I've never used nail thickener or hardener before. And from the results of this product, I won't be wasting my money on it again.
The polish is thick and often bubbles. I dislike the opaque bottle. And the smell is atrocious. Almost as bad as nail polish remover.
I applied for the recommended 4 days, removed on the 5th and then tried again for another 4 days. There is absolutely no difference in my nails. I got this product because my nails, once they get to a certain length, start getting frail and prone to fraying and splitting at the ends. This product did not help. It was just a glorified base or top coat.
This product promised 70% thicker nails in four days. In that time with daily application, I noticed my soft, and thin nails were noticeably stronger and less bendy, even with no product on them.
The product doesn't smell too much for what it is, but is a little thicker than I like and occasionally bubbles.
The bottle is an opaque purple with a gold plastic top. I don't like opaque bottles, and would rather it be round or square to facilitate hand-rolling.
I will continue daily use until my nails seem strong enough, then will probably shift this into rotation with some other treatments as base coats. Would buy again if I found my nails in a similar bendy state.
Awesome product! New to the market, I reluctantly but curiously picked this up because I'd tried thickening products before which were nothing but disappointing. Came with an instant $1-off coupon, so it cost me $7.29 instead of $8.29 at my local Duane Reade. Quite expensive for a drugstore product I didn't have any faith in, if you ask me. Still I was curious to see for myself...
So happy I tried it, because it really does thicken the appearance of my nails in 1-2 coats (on top of my nailpolish). The instructions say to use this as a base coat under color but I use Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat instead & I put the Nail Thickener on top of my finished manicure. Dries really shiny & doesn't take a long time to do so.
This comes in an opaque frosty purple bottle (I hate opaque bottles, I can't see the remaining product level) with a shiny gold cap. The brush is effective, the product is easy to apply & isn't runny, it doesn't bubble, it levels out beautifully & smooths out irregularities, & also the formula doesn't stink up the wazoo.
I love thick-looking shiny nails that look like acrylic nails but aren't. This is a great product & I would absolutely buy it again, full price & all. It lives up to its Miracle name. This purchase wasn't a disappointment.