Before: My nasty, bitten-to-the-bone fingernails before using Sally Hansen Miracle Cure.
Recently, The Budget Beauty Babe (an alias) brought us her glowing review of Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails. Encouraged by her positive experience with this product, I decided to see if I could get the same incredible results, especially since I was desperate to put an end to my on-and-off, incredibly nasty little habit of biting my nails. So I bought a bottle of Sally Hansen Miracle Cure in the beauty section of my local grocery store, and put it to the test. This stuff really IS amazing! It forms a rigid, protective coating on my nails which strengthens the nail and acts as a solid deterrent to nail biting. No more chips, tears, or breaking—all the things that used to happen to my nails on a daily basis, which would then cause me to pick at them (gross, I know) until they were practically non-existent.
Above, you can see what my nails looked like when I began this experiment a few weeks ago. Keep reading to see my nails now!
After: My nails after 2 weeks of using Sally Hansen Miracle Cure! I'm so proud.
Ta-da! Here, you'll see my nails are noticeably longer after two weeks of use. The Sally Hansen product doesn't help your nails grow, but it definitely helps prevent them from breaking, and it stopped me from chewin' on them (ewwww). Not bad, huh?
Also, some of you may recall that I asked Santa to bring me some Dior Vernis nail polish this past Christmas, and you know what, he actually did. But I never felt my nails were pretty enough to paint with Dior...until now!
To reward myself for going three whole weeks without biting my nails, I painted them with my bottle of Dior Vernis in Poison Blue—and I can't stop looking at my hands. It's a gorgeous, rich blue color that looks black depending on the light. This color goes on smooth and thick, and dries to a perfect glossy finish. It took two coats to get the color right; three coats for the ultimate shade. I know my at-home mani isn't perfect but I hope you can get a feel for the color from my photos. Puts me in a Twilight kind of mood!
Dior Blue Poison was a limited-edition color they carried around the holidays, but if you're looking for a spring shade, check out Dior Vernis in Nude Chic at Amazon.com. It's not cheap at $20/bottle, but having this small luxury is proving to be a great motivator to keep my nails looking nice and healthy.