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Rimmel Nail Rescue
Member Name: sweetdaisy
Rimmel Nail Rescue
Date: 21/04/07, updated on 19/10/13 (2296 review reads)
Advantages: actually works, no more chipping, nails are a lot stronger
Disadvantages: the smell (like all nail varnish)
I have probably spent most of my life biting and chewing my nails and have only had long(ish) nails for about 5 years. When I was younger my parents tried everything to stop me from biting them, including putting mustard under my nails (they were desperate for me to stop!) and applying 'Stop and Grow' which I used to chew off (and didn't mind the taste!) and the only reason I stopped was because at the local fish and chip shop I noticed the girl who was serving me had similar nails to me at the time and it looked awful - so from that point onwards I stopped biting them.
As a result of me previously biting my nails way too short and looking like I had bulbous E.T. fingers, my nails are now very soft and so weak that I can bend my nails back (I know - it sounds disgusting). I hardly ever have a full set of fingernails the same length as they get to a certain length and break.
One of my work colleagues recommended I use Rimmel Nail Rescue as her nails are perfect (she also still lives her parents and doesn't do any cleaning, which probably helps!).
Rimmel Nail Rescue is part of Rimmel's Nail Care range. It is a clear nail varnish that comes in a clear 12ml pot and has a white top with red writing. There is a sticky label on the back on the varnish that opens up with details of usage. Rimmel Nail Rescue is a 2 week treatment that hardens nails making them stronger, more resilient and reduces chipping and splitting. Generally nail treatments that come in nail varnish pots tend to be a serum that you apply - more like a cuticle oil which moisturises the nail, however this is a treatment that doubles up as a glossy clear varnish, so looks great on it's own.
In terms of application, you apply 1 coat days 1 & 2 of week 1. Repeat treatment at beginning of week 2. Remove after week 2 and hey presto - you have stronger nails. There is a warning with the treatment, as it contains Formaldehyde, however I was surprised that this didn't affect my nails and make then go Yellow. You also need to protect cuticles with grease or oil before application, but I have found that a small dab of Vaseline rubbed into your nails gives plenty of protection.
I have followed the two week treatment twice and unlike normal varnish, when you get your hands wet or been in the bath too long, the varnish doesn't peel, so it is quite durable. It makes your nails very hard and was pleasantly surprised not to have any chipping or breaking. My nails following the treatment are in better condition; they are no longer 'bendy' and look a lot healthier.
At £4.99 it is quite expensive, but when you compare this to other nail treatments such as Sally Hensen's range, it is cheap and most importantly of all - it actually works!
So for longer, stronger and harder nails I would definitely recommend Rimmel Nail Rescue.
Available at Superdrug and Boots.
For further information go to www.rimmellondon.com
Thank you for reading xx
Summary: Nail Treatment to strengthen and help nails become stronger