Average Rating 3.6/5
Review by felgoj
WOW this stuff works! I wear my nails short in general (for typing) but in the past yr or 2 they've gotten weak & I noticed that if I try to let them grow they only chip & break easily, especially @ the corners. I bought this product primarily for the optical brighteners. I love the bright healthy-nail look & this is 1 of those rare formulas that doesn't actually peel off right after applying (many optical brighters peel too quickly). I would wear 2 coats of this either alone or under nailpolish & 2 things happen: (1) My manicures last far longer than they would without this product - longer than a wk if I want, which is good b/c these days I'm too busy to change polish every other day or so (now it's more like 1-2 wks). (2) After a month's use I realized my nails are now super hard & strong & they actually are growing out w/o any breakage (just 1 minor corner chip on a thumbnail, since I text a lot pressing hard plastic keys). Granted, it's no doubt the bit of formaldehyde in this product that's making my nails really strong (I've used formaldehyde products before), but I really like it. My nails actually feel like acrylics, which I haven't had in ages. They're still flexible to strong pressure, but they are firm & solid & resist breaking. Very impressed! Which is a good thing considering I thought the price was absolutely ridiculous ($30) & I hesitated for months before splurging. I hate the crummy bottle but this is a great product & yeah I would definitely buy it again. It's got a lot of payoffs that I like. Presently my nails have finally grown longer than usual & I'm not eager to cut them down yet. By now they usually have to go! It's getting a little challenging to type as easily, but who cares, my nails look good lol, I'll hold out longer.