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      07.08.2011 20:08
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      Removed nail varnish easily for a good price.

      I am constantly painting my nails different colours, I swear I can't keep the same colour nails longer then a week, I always have to experiment with new colours! And as I am always changing my nail colour, it means that I have to have a good nail varnish remover to remove the nail varnish.

      The nail varnish remover I am reviewing is called Sally Hansen Strengthening Polish Remover. It claims to 'rapidly remove all traces of nail colour plus treats your nails to essential nutrients that help promote healthy looking nails and cuticles.' Brilliant! A nail varnish remover that not only removes the colour, it also makes my nails and cuticles healthy!

      The nail varnish remover comes in a clear bottle with a screw top. It has most of the information that you need on the bottle, such as ingredients and what it claims to do. The lid screws off and on very easily. However I would of preferred a different kind of lid, such as a lid that flips up and flips down and the hole could be smaller as I find that sometimes if I knock over the bottle then the nail varnish remover flows out of the big hole at the top very very fast and then makes your carpet reek and results in you losing half the remover! So the bottle design could be improved to prevent accidents for clumsy people like me! One of the first things that you will notice when you screw off the cap is the very strong smell. It is a very strong smell, and nearly all nail varnish removers contain this smell. Most people hate it, but I actually quite like the smell of it! The liquid is a pink colour which is a nice colour for a nail varnish remover!

      So now using it. To use it you just simply get some toilet roll (or cotton pads) press the toilet roll on top of the bottle, then tip the bottle upside down so the liquid goes onto the toilet roll. Then rub the toilet roll onto your nails to get rid of the nail varnish. I found that it got rid of the nail varnish easily, it didn't take a lot of rubbing until all the nail varnish has gone off my nails. I find that if you use something thicker then toilet roll such as cotton pads, its better as when you use toilet roll the tissue often crumbles and becomes messy, but the pads are thicker so its easier.

      This nail varnish remover claimed to make my nails stronger and healthier. And to be honest I didn't notice a difference in my nails. They weren't any healthier to what they normally are, but I guess it didn't make my nails in any worse condition. However it did remove the nail varnish quickly and easily, so I will give it that!

      I got this nail varnish remover from ASDA for £1.97 for a 200ml bottle. I found that the price is good for this product. I only need 2 or 3 tips of the remover onto the toilet roll and that seems to be enough to remove the nail varnish, so it actually has lasted me a fairly long time.

      I think I would buy this nail varnish again, as it does remove nail varnish easily and it is a good price, however I don't think it made a major difference to the strength or health of my nails. But overall a fairly good product!

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        18.03.2011 16:18
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        A product that really cares for your nails

        I like to wear nail varnish more or less constantly, as I keep my nails short (I think their shape would be described by those in the know as 'squoval'), and I think it helps them look more elegant. A good manicure can go a long way to helping me feel well groomed and therefore just that bit better about myself. My toe nails are always polished, winter and summer. Feet aren't the prettiest things in the world, and need all the help they can get!

        Because I usually wear a deep red nail varnish, I need a truly hard-working remover. I try to only use nail polish remover once or twice a week because I don't want to risk drying my nails out any more than they already are.

        So I was delighted to discover Sally Hansen's Moisturising Polish Remover for dry and brittle nails. It contains pro-vitamin B5, a miracle ingredient that seems to be in lots of cosmetics now, as well as Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, which all help condition your nails. As someone who always wears dark nail varnish, I have found this to be one of the most effective removers I've ever tried.

        Sally Hansen does a range of nail polish removers, and each white opaque bottle contains a different colour liquid. The Moisturising version, which is acetone free, contains a bluey-green remover. The label on the back of the bottle says that this is 'The Fast Remover for dry, brittle nails', and I would certainly agree with that description.

        The label goes on to say that 'Nails are similar in structure to hair. So, just as pro-vitamins penetrate deeply to improve hair structure, nails can benefit as well.'

        When using the remover, I usually tip the bottle twice onto a cotton pad, so that it gets a good covering without getting soaked. I then press the pad firmly onto each nail for a few moments before wiping off. Even a long-lasting manicure - ie one that has a base and top coat as well as two coats of nail polish - sweeps away easily and with no mess.

        This product is available from Boots, where a 200ml bottle currently costs £2.44 (as at 17th April), although it can be bought more cheaply at Tesco (£2.02) and from online cosmetic stores. Boots' own website states that this polish remover can also be used on artificial nails.

        I'm completely converted to this product now, and the only time I use something different is when I go away and use those handy little pots of pads.

        I would highly recommend Sally Hansen's Moisturising Polish Remover to anyone who wants to take care of their nails, especially dry nails. It really does what it claims to do, and moisturises your nails as well as being brilliantly effective at removing your old polish.

        Definitely five stars from me.

        (This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)

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          12.03.2010 08:58

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          Please can someone help me out here, last night I was telling some of the ladies the only gel I use is Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel, and one of the ladies said, 'please be careful, on one or some of the boxes it said that this product can cause cancer, is this true? I hope not because I believe in Sally Hansen.

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          17.11.2009 17:52
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          Excellent product and great value

          I used to bite my nails quite a lot, and still sometimes do when I'm very stressed, so they can be quite weak and break easily. I was looking for something to strengthen them and had heard good things about the Sally Hansen range of products so decided to give some a try.

          I headed into Superdrug and after checking out the range decided on the No More Breaks Natural Nail Strengthener. It was around the £7 mark, £6.99 I think. So more expensive than I would usually pay for nail polish and the like, but as the saying goes you get what you pay for!

          The instructions on the box and leaflet were clear and precise, telling you when to put on the strengthener, how often, could it be worn over or under nail polish etc, which I found perfect as it left no room for error. You could ignore the advice obviously but it did say follow for optimum results so ignoer at your peril!!

          I used the strengthener exactly as stated on the box at first, although as time wore on I used it less. At first I put it on my nails under nail polish, but I've also used it over nail polish as well. The under polish is recommended to start with, then as your nails strengthen you can apply it less frequently and over nail polish

          I have to say that it has strengthened my nails so much, they don't break anywhere near as easily. I wouldn't say it has made them grow faster or anything like that, but my nails tend to grow pretty quickly anyway so I was happy with the strengthening. I was so impressed in fact that I've also bought it for friends as gifts and they love it also.

          I thought that this product was excellent value for money as it did actually did what it said on the bottle, and a little goes a long way in my opinion

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            28.09.2009 16:16
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            A quick drying clear nail varnish which makes your nails very strong, so you can keep the growth!

            Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle comes in an attractive opaque gold bottle and costs nearly a tenner from Boots or Superdrug. It claims to grow your nails by 30% in 5 days. Wooh! (Small print: Free edge nail measurement). I can't testify to this, as I don't have a micrometer at home, but I will tell you a little of my experience.

            **Why I bought this product**
            Aside from the attractive packaging and outlandish claims, anything that professionals are supposed to use always draws me in. Why pay for it when you can do it at home?

            Being an habitual nail-biter, I have always struggled to grow more than one nail to get a white bit at the edge. (Sorry for the terminology). Bitter solutions never worked, false nails were always too much fun to flex until they were able to be peeled off. Some of my nails were quite thin from 22 years of not being allowed to grow properly, so if I didn't bite them they would get snagged and have to be ripped off anyway. I noticed this had Formaldehyde in it, and I thought it would be a good mental deterrent to ingesting it. As it so happened, that wasn't so necessary...

            **As a nail varnish**
            It goes on clear, dries quickly.

            **As a nail strengthener**
            This product made my nails as strong as falsies (self adhesive) without making them brittle. They are a lot less flexible than when coated in Double Duty, or that green cuboid-bottled nail strengthener, but not so hard they'll rip the whole nail off if the end has to bend. As such it worked very well for me..

            **..as a nail growth miracle**
            My nails were too tough to bite off absent-mindedly, and the deterrent of swallowing formaldehyde reduced how much I scraped the varnish off my nails (which many nail biters do habitually). Because they are so strong, the little bits at the end of the nail you could strip off normally easily remain on the nail, also increasing the length.

            I honestly don't know if my nails have grown faster than normal, as I have never let them alone long enough to know how fast they should, but my nails retain their length and most of their new-found strength after I remove this product. (With acetone nail varnish remover).

            **Subjective in short**
            It has allowed me to grow all of my nails to a reasonable length (white bits on the end of all :D ). Although I can't say this is due to any special growth formula, but mainly due to the products strengthening property, which leads to it doing what it says on the tin for me.

            **Objective in short*
            It makes your nails very hard and strong, but not brittle, allowing them to keep any length they do gain. May be a bit strong for some as you can scratch some serious damage with a few coats, but it dries very quickly and is great as a strengthening clear nail varnish.

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            14.09.2009 15:28
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            Great little bottle that does the job well!

            I have always had trouble with growing my nails probaly due to the amount of gardening and housework I do on an every day basis. I've tried wearing gloves, but they still seem to break easy. So I thought I would try this Sally Hansen Triple Strong solution. I have tried some of her other nail treatments and they have been good in the past, the problem is I start of all good and then forget to keep it up and end up back to square one!

            This is advertised as a "Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier" so I thought I would try and see if it works, it comes in a box with a window in the front so you can see the small bottle of green liquid inside. On the front of the box it has the numbers 1, 2, 3 which represent the three main ingredients that keep your nails strong;

            ~~~1~~~ this being Epoxy Polymer which helps to reinforce and protect.

            ~~~2~~~ this is Calcium Complex this helps to strengthen and support.

            ~~~3~~~ and finaly Titanium Complex to defend against breakage.

            Now this comes in a small square green bottle with a white screw on lid. It contains 13ml so a bit like the usual size of bottle that you get nail varnish in. It has the same strong smell that all nail varnishes have when taking the lid off, (hubby goes mad when he smells this smell as he says it gets on his chest!) so we usually end up painting our nails in the garden to keep the peace in the house!!

            Now this goes on really smoothly but you can only do it several times a week. With the box saying:

            To use; Apply one coat under and over nail enamel or two coats alone. (which is what I do) Apply a fresh coat every third day, no more than three times a weekly. After seven days remove all coats and begin again.

            So far so good as it does seem to be doing the trick and at the moment I'm into the dark grapey colour nail varnishes that are about and these colours do look nice on slightly longer nails. If I can keep remembering what day it is due and not get confused I should be alright!

            Mind you I loved the false acrylic nails which I had done for my sons wedding last year, I was amazed how much I could do with them on. They were so strong, but the cost of the upkeep was just to much for me at the moment. Boy were they horrible to get OFF!, this really changed my mind after all that hassle so I'm relying on Sally to help me grow my own nails nice and long and strong!!

            I got this bottle from one of the factory outlet shops for £2.00 which I thought wasn't to bad as it is a brand.I have also seen in 99p and Poundland a selection of different Sally Hansen Nail products and Feet Creams.

            So I will give this product 5 stars as touch wood it does seem to be doing the trick!

            Soon I'll have long talons for Halloween Night!!

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              07.09.2009 15:37
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              Worth trying

              As a bearer of that appalling habit - nail biting - I felt it was time to do something to stop it. I ended up buying Sally Hansen Nail Biter. The small bottle contains enough liquid to last quite a long time and help you kick the habit. It also contains added nail protection.

              The aim of the product is that you paint it on just like nail varnish, it then leaves a thick layer of nail varnish over the nail that has a very bitter flavour. This is to deter you from biting your nails every time you put your fingers anywhere near your mouth. You are supposed to remove the product every night and then reapply a fresh coat every morning. I found that if I did this I would bite my nails at night so I tended to leave it on over night, I then found that one coat would normally last three days so I saved in polish over all.

              I found that this stuff did work and I have quite biting my nails, though I still need a reminder occasionally.

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              14.12.2008 15:27
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              Excellent product if you use it all the time.

              I am reviewing Sally Hansen 'Get healthy Nails and cuticles- Multi-Vitamin Creme.'

              Who will like this product:
              Ladies who love to keep their talons in tip-top condidtion. Those who want to achieve healthy nails and cuticles without taking a trip to the salon.

              How much does this product cost:
              Approximatly £6- £8 in Superrug and Boots. I'd suggest trying discount stores such as Savers to try and get a cheaper version.

              Product Description:
              This product comes in an orange upside down mushroom shaped pot with a white screw top lid. The pot is made of plastic and contains 13g of cream. The creame itself is of a pale lemon colour, smells slightly floral and is quite thick.

              Product Performance:
              Very easy to use apply a dot of lotion to each nail and massage, this improves the condidtion of the nails, making them stronger, less prone to chipping and a smoother surface. The product also softens the cuticles making them easier to push back. This product also conditions the area around the nail which prevents small cut around the nail and will improve the appearance and healing of exsiting ones. Also this product smells really yummy.

              Reccomendation:
              I'd reccommend this product as an addition to your nailcare routine. This product is very effective.

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              11.11.2008 20:11

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              Sally Hansen nail revitiliser one of the best things ever. Manky yellow toenails are have now got the "just off the beach" look. Got normal feet to be proud of now.

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              01.11.2008 00:54
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              Brilliant product, that does what is says on the bottle and more.

              I have never been very good at growing my nails. As soon as they get to a nice length, they usually start breaking off!!! So I have to chop them all off and start over.

              After looking in the nail section of Boots one day, I thought that I would give Sally Hanson 'Hard As Nails' a try and see if it made any difference to my nails. And it certainly did. Within a week the appearance and strength of my nails were better. Within a couple of weeks I had a lovely set of long nails to be proud of. Whenever I wear this my nails never seem to break off. Really is a good product and only costs around £3 - £4.50, which I think is quite reasonable for a good product.

              Since then I have tried many of the different products, from other nail strengtheners to the french polish set. And I have always been happy with the results. I always recommend it to friends. Some of the products I have found to be pricey. But I find that the cheaper basic products work just as well.

              Brilliant products. What more can I say.

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              24.08.2008 22:02
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              Good value and elegant colours.

              I don't use nail varnish all the time, when I do I use Sally Hensen 'Hard as Nails'. The one I am wearing at the moment is called Platinum Frost, it's a pearlised white colour and I like it's subtlety. Wearing a more neutral colour means I don't have to worry about my nail colour clashing with my clothes. The other good point is that my daughter doesn't pinch it!

              Whilst admiring bright nails on others, I have never been a "Here's my nails, the rest is following!" sort of person, so this colour is ideal for me.

              Hard as nails costs between £3.50 and £4.99 for a 0.45 fluid ounce bottle, depending upon where you buy it. I usually get mine at Boots. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for mine because it's a long while since I bought this one.

              The fact that it is still perfectly and easily applicable after at least two years is a strong point in it's favour. Many brands would be coagulated in their bottle by now and it would be like trying to apply fast drying treacle to your fingernails! (Not that I do that very often)

              The applicator brush is quite thin but the bristles are long so it is easy to apply the nail varnish accurately. I even managed to put some on once when my husband was driving me to a meeting. (Considering he thinks his driving skills rival the Hamster. this was no mean feat!) To be honest though, it wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for red traffic lights. :-)

              One application of this varnish is fine for me and it stays on well without peeling or chipping. I am not particularly careful of my hands so I am pleased with it's staying power. I have found this with all their nail varnishes.

              They have a comprehensive range of colours and although it is dearer than many nail varnishes, it lasts well so probably ends up cheaper per application.

              I have found all of the Sally Hensen products I have tried, to be good value and to 'do what it says on the tin.'

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                25.04.2008 19:28

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                I have bitten my nails on and off since I was a child and found that when I was not biting my nails they grew but were weak and brittle. I bought Sally Hansen Miracle Nailgrowth in Asda for £8.95. After using this product I found that my nails were in fact stronger and did in fact grow within 5 days. I would recommend this product to anyone and feel it is worth every penny. I often get comments about my nails and they have remained in a healthy condition for the previous six months.

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                10.03.2007 10:49
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                I have found this to be an excellent product , i love sally hansen products.

                The last month or so i have started to take more care of my nails , after nibbling on my finger nails since i was little , i,m now starting to grow my nails .

                Anyway i found a good way to keep myself from biting them was to paint them either in a clear nail varnish or a coloured one , that was i was less likely to bite them.

                I was looking in superdrug when i came across the sally hansen range , i do use a lot of her products already , i had never noticed the polish remover before
                ( but i have to say i never looked for it lol ).

                Anyway there are various nail polish removers in the sally hansen range there is four different types ....

                1.regular with vitamin e and apricot extractor all nail types.

                2.strengthening with vitamin e and wheat protein for soft thin nails.

                3. moisturising with vitamin e and aloe vera for dry brittle nails.

                4.Acentone free with vitamin e and chamomile -perfect for artificial and sensitive nails.

                The bottles are all see through and are 200 ml .

                The price i paid was around 2 pounds from superdrug , although i know you can get this from all major chemists , and a lot of other shops too.

                ~ my opinion ~

                Well i had the acentone free remover which is for artificial nails and sensitive nails , its a light blue liquid, in a 200ml bottle.
                its a clear bottle so you can see the liquid inside

                I always pour some on to a cotton wall ball or pad and remove my nail varnish like that , i just let the cotton wall ball or pad soak on the nail for a couple of seconds then wipe and your nail varnish comes off very easy .

                I like d the fact that it is conditioning my nails as well as removing my nail varnish , its also got pro vitamin b5 in .

                I would say that my nails are getting in better condition since using this product and other sally hansen products ,.

                Thanks for reading x

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                22.03.2006 23:43
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                a rather expensive clear nail polish that does not match up to the claims

                Although I have never been a habitual nail-biter, I have also never managed to grow my nails much more than two millimetres before they would split and break. I would also say I have never been overly concerned about this, however recently I was contemplating my upcoming wedding and in particular those signing-the-register photos and decided it was time to do something about it..

                My first plan was false nails, which I tried for the first time in my life last month. I loved the look and was always admiring my hands, however I didn’t find them that comfortable or practical. I also found that afterwards my nails seemed even more brittle than normal! This is when I spotted Sally Hansen’s nailgrowth miracle in Boots.

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                Nailgrowth miracle comes in a distinctive gold, opaque bottle and contains 13ml, which is about the normal size for nail varnish. I bought my bottle in Boots and it cost £8.95, this is more expensive than other similar nail care products in the range such as Maximum growth and Hard as Nails (£4.25 each), Multi-vitamin get growing (£6.99) and Teflon Tuff (£5.99).

                I decided to splash out and get the nail growth miracle as it appeared to be something different to the usual nail hardeners, which I have tried from time to time. I now think perhaps i was blinded by the different packaging, the opaque bottle and to the “salon strength” claim on the front of the bottle. The box additionally boldly makes the claim that nails will be 30% longer in 5 days. Pretty impressive right?

                The results
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                I started to use the nail varnish immediately and have used it every day for about two weeks. There are some things I like about the varnish, it dries very quickly, probably within 20 to 30 seconds. This is very important for me because I invariably become impatient and end up “testing” a nail too soon and ending up with a fingerprint on it! Secondly it is a clear varnish and it is nice to have shiny nails.

                However I am very disappointed with the product because there is no difference in my nail length and they certainly have not grown 30% in two weeks never mind five days. In fact they are as short as ever and I have definitely had a couple of breaks during this fortnight despite wearing several coats of nailgrowth miracle.

                As a clear nail varnish and nothing else, this product would be absolutely fine, but it cost £9 which is way too much for a clear nail varnish so I will not be purchasing it again.

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                  21.06.2005 15:21
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                  I work part time evenings in a local supermarket and although I am only on the Customer Service Desk and not working on any of the fresh food counters, I am not allowed to wear coloured nail polish.

                  I know that there are many other jobs where this is the case and have often used many of the clear nail varnishes to give my nails that extra shine. Otherwise they can look dull and uncared for.

                  I finally came across the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon. It is mainly used for those people who have brittle nails. My nails seem to go through stages of being very strong and then very brittle. I now apply this polish on a regular basis and have found that my nails have strengthened and look very healthy. Many people comment on them and think that they are not real. I have even had someone pulling at them as they didn't believe me (that was a collegue not a customer thankfully).

                  You are advised to apply two or three coats to each nail waiting for each coat to dry thoroughly first before applying the next. I don't have to apply the polish too often as it seems to last for ages. The nail varnish is quite expensive compared with others and varies in price between £2.50 to £3.00 but it is well worth the price as the 13.3ml bottle lasts months and doesn't go lumpy and dry out like some coloured nail polishes.

                  If you have a problem with your nails breaking and looking dull then this polish is a definite must. I am sure you will love it.

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                  Sally Hansen is a beauty products manufacturing company that specialises in nail care /