Product Type: Sally Hansen makeup
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Thanks to Sally I have found a cure for my problem nails!
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
Member Name: juliassg71
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
Advantages: works from within to repare and strengthen nails
Disadvantages: strong chemical smell
I have read other reviews whereby following on from having children, a woman's nails never seem to grow the same as beforehand and that is definitely my experience too! Before having my two children I used to be able to grow my nails quite long and they always looked strong and healthy but for the last 8 years that has not been the case - babies really do take a lot out of you during pregnancy and birth and it is on-going!!! Ever since my nails have split, flaked, become brittle and been virtually impossible to grow to a nice length and they don't grow as quickly as they once did. I did go through a period where I had false nails put on as I do like my hands and nails to look nice but when my husband was made redundant 18 months ago I of course stopped that little luxury and after using acrylic, my natural nails were in even more of a weakened state!
I then turned to other remedies in order to get my own nails to grow and have used several Sally Hansen products in the past, not always with good results but I think that has often been down to the fact that I have not used the product as instructed, i.e. I forget to do it every day or whatever is required (although I usually start off with the best of intentions - but don't most of us?!).
Of course any product that has the word 'miracle' in it is an immediate draw and a clever marketing ploy and even though we probably all have a little voice saying - 'you know that's probably an overstatement don't you?', I just can't resist them just in case one of them actually lives up to the promise.
The nail strengthener comes in a bright blue nail varnish sized bottle with a gold top with white writing on the front. Once the lid is unscrewed you find an average sized nail varnish brush and apply the product just like any other varnish. The packaging as showed is a cardboard surround that has all the information on it about the product.
Basically, this strengthener contains vitamins that nourish the nails from within whilst the varnish itself gives a hard protective covering to the nail itself thus protecting it from the stresses of day to day life.
The instructions are very easy in that one thin coat needs to be applied to clean, bare, dry nails every other day or it can be used as a base coat under varnish. The product is quite thin and runny so take care not to apply too much but wipe off any excess on the neck of the bottle. This does have a very strong chemical smell which my husband really doesn't like so best to do this in an airy space with a window open! The product gives a subtle shine to your nails once dried and I must say on pressing my nail gently it did feel immediately a little bit stronger and less soft and bendy even after the first use.
The blurb does state that your nails could be 50% in just 3 days and the fact you apply this every other day is quite impressive if true, no? This strengthener will help your nails to become healthier looking and much more resilient. It contains natural protein and powerful anti-oxidants which help the nails to become stronger from within - i.e. this doesn't just protect the outer layer but works much deeper down which is exactly what my nails need! This product also helps maintain a necessary amount of moisture within the nail to stop them from drying out and cracking and splitting through being dehydrated although drinking lots of water can also help that problem! On top of all this micro-minerals help to mend any tiny amounts of damage already in the nail and protects them from further damage.
DOES IT WORK?
I have today I have been really stringent in applying this product every other day for the past two weeks and my nails are 90% better than they were and they are all now all over the nail bed by a good 3-4mms and uniform in length so for me this really has helped to improve my nails and I am only another two weeks or so away from having long, healthy looking nails once again that belong to me!!!!
I would say it is definitely worth giving this particular product a go but I would say that it really is important to follow the instructions to the letter to get the best out of this product. This costs around £8-9 so although it is cheaper than falsies it is still relatively expensive and therefore a waste if you are not going to use it properly and then not get the desired results.
I would definitely recommend this product on the evidence of the current look of my nails. They are much stronger and more flexible and are not splitting or flaking as before. I am hopeful that I have found a way of maintaining my nails to the desired effect.
Thanks for reading. x
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Summary: a great product if used correctly