Product Type: OPI makeup
Newest Review: ... brittle nails; For healthy maintenance and, Matte formula. The #1 salon brand OPI really knows its stuff and these products actually de... more
A must have product for nail envy
OPI Nail Envy Original
Member Name: carlz2001uk
OPI Nail Envy Original
Advantages: Tackles peeling / brittle nails, strengthening, nice clear gloss
Disadvantages: Expensive at full RRP
I love to look after my nails but hate paying salon prices, I'd rather have nice products and do them myself. Because of this, I like to experiment with products such as strengtheners etc. I had been using products from the Sally Hanson range to strengthen my nails, until I came across the Nail Envy range by OPI.
Already a fan of OPI, I just hadn't seen this particular range of products before, all aimed at providing strong, beautiful nails. The Nail Envy range has six products within it (all varnishes), each with its own problem target areas. I have stuck to the all in one original formula which provides maximum strength, but the other varnishes include:
For Sensitive and peeling nails;
For soft and thin nails;
For dry and brittle nails;
For healthy maintenance and,
The #1 salon brand OPI really knows its stuff and these products actually deliver what they promise. Working to strengthen nails, the nail envy varnishes also double up to provide protection from staining, which is inevitable with over using of colour. I have found my nails are not only stronger since using Nail Envy, but that they are also healthier and look healthier too.
I went through a stage a while ago of having shellac on my nails and they were absolutely ruined afterwards. They looked awful, and I don't know why I even had them on, however with the help of various nail products (the majority of which are from OPI), including Nail Envy, my nails were soon back to looking healthy and strong.
Nail Envy (even the original formula) prevents peeling (something I always suffered with), cracking and splitting nails and the nail will grow harder and longer with OPIs Hydrolyzed Protein and Calcium formula. Aside from working as a strengthener, it does an expert job as a base coat, and I have occasionally used it as a top coat too, however this is wasting it really and I only do this if I am without a proper top coat (The Rapidry Top Coat by OPI is one to look out for, as is the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar top coat which dries in well under a minute). For best results you need to apply two coats of the strengthener before applying a colour (it provides a clear glossy finish so can be worn on its own for a simple healthy look).
If budget allows, invest in the OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil which adds extra shine and nourishment to the nail, making your nails look like you've stepped straight out of a salon.
The RRP is pricey at around £18, but I picked mine up in TK Maxx for £8, and it can also be bought on Amazon for just under £9. A must have product.
Summary: Tackles peeling / brittle nails, strengthening, nice clear gloss