I grew up biting my nails. It’s a nasty, evil habit and it’s almost impossible to completely kick. When I was old enough, I would get acrylic nails to keep myself from biting (because they looked nice and were expensive, I wouldn’t want to mess with them) but as soon as they came off, I’d be right back to biting. I finally stopped when I was 16, after I got my tonsils out and could barely open my mouth to drink water. This (unusually) lasted about 2 weeks, and by then I was just used to not biting. Although now my nails look a lot better, they are still pretty weak because of the 14 year-long habit.
Unfortunately, I transferred my habit. To this day, instead of biting my nails I tend to mindlessly gnaw at my cuticles. I’m not sure if this is better or worse, but Adam claims my hands resemble those of a lumberjack. -_- I have tried to be good about applying lotion to my cuticles daily, but nothing really seemed to repair them. SO I was very excited to receive Sally Hansen’s Nailgrowth Miracle Serum.*
The bottle came with a regular screw cap, and a dropper cap. The squeeze dropper doesn’t suck in a lot of product at once, but that’s alright because you really don’t need more than a drop per finger. The formula is clear and gel-like, however it does not leave your fingers sticky.
- 59% LONGER NAILS With Advanced Peptide Technology
- Natural Nail Growth in only 14 Days
- Nails grow longer, without brittleness
The box suggests to apply daily, which I have been doing for the past couple weeks now. I can already tell a huge difference in the strength of my nails. Before I started using it, my nails were brittle and could break easily during simple tasks like cleaning. Now they feel a lot stronger, and don’t bend as easily.
As far as growing faster, my nails have always grown at a pretty speedy rate, so I wasn’t looking for any real performance in this category, nor could I detect any. I think the main difference is, my nails are growing longer because they aren’t breaking, which was great!
My favorite part about this product- and what I’ve been impressed by the most so far- is what it’s done for my cuticles. The gel formula is extremely moisturizing, and has my fingertips looking soft and healthy. Before, I would have dry, cracked, even bleeding cuticles from picking at them. This serum makes it look like the skin around my nails have experienced nothing but top-of-the-line manicures.
Pictured with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda
Now, those don’t look like lumberjack hands to you, do they??
I’m veryyy happy with this product, and am going to continue to use it daily (but hopefully I’ll stop picking at my cuticles, too). If you have problems with weak nails or dry cuticles, this is definitely a great drug-store solution for you.
*The Nailgrowth Miracle Serum was sent to me from PR for review purposes.
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