Thursday, 3 May 2012

Review: O.P.I Original Nail Envy

When I was younger I was a nail biter. Even though I have kicked the habit now, it left me with brittle, peeling nails that wouldn't grow very long before they broke. I have tried many different nail strengtheners in the past but I never felt that they really made a difference, I was very sceptical that layering what is essentially a clear nail polish on your nails could possible have any strengthening properties. That is why although I have seen quite a few people rave about O.P.I's Nail Envy, I never tried it myself, £18.50 seemed a ridiculous price to pay for something that might not work. However, I took the plunge when I spotted O.P.I Original Nail Envy on BuyaPowa at just £8.50


The packaging is just the same as all standard O.P.I nail polishes and you get 15ml of product. You use it by painting two layers on to clean nails, and then adding another layer over the top every other day for one week. When the week has passed, you remove it all and start again. The packaging also says that you can wear this under your regular nail polish.

I have been using this for the past four weeks, alternating between bare nails and underneath my nail polish.


I am very pleased with the results, I can definitely say that I can notice a difference, my nails don't bend as easily when I gently push on them. As a result, my nails have been growing a bit better, and not breaking off when they get to a certain length. I am not saying that my nails do not break at all, however, this is not an all-powerful wonder product, but it certainly is good.

I still think that £18.50 is a steep price to pay, but if you scour eBay and Amazon you can find it a lot cheaper. Also, keep an eye on BuyaPowa, as I believe it has been on there a couple of times.


Have you tried O.P.I Nail Envy?

23 comments:

  1. Nice Review ,thank you!

    xoxo

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    1. You're welcome, I hope it helped! :) x

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  2. I have the same problem with my nails, and I've been trying out Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle, so far so good! I've been wanting to try Nail Envy for a while, but so expensive! :)
    xx

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    1. I think the Sally Hansen one is the last one I tried, it didn't work that well for me :( All is good if it works for you though! :) x

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  3. I really want to try this as my nails are prone to breaking and peeling. They are all so uneven! Xx

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    1. That was the problem with mine :( so annoying! x

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  4. I love this stuff. My nails are so damaged from constantly painting them over the last eight years, and I found that nail envy really helped. Great review :)

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    1. It really is good, I have no idea how it works haha! Thank you :) x

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  5. I really want this! have only heard good things about it xxx

    Beth

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    1. Give it a go? There are some going at decent prices on eBay :) x

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  6. seems like it's a great product :) sounds amazing!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  7. Aah, really want to try this! Currently trying Avon's but it doesn't seem to be doing anything :( you've made me want this even more ahaa! <3

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    1. Ooh I didn't know Avon did one... look out for a good deal on this, I definitely recommend it :) x

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  8. I also got mine form buyapowa, love it, such a great product. x

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    1. I agree :) I was so sceptical about it, I have no idea how it works haha x

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  9. This is on offer alot on QVC too x

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  10. My nails are often really weak but grow so quickly, I'm trying to build up strength in them and to be honest I think I notice the most change in them when I am eating better and cutting out the rubbish, same for my skin!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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    1. Ooh, I do agree, everything is so much better when you eat healthier, I should really start doing this again haha! x

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    1. You're welcome, I hope it helped! :) x

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  12. I've been eying this for a while! Great review...will try it now:)


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