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Product Pick #6: OPI Natural Nail Strengthener

by Jamie Sanford on August 2, 2013

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As anyone who has been following along for a while knows, I own a LOT of nail polish. I stopped biting my nails in 2010 after getting a single manicure, and I haven’t ever gone back. I started taking care of my nails to help me keep the habit away, and it doesn’t even occur to me to bite them now. I truly believe I have reduced my number of colds due to breaking this habit.

Anyway, in 2012, I completed the Polish Project after realizing that I had way too many nail polishes to work with, so I tried them ALL and parted with a bunch. I’m still working on parting with more actually, since I’m fully obsessed with the A Englands and just want to use those all the time.

I have fallen off of the polish wagon in a big way – I did purchase the aforementioned A England recently when I was presented with a sale, but otherwise, haven’t purchased any in a while. I’m working with the 100+ bottles I have, which is really fine. When something comes out that blows my mind, I won’t hesitate, but I’m not purchasing blindly anymore.  Anyway.

The biggest nail care issue I have is that my nails are pretty flexible and break a lot. It’s pretty devastating when all of your nails are looking cute and all the same length and then something happens and you break one and then it looks like a big eyesore. I can’t speak for everyone, but I can’t handle that, so I file them all down to match the little sad one, so they can all go back to the starting line.

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Anyway, I stumbled on this video from FarahDhukai on YouTube, and she recommended the OPI Natural Nail Strengthener. During a recent trip to Ulta, I decided to grab a bottle and see how it goes. I’m skeptical from the beginning, because it’s clear and it looks like top or base coat and clearly they have NOT been helping with these issue.

Turns out that this OPI Natural Nail Strengthener really does what it promises! My nails have been in amazing shape since I started using it. I have been wearing natural nails a lot more, so that might be helping a bit as well, but this product is making a big difference. I am thrilled with the results and will keep buying it, which is the best compliment that any of us can give to a beauty product.

I would love to hear about any other nail strengthening options in the comments!

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