Monday, 11 January 2010

Nail Magic VS OPI Nail Envy!

A few highly scientific experiments beginning today!

One of which (details of the rest to follow) being nail growth treatments!

I've been wanting to grow my nails  for the longest time (who doesn't), but to be honest Id be happy with a bit of length as long as they stop peeling and looking so dry!

I've been using OPI Nail Envy for about 5 years, it could be more.  Now I have to admit Im not great at applying it, I know it takes a few minutes every other day (after the initial application), but somehow I always manage to forget!

But without the Nail Envy my nails break easily as they always peel.. and then I pick at the peeling bits, yeah I know, bad!  I have quite dry hands as I always seem to be washing them, I can be a bit OCD about it at times!  My cuticles always seem to look a bit raggedy and my nails just don't look all that well groomed in general.  I guess I'm a bit lazy about it, so I shouldn't be that surprised I don't have perfect nails! 

But Ive recently heard about Nail Magic and I wanted to give that a go.

This is what Nail Magic say:
Nail Magic is a unique combination of ingredients which stimulates healthy and beautiful nail growth while strengthening and conditioning weak or damaged nail tissue. The formula was perfected in 1960 by Martha Peterson, of Portland Oregon, a professional manicurist for over 40 years. Nail Magic was used in beauty salons throughout the country for many years before being made available to the public. Nail Magic can be used as a base coat, top coat or clear enamel polish. Application is simple, usually requiring less than three minutes twice a week.

Sooo, Im going to see how it compares to Nail Envy!

I will be using Nail Envy on one hand, Nail Magic on the other!  

On both hands I will be using the following: 
For filing - a Nails Inc glass file I recently invested in!
On my cuticles - plain old vitamin E capsules (I'm far too tight to be buying the vitamin E pen from Nails Inc or any other expensive cuticle oil.. Although I'm lusting after some Solar Oil!
Hand cream - vaseline hand and nail cream (and probably something a bit richer in the evenings as my hands are quite dry, so either a richer and thicker cream, or something basic like olive oil as a treatment.
Nail polish remover - Sally Hanson acetone free (I'm not that big a fan for some reason, I just want to use it up!)

I'm going to give both hands a fair start by filing all nails pretty short.  They were growing quite well but I had a bad break on one, so they will all have to go quite short if I'm going to me making fair comparisons!

Some before pictures (and I'm sorry my hands aren't the prettiest!):


Anonymous said...

what were the results

Amanda Teicher said...

I read through this page looking for a review of the two products, and found only an announcement of the beginning of an experiment. No follow-up report. Why post something when there isn't yet anything to report? It's like writing a review of a book on Amazon saying, "Yeah, the introduction was great! About to start Chapter 1. Five stars!"

Anonymous said...

Yes a bit of a dissapointment

Anonymous said...

I was looking for the same info...would love a follow up post!

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