Orly Nail Rescue

4.5

28 reviews

96% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Wonderful product. It works! Easy to use. This is not a new product and it has been on the market for many years before I discovered it. I am very impressed. I bought this after years of using tea bags or silk wraps and recently I saw several older You Tube tutorials on nail repair that used this powder and glue and it looked so simple and fast that I wanted to give it a try. I found this a couple of weeks ago at my local Sally's Beauty Supply and bought this little kit. I paid around $7.50 for this but it's worth so much more. It comes with a small bottle of glue, a little pot of loose powder, and a small buffing square. I used this 10 days ago to patch a break that was starting on my nail and had previously patched with a silk wrap. I had never used this before so this is a first impression review. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Prep nail and clean it. Apply a thin even layer of glue keeping it away from cuticles and sidewalls. Immediately dip into powder and brush off excess. Let dry. Buff to smooth and repeat steps. Super easy. I had no trouble but I did prefer following the video instructions as compared to just reading them and following an illustration. I applied the glue a little too heavy though in one spot so I had to do a lot of buffing and smoothing to get it all evened out there. I patched this nail almost two weeks ago and it is still holding strong and you can't tell it's broken beneath the patch. They recommend applying this as a full nail application and that is easier that just doing a small square patch like the silks anyway. The hardest thing on this was the filing and buffing and that wasn't hard at all, just a little time consuming and requires patience. You've got to take time to get this nice and even or some polishes like chromes, frosts, and cremes could show and accentuate every flaw/ridge/bump/groove so make sure to do a thin even layer of glue, repeat steps as necessary, and buff well taking your time to make it smooth. Even on naked nails you can't tell which one I patched. This does add strength to your nail just as an acrylic overlay does. It has lasted longer than my silks and so far I haven't had any lifting or fraying at the edges. The silks tend to start to fray at the edges and sides with tip wear over a couple of weeks and sometimes even then the patch won't hold and the break will catch on my hair or threads and such. This product does not do that and I am delighted with its performance so far. I change my manis several times a week and this has held up to 5 polish changes so far and still is in perfect shape. Two layers is all I needed to repair and it gives my nails time to grow out keeping them all the same length without having to cut them all down to nubs just because I broke one. I really love this powder/glue kit and it works great for me. I work in a hospital and wash my hands too many times a day to count and have exposure to lots of chemicals and antibacterials and such and this holds up to all that. I love that this is so easy to apply, has no strong chemical smell like the gel cure spray does, and is fast too. This required zero learning curve and for the first time try, this was a complete success. I love this product already! I feel like I have salon results right in my own home. I can repair any time without waiting for an appointment and it looks as good.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I seem to frequently get a horizontal split on the side of my left thumb, always in the same place which makes it hard to grow the length out. Using this as an overlay on the whole nail allows me to maintain the length as the split eventually grows out. I use a different buffing tool than the one that comes in the kit (therefore the three lippies on packaging) but I haven't had any issues with the glue drying out.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I use this kit along with the "teabag" method to salvage a broken nail. I will often get a crack in the nail plate on my thumbs very close to the free edge. I find that when I apply a sliver of tea bag alone, the crack only is repaired for a few days. I then purchased this product to apply over a tea bag...works like a dream. Repair will last a good 2 weeks.

My technique:
1. drop of nail glue to crack
2. apply the teabag sliver
3. thin brush application of more nail glue
4. Dip into the acrylic powder, gentle tap excess powder off
5. (hardest step) wait for everything to dry. I wait 10 minutes
6. Buff smooth.
7. Wash residual acrylic powder off.

Price is very reasonable. Easy to find at Sally's. Nail glue supplied is tiny, but works well with other nail glues and even Krazy Glue (ran out of my usual nail glue)

I always have this available in my manicure box for quick nail repair.
Removal is easy, acetone base nail polish remover via soak off or foil wrap removes my repair patch without any difficulty.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

It lives up to its promise -- repairing your nail. But the container of powder is very small. I have long nails and it was difficult to fit my nail inside to roll it around to apply the powder. You can't beat the price, though!

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

- It's easy to use paint glue + dip in powder

- It can be extremely durable but this also depends on the severity of repair & care.

- The costs is lower than less effective alternatives (~$9)

- The packaging is simple but accurately details the contents, function and instructions. It's well structured slotting a shelf for the glue and a divider-style lid to hold powder + mini-file below. It provides enough xtra space to keep a few cotton balls/etc. squished in and opens easily.

- It really performs miracles on damaged nails. I've been using this the last 3 yrs & all the options I've tried really aren't practical or effective for me. It has faithfully repaired numerous cracks and completely broken nails until they had grown out (I switch polish evry 2wks).

- My hang-ups are with the glue-to-powder ratio; they need a bigger bottle of glue or offer to sell additional bottles alone. I also wish it was sold in more stores.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The background:
Last week, I got a shellac manicure and had gone in with a broken thumb nail (horizontal tear 1/3 down from the tip). The salon wanted to use glue, but I knew glue wouldn't be enough. Because I insisted, the salon repaired my nail with a teeny tiny sliver of silk wrap and charged me 3$! Given how small the silk wrap had been, I knew the repair job wouldn't last. Less than a week later, my nail had cracked in the same place, but worse.

I did some research on Pinterest and decided to buy silk wraps, which seemed like an easy DIY. I missed getting to my local beauty supply store before it closed. So, I headed to Shoppers Drug Mart and picked up the only repair kit they sold - the Orly Nail Rescue kit. The kit comes with a bottle of brush-on glue, a jar of acrylic powder and a buffer tool. I decided to get it, since I remembered reading reviews on MUA. I wasn't too keen on using acrylic at home but I was desperate!

The review:
Based on what I learned reading other reviews on MUA, I decided not to follow the kit's instructions. I brushed some glue onto the crack (clean, dry nail) and pushed the crack down into place with a nail tool. I sprinkled a little acrylic powder over the just-glued area, and had a paper towel underneath to catch spills. After tapping my finger to dislodge any excess powder, I waited about 5 minutes for my nail to dry. It felt dry to the touch, so I sanded down the area with the buffer tool that came in the kit. The buffer worked just fine and it took a few minutes to buff the area smooth.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that my nail looked great and felt very stable. To be safe, I added one more layer of support. So far so good, it's been three days since I repaired my nail and no signs of the crack. I was also happy that neither the glue nor the powder have a strong odor.

The conclusion:
Overall, this product was easy to use (even with my left hand) and I was very happy with the end result. So long as you lay something out to catch powder spills and you carefully apply the glue to avoid your skin, you'll be fine! The one downside (minus one lipstick) is the product's price. I read other reviewers who got this kit for half of what I paid. I paid 15$ at Shoppers (Toronto, ON, Canada). Next time, when I repurchase this product, I will shop around for a better price!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this product in an effort to save my nail from essentially falling off after a bad injury to my right big toe. That was a little over a year ago. I had not one but two breaks in the nail - one at the middle of the nail which went almost half way across (horizontally) and also at the base where the nail had buckled and later split as it grew out (sorry if this is gross but I figured it was relevant to the product review). I thought I might lose the nail but I really didn't want that to happen, so I bought this as a last resort. This product does work. It comes with a very strong nail glue, silica dust to seal the break and a file for smoothing out the area afterward. I used it for almost a year - the amount of time it took to completely grow out the nail - and was able to save it from ripping off. The only downsides are that the silica dust is a bit messy to apply - it gets everywhere when you open the container, and also I usually had to repair the break every 2 weeks or so. I did not paint over the breaks because they were well below the quick, the most I did was use base coat over the repair toward the end which also seemed to help it adhere to the nail. I'm just very pleased that I was able to grow out the nail without losing it, because that would have been painful. Highly recommend this product.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I always cut myself with the potato peeler; it never fails. This time I missed my skin and it cut my middle finger nail on the side. It cut it about as far back as it could so there is no way I can cut it plus it keeps catching onto everything. I tried mending it with a teabag like I normally do but it wasn't holding for me this time; it kept splitting. So I tried my had at this and I can't believe how strong it is and how smooth the application was! Definitely a life saver!


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

An HG for sure! My index finger has a semi-permanent vertical split down to the quick and even past it as the nail bed is damaged all the way to the cuticle. There's plenty of great ideas here already on how to use, but l will say that if you have a repetitive split l've had great success leaving this stuff on for a month whilst oiling with solar oil. My nail splits much less now. I even leave it on whilst using nail clippers. If you're careful you can partially trim it down and the rest will hold true.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This stuff is great. Really easy to apply with help to the instructions (there really isn't a learning curve). Paint your damaged nail with the glue, stick it in the pot & sand it down when dry.

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