Neutrogena • Instant Nail Enhancer [DISCONTINUED] • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this stuff. I usually only wear clear nail polish on my nails because I don't have time to paint my nails all the time and colored nail polish chips and looks crappy way too fast. This stuff literally takes 10 seconds to apply, and dries almost instantly. It makes your nails look groomed and shiny, and even though you have to re-apply every other day it doesn't really matter because there's no need to remove the original coat with nail polish remover or anything. I've been using this for quite a whole, and I've noticed a definite improvement in my nail strength and overall appearance. My only gripe is that sometimes too much of it will leak out of the brush tip at one time, and that can be a bit messy. Other than that, this is for sure worth trying out.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't even see it on my nails. I would definitely not buy this again. If you are thinking about buying it you would be better off just taking the time to do your nails!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've only had this for a couple of days and I already love it. Ditto what everyone else says about ease of application, quick-drying, no odor, etc. Makes my nails instantly prettier!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this after seeing it in a magazine and thought I'd give it a shot. I usually keep a very sheer color on my hands because I like the simple manicured look. But, sometimes, as we all know life gets in the way and I don't have time to keep my polish looking, well, polished. I keep this discreet tube in my desk drawer at work. Whenever my nails have been trimmed and shaped, but not polished I swipe this on. There is no odor and you don't have to worry about bumping your fingernail and messing up anything. It does make my nails look very nice indeed. It doesn't stay on very long, meaning in a day or two I'll apply another quick thin coat, but I do like this product. I've been using it for a few months now and it still works very well and I'm still happy with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This stuff is great! I have it in the pearl and it makes my short, low maintenance nails look polished and pretty. I almost never paint my nails with conventional polish, because it wears off so easily and looks terrible within a couple of days. This product wears off as well, but it takes seconds to apply and seconds to dry. Applicator is super convenient and works very well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
No complaints here. It delivers just want it says on the tube to enhance nails. I can't tell if its strengthen my nails because i've never had a problem with this. I really like how there's no smell and it dries super quick.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is a god send for those like me who hate doing their nails...but hate the way their no maintenance nails look. I have terrible nails that will never look good and I would rather no one looks at them...with this stuff they look presentable and buffed...and that is all I want. What else is great is that I could paint both hands in the time it takes to wait for a stop light to change...I know this because I have done it :)
UPDATE: I just learned neutrogena tests on animals. SHAME! I can no longer recommend this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
For someone that normally doesn't wear polish on my fingers unless it's done by a professional, I think this product is great! I have very weak and brittle nails and it makes my nails look so healthy. It's great when you're in a rush and need that added touch!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
After wearing acrylic nails for well over 2 years, I finally decided to see if there was anything out there that could not only help my nails grow and go back to normal, but also make my nails look good without a ton of work. This product came along just in time!
I like the Buff Sheen better than the Pearle as that one seems to peel off easily unless I make sure my nails are absolutely free of oils before application. The Buff Sheen makes my nails strong, just shiny enough and takes only seconds to dry. I really like this product and have bought one for my office, one for my purse and one for home.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this product so much I bought four of them. Two regular, two "pearl." I love the opalescent sheen of the pearl version, which is subtle but lovely. I love the smoothness it gives. I love how hydrated my nails feel. My nails tend to peel, and this definitely reduces peeling. I love the lightweight plastic tube that is easy to carry with you. I love how fast it dries! You can watch it, it happens within seconds! My mom noticed the effect it had, and she tried it and immediately stole it from me. That's okay, I have more. Could not be happier with this!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this! I don't know if it makes my nails stronger since my nails are already pretty strong, but I love the way it looks on my nails. Unscented, brushes on easily and dries fast. I use the Buffed Sheen for everyday. The Pearl Sheen has the slightest bit of shimmer so it looks shinier and it seems to last longer (a full day) than the Buffed Sheen so I save that for special occasions. A bit pricey at around $8, so I stock up when it's on sale. Definite winner for me.
EDIT: Actually I like Sally Hansen's Natural Nail Shine much better since it lasts a whole week vs Neutrogena Nail Enhancer which only lasts ~1day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this stuff! I really hate wearing nail polish on my finger nails because even the smallest amount of flaking freaks me out. Instant Nail Enhancer is the perfect remedy. I bought the Buffed Sheen and it makes my nails look finished without any polish. I have not had any trouble with it turning gummy or balling up after washing my hands like some people have noticed. I've been using it every day for the last 3 weeks and I haven't noticed any problems at all. I put it on in the morning and even after I wash my hands many many times during the day the sheen still seems to last pretty well. I've always had pretty strong nails so I don't know if it helps with that, but it definatley gives me the look I want with way less work than putting on and removing nail polish!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been using this for about two weeks. It only makes my nails look "enhanced" for about 10 minutes after I apply it, but I do think they are stronger. Application is easy and quick. Haven't had any problems with it coming off/balling up/looking generally grubby. I much prefer this to Sally Hanson Age Correcting stuff which just peeled right off my nails (and took a layer of nail with it, I think). UPDATE (6/2/06): Definitely making my nails stronger. I'm applying it maybe twice a week.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am having very good luck with this item so far. I got the pearl sheen -- clear with a miniscule amount of shimmer -- and love the way it looks right after application. Nails do indeed look buffed and shiny. This effect lasts for perhaps half a day. I have not had any problem with the enhancer coming off with water in little balls, etc., as others have mentioned. I am not a nail polish person, and so I enjoy this product. I carry it with me and apply when I want my nails to look "finished". It takes about 20 seconds to apply to both hands and even faster to dry. My nails do seem a bit stronger, which is, of course, a plus. A nice, and fairly ingenious product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is definitely an HG item.
I used to have weak, thin nails that would split and break in layers. Not anymore! This worked like a charm! My nails are longer and stronger! I am so happy!
I wish they would make this in different colors....
I noticed a lot of reviewers complain that this peels off in water. Its true, it does. But if you're persistent and apply a new coat everyday you will see a difference! Definite Re-purchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great Concept! Stupid execution!!! Your nails will look great for about 10 seconds but then the stuff balls up and looks grimy and dirty. Imagine that, you use the product in the hopes of having nice looking nails and you end up looking dirty. Fantastic.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I should not have paid the $7.00 that I did for this stuff. After I finish the tube, I will paint my nails with water and hopefully get better results. I got the clear, and thought it was really cool stuff, it made my nails really shiny when it was wet and then it dried and I could not tell I had anything at all on my nails. I am not impressed at all, and will finish it up and not buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It's good for making your nails look good in a pinch, but not worth the day-to-day hassle of re-application. Not only does it dissolve in water (i.e. when you shower or wash your hands with any sort of thoroughness) but the goo clumps up into little balls of adhesive. I had to use a nail brush if I wanted to make sure all of it was scrubbed off so I could reapply. Didn't use it long enough to find out if my nails were strengthened.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I like both the Buff and Pearl Sheen shades and I get the impression after using the product for several months that my nails have indeed become a little stronger and break less often. I too have seen the product peel right off my nails in globs when I took a shower or bath too soon after applying. Since I know this will happen, my solution is to apply it after showering or bathing. From my experience, a couple minutes wait time are sufficient for the coat to dry, it's fast and easy to use. I also like the fact that no aggressive removers are needed. However, I took one lippie off for packaging which I think could be improved. The dispenser with the brush is generally nice, but with all three bottles I have purchsed so far, too frequently either too little or far too much product came out. I will still repurchase because I like the concept and my nails look good with this product. EDIT: The packaging *really* needs some serious overhaul, the last bottle I got was leaking like crazy, making application very difficult.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Pretty useless. It was great to apply - no odor and the packaging was very innovative and handy. But I couldn't get it to stay on long enough to see if it was helping my nails at all. The first time I washed my hands after application, the stuff peeled off. I tried everything I could think of to keep it from happening, but I eventually just threw out the bottle.