After weeks of constant polish, and of course the inevitable picking the nail polish off once it chips, my nails are in terrible shape. Every nail on my right hand broke or peeled, with my pointer finger down to the nub - seriously - no white tip at all. My left hand looks like its in decent shape, at least with nail polish on. But with the polish off you can see the peeling that my nails are so often sporting. Time for growing healthy nails.
Recently, I bought a Sally Hansen gel nail treatment, VitaSurge Strength Gel. I actually thought it was a strengthening topcoat, but it's really a gel treatment.
This is a new product from Sally Hansen, and I had a coupon so I thought I'd try it. The bottle says to use daily for 5 days. I'm currently on day 2, so I'll check back in 3 more days to see how my nails are holding up.
Even though the product is not opaque and you can see the applicator from the bottle, I was still a bit surprised at the doe-foot applicator.
It wasn't something I'd expect to see in a nail-polish shaped bottle. It is a gel treatment with little globules suspended in the blue gel. You simply rub the gel onto each nail with the applicator. When you're finished, you can use your fingers to get the rest of it rubbed in well. The formula has a very strong scent of roses, but very fake smelling roses, almost like Tea Rose perfume. I don't mind the smell, but it is strong and those with delicate olfactory nerves may want to take caution.
|Little globules suspended in the blue gel|
As it was drying, it left this very tacky, gooey residue on my fingers, and even when it is dry, you can still feel a layer of film on the nails. I'll still use this daily and see if it actually hardens my thin, week nails in 5 days. Somehow I'm doubting it, but I'm willing to try!