Sunday, 27 March 2011

Stronger nails please!

As I've mentioned in a previous post, I am constantly striving for nicer nails. At the moment they're peeling at the top on both my thumb and index finger, probably due to the fact that since I had flu over Christmas I've gone crazy with washing my hands! There's only a couple of nail products that I've tried that have made a difference to how my nails look and how strong they are, both of which are from a company called Nail Tek.

I'm currently using Foundation III and Intensive Therapy II. The numbers apply to the condition of your nails - I is for healthy nails, II is for soft peeling nails and III is for dry, brittle nails. There is also XTRA which is made for previously unmanageable nails.

Foundation III is a ridge-filling nail strengthener base coat that also helps to heal the natural nail. If you have any splits or peeling at the end of your nails, this will help to make the surface smoother for nail polish application. This is personally my favourite because as well as strengthening my nails it helps to keep my nail polish on longer.

Intensive Therapy II is for soft, peeling nails and helps to seal the layers of the nail together. Over a period of time it will even help to thicken the nail. It can be used as a base coat and a top coat but I prefer to use Foundation III as a base coat and Intensive Therapy II as a top coat.

Although many resources say that you shouldn't use any nail polish on your nails when they're damaged, I find nail strengtheners such as these two help to shield the nail from external aggravations.

I bought both these products from, but you can check out Nail Tek's website at to buy in the USA or for information on the products.

I would love to hear if you have any tips on peeling nails, or if you've used any of Nail Tek's line before.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great post :) definitely gona have to check out nail tek, my nails peel and crack from the bottom uip and leave craters everywhere. for ages i thought it was from smoking, but i think now it's because i drastically cut out dairy from my lifestyle, making my nails brittle. Now i take calcium tablets everyday which has definitely strengthened my nails and helped with the breaking!
    You should enter my MAC, H&M and Natural Collection giveaway here
    :) xxx


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