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47% would repurchase
Package Quality: 3.6
on 5/17/2010 9:47:00 PM
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Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I purchased this product today from a local beauty boutique. My nails are weak, they tend to peel and are soft & thin - that being said they are also brittle & I chip my nails alot. They are very short, like a boy's nails.You are supposed to apply one coat daily for 7 days, then remove it all and start over again. It contains horsetail which is a herb high in silica, which the consultant told me would help to strengthen my nails.I prepped my nails in my usual method:1. Non-acetone polish remover from Sally Beauty.2. Wash hands & with warm soap & water. Push cuticles back with orange stick.3. Barielle Nail Revitalizer (it balances the pH of the nail).4. Apply polish.I am giving it a rating of 2 as it's already peeled off the tips of my two middle fingers a bit. However, my nails feel a lot harder then they have previously. I will continue this for another 2 weeks because the lady said that after 2 cycles I should notice a difference.The bottle has a cap that you pop off, then another screw top. The brush itself is not a thick brush like OPIs but the formula is not too thick so it's doesn't tend to get streaky or uneven if that makes sense.Edited May 23/10: So, I hate to admit this due to the high price tag & the fact that it does wear off the tips a bit - but I removed it today and I have to admit that my nails have not peeled at all this week. And, despite the fact that we are doing renovations this long weekend (that's why I had to remove, I got paint on my nails) I have not broken/chipped any nails. Even after removing the polish my nails feel stronger then they have before. I will update this review if anything changes.
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