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I bought this the other day in Boots, though I have quite strong nails, they often get caught on things and are prone to break off so I thought this was be a good buy!
It cost me around £3 from Boots, though I am sure you can buy them elsewhere, in the likes of Superdrug and I have even spotted them in some big name supermarkets.
The liquid is purple in colour, yet as soon as you bring the brush out of the liquid it is clear and when applying it also a clear colour.
To apply, it feels smooth and looks glossy, it doesn't stick to any nail varnish you may be wearing underneath either and it doesn't drag along the nail.
The nail varnish is very glossy ans shiny and looks great to cover nail varnish to make it more shiny or just on bare nails.
As for strengthening my nails, I am not sure that it did this, I wore it everyday (by this I mean reapplying it everyday) for a week and noticed no improvement, so I continued for a further week and still noticed no difference.
Though it does work very well as a base and top coat, it stops any nail varnish from staining your nails and by applying it after it makes the nail varnish look verys shiny, glossy and well polished.
Overall if you want a nail strengthener I wouldn't go for this one, but it works well as a top and base coat!
When it comes to my nails, I need as much help as possible. When I first saw this in my friend´s house, I asked her if it was any good and she said that she had never actually used it was given it as a present and said I could have it as her nails were strong as anything anyway. A freebie... I like it!
This Maybelline Salon Manicure Ultra Strong 3 in 1 comes in a 10ml sized strong thick glass bottle. This bottled substance claims to be a strengthener, base coat and top coat, all to help your nails with strength, wear and shine. This sounded pretty good on the bottle, but what about the results.
This clear bottle showed that the liquid substance was a clear lilac colour, which when applied was clear. As someone who loves getting acrylic nails put on, my nails are weaker than the average and not to mention chip constantly.
I first tried this varnish to see how well it did for strength, as thats where I need help the most. I applied two coats of this stuff and left it on for about a week. I loved the shine it gave to my nails and actually made my nails look nice without any flashy colours. I found that my nails felt stronger but did still chip, not as much as they usually would have had I not had this on though. I found that after wearing this over a length of time, my nails did get stronger, but I didnt want my nails to have to rely on this stuff so eased my way off this to see the results.
I found that my nails were a little stronger but nothing miracley amazingly to report back. This 3 in 1 did do something and was worth trying but I think my nails need something stronger. This polish was however good when using it as a top coat as it provided an incredible shine and also resisted my coloured nail varnish to chip.
Overall, I did like this product as all it is made for but for me the strengthner just wasnt strong enough for me. Maybe my nails can not be helped! The shine of this stuff was brilliant and I was very happy with the result it gave. I would certainly buy this to use as a base coat and top coat, just not sure about the strengthner.
In conclusion, a good product, just needs to work on one part of its 3 in 1.
As everyone knows Maybelline makes a huge range of cosmetics for the face, lips, eyes, body and nails. Their products come in a huge range of different colours and combinations to suit all skin types. Maybelline made the popular dream mousse which was an air whipped foundation and later they also decided to do this in eye-shadows as it proved very popular. Another popular product is the pure mineral's range which includes a great range of foundations and blushers which is so fine it holds to the skin all day.
***SALON MANICURE CARE***
This range includes some fantastic products to look after and care for the nails. This range includes the product I am reviewing (Ultra Strong 3 in 1), Hydra Cuticle Lotion, Protecting Top Coat, age Treatment Base, Calcium Strenghthener, and Anti Brekage Base. All of these products comes in bottles which look just like nail varnish but are made to help maintain the beauty of your nails.
***ULTRA STRONG 3 IN 1***
This Ultra Strong 3 in 1 nail care product is a strengthener, base and topcoat for strength, wear and shine. It comes in a clear bottle with a light purple coloured liquid inside. It also states on the bottle that it had diamond powder in the product as well. In this bottle you get 10ml of the product.
***APPLYING/USING THE PRODUCT***
This product does have the same strong smell as most nail varnishes have but this varnish is less thicker then nail varnish. The brush is quite a stiff strong brush with clear bristles and when you actually apply the product it is clear, although it look purple in the bottle. This is easy to apply, as it work the same way as applying any normal nail varnish. I decided that I would use this product o its own and not use it as a base coat or a top coat. This product didn't take too long to dry, and I would say it dries a lot quicker than normal nail varnish.
When it had dried my nails look healthy and glossy, but not as though it had nail varnish on them. It looked very natural and looked as though the shine was a natural part of my nails. The product lasted about 1 week then I decided to take it off and re-apply the product again.
I would definately try using this as a base coat and as a top coat as well to make my nail colour last a bit longer as it is definately a strong wearing product and does also make your nails shine as well.
I bought this product from boots which cost me about £2.99 which I thought was reasonable as it looked liked a great product compared to some of the other nail care products I had been looking at and I know maybelline is a product I can trust as i have used their brand before. They also sell this in super-drug as well, how-ever this product is not avaliable to buy on www.boots.com or www.superdrug.com so this can only be purchased in store.
I am very pleased with this product, even just using this product on its own on my nails it looked very natural and made my nails look healthy with a nice shine to them. This product is definately heard wearing and I would definately use it as a top coat or a base coat to go with my favourite nail colour. After using this product it would also persuade me to use other products in this range as well. When I run out of this product I will definately be buying some more.
(Review also on ciao)
My nails are like paper, seriously, they can be ripped as easily as fine tissue (I really should see someone about that!). So when I discovered Maybelline 'Salon Manicure' nail polish, I jumped at the chance to greatly improve the look and strength of my lacklustre nails.
At an average price of £3.59 a bottle, it's not bad price wise as I've seen several other brands offering the same sort of strengthener for around a fiver.
The key to the strengthening action of this polish is that it contains 'Diamond Powder' - not only does this strengthen the nails but also once applied and dries, it appears to have a sort of luminescent sparkle that's really appealing and sophisticated (and doesn't look as if you've stolen your little sister's glitter nail polish).
After around 2 coats of this stuff my nails feel invincible...until they come into contact with water that is. After having a shower or having washed my hands several times, the polish starts to peel off! NOT FUN when you've just spent 30 minutes applying the stuff! Also, this polish takes AGES to dry! If you've got one of those professional nail drying machines like they have in salons then I'd recommend you whip that out when using this because seriously, I've sat doing nothing for about 20 minutes waiting for it to become bone-dry and even then I was able to 'dent' and smudge the varnish accidentally.
On the plus side, this varnish can be used as a base or topcoat to compliment your usual manicure colour or just looks lovely on its own. Plus you feel like you're doing something to nourish your nails as you paint your nails and not just ruthlessly smothering them in nasty goop!
Strengthener, base and topcoat for strength, wear and shine /