Wednesday, 12 October 2011

OPI Nail Envy Original.

One of the items that my boyfriend got me as a 'going away to uni present' was this OPI Nail Envy in Original. 
I had to admit that I'd not really paid any attention to this kind of product in the past and certainly hadn't heard to much about it through YouTube and such. I didn't really have to high of hopes for this product but I thought that since it was OPI it might surprise me as I have loved all previous OPI products I have owned.
The process for using this product seemed to be a bit of a pain. It is said that you should apply two coats the first day and then one coat every other day for a week. At the end of the week you are meant to remove the strengthener with Acetone Free nail varnish remover, and then u can repeat the process again. At the beginning this seemed like a lot of coats to paint of my nails, but as the week went on, it didn't feel like it was building up at all. Plus it gave me a gorgeous shiny look to my nails. 


The only thing that I found a bit frustrating was that realistically you shouldn't paint your nails with dark colours whilst using this product, as it doesn't act as a base coat and your nails could get stained. I had just brought Barry M's Navy Nail Paint and was dying to try it was a little annoying that I had to wait. On the other hand, it states that you can use this product with lighter nail varnishes and you can use it as a base and top coat. I found this really handy that it could still do its magic whilst my nails looked on trend.


The Nail Envy dried really quickly which I was thankful for. I was a bit worried that I would have to wait around for ages, which would have been a pain because I'm one of those girls where after I've painted my nails I have 101 things to do. I think that over all the product worked well. I have really thin flaky nails that bend a lot but once I had used this for a week I noticed strengthening in my nails and they didn't break so much. I gave in and painted my nails with the dark blue after a week, but I feel that using this weeks on the trot will give my nails a good chance and looking and feeling healthier and stronger.

2 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try this out. My nails aren't too bad at the moment but they definitely start to weaken when it gets cold, so I may have finally pick this up :)

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  2. Let me know what you think of it if you end up getting it. I definitely think it's worth the investment. The more I paint my nails the weaker they get so this is a necessity. :) xxo

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