Nail Magic


107 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$


n-Butyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Amyl Acetate, Butoxyethanol, Ethyl 3 Ethoxypropinate, Nitrocellulose, Water (Aqua), Methylene Glycol, Gelatin, Red 33 (CI 17200)

on 8/5/2010 6:01:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

All I can say is WOW!!!! I just started growing my nails out last December and as soon as they began to get a little long, then would peel horrible and the edges were extremely weak. Over a few months, the peeling was so bad that all it seemed i was left with was a thin sliver of a nail and nothing would stick to it. I had tried several products that claimed to repair and prevent this from happening but nothing helped. I was in SALLY one day and the sales lady recommended me to try Nail Magic. I bought it and in 2 to 3 weeks, my nails had drastically improved. There was no more peeling, no more thing and weak edges, no splitting, and they were growing fast and strong. It's now been about 6 weeks and I've had to cut my nails back some because they were too long. I will never be without this stuff, it's a miracle worker.

on 8/4/2010 11:15:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Other

This product has improved my nails, I wear nail polish all the time and I usually use Acetone to remove polish. I had noticed peeling and splitting of my nails so I went to Sally's and saw this and thought I would give it a try. I must say it was the best deicision I made. I use it as a base coat and sometimes as a topcoat (Seche Vete is my holy grail) and I noticed an improvement after a week I will defenitly by this again.

on 6/12/2010 10:55:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I had realy brittle nails after wearing glue on nails all the time!! When I got tired of them and wanted to go natural my nails were a disaster!! They were thin, brittle, weak, and they just wouldn't grow. I went to Sally's to buy a good nail treatment for my nails and I was recommended this nail product!!
Let me tell you guys that this has been the best product I have purchases for my nails ever!! They chipped at the beginning but I continue using it. I have to say the product work so well that my nails are strong and they grow fast!! So fast and long that I have to trim them often!! If you want strong long nails than this is the product for you!!

on 6/12/2010 10:23:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

***this is not actually a review**** This is in response to the comment about formaldehyde being in bee stings - I believe that it is formic acid, not formaldehyde that is in bee venom. Nonetheless, formaldehyde is still not very good for you - but hey, your nails, your choice!

on 6/12/2010 8:48:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is an amazing product which transformed my weak thin peeling nails into the strong long ones I have today.

Something to note: it contains formaldehyde which has been classed as a dangerous chemical and is actually found in bee stings! So if you're allergic to bee stings, this product will probably feel pretty bad if you get it on your skin. I never had this problem but then I'm probably not allergic to bee stings!

It also dries up my cuticles something fierce because of the formaldehyde.

I also noticed after using two thirds of it that it started to peel off, and the product looked a different colour like it was separating. If I used it under polish and took a bath/shower the whole polish would just peel off the finger nail. I never had this problem with my toes being painted as I don't use Nail Magic on them so it must be this and not the nail polish.

I'm going to try using Nail Envy next which is cheaper and doesn't have formaldehyde in it.

on 5/26/2010 3:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Wow. This blew me away since I already have a lot of nail strengtheners and hardners and this tops all of them. Even after showering, my nails became very soft and would sometimes break. I was finally able to take a shower and not worry so much. My nails felt stronger. This gives a good gloss too and my nails looked healthy. Just keep away from your cuticles as this stuff can irritate them. I found this at Sally's and it was highly recommended by the staff there.

on 5/13/2010 1:36:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Only. Product. Ever. To. Grow. My. Nails. Seriously.
I have battled genetically thin nails my entire life. Coupled with my career as a nurse (constantly washing hands and using drying alchohol hand sanitizers), my nails were hideous. Even with a rigorous routine of several daily vitamins, multiple daily applications of hand creme, nightly pure lanolin, proper filing techniques, religious use of every basecoat known to man, yadda yadda yadda, my nails would not grow. They split, chip, peeled, you name it. Enter "Magic Nails". As promised, the nails continued to behave as usual for the first few weeks, then finally VOILA - for the first time ever in my entire 36 years, my nails grew, and grew strong. For the first time ever, I had whites extending past the tips on all ten of my fingers. I've never gone through so many nail files before in my life. My rock hard nails chewed right through them! I had to actually CLIP my nails down, they had gotten so long. AND so strong, they actually broke a pair of Dollar Store clippers. Unheard of for my genetically puny nails. I will NEVER be without my Nail Magic and intend on passing the gospel on to anyone who will listen.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 4/4/2010 7:39:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

When I first purchased and used Nail Magic, I was pleased. It comes in a cute package and goes on thickly but evenly, with a pink appearance in the bottle but a clear appearance on the nail. I thought this would serve as a nice basecoat and hardener for my relatively wimpy nails.

I'm a couple of months into using it and my nails are worse than when I started using the product. After a bit of online research on the product, I realize this stuff is largely formaldehyde and therefore can be drying. I live in a very dry climate, and it's been pretty cold here. The end result: short, chippy nails, made worse by my attempts at filing them into shape, thus causing them to be painfully thin. Application of Nail Magic the last few times caused my nail beds to burn/sting with a fierceness I have no words to describe. My nail beds are way too soft and they ache.

Now I'm going to let my nails go "naked," and give them lots of moisture in the hopes that they can recover some of what was lost over the past couple months.

So despite all the successes listed here, Nail Magic was way less than magical for me. I'd rather have the wimpy (but relatively healthy) nails I started out with!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/1/2010 7:50:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This stuff WORKS. I am six months/halfway through my first bottle and my nails are the longest they've ever been. During the first couple months, my nails were stronger, but the tips did tend to break off (as oppose to peel off, which is what they usually did). Now I have no peeling or breaking.
The box says to use one coat under nail polish or two coats by itself, and to use the product twice per week. This is what I have been doing, but I'm going to change it to 3 times per week, because the sides of my tips seem to wear off every couple of days and get weak.

on 2/19/2010 3:40:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Okay.... I'm 2 weeks in. Using this product as recommended, two coats on bare nails (if not using a color nail enamel then they recommend one coat).... and I can't believe it. But it works. My nails have most definitely grown... I can see whites at the tips which is a really big deal... HUGE... my nails are prone to peeling & are ridiculously weak. Two of my nails have pronounced ridges where the peeling inevitably occurs. TWO weeks in... three applications. I find it better for me to remove and reapply every 3 days. My nails have never really been so strong in quite awhile... okay my thumb nails are still being temperamental... but we'll see.
YES it smells horrible, but dissipates quickly. Yes it's probably not the best thing in the world for me... but i gotta admit... if this makes my nails look good, grows them long and strong.... I'm not gonna get up on my natural organic soap box... no I'm not gonna paint my babies nails w/it anytime soon, but I'll keep hoping it really helps & works on my own. At $7 - it's not a bad deal. Especially since it's working.
UPDATE: i had to CUT & FILE my nails because they got too long. This is my HG nail stuff.

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