When it came to looking for a solution, I wanted something long-term. I was sick of my nails getting to a certain length and just snapping off - this was to be a lifestyle change. And that meant no more biting, picking and generally letting them get into a mess. So, along with a 4-way buffing block, nourishing hand cream and some cuticle pusher backer thingys (basically a professional now aren't I?), me and my Nail Nurse Rescue from Rimmel had a hot date two or three nights a week in January. And you know what? My nails have never looked better for it. Okay, they're not super long, but they're strong, and that is a huge step for me!
|Ignore the filters - I Instagrammed my progress!|
According to the bottle, you're supposed to put it on every night, then on the second day take it off and start again. Well, this might just be me being lazy, but that sounds like a bit of a faff. So I did things my way and every other night I put a coat on (I had a lot of damage control to do, after all). When it seemed like it was starting to peel, I took the lot off and did a new coat. The only pictures I have are ones with the inevitable Instagram filter, but hopefully you get the jist of just what this little £5 bottle of goodness can do.
Now that my nails are long(ish) and strong(er), I've actually been looking forward to painting them (and keeping the colour on for longer than a day!). My nails have honestly never looked or felt better, so if you're looking for a long term solution to your brittle nails, you could do a lot worse than the Nail Nurse (I'm so sorry).
Have you ever tried this? What's your favourite nail strengthener?