Oops, I Did it Again

Guys, I made a huge mistake. A major beauty faux pas.

A couple weeks ago, I got a gel manicure. I know full well the drawbacks of such a treatment, but it was so shiny and the idea of it lasting a long time had me excited. As pretty as it was at first, the excitement was short-lived. Within two days, the top coat had chipped on two different nails! When I say chipped, I mean about half of the top coat on that nail came off. It was frustrating, to say the least.

Anyway, I didn’t have the time nor the desire to go in and get it fixed because if that salon’s gel polish hadn’t worked the first time, why would it work the second time? I was running low on nail polish remover and didn’t have the wherewithal to go through the foil-and-cotton removal process. So, for two weeks, I lived with the chipped polish. Then, one fateful, anxiety-fueled day, I picked at my poor nails until there was no more polish to speak of. The aftermath was anything but beautiful.

Before Treatment

As ashamed I am of this terrible deed, I am positive that I’m not the only person out there who is guilty of the picking and the peeling. For that reason, I have decided to test out a product I’ve never used before and give you my feedback. This product I tried is Sally Hansen Nail Rehab. The packaging claims this pale pink potion improves the visual health of your nails, hides nail flaws, and protects the nail.

Well, right when I applied the product, I saw a difference. It smoothed out all of the roughness and peeling on my nails, and really seemed to fill in the cracks. Also, It was a pleasant semi-clear soft pink color, which made it possible to wear the treatment by itself, or use it as a base-coat. Personally, while your nails are healing, I recommend using it by itself.

After Treatment

While this is not a cure for weak, flaky nails, it’s definitely a good temporary solution. If you’re anything like me and get embarrassed when you commit the phalange felony  I’ve committed, I highly recommend this product to get you through until your nails can grown out and strengthen on their own.

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