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I've been using Nailtiques Formula 2. It's the first thing that's actually worked and I really recommend it. I also use CND Solar Oil , which is a nail and cuticle conditioner. It smells like marzipan - which I love - but you may want to avoid it if you don't feel the same way.
Your diet is the best nail strengthener you can get. I tried everything going and nothing helped until I upped my calcium intake - takes a few months to notice the difference but my nails hardly ever break now!
I get Nail Envy from nailpolishdirect.com, and it's genuine as far as I can tell. A twin pack is £14.95 which is a really good price. I've been using it since I stopped having acrylics, and it has repaired my crappy weak nails really well. I've tried other things, but I always go back to Nail Envy.
Nailtiques Formula 2 plus. Haven't tried Formula 2 without the plus! It's great but more expensive than it should be as it goes thick once it's been used for a bit and the brush doesn't reach the bottom of the bottle. So annoying. I buy it from Beauty Bay, but I just noticed it's gone up to £10.75 for 7ml. But if I had to choose only 1 beauty product for the rest of my life it would be this one. My nails are dreadful without it!
I have weak nails which split and flake. Also vertical splits which I wonder may be an age thing...
I'm wondering if I dare try Nail Envy. I have tried lots of other ones. Bluergh, what problems do you have?
Sorry for crap photo of nails. Didn't realise how difficult it was to take an unfuzzy photo of your own nails!
Second OPI, pricey but actually works. Have had amazing results, have nails that just don't grow and if they flipping manage mil or two they break instantly! Nail envy has given me nails I get compliments on! Agree with pp buying from Amazon, have been know to buy it with boots points after Xmas shopping as great to myself