Friday, 26 April 2013

My Most Used Nail Products

From back left:

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Sprayhere - I've used this Quick Dry spray for a few years. It claims to dry nails in 60 seconds,  if you touch your nail after this time you will notice that you will leave a finger print mark in the nail due to it not being fully dry underneath. I don't think it's ever dried my nails in 60 seconds but it does work very quickly to dry the top layer of the polish.
How to use: Apply polish as normal, Spray approx 10cm from nails, leave to dry naturally.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover: here - This polish remover claims to remove nail polish in 1 second per nail, slight exaggeration, maybe 5 seconds, but this remover works amazingly, I wish I had found this sooner than a few months ago. No need for cotton wool and no mess!
How to use: Dip one finger at a time into the sponge, twist a few times and remove.

Cutex Nourishing Polish Remover For Weak Nails: here - If I'm not in a rush to remove my nail polish I will use this one because I like to give my nails a break from the Bourjois Nail Polish Remover and I feel it's very strong for my nails, this polish remover is deigned for weak nails which I defiantly have, I feel  my nails are a bit more healthy and strong after using it.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:  - I bought mine from a local store in Ireland 2 years ago but you can check it out: here - I bought this because my nails have a habit of breaking very easily when I was working in a hostel doing housekeeping so using the chemicals and bleach made my nails really weak. This Nail Hardener works so well, I was very impressed even after the first use my nails felt stronger and healthier looking than before. My bottle is nearly out but I'll defiantly be purchasing a new one!
How I use it: Using on clean nails I apply 1 coat to my nail, around the edges and even under the tips, letting this dry I will then apply a second coat doing the same.

Barry M All In One: here - As it says this polish is an All In One meaning its a Base Coat, Top Coat and Nail Hardener. I use this mainly as a finishing top coat for my nails, I feel that this keeps my polish from chipping and peeling off. I haven't noticed this being effective as a nail hardener so I cannot comment about that.  
How I use it: Using this polish as base coat to protect my nails from staining or becoming damaged by the colour polish I may use, I let it to dry, apply my main colour, and then apply 1-2 coats as a top coat.

Seche Vite Fast Dry: here - Being a really impatient person when it comes to my nails drying I have always been all about trying products that will dry my nails fast, just like the Elegant Touch Spray. It most defiantly works but this fast drying polish is slowly becoming my BFF. I feel this bottle is quite pricey but if it works then it's worth it, and it will last me for about 2 years then I don't mind the price.
How to use it: After applying my main polish colour I apply 1-2 coats of this and leave it to dry for approx 30 seconds. Great if you're in a hurry or just really impatient like me!

Sally Hansen Nail Growth: here - As I've said my nails are very weak and break easily. Since I started using this polish 1 1/2 months ago my nails have not broken or cracked. I use my nail growth polish every day along with my nail hardener and my nails have never felt as strong before. 
How I use this: Every day on bare nails I apply 2 coats of the nail growth polish and leave to dry naturally.
(Some people may think that having to take off your polish every day to use this nail growth might be a bit of an annoyance but believe  me once you see the results you will think it's worth it)

Do you use any of these I mentioned? What's your opinion of them ? 
What products do you use for your nails? Let me know in the comments!

Adios Dudes & Dudettes x


  1. Ooh, I always see the rapid dry aerosol spray at the nail salons! I would love to try it at home, might invest in a can(:


  2. The quicker my nails can dry the better. I will give it a try.

  3. I've been looking for a good nail strengthening product for ages as my nails are constantly breaking, so thankyou for sharing the sally hansen products. I'll definitely be trying them out!xxx