Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Getting Longer, Stronger Nails

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One of my earliest beauty memories was looking at my sisters incredibly long, strong finger nails and wishing my nails looked the same. My sister’s not really into beauty much (or at least not on the same level as me!) but since the age of 15 she has religiously painted her nails with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, and as a result has always had the most amazing nails… those that truly deserve to be called talons (they never break).
Since then I’ve always fallen back on Sally Hansen when it comes to nail treatments (although I have to say my nails have never been quite as spectacular as my sisters - she’s still using Hard as Nails FYI) so when they asked me to talk about some of my favourite products this week, I jumped at the chance. To be honest, I go back and forth between painting my nails myself with regular nail polish, using gel polish at home and professional gel manicures. It’s usually something of a vicious cycle, as while I love the look and practicality of gel, after a few applications it often leaves my nails in a pretty bad way… dehydrated, thin and weak. I’m currently on one of my longest gel ‘phases’ due to the amount of travelling I’ve been doing, so looking after my nails in between gel treatments has taken a front seat and I try to have at least a day (preferably more) between taking off one set of gels and having another applied. When I’m wearing regular nail polish I tend to use treatments either as base coats, or under base coats, so either way they weave their way into my nail care routine on a regular basis.
My first favourite is my newest discovery from the range, the Cuticle Rehab brush-on oil. I don’t have the worst cuticles, but I have found over the years that using cuticle oil helps to keep my cuticles from getting too dry, and also helps to keep my nail bed hydrated as well (as I said before - often a problem if you use gel polish a lot) I’ve had a few favourites, but I fell in love with this the moment I tried it due to the texture. It’s a brush-on gel oil so not only convenient as you can throw it in your bag without worrying about it leaking, but it also doesn’t migrate onto your fingertips - a personal pet peeve of mine (I can’t handle oil on my fingertips… kind of like my personal nails on a blackboard feeling!) It’s formulated with Vitamin E, jasmine, rose water, avocado, sunflower and sesame seed oils so it’s really moisturising and smoothing for your cuticle skin and nails. I know it’s not the be-all and end-all factor when it comes to nail products, but this stuff also smells amazing! Who’s going to say no to cucumber-melon scented cuticles?! (not me)
My second favourite is a golden oldie in my collection, the Miracle Cure strengthening treatment. I’ve used this for years as a base coat to avoid breakage. It really helps to keep them in good condition when they get dry and start to flake (so gross, but my nails are really prone to flaking!) As much as my sister loves Hard As Nails, I only tend to use that if I’m not using a colour over the top, as it can be quite thick and is slightly pink-toned (it’s great to use as the base colour for a french manicure). I’ve found Miracle Cure a better option as a replacement for my base coat when I’m using regular polish to help my nails stay strong and not chip and break quite as much. It makes a nice smooth base and is formulated with natural proteins and a blend of antioxidants to help improve the strength of your nails.
Last but not least, Another treatment I like to use as an in-between treatment when I’m having gel is the NailGrowth Miracle. I find that, even though gel polish can weaken my nails, it’s about the only time I am able to grow them beyond a certain length, so I like to use this to encourage growth on my bare nail days. It contains a concentrated peptide formula enriched with biotin to help encourage nail growth.

All of my favourites are available now in Boots, or online here. What are your favourite nail treatments?

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48 comments

  1. My nails are definitely in need of some TLC! x
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  2. My nails are already much healthier and stronger than before but I can still use a little help... This sounds good.

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  3. I rarely use a dedicated treatment, but I keep my nails pretty short always, so they don't break.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. I don't really use much nail treatments because my nails are pretty strong. I use Mavala Scientifique to prevent my nails to create some sort of layers (I have absolutely no idea on what these are called...) and it works wonders!

    Laura
    http://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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  5. I've always heard such good things about Sally Hansen, I must check out this new range x

    Wonky Lauren

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  6. I've been swearing by the sally hansen polishes to grow my nails! They work so, so well. I passed them on to my mum & she's in love with them too! They never fail me :)

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

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  7. I always use Sally Hansen for strengthening their products are amazing!

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  8. Sally Hansen are so great in terms of treatment products!

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  9. I swear by the miracle cure! I used to have nails that split at the ends way too often.. ruining many manicures! I now use it at a base coat every time I paint my nails.. what a world of difference!

    xoxo Mollie
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  10. Lovely post Fleur! I'm with your sister with Hard as Nails, it's a miracle worker! I have honestly never strayed from it, although I definitely see what you mean about the thickness of it. I may have to try a couple of your suggestions!
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  11. I've always loved Sally Hansen nail care - she has such a great line! :)
    Ambar | Her Little Loves

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  12. I don't actually use any nail treatments at the moment but my nails definitely could do with some care! The cuticle rehab brush on oil sounds great, think I will have a look when I'm next in boots.
    Nicola ~ www.thebeautymonologue.com

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  13. Think I definitely need some of this at the moment!
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  14. I'm going to try the Miracle Cure.
    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  15. I haven't tried any of these products but the Miracle Cure sounds like exactly what I need because my nails always feel weak after I've been wearing nail polish! x

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  16. I need to try some of these products! Even when I take breaks painting my nails, I still have dry cuticles and nails that flake/break! It drives me crazy. I'll picking up a few of these on my next trip to the drug store!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

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  17. I love Sally Hansen nail products. I have used the miracle cure before but maybe not long enough to feel the benefit of it in my nails. Think i'm going to have to try the Nail growth miracle too.
    Need to prevent my nails peeling and breaking.
    Thanks for this blog post! :)

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  18. I love Sally Hansen nail products. I have used the miracle cure before but maybe not long enough to feel the benefit of it in my nails. Think i'm going to have to try the Nail growth miracle too.
    Need to prevent my nails peeling and breaking.
    Thanks for this blog post! :)

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  19. I love growing my nails. Its crazy long right now. I don't really do much to make it strong. It is just naturally like that. But I do make sure my cuticles are moisturised.

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  20. Need to try the cutical rehab, sounds amazing! Sophie x

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  21. I love Sally Hansen as well! Those products are amazing and even the nail polished are nice.
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  22. I haven't tried many Sally Hanson nail products, these sound really good. I'll have to try nail growth miracle, it takes forever for my nails to grow!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE a good old Sally Hanson nail polish! I own the Diamond Strength Nail Hardener and it is fab! You should definitely check it out Fleur. Sending loves, Lau. xx www.lifeofl4u.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I really noticed that my nails get stronger after using Sally Hansen products, they become so weak if I wear gel for a bit and this product does wonders for my nails!

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  25. These sound like great products. I'm using a Sally Hansen cuticle oil at the minute actually and it's definitely improved the condition of my cuticles! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  26. Love Sally Hansen products used them since I was in middle school.... The cuticle oil sounds good my cuticles could use some rehab.

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  27. Great tips. I'm a nail biter so hate my nails as they just never grow!

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I use Dikla products for nail treatments. My go-to base coat is the Dikla nail hardener and it really works. Sadly, it's slightly blue tones which looks weird used on its own so definitely use it as a base coat ;)

    Cheryl | SwissBeautyTalk

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  29. These products sound so great! Nail care is actually a lot more important than people think :-) Makes your hands look younger!
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I haven't tried this from sally hansen, but i will definitely now! Thanks xxx

    http://kateloux.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I've recently discovered your blog and I must say that I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I love the fact that you write good, in-depth posts. When post people write long posts, they usually just ramble on but you don't. I also love the little "xo. Fleur" at the end of the post, such a cute, personal touch!

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  32. My nails are just so weak and short. I am a nibbler and I really should stop. I love this post and its inspired me to grow my bloody nails haha x
    a life of a charlotte

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  33. My mum swears by Sally Hansen nail growth miracle! Its incredible and a lot cheaper than OPI Nail Envy!
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  34. The cuticle cream sounds great... I usually resort to Vaseline when my cuticles are a little dry, but I have a feeling this product might work a little better!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  37. Sounds amazing! I really need to try some Sally Hanson nail treatments :)

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    Caro x

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  38. I 1 million percent need to get in on this. My nails are the flakiest, most brittle excuse for talons that there is!

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  43. I have always had problems with flaking nails, have tried all sorts of things and nothing seems to work, so bought the Miracle cure as a last resort before I give up on having strong, unbroken nails. Fingers crossed it works! Thanks for the suggestion Fleur.

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