I really wanted to like this stuff. I love that it's shiny and it dries quickly, but I feel like since I've been using it, my nails are even softer and thinner. I feel that they break easier, too, and I don't like that after a day or two, it starts to peel off (the Nail Envy, not my nails, lol). So, I'll go back to my clear Sally Hansen which is just as shiny and makes my nails at least feel harder.
Hmm. This does what it says--I actually have to clip my nails. It's also very very shine and glossy and lasts quite awhile. However: It's very expensive (around 15 bucks..) and the smell is quite strong. Definitely has formaldehyde. Also, it flakes off and turns an odd colour after a few days. It's a toss-up...I like it a lot for what it does, but is it really worth the price, the smell, and the yellowyness?
Great product. I was surprised and delighted to find that OPI is unlike every other brand of nail polish I've used. I have thin, weak nails which are prone to peeling especially because my hands are in warm water frequently. For years, I've used other popular brands which I've found to be pretty much all very similar. With other brands, if I was very diligent about removing and reapplying nail polish at least every other day, not doing housework, etc., I could get my nails to grow an 1/8 of an inch or so before breaking off. So a couple months ago mom comes to visit. Mom has never had anything but super short nails, but when I saw her, she had gorgeous nails. I asked her secret and she told me it was OPI laquer she got from one of her girlfriends. Mom and I spent that week cleaning and painting my house, and her nails and polish stayed perfect the whole time. I ordered some OPI right away and tried it out. I loved it. It dries to a super-hard finish that can't be scratched, scraped, or peeled off. It must bond somehow to the nail, because even if I go for a week without re-applying, it still looks as perfect as the day it was applied. I no longer have to avoid soaking in the tub or doing housework if I want my nails to look nice for a special occasion. And for the first time ever, I have to actually trim and file my nails when they get longer than I like. Nail Envy and OPI Nail Laquer are very high quality products that work as advertised. The one minor drawback is that it yellows ever-so-slightly after a few days. I use the sheer laquers with a bit of white or pink tint so it's not noticeable. I haven't been brave enough to try any of the unique colors, but I recommend this brand!
I've been using this stuff for years now and it's seriously the best nail treatment/nail hardener out there. People always compliment me on my nails and Nail Envy is the reason why! I used to be a nail biter and then had acrylics and Nail Envy is the only product that has helped me grow nice, strong natural nails. I prefer the original version over the matte because I like the subtle shine.
I love what this (in matte) does for my thin, peeling, easily broken nails. And, used as a basecoat, it keeps my nail polish from chipping. It really bonds to your nail.
I wash my hands often; unsurprisingly, my hands are frequently dry despite (mostly) regular application of hand cream and my generally short nails frequently peel/break. Manicures last ~ three days. Nail Envy works well in strengthening my nails so that they can grow the 1/8" beyond my fingertips. I wear this as base coat along with a clear topcoat - and my nails look fabulous. One lippie off for the odd yellowing with extended wear. Worth the $15.
So far I love this stuff. My nails already feel stronger, but I'll have to update this review in about 30 days. I paid $14.95 for it in Michigan, which normally might be a little pricey for me (with the Cdn. exchange figured in), but it came with a large bottle of cuticle oil so I figured I'd give it a try. Hopefully it will put an end to the "side splits" that I usually end up getting.
I have always had brittle, peeling, hard to grow nails until a friend told me about Nail Envy. This is THE BEST! My nails grow like crazy as long as I am keeping this on my nails. Use this stuff as directed and your nails WILL grow. Try it-you'll love it!
Awsome! Ive been using this for about 2 weeks on my toes & i can see a difference.My nails are much stronger. Im very happy with this, i use two coats, 2 coats of polish and 1 coat of top coat. My pedicure last more than a week, with no chips! but i take it all of after a week and start all over. Will absolutely repurchase, the price is about $15 a bottle but well worth it & i got mine at an ulta sale for a few $$ off.
I was really impressed with the nail polish so I decided to try this out for my weak nails. The price is on the high side (about USD20) a bottle but my nails did get harder after a few days. It makes a good base before nail polish. However, I still think that I can get the same results at a lower price with Sally Hansens.