my must haves: essie protein base coat

9 February 2013


A gross fact about me.. I was once a compulsive nail biter, yep - yuck - I hear you. That along with a year or so of acrylics left my nails in quite a fragile state so in a desperate need to sort out my screwed up nails I have tried all sorts of 'strengthening' products. You know the type; those promising full and 'hard as' nails. Unfortunately they have never left me with such a thing, instead my nails have still torn or snapped and it's not like i'm a brick layer and should expect this to happen.

I'm trying a different tactic by using this essie protein base coat. This is a fortifying polish that promotes strength, brightness and elasticity in your nails and although I haven't noticed that they are any brighter, they have completely stopped snapping and tearing. For me this is more of a long term improvement rather than a short term solution and it has worked wonders for me so far.

When i'm all done with this one I fancy trying the essie ridge smoothing base coat :)

♥ abby

10 comments:

  1. i used to be a terrible nail bitter too, its such a habit! i may give this a go because like yours my nails are quite weak and always breaking!xx

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    1. It's horrible isn't it :/ Good luck with it! :) xx

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  2. I have used the Opi Nail Envy and it have helped my nails a lot, but when you stop using it your nails will go back to the 'old state'. I would love to try this out. xo

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    1. Yeah that's the problem that i've found with it and a couple of the other strengthening polishes :( x

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  4. I really want to try this, OPI Nail Envy and Sally Hansen's one that has Green Tea Extracts - my nails are so flaky and fragile!

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  5. Oooh did you used to use that nasty Stop n Grow stuff?! Haha, love your blog hun, big fan xx

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    1. Haha yeah I did! It was gross but I got used to it and bit them anyway :/ Not cool lol.

      Aw thank you lovely :) xx

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  6. I love Essie, this sounds great, I need it!


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