O.P.I Original Nail Envy Review | KatieLewLaSunday, January 20, 2013
Over the next few weeks I'm going to try and do some reviews on things that were bought for me at christmas! Thought it would be a great way to show you some of the lovely gifts I got & maybe also some that I haven't loved so much....
Up first is........
I've heard soooooo many bloggers rave about the O.P.I nail envy nail strengthener but as much as I try to avoid being a sheep this was bought for me so I'm adding to the hype!
I always use some type of nail treatment as a base coat, I've been using the avon gold strength for quite a while but have been testing this since I got it for christmas. I must admit that I never really notice a difference with these products because I assume that naturally my nails are pretty rock solid. Either that or whatever I have been using previously has worked. BUT........ with this I must say there was a noticeable difference. When I'd had it on for a couple of weeks under various other nail polishes and then removed it my nails were literally ROCK HARD (like, you cannot bend them at all) I'd go as far to say that it would be quite a challenge to break one (not that I'm going to try).
The consistency is quite runny when you apply it so try to scrape a little bit off the brush beforehand or you'll end up with it all over your fingers. It also does take a few minutes to dry so if you use it as a base coat like me then I would advise leaving your nails a while to ensure its dry before applying a colour. I have experienced quite a bit of streaking over the past couple of weeks when using this so I need to investigate further into whether it is this causing it or the polishes I'm using :( maybe I'll try applying a base coat over the top of this as well.
I'll be totally honest, I highly doubt I would pay £18.75 when my avon gold strength seems to be good enough for me, however I would recommend it for those who have particularly soft nails and need something extra strength to give them a boost. For someone who already has pretty strong nails although you may notice a difference is it really worth all that money? I'm not so sure....
Let me know what you think???
Have you tried it before???
Hope you enjoy