Saturday, June 22, 2013

OPI NAIL ENVY

Hello my ladies! Today's post is about a new nail product I've been testing out for a little bit. That product is OPI's Nail Envy. Originally thought to only be available for $16 (!!!!) but later found for $7 on Amazon, this guy has a lot of talk about him. I have seen nail bloggers swear by this product. Below I will discuss how I feel about it!


I have been wanting this for so long because my pointer and middle fingernails chip and peel incessantly and I'm tired of my manis only lasting a few days! I figured this was my cure-all and was really excited to try it out! I'm a few manis in, however, and I'm not seeing much of a difference.

I wanted to post a photo of my nails' thicknesses before and after application but I simply couldn't manage getting a picture that clear of such a thin area. I'm about three manis in and although there is much less chipping and a bit less peeling, I haven't experienced what I feel like everybody else did. When I saw photos online, there were such vast differences in both the thickness of the ladies' nails and the shape of the nail itself. It seemed almost as if it strengthen the nail so much that it made the nail curve more around the nail, making it less flat and brittle.

EDIT: That being said, after months of testing both this product and other base coats I have concluded that this is definitely my favorite. I was expecting this product to change my nail curvature which it definitely does not do. What it does do, however, is extend the wear time of my manicures on my more brittle nails up to three or four days in some cases. My initial disappointment has been overshadowed by the constant strengthening that Nail Envy does over time. No more chipped pointer fingers!

If I were to rate this, I would give it an 8.5/10. Best base coat I have personally tried out!

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