Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Orly Nailtrition


Hey everyone! Sorry for the week long hiatus. With just over four weeks left until the wedding, I'm running around like crazy trying to finalise all the outstanding bits and pieces. I am feeling a little stressed and tired, but I'm sure it will all come together nicely on the day!

For today, I have a review of Orly Nailtrition, which I have been using on my nails for the past three weeks. With the added stress of the wedding, I have noticed that my nails are suffering a little, so I was curious to see what this product would do for them.

According to Orly, Nailtrition works to relieve severely damaged, weak and slow-growing nails by stimulating the natural, healthy growth process. Nailtrition is infused with strength-promoting collagen, bamboo extract, protein and keratin which helps prevent and repair peeling, splitting, cracking and chipping. Orly recommends the product be applied daily for two weeks to reveal beautiful, longer and stronger nails.

As I said before, my nails were in pretty bad shape when I got this product. I normally hate extra large photos, but you need to see that they were honestly wrecked! Huge chunks of nail would peel off without any encouragement at all leaving a wafer thin piece of nail which subsequently would split and crack. This meant eternal nubbins and many tears. Check out the carnage below.

 
As instructed, I applied Nailtrition to my nails on a daily basis. Because it has a pink hue and a subtle shimmer in it, most times I wore it all on its own, but I also used it as a base under other polishes.

After two weeks, I definitely noticed a significant improvement in my nails. My nails felt stronger and the peeling had subsided considerably. I was pretty impressed, but I felt the product could do even more with a little more time, so I extended the trial to a third week. I think the results speak for themselves! The two photos below were taken three weeks after starting the treatment. The first one shows what the polish looks like on the nails, and the second is of my naked nails in all their glory.



You can see how my nails have grown considerably, and the new nail at the base looks pink and healthy! The tips still look a little unattractive, but there is little you can do for a nail at that point, except for file it down and wait for the healthy nail to grow out with the help of Nailtrition!

My verdict? Despite using OPI's Nail Envy for years, I am seriously considering converting to Orly Nailtrition. I'm not going to lie, I was a little skeptical as to whether this product could stop peeling and splitting in my nails, but it seems to have made a real difference to the health of my nails. 

Unfortunately, because I have the coordination of a newborn colt, I broke one of my nails last week in a run in with my car door, so I'm back to nubbins again! However, the peeling and splitting is definitely subsiding and my nails are looking healthier every day! Hopefully with continued use, they will be in tip top shape for my wedding!







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26 comments:

  1. I might need to try this - my nails have been cracking and peeling so badly over the last few months!

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  2. I would definitely give it a go then! I was pretty surprised at how well it worked!

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  3. I seriously need this. My nails peel like crazy!! And I have NO idea why :( And my newest swatch post... you can see little bumps of nastiness on the tips... those are not bubbles, dear readers.. those are.... PEELING TIPS :( lol

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  4. My nails are peeling horribly at the moment, just ordered a mini nail envy to try but if that doesn't help I'll give this a go! Apparently splitting can be a sign of lack of moisture, so will be using plenty of handcream too!x

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  5. thats good you have healthy nails now

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  6. I definitely need to try this. My nails are atrocious...

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  7. That is impressive.

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  8. Ooh, those are some good results!

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  9. I have a peeling problem too and tried so many different products, I should give this a go!

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  10. I really like Nail Envy, but it is SO expensive!  I have the type of nails that will need it all the time, even after they grow in strong.  I don't know if I'll switch when I'm done with this bottle or if I'll keep going.  Thanks for showing us the results!  They are looking great :) 

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  11. Impressive! I need to try this out!

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  12. KimsKie's NailsJuly 27, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    Ah... This post is just what I needed!! Thanks for sharing! This one's going on my wishlist :)

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  13. Wow these really are some great results .

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  14. These are amazong results. I have 2 mini bottles of this but have yet to use it...I think I'll start using this now.

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  15. can u apply this, then apply nail polish?

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  16. Yep. most definitely. As I noted in the review above, I wore this under nail polish on a number of occassions.

    It was actually a pretty good base coat! :)

    Hope that helps! ;)

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  17. wow the difference is incredible! amazing!

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  20. Great result ! i am crazy about your blog !
    i am now following you :)

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    www.nkl-fashion.blogspot.com

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  21. These results look great!  Were you using any other products in combination with the Nailtrition (vitamins, etc.)?  

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  22. Nope, nothing else! I'm pretty bad when it comes to taking vitamins etc :P

    The only thing I continued to use was my Lush Lemony Flutter.

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  23. Yes! But best to wear it alone as it looks beautiful (kind of a "Ballet Slippers" look and you'll be applying 1-2 coats a day for a week before you remove and start a second week. On week three remove and do NOT reapply. Reapply at week 4 if needed. It is working for me too and is the only thing that has worked for me after numerous products in the past year. Worth every penny!

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  24. i cant use....allergic reaction to the product.  :-(

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