Orly • Tough Cookie • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||37%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use this only as a strengthener not a base or top coat period. I have used this product for only a week per instructions on the box. That is why there is only a 3 rating. My nails usually get to a certain length and just break. With this they feel stronger and I have not had a tear or break yet(my nails are about 1 cm from the tip of my finger). I love the rubber grip and the shine is amazing. I do understand the peeling, though, which did happen after the first day. I remedied this simply by applying a second coat.
SIDE NOTE: I don't normally make reviews, however I do appreciate people who take the time to make one. Most of the time this is how I make my shopping decisions. I had to comment because after seeing many of the reviews there are many comments on how it's a terrible base coat. On the box it says it is not supposed to be used with nail lacquers. ( I wish I could put this in bold).
I just don't want so many bad reviews to deter from what could possibly be a great product for someone( because as with most beauty products, they don't work the same for one person as they would for another).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
For some reason, this works terribly as a base coat but fantastically as a top coat. It dries very quickly and provides a glossy protective coat that lengthens the life of my manicure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i took this from my mom's house as i had just started to wear artificial nails, and figured in b/w i could "strengthen" up my nails. im so glad i did NOT pay for this. it literally peels off in 1 piece. does not STAY on nails. i am going to sneak this back into her hall closet, and pretend i never "borrowed" it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I am shocked with all of the negative reviews on this product. For one I do not use Tough Cookie as a base coat or a top coat maybe that's why I'm having success with it.
I have natural nails that's maybe 1/2 inch past my fingertips. I don't use gel, acrylic or wraps. My current routine is to use a moisturizing base coat, this product (Orly Tough Cookie) OR a nail strengthener with bits of garlic, 2 coats of polish and a top coat.
I find when I use this product it not only makes my nails a little stronger, but it makes the nail polish adhere easier as well.
Occasionally I will apply a very thin amount as a top coat. I do love the shine and how fast it dries. The scent is a bit odd, but it does not linger. It's a keeper for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This stuff peels right off my nails in less than a day! With or without nail polish over it, it just peels, all of it. Did Orly tested this before putting it on the market???
Canīt say if it will make nails stronger, since it wonīt stay on long enough to find out.
I will throw mine to the garbage right now, do not buy this!!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
In the NZ market, there isn't many products out there to choose from, and what we do have is very expensive. At $13 for 9mL its half the price of OPI , which is why I bought it. I expected a brand like Orly to still come through and last more than 2 hours. By the end of a day of doing really nothing at all, every single nail would be peeled at least halfway up the nail - more often than not the whole nail would just peel off.
Disappointed that I spent so much on something that does the COMPLETE opposite than its designed for...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Not sure what all the bad reviews are about but I don't use this as a base coat but only as a top coat and it works awesome! My pedi lasts really long and my mani lasts longer than normal without chipping (1-2 weeks at least). I've had it for a long time and always use it as a top coat even when I go to salons. I find it to be thick and put on two coats to ensure it lasts. No problems here and would buy it again when I run out!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Worst base coat I have ever used. Like many others this makes my nail polish peel off in sheets within a day and my nails are no stronger for using it. Horrible, and it cost me $13 (NZ) for a small 9ml bottle. Never buying it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE!!! It's products like this that make me feel wonder: HOW does this SHITE get released and distributed??!! Did ANYONE at Orly USE THIS?! As a base coat, about 12 hours after applying, my nail polish started PEELING. IN SHEETS. This is completely and utterly WORTHLESS. Do not, under any circumstances, waste your $ on this garbage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this to use as a strengthener/base coat...but it is horrible, polish absolutely does not stick to it and when worn alone it peels off in a day or so..Horrible product Orly, just horrible.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I should have learned by now to check MUA reviews before making my purchases! But, like the previous poster, I was at Sally's when they had a sale and this product sounded promising. I used it as a basecoat, then applied Orly polish. Within 3 days my polish was chipping and my nails continued to peel. I took it back and exchanged it for Orly Nail Defense, which I haven't tried yet.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Was wandering around my sallys and i saw ORLY treatments were on sale and i needed a new base coat so i picked this up. When i got home, i applied it and the next day, i could literally peel off my nail polish like a sheet.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Was 75% chipped/peeled from my nails in less than 24 hours.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Love this!! it never made my nail polish chip or peel. i used it as a base and a top coat with my opi and china glaze polishes! works wonders.. my nails were so hard my friends think they are fake
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
This product was a complete waste for me. Most nail strengthening product cause my manicures to chip within a couple days. I recognize that. However, Touch Cookie was the worst of the bunch. Having to remove my polish daily due to the chipping sort of defeats the purpose of a nail strengthener. I didn't use it long enough to see if it would actually succeed in strengthening the nails. After the 3rd mani in 3 days, I was too frustrated with the product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
well, i have been using this off and on for three weeks, in between polish colors, and i haven't really seen a huge difference in my nails. they still split and peel, and the polish itself is very thin and chips off easily, but i haven't been reapplying it every day. it dries very quickly though, which makes i great for days when a i want a little shine but don't have time for a full manicure. i think this might work better if i used it exclusively for a few weeks, reapllying every day...but i likes me colors...so i'll try their other treatments. i have fallen in love with every other product in the orly line i've tried, so i guess i can't win them all! *EDIT* i was soooo using this for the wrong thing. i should have been using clear or a topcoat for just plain everyday. this is really great for helping my peeling, weak nails! i haven't tried nailtek yet to compare, but i don't know if i'm going to need to. i've been using it for two weeks under my polish as a base coat, and it's even kept them strong through my holiday baking madness! i can't wait to see how strong they'll be after i've used it for a few months. LOVE!