Product Type: Sally Hansen makeup
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Hard as nails
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Member Name: tinkers22
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Advantages: great shine, helps to protect your nails, value for money
Disadvantages: strong smell
I only started wearing nail varnish about a year ago, and since I started I cant stop, my nails always match and I have built up quite a collection of colours in the past year, however it all seems to be too much for my once strong nails and they have started to chip and split, this is obviously not a good look lol.
My friend is a nail technician and she recommended I start to use a nail strengtheners, I stopped off in Superdrug and picked up this delightful product.
** The packaging **
Initially (before opening) this product comes in a packet, which is basically made from see-through plastic and card. All the product information and instructions is on this card.
The bottle is clear with a small label around the middle, with the product logo and other important information such as instructions etc. As with most nail varnishes etc the brush is attached to the lid but I must point out that this brush is amazingly soft and pleasant to use.
The packaging is minimal yet it has everything you need on there.
** The product **
There is a really strong smell with this product and it is overpowering, it basically smells like a nail varnish however this smell doesn't seem to go away and it does start to make your eyes water.
It goes on the nail quite thickly so ensure you wipe the brush off slightly before applying it to the nail. It dries very quickly and leaves a nice shine on your nails.
As far as I can notice its definitely great as a base coat as it smoothes the nail out and it definitely stops your varnish from chipping, however im not sure that it miraculously hardens your nails. I have noticed a good change in relation to the condition of my nails so maybe it takes a few applications.
** Price and Availability **
I purchased this product from Superdrug for approximately £3.50 and I think this is the going rate for this product. This product is available from most retailers and I have seen it in some of the larger supermarkets.
** Overall Opinion **
A good product, which is certainly worth the money. You can use it for various different purposes such as nail strengthener, clear varnish or a varnish protector. Apart from the smell I have no complaints and too be honest the smell is tolerable when your getting good results. Make sure you wash you hand thoroughly after use and try not to put your nails in your mouth any time soon after application or you will be greeted by a disgusting taste. Good if your trying to stop biting your nails though.
Summary: overall it does what it says on the tin