I remember being a teenager and applying the Stop nail polish because I desperately wanted beautiful long nails like my sister Elsa. But once the polish was dry, I chewed it off and bit my nails until my fingers bled, the bitter taste didn’t even bother me; sometimes I didn’t even let it dry.
As years went by the neglect continued. Occasionally I’d let them grow, but when anxiety kicked in my response was to bite my nails . Needless to say that I had ugly, thin and brittle nails that peeled in layers and caused me immense pain.
My friend Lauren who is a beautician recommended Nailtiques Formula 2 Protein treatment and I haven’t looked back.
I also bought the Nailtique Non-acetone nail polish remover.
Nailtiques Non-Acetone Remover is an acetone-free formula that is extremely gentle to both nails and skin. It contains aloe and conditioners which help protect the nail from becoming dry while effectively removing nail protein and/or polish.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Water/Eau/Aqua, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzophenone-1, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Blue 1/CI 42090, Yellow 11/CI 47000
Benefits: Helps prevent dry, brittle nails and dry cuticles.
Application: Saturate cotton with remover. Press the cotton over the nail surface for several moments allowing the remover to dissolve the protein and/or polish.
I must admit that it takes some getting used to because you have to dab the cotton wool and keep it on the nail for a few seconds, and then once the polish is removed it leaves the nail rather dry and matte looking. I honestly don’t like the feeling, so I quickly wash and exfoliate my hands with lemon and sugar then moisturise with coconut oil.
- Strengthens Nails Resulting In Long, Strong And Healthy Nails
- Makes Your Nails Resistant To Peeling, Chipping And Splitting
- Contains Hydrolyzed Keratin And Protein
- Bonds Nails That Are Splitting Or Peeling
Benefits: Nails that are soft, peeling, split or just will not grow will see marked improvement when treated with Formula 2. This formula consists of a unique blend of protein and conditioners. The protein immediately acts to help bond nails that are splitting or peeling. Formula 2 also helps to strengthen the nail resulting in long, strong and healthy nails.
Application: Apply daily. As nails improve, decrease application. Formula 2 may be worn alone or with color polish.
It’s been a battle, but I’m proud to have my own natural healthy nails and enjoy trying out new colours. And yes! I do all the housework myself.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Warning: You have to be consistent with the protein application, don’t expect miracles after 1 application. For the 1st few months I only applied nailtiques protein, no colour on top. It’s not girlie and pretty, but my nails are no longer brittle and I’ve stopped biting them as well.
Give it a try. Your nails will thank you.
IMPORTANT: Please be extra cautious, unfortunately both items have highly flammable and toxic ingredients in them. Keep away from childrens reach.