Nail Rehab



My nails are truly terrible. They're flaky, thin, permanently damaged, and are constantly breaking. This is mainly due to the fact that I'm constantly switching nail polish colors, so recently I decided to go a bit natural and give my nails a bit of a pigment break. The first thing I did was remove all of the polish from my nails and gave myself a bit of an at-home manicure. I used Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover to clean up my cuticle, and went in with a nail file to make my nails quite short and even. Now if my nails weren't incredibly damaged, I would leave it there. But my nails are so flaky that if left on their own, they will just break more. I've used the O.P.I Nail Envy before, and while I like it, I find it can turn my nails slightly yellow if I use it too long.

I've been recently testing out the Nail Tek Restore Damaged Nail Kit, and have been pleasantly surprised. The three-part system starts with Foundation II, a base coat that is super-quick drying and easy to apply. I put two coats of this one, followed by the top coat called Intensive Therapy II. The top coat is definitely not fast-drying, so if you're impatient this one isn't for you. But I think it's definitely worth it in the end, because it stays on for a few days without chipping. After the top coat is dry, I apply the Renew tea tree infused cuticle oil to hydrate my cuticles.

After sticking to this routine for two weeks, my nails are stronger and less flaky...and I'm ready to get back to nail polish. If your nails are looking a bit weak, I would definitely recommend giving this regime a try!

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