I took my acrylics off today after having them on for a couple of months. My nails are so damaged, more so than usual, but I only have myself to blame.
Just in time for the New Year, I've decided to revert back to being 'au natural' and really try and grow my nails nice and strong over the next three months. My nails are currently paper thin, bendy, and full of ridges and dents due to the assortment of drills I've had moonwalk all over my nails beds. I did however have a full manicure this evening to kickstart their transformation - so at least my cuticles are looking fly, even if I do have stumps for nails!
So anyway, there's light at the end of the tunnel and I've rummaged through my 'nail care drawer' and pulled every item I own in an attempt to blitz my talons with some much needed TLC.
1. Mavala Scientifique Penetrating Nail Hardener
2. Mavala Mavaderma
3. Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle
4. Sally Hansen Thicken Up!
5. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
6. Essie Protein Base Coat
7. OPI Maintenance Nail Envy
I know for a fact that Mavala Scientifique definitely works, and priced just £5.50 at Boots it's affordable. The only item that's missing from this family photo is Renunail, which I spilt all over my window sill a few mths ago (this year alone at least 5 polishes have suffered the same fate - but on the carpet!), and Mavala Nailactan which I forgot to pull from my travel bag - sorry, but I can't be bothered to take the picture again but you can spot it in my Reunail post.
I've taken pics of my nails tonight to compare alongside their condition in a few weeks time, so I'll share photos when I do an update post. I guess you could say this is one of my Beauty Resolutions - to get my nails in better shape, but I'm not gonna kid myself and declare that I'll curb my spending on all things superficial in 2011cos that resolution proved to be an absolute J.O.K.E throughout 2010!!