18th July 2011

Nails, Nails, Nails

By Get Lippie

Lots of people have been asking me about my nails recently, so I thought I’d share my new discovery!  About six weeks ago, my nails looked like the picture above.  This is what they look like now:

Index finger aside (which I keep shorter for contact lens-related reasons), there’s quite a difference!  There’s also a bit of staining, but I’ll gloss over (ha ha!) that …

I get an occasional manicure, and Zoran at Equus has been raving about Nailtiques for months, because he’s a firm believer that nails need protein, so, after a uhming and ahing about it for a while, I finally bit the bullet and bought a bottle.  And, I love it.  I’ve been using it as a basecoat (I did read the instructions on the bottle, which say to use it as a treatment, without polish, but, I … er… ignored them) for the last month or so, and my nails have been virtually indestructible since.

You need to mix the ingredients in Formula 2 (which is for weak, peeling or splitting nails) gently, then apply a thin coat to the nails, taking care not to get any on your skin.  I find it dries really quickly, and gives a great base for varnish to cling to. 

I bought my bottle of Nailtiques from Beauty Bay, which cost me £15.50, and it’s a bargain, as I’ve since seen it at Garden Pharmacy costing £19.95 for the same 15ml bottle.  I’m also taking a course of Imedeen hair and nails, so I’m hoping that between the two, my nails will stay like this for a while now …