As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been a nail biter most of my life. I couldn’t tell you when the bad habit first started but I’ve continued to go through waves of letting my nails grow long for like a month and then biting them off for several months. Sorry if that weirds you out, because rereading that just made ME cringe a little bit.
But I think my issue with growing my nails out has always been the fact that I have such fragile nails. Every time they get even remotely long, one of them splits and I feel like I have to make them all super short to match, or they just feel so flimsy that it drives me crazy. And I’m personally not a fan of fake nails because I feel like they just do more damage to my nails in the long run. But I think that I’ve done it. I think I’ve found the holy grail nail products and I finally have nails that, before, I could only dream of.
The first holy grail item is this Nailtiques Protein Formula. My grandmother was actually the first person to introduce me to this product because she has sworn by it for some time. It’s got an interesting consistency that you have to slightly warm with your hands as you shake and mix (I guess part of it tends to settle to the bottom of the bottle). Every time I use this, usually as a basecoat or under my basecoat, I swear my nails grow a mile overnight. My only complaint is that you can’t really wear this product on it’s own because it will scrape right off. So you really have to keep your nails painted with sturdy polish to get this product to last.
The second product, and my favorite, is the OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener. OH MY GOSH. This product. While it does come at a hefty price where nail polish is concerned, I absolutely love that it can be worn as a basecoat or by itself, giving my nails just a little shine but making my nails the strongest they ever been.
This is all I have on my nails in these pictures and I just love how my nails look. AND GUYS, I was actually able to trim my nails because they were getting to long, for the first time in I don’t even know when. NONE of them had split or were flimsy AT. ALL. Can you tell that I love this product?
I can now confidently say that I have such strong, healthy nails, and it’s all because of these two. So, if your nails are a constant battle for you like mine were for me, go get these two products ASAP. Your nails will definitely thank you.