Orly Nail Strengthener - Nailtrition .3 oz
This is a protein strengthener that can be worn on its own or under nail polish. It has a high gloss shine making it great to wear alone without polish when you grow and repair your nails for a week or so. However, its not my first choice as an actual base coat as it is very slow drying, at least a full 10 15 minutes to dry vs 1 2 minutes for my other base coats. Rushing it causes bubbles for me so I always must allow that extra time. Essie "All in One 3-Way Glaze Base + Top Coat + Strengthener" makes a better strengthening base coat as it dries fast and does not bubble (I don't recommend it as a top coat however).
I've been polishing my nails nearly every week lately, and my nails were showing the effects! My nails felt dry and ridged when they had nothing on them, so I bought this strengthener to use under polish or when I don't feel like doing a colored manicure. It dries very quickly and leaves a nice shine.I applied a new coat of this everyday for a week, without adding any other polish on top. After removing it at the end of the week, my nails feel stronger and the ridges are almost gone. I'll buy this again!
My brush was uneven and I haven't seen growth though I have seen strength and hardness and it lasts long as a base and top.
I love this stuff!! it's my base and top coat. when I bought it, I had started painting my nails so frequently they were turning yellow and peeling from the stress and chemicals and this has helped a lot. I notice a lot less pealing, my nails have a better chance of growling longer. I always do two coats of this as a base, then however much color I want and then another coat of this on top the next day. I got this like 4-5 months ago and I'm already down to like 1/3 of the bottle haha but I paint my nails like three times a week lately. I will definitely get a $3.50 off ten coupon and get another one of these at ulta when I run out. I tried essie grow stronger before this and it just did nothing at all in comparison.