Back in January I got a manicure and my nails were buffed just a little bit too much. My nails can’t handle being buffed, they get thin, dry and brittle very quickly and they don’t recover until the whole nail grows out again. I had trouble growing out my nails after that manicure because my nails would break, peel or split as soon as they start growing.
I went back to using the OPI Nail Envy Sensitive and Peeling nails an old favourite, and two weeks later I had my nails at the length that I wanted them (a 5mm free edge). If they’re any longer than that, I find it hard to type on my laptop.
Before trying this OPI Nail Envy, I used to think that all nail strengtheners are the same and I thought that what I wanted was for a strengthener to make my nails hard. I’ve used several nail hardeners that were meant to harden my nails and they did, but I was very frustrated because although I had hard nails, they still chipped and broke.
I did some reading and I realised that there are several nail strengtheners for different nail problems. The problem with my nails isn’t (and wasn’t) that they needed hardening, but rather, they were peeling and breaking. That’s how I found out that the OPI Nail Envy for sensitive and peeling nails exists.
It’s described on the OPI website as:
For sensitive, thin nails. Concentrated calcium strengthens and thickens. Protects nails from peeling with Vitamin E & Kukui Nut Oil. Formaldehyde-Free.
One suggested way of using this, especially for difficult nails like mine, is to apply one coat everyday for two weeks without removing it. That sounded odd to me at first, but in practice it’s not, and it works.
I’ve been using this nail strengthener for a couple of years now and I’ve always had the same good results. I can safely say that this strengthener is one that works well for me. I’ve had a look at the OPI website to see what varieties of Nail Envy they have, and they have come out with several new ones.
First off they have coloured Nail Envy, I was very excited to see this because when I do the two week nail treatment I miss having some colour on my nails. Seems like OPI now have the solution for that 🙂
I spotted that they have a matte Nail Envy. This is fantastic especially for men who don’t want to look like they’re wearing anything on their nails.
They also have strengtheners for “Soft and Thin” nails and “Dry and Brittle” nails. I’m interested in trying the Dry and Brittle Nails one, I wonder whether It would be any better for my nails than the Sensitive and Peeling one.
The final verdict is that I’m really happy with this Nail Envy an it really does what it says on the box. I hope that you found this little review helpful.