Unlisted Brand • Nail Magic • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette 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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond 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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette 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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette 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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this is an AMAZING product. i have been using it for about a month or so and my nails are at the point where they usually chip, break or start peeling.
i found that as long as i dont work with my hands/fingers in hot water for a long time, the polish works at its best to make my finger nails hard. it would be awesome if the polish were a bit more strong so it wouldnt peel off in hot water, but it already IS super strong. the smell is horrible, worse than regular nail polish, but i learned to deal with it to get hard nails. ): on several occasions, it made my eyes burn and water up when working with the polish. i'm not dumb, i didnt get it on my fingers and rub my eye or put it in my eye accidentally-- none of that. my face wasnt even super close to the bottle. :/
at first, when you put it on your nails you feel a bit of aching in your nails after they dry. i dont know why but it stopped happening after the first 3 or 4 times i've used it.
on a good note, it dries SUPER. FAST. im not even exaggerating. after about 10 - 30 seconds it's dry (as long as you apply thin, even polish). i apply 2-3 coats, but i found that if i apply 2 coats, it wears off easier, so i put on 3 coats usually.
overall, with some adapting to this product, it is awesome. :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
What is in this stuff?! It works. I can put it on twice a day with no burning or irritation and it works!! I usually use it as a base coat, then ridge filler, 2 coats color and this again to seal it all together as a top coat. It smells pretty chemical gross but who cares? Totally worth it! Goes for about $6 at Sally's Beauty Supply. If you have flaking, peeling or just short nails and you want results fast give this a week of applying at least once day - beautiful. A nice back up to Nailtiques formula 2, and MUCH cheaper!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This stuff is indeed magic. I have had no pain or burning from Nail Magic and neither have my friends. My nails were such a mess for so long. They were peeling so bad that every week I had to file them all the way down. I work in an environment where I have to wash my hands a lot and have them in water a lot too. I hit week #3 and the tips broke off..... broke, I tell you, not peeled! The instr. say this might happen because those are the old tips and are weak. OK....week 5 out of the 6 week plan, my nails aren't long yet but they are so nice and smooth, no peeling at all! This way outdoes Nail Envy(lots cheaper too) and anything else I have ever tried. I am looking forward to doing my french manicures again after week #6. I love it that I can polish my nails again without having to use ridge filler to hide the peelies! BTW, Nail Magic is on sale at Sally's this month for $6.99.
This is week 7 and I am very pleased to have such nice looking nails again. And they are so very strong. I bought another bottle while it is on sale because I will be using this for a long time. I like to use China Glaze polish over it due to the hardeners in the polish. I posted a pic in my profile pics of my new nails. Not a great pic cause I scanned it. LOL
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
First of all, let me start by saying that I have very weak nails due to hypothyroidism. When growing them out, my nails are very weak and tend to crack and peel off. HORRIBLE.
After using Nail Magic for only two months, I have long, strong beautiful nails! I've not lost a single nail (knock on wood). Not only are they long, they are pretty much unbreakable. The closest to acrylic nails I've ever seen - without being fake. Went to get a mani and all the girls came to the table asking what I used on my nails...they were all amazed. I can use it on its own (gives a nice slight shine) or under polish as a base coat. Of course I try to be careful and keep it just on my nails, but I've never had any burning when it touches my skin.
Bought it for $7.99 at Sally's Beauty Supply. It's in a purple box. Would absolutely recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
WOW! This product has made my nails stronger then ever! This is the secret tool to having long healthy looking nails. My nails grow pretty fast (because I'm taking suppliments for that) but prior to using Nail Magic my nails would always chip! I found a review on this product and decided to try it out.definitely worth the $7.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product, this product saved my nails, I had 2 nails that kept on breaking, no matter what those 2 nails were always short, so I searched on the internet and found hundreds of great reviews about this Nail Magic product.
I bought one and after the first 2 weeks I used it (when my nails loooked kind of dull) my nails started to look sooo healthy and super strong and they literally started growing sooo fast!
Then I read about the bad ingredient : Formalin.
I am a health freak so I decided to contact them and ask for explanations ... they explained that the amount of formalin used is way below the minimum allowed (this is the simple explanation of the 30 min speech they gave me). They also said they have been in business for 50 years and never had a complaint (although some people might have some burning sensations because they are allergic to one or more ingredients).
I don't know why but their answer didn't completely satisfy me.
I still love this product, is great and it does what it clams, TOTALLY, I love my nails, I love the slight pinkish color it gives my nails and I love that it makes them sooo strong - but health comes first.
Last time I bought 4 bottles (because apparently they sell Nail Magic only on the Walgreens website - not even in the store) - I decided that I use it 'till I find a decent substitute.
p.s. I actually heard that Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener is pretty good too and I can't wait to try it, also because I checked the ingredients and it seems all good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product for a week, so I can't comment on how my nails are doing. I will say that this product does burn if you get it on your skin. My nails are still peeling and splitting like usual. I'm not sure if I will buy this again, probably not.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Well, it says better nails in 60 days.. but it took wayy longer for me. More like 6 months. I have been a nail biter all my life until a year ago. This helped recuperate my nails. They are now 1/4 inch past my finger tips! They still peel a bit, they still break, but it's nothing compared to how they used to be. With continued use, I hold hope someday my nails will be perfect. All are completely perfect now except index and middle. They still are peeling a bit..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!! I just bought this from sally's beauty supply. Was not sure if I would like it since it has formaldehyde in it but it makes my nails look amazing! The look so healthy I do not even need to put nail polish on them! All I have to say is that I love this stuff and you will to!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this has absolutely saved my nails. i used to be a nail biter, but this product has caused my nails to grow so strong and long that i don't even want to bite them again. it has been discontinued at ulta though, so i guess i'm going to have to venture out to sally's because i can't live without it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've always had brittle dry nails that break off when they grow just beyond the finger tips. In the past I've used OPI nail envy (horrid stuff), Sally Hansen & Fiberglass Network (products were ok, nails felt stronger while polish was applied but still broke when polish was removed)
I read the reviews on Nail Magic here & bought some to try, I'm into my 3rd week, So far I can say, Yes it does work ... But at what cost?
First up: This stuff has a hazard rating of 8 (10 being highest) on cosmetic database mainly due to the formaldehyde & aromatic hydrocarbons.
(So why am I using it? I personally don't buy into the culture of fear & scaremongering tactics used in these studies, i.e selection/omissions of facts & distortion of statistics but as a lot of people do I decided to include that above info in my review)
Secondly: As mentioned by previous reviewers, It BURNS! In all fairness the directions state "apply two THIN coats / Apply Nail Magic to the NAIL SURFACE ONLY. Keep away from cuticle and skin areas, as it may cause irritation."
Yes, I initially made the mistake of applying it thickly & sloppily & suffered the skin irritations (dry cuticles & burning feeling)
When I applied it in the correct manner I didn't suffer any irritations at all.
Finally does it work? Although I'm only 3 weeks into using this product I can say that, my nails are growing longer & have hardened up quite a bit (I do use this in conjunction with Biotin). Unfortunately I did suffer a split nail (right thumb nail that always splits due to banging away on the space bar) but as I'm not even half way through the initial treatment stage yet I figure the weakness was already in my nail & am hoping it will eventually strengthen further into the usage.
Do I recommend this to others? Actually No! I wouldn't recommend this to others due to the perceived health risks, I do share my experience so that others can make up their mind as to if they want to try this product.
UPDATE: 20th Aug - My nails are the longest they have ever been, Unfortunately I did break 2 nails last Friday while trying to stuff a cabin bag into an overhead compartment, So I wasn't to thrilled with that.
I'm still using as per directions & the 2 broken nails already have the white tips back & are just peaking over my finger tips now. I *think* they are growing in faster than they normally would but then again that may just be wishful thinking. I'll update again further into the treatment.
Ingredients from packaging: NITROCELLULOSE, AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, FORMALIN, PLASTICISERS, RESINS, ESTERS OF ACETIC ACID, ALCOHOLS AND PROTEINS.
Directions from packaging: Please follow directions for best results. Shake bottle thoroughly. Clean nails with polish remover. Apply Nail Magic as a base coat. Apply your selected color polish. Apply Nail Magic as a top coat. If using Nail Magic only, apply two thin coats. Use Nail Magic twice weekly for the first eight weeks. Once each week thereafter, to keep your nails strong and beautiful. Apply Nail Magic to the nail surface only. Keep away from cuticle and skin areas, as it may cause irritation.
Warnings from packaging: Flammable. Keep away from open flame. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are allergic to this product, stop using it immediately. Keep away from cuticle and skin areas, as it may cause irritation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
OK, I have used this after artificial nails. At first, it hurt like crazy. After allowing my nails to grow out a little, I started using this product, and I'm actually pleased with it. I can see a difference in the length and strength of my nails. All in all...good stuff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just removed my acrylic nails and this product helped out alot. I have always had weak nails that easily split. Ever since I started using this my nails have gotten, so long and strong. I recommend this to anyone who wants longer, stronger nails. My nails have not broken once since I started using this product. It's been three weeks and my nails are already alot long than they would have been without the product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I was a nail biter for many years, which took a serious toll on the condition of my nails even after I stopped biting. They would never grow past my fingertips, and peeled like crazy.
I started using Nail Magic about 2 months ago, twice a week (I used one coat of it under Orly bonder, and then painted them like normal). It has SERIOUSLY improved my nails! They grow so fast now, and are very strong and hard.
So, the reason why I didn't give this 4 lippies instead of 5 is because:
A) it didn't help with the peeling (my nails still peel easily).
and B) It contains formaldehyde, which might be harmful in the long run. (it also has a strong smell)
Here are some Before & After pictures: (click continued)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This stuff is freaking amazing. I have tried every nail hardener out there... witchcraft.. sally hanson.. etc... to no avail...
i'm a repeat offender when it comes to nail biting.. it's a bad habit i've had since i was a kid... plus i have extremely weak and brittle nails.. even if i tried growing it out, it chips and breaks very easily...
enter nail magic... thanks to MUA and timing... i saw someone review this product mintues after my logging in... so i read it.. saw the majority of positive reviews.. and thought "why not..?"
now.. 4 months later.. i am absolutely amazed... my nails have never been so long and so strong!!!!
you have to keep it up regularly though... and apply it twice a week as directed... be patient... i guarantee great results... i saw results for me within a month... but kept up the application just in case... LOVEEE
yeah it SEEMS a little pricey (i think $15CAD at sally beauty supply) but i've been using it twice a week for the past 4 months and i have more than half the bottle still... so this stuff pays for itself...
wonderful product!!! i can't live without it now and will continue to repurchase for as long as they keep manufacturing it =]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to say that I do love this product. I have heard a lot about it and wanted to try it out for myself. I've been using it for a little over a month, and as a test I only used it on one hand. My nails on that one hand are getting very long and are very strong. I'm convinced enough now to hurry up and use it on the other so they can catch up!