usually change my polish twice a week, and everything stays chip-free between manicures. I have not had any of the peeling issues mentioned in other reviews.
I don't think it changed the thickness of my actual nails, though, it just acts as a layer on top of your nails so they look/feel thicker when you're wearing the product. This is a good product if you're always wearing nail polish, but if you want a product that will make your natural nail thicker, I'd try something else. Another complaint is that the product thickens up a lot over time, similar to Seche Vite. I have about 1/3 of the bottle left that's unusable because it is so thick and stringy now.
I use this stuff as a base coat and it seems to really work for me. My nails have been problematic for decades - thin, bendy, and they rip and tear if you even look at them funny.
This stuff really seems to thicken them. A few have gotten thick enough that they've actually broken, rather than tear, which is a first for me!
This stuff is amazing. I've NEVER been able to grow long nails. They always peel or break. So I got acrylics to fake it. Bad move. I finally got tired of them and took them off, and my nails were an absolute wreck. I bought this at the grocery store at 2am on a total whim and now, after several months of continuous use, I'm in awe-- My nails are strong, long, and they look FANTASTIC. I'm definitely a believer. I use it as a base coat every time I paint my nails. It does get a little thick with time kind of like Seche Vite, but a bit of nail polish thinner fixes it right up. Make SURE your nails are clean and dry before applying or it will bubble-- I found that if you take polish off and wash your hands and dry thoroughly first, it's not a problem. I haven't had any issues with this causing polish to peel, either. Actually, I think it does the opposite-- my polish doesn't peel hardly at all using this as a base coat. It dries quickly and has a nice sheen to it as well. I will definitely keep purchasing. This stuff is worth its weight in gold.
What a waste of money.
I really liked this when I first applied it, my nails were left with a nice, glossy, gel-nails like finish but lo and behold! After a few hours the polish peeled off my nails completely.
There's also no way this could be used as a base coat as the packaging suggest - all of the polish peels off after the first hand wash if there's another layer of anything. 0/5
despite the name i never expect miracle nail products, i believe diet, genetics and other factors play a part.
i mostly bought this to fill in ridges, which it did a pretty decent job doing so i will buy again
I love this. I put it under my nail polish as a base coat like it says. Then I put on my fav nail polish. It makes my polish shiney. It drys quick. I didnt have any problems with bubbling. I wear fake nails alot so my nails are brittle. This is helping alot. my real nails arnt breaking or tearing. my bottle is purple which is a plus its my fav color lol. I love how this product keeps my polish from chipping. It helps it last. Normaly by now my polish would be chipping off and my real nails would be breaking. BUT thats not happening at all. I bought this at walmart, so it was a fairly good price. I would def rebuy this.
I took my acrylic nails off and they were paper thin, I picked this up hoping to that it would live up to it's name, however, it's just crap, really. Just like the reviewer below said, it doesn't work and when applied, it bubbled like crazy. The directions say to apply a layer the first day, then repeat for up to 4 days, then to remove and start over. Okay...however, on the day after the first coat, the polish started peeling and chipping heavily on me. After 2 or 3 coats, it would peel off in just a couple of hours of wear. It never stayed on long enough to build up to 4 coats. There was no improvement in my nails AT ALL. Don't waste your money.