When I was younger, I had enviable nails. They were strong and long and never broke or chipped or really did anything other than look good, I kid you not. Then, suddenly, about a year ago, they just became the complete opposite. They peeled and chipped and were weak, it's kind of upsetting to have something and then lose it. Even something as small as eviable nails!
Since then, I've tried vitamins and Shellac and wearing nail polish ALL THE TIME (not necssarily a bad thing) but, sure enough, three or so days into my home mani, the tips peel and my nails look awful again.
Cue Revitanail! I recently decided trying Revitanail's multi award winning products was my last hope and I needed the Nail Strengthener in my life.
I have applied the Nail Strengthener every day for seven days, as per the instructions, and none of my nails have peeled! After about three days, I was bored of natural nails (it paints on as a very thick, base coat) and I painted a very cheap, very bright blue polish over three days of Nail Strengthener (my nails seemed thicker already) and then proceeded to paint over the top each day. Aside from the strongest nails I've had in a long time, my very cheap blue nail polish stayed in tact for an entire week. Brilliant.
The next Revitanail product I got my hands on (literally) is the Nourishing OIl. I recently learned that your cuticles are actually the biggest impact on the health of your nails so if your cuticles are in turmoil, they will affect your nails. I've been putting the Nourishing Oil on every night after the Nail Strengthener and the quality of my cuticles have significantly improved in just one week. I don't think I'll ever go without this stuff in my life. It paints on with a brush and I just massage it on each night. Easy peasy.
A new product in the Revitanail range are the new Nourishing Remover Wipes. Um, which total genius decided to combine the messy nail polish remover and cotton pad together?! Amazing. Plus, you know how normal remover completely dries your nails out? Well the wipes (that come in a super handy little tub) are the complete opposite, they're kind of greasy. While this did freak me out a little at first, once I realised that they were probably doing my hands some good, I calmed down a bit!
The last item I tried from Revitanail was the Precision Corrector. Oh my gosh, this thing is so good if you are a little heavy (ie messy) handed when applying your bright nail polishes. That's me. This thing is like a felt pen, except you use the felt tip to remove all the messy little mistakes you have around your nails. And then there are spare tips stored in the bottom. Seriously, I'm so excited about this little guy! Good bye messy fingers post-mani! Hopefully this will dramatically impact my Nail of the Day posts (fingers crossed).
I don't think I have been this excited about my nails in a long time! Sure there are great colours and new fancy things you can do to decorate your nails, but without a good, solid base, cool manis mean nothing. These Revitanail products that I've had the chance to try lately have really reminded me of that and I can't wait until I have strong nails again!
The products (all available from Priceline and most chemists):
Revitanail Nail Strengthener – $29.99 (It may seem pricey, but it's really the price of one manicure and it's a giant 30mL bottle. You apply two coats and then one every day for seven days, remove and do it all again three times)
Revitanial Nourishing Oil – $14.99 (contains a blend of nourishing oils, herbal extracts, and vitamins for soft, healthy cuticles)
Revitanail Conditioning Remover Wipes – $5.99 (so cheap and convenient, plus the contain Vitamin E and are acetone free, plus handy to keep in your bag for any chipped nail nightmares)
Revitanail Precision Corrector – $12.99 (with three replacement tips. It contains nourishing Jojoba oil to fix up any mistakes without having to ruin all your other nails)
I'm a convert and I highly recommend these all. The only problem I'm having now is the mess the bright blue, cheap nail polish has made of my hands. Maybe I need to check out some of the Revitanail colours oh and maybe the Cuticle Remover Gel…yes, I'm addicted!
Disclaimer: These items were provided to us for editorial consideration but Mum has been using Nail Strengthener and Nourishing Oil from Revitanail for years and I was going to buy these myself so they defiinitely are my own views and we are not affiliated in any way with Revitanail.