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Sally Hansen No More Breaks Natural Nail Strengthener

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Brand: Sally Hansen / Type: / Suitable for: Nails / What it does: Protects

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      18.04.2012 20:47
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      Not bad for a backup, but there are better products out there.

      I don't remember where or when I bought this, but I was searching for my Sally Hansen nail growth miracle that I used to use before I got pregnant. I love the nail growth miracle, it works really really well to strengthen your nails and helps your nails grow. But during pregnancy I wasn't happy about applying something that had all sorts of toxic chemicals including formaldehyde, so I stopped using it. When I finally found it, it had gone yellow, thick and gunky. There was no way I was going to be able to use that. But at the back of my nail varnish box was this one "No more breaks" in a charming green colour. So, I went ahead an used this.

      I have very thin nails, that break far too easily due to years of nail abuse. They simply don't grow either, so I really wanted nice nails again, like I had with Nail Growth miracle.

      Cost
      Although I can't remember what I paid for this, it seems to cost around £4 now.

      Appearance
      The bottle is clear with a tall white top attached to the brush inside. You can clearly see the green liquid inside, which is a strange offensive colour.

      Application
      The liquid isn't too thick like some, despite sitting at the back of my cupboard for at least 2 years. It's easy enough to apply and the brush is a good length and not to thick.

      Effects
      I did wonder if this would leave my nails with a strange off-green colour but it doesn't. But it doesn't make you nails look bright, it gives them a strange yellowing colour - like a smokers fingernails. Not exactly sexy. I apply two coats every other day, it leaves my nails shiny with quite a high gloss look, and I have noticed a slight increase in growth and I think they are a bit stronger and less flaky, but not nearly as much as I'd hope for.

      Is it worth the money?
      It's not as expensive as the nail growth miracle, but it doesn't work nearly as well. With nail growth miracle my nails grew fast and strong, albeit a little brittle, No more breaks isn't giving my nails quite the same strength. If I was going to buy another Sally Hansen, I'd go ahead and buy the nail growth miracle again. But this is a good backup, but perhaps cover it up with nail varnish to hide the weird yellowy tint.

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      16.04.2009 19:30
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      fantastic - my nails never break now

      I have always had gel or acrylic nails, but when I decided to go travelling and needed to save this was one thing that had to go! For ages I tried growing my nails but they just kept breaking, I would keep such good care of them but still they would just break all the time!

      i spoke to a friend who used a nail strengthener but she said they all make your nails brittle and dont really work. But I decided to buy one anyway. I wanted to go for a good make, so went to Superdrug and selected Sally Hansen. It was more expensive than the others but was on sale, I think it cost me around £4 reduced from around £6. It looked more professional than the others. I had a choice of two and went for the one with the natural pink tint.

      Its great, really really works. When its on my nails never break. I do find it does peal off after a day or two so to get the full effect you need to reapply daily and then remove and do a fresh layer about once or twice a week. The colour does look quite clear rather than pink, but gives your nails a real shine to them. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I am very impressed. The only problem is having to reapply often, but it only takes a minute and the varnish dries really quickly. I have loads of varnish left too which is great, and it goes well as a top layer over a coloured nail polish.

      I would highly recommend this product and will definitely continue to use it!

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      08.09.2008 22:06
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      A good nail strengthener that starts you on your way to good nails

      This is without a doubt, one of the best nail strengtheners around. However, for it to work, it needs to be applied religiously (2-3 times a week) and then you will start to see things happen. It tackles dry flakey nails, and makes them so much stronger, which then allows them to grow. Everytime you apply the nail varnish, it is a good idea to give your nails a bit of love by filing them, using a buffer and caring for your cuticles using cuticle cream. I would also recommend using a vitamin E hand cream, as this also helps your nails to grow stronger. The only negative point that i would have to make about this nail varnish, is that it can easily flake off if too much is applied, so it must be a thin layer, otherwise you will find yourself having to reapply everyday! In conclusion, this is a nail varnish definitely worth the money to get you on your way to beautiful nails.

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      29.07.2008 20:39
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      A false economy!

      I gave up biting my nails almost a year now and I am quite proud of myself, as I really don't have much willpower!

      One of the issues I had when I was trying to grow my nails initially, was that they were very weak, bendy and would break a lot. About 6 months into my non nail biting mission I wanted to invest in buying a nail strengthener product.

      I had heard of Sally Hansen products by word of mouth, a lot of people I know had used various products from this brand and although I didn't get a recommendation for this product itself, I decided that when I saw it for £2.99 in Bodycare, it would be as good as anything you could get for that price.

      I have to admit, the liquid isn't the most appealing colour, it is a lurid green colour, not unlike a lighter version of the medicine, Night Nurse, if that doesn't put you off before you even get to buy it, I would hardly called this a 'Natural' colour!!

      Unfortunately, Dooyoo have used a different picture to the one I sent them, my nail products didn't come in a box as shown in the Dooyoo picture, it came on a cardboard backing with a plastic shell covering the bottle and it's top. Unfortunately, because of this, I ripped the cardboard with the instructions on, in my impatience.

      The bottle is 13ml in volume, which is fair for nail varnish, in my opinion. The applicator, like most nail varnishes, is a brush within the top, this is a good brush, it has a nice long handle, enabling you to get a really good grip and it is a nice thickness too. In addition, it's also in a swish silver colour too. The bottle has curved shoulders but that is about as much as I can describe the bottle as! The label is all in white, so you can see the description clearly above the watered down Night Nurse! Overall, my opinion of the packaging is good, it wouldn't be something I would say is revolutionary but it isn't something I'd hide away in my make up bag in shame either.

      One of the reasons I had bought this product, other than the price was because it has Calcium in, something I associate with stronger nails. The box also promises extra fortifying protection to help nails grow long and beautiful; it also states that this product can be used alone or as a base coat under nail varnish.

      Obviously, I felt pleased to hear all of the above and decided to go ahead and use the product. I normally only apply one coat of a protector or base coat and this is what I followed with this product.

      The varnish was easy to open, however, the smell from the varnish was absolutely vile, it smelt like paint stripper, I kid ye not. I almost felt as if I was getting high simply from having the bottle open. I decided the best option was to place this on the coffee table whilst I painted my nails.

      I began to apply the varnish to my nails, it was OK to apply, it felt a little bit thick when I felt I had enough varnish on the brush but if you took some of the varnish off the brush, it didn't apply very well and became patchy, unfortunately there didn't seem to be any happy medium with a one coat application technique. After one coat for both hands, which took about 5 minutes, the varnish was touch dry but it looked very patchy and uneven, so a second application would be unavoidable.

      After waiting again, I applied my second coat, sparingly. I felt with this, that whilst I was applying my second coat, the varnish was becoming thick and tacky. Sure enough, despite applying the varnish really carefully and sparingly, my nails had the look of being over painted.

      What could possibly get any worse with this product, well, believe me if you haven't been put off my plastic looking nails, you soon will be put off because once I had applied the two coats and they had been allowed to dry, there was no mistaking the green tint my nails took on, how attractive!

      With my green nails, I set off for my work. I was sorely disappointed that the varnish chipped severely whilst driving and whole nails had their varnish coming off when I later washed my hands.

      I decided at that point to remove the varnish, which came off with very little effort, to which I was relieved!

      I did try this again on 3 further occasions but the same things kept happening, the varnish would flake off for no reason, chips could appear if you simply touched your hands.

      Did it offer any strengthening? I can honestly say no, I didn't notice any kind of improvement in my nails at all and I certainly don't think I was unfair to the product whilst testing it, I did try and sadly, green isn't my colour and I certainly wasn't going to have the most confidence in a product which flakes off at the drop of a hat. My nails still broke, very easily whilst I was wearing the varnish and also after removing the varnish too.

      I don't believe I was in any way at fault in applying the varnish, I always made sure my nails were clean and dry and not oily, so I fail to see where the issue with this product could come from, bar the product itself.

      I found this product really, really disappointing, I always had confidence in the Sally Hansen brand and this just let me down!
      I suppose you get what you pay for though and there are other Sally Hansen products on sale which claim to do similar things to your nails but they are on the market for £7-£8 and this was only £2.99.

      I have owned the product for about 5 months now and it says you can use it up to 12 months after first opening it. Despite keeping a tight lid of the bottle, the varnish has now gone really thick and I wouldn't be able to apply it now even if I wanted to as the brush has splayed in the liquid and it is almost glue like, so I am about to throw it out now.

      I wouldn't and couldn't recommend this varnish, even as a quick fix, it is simply not worth it, I am not sure what would work but certainly, it isn't this. I felt that this varnish was a false economy and it's only minor plus point was that the brush was initially a nice brush.

      Thanks for reading xx

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    • Product Details

      This Moisturizing complex with anti oxidant vitamins provides maximum protection for dry brittle nails / Ultra hardening formula with calcium fluoride seals in moisture to strengthen and prevent breakage /