Thursday, 28 October 2010

Hard as nails



I think I've mentioned on here a couple of times that I've been suffering from incredibly brittle, flakey fingernails (sorry if you're eating whilst reading this). Whether it was because of my weight loss (66.5 pounds and counting bitchez) or because of an extended period of wearing nail varnish every day, who knows. I tried all sorts of nail strengtheners, none of which made even the slightest bit of difference and one of which actually made the problem worse (OPI Nail Envy I'm looking at you). I stopped wearing nail varnish completely but still the problem remained.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I happened to be in Boots, perusing the vitamin aisle (I'm a bit of a vitamin obsessive) when I saw Perfectil. I'd never heard of it before and, at £8.99 for 30 tablets, they were far from cheap but I decided to take the plunge.

I've been taking them now for about two weeks and I am beyond delighted with the results. My nails are so strong and they're growing faster than ever before. Top marks. I've even started wearing nail varnish again and finally found time to try out Barry M Instant Effects, which every other blogger posted about four bajillion years ago. I used it over Topshop's Geography Teacher and I kind of love it. Next on my list? OPI's Bring on the Bling...


Perfectil is also supposed to help with nourishing hair and skin. Skin I can definitely vouch for, hair I'm yet to see a marked difference. I realise this isn't the sort of thing I usually post about but I thought I'd share the knowledge as I've seen a few of you girls mentioning nail problems recently.

Oh, and that gorgeous blue/green sparkling wonder on my nails in the first picture? OPI's Catch Me In Your Net. Best. Nail. Varnish. Ever.

8 comments:

Sara said...

So you paint that Barry m on and it just makes that design?! I'm confused !

Just started reading this week, loving your blog!

WhatWillErinWear said...

I have that opi bring on the bling color! I love it, it looks so pretty on, but it peels off pretty quick....

MariƱa " La Marquesa" said...

I like so much this nail polish it let me to have my nails hydrated

Kate said...

Oooh thanks for naming that sparkly green varnish at the end of your post, I was seriously hoping you would. Heavenly colour! I'm intrigued about Perfectil now, I've been biting my nails for FOREVER & the skin & everything (hope you're not eating now!) & everytime I've tried to grow them, I do succeed but they are so brittle, they break & I end up biting them anyway. I'm more than inclined to check out Perfectil now after this success story :]

Katiecakes said...

Everywhere I look people are chatting about this nail polish. I think it's time I gave into fate and bought a bottle...

Katie xox

Helen said...

Hmm £9 for a months supply is quite expensive, what is in the supplements? I take multivitamins with iron which I think helps with my hair and nails (not my skin yet though because I am still spotty as ever!)

Amy said...

My nails have been doing this too! I don't know whether it was because I've been a bit nail varnish crazy lately.

Something that has helped is using one of the 4 step nail boards from Boots. It has a nail file, ridge getter ridder, buff and shiner on it. I filed my nails right down and am letting them grow again and they seem to be much stronger!

Congratulations on your incredible weight loss, too. :)

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Helen said...

Sara - Yes! You paint it on and it crackles into patterns! Glad you like it xx

Erin - I find that with a lot of glitter polishes, sadly :/

Kate - Isn't it just divine! My complete favourite right now. And I would definitely recommend Perfectil, it's sorted my nails right out!

Katiecakes - I know! I think about 95% of bloggers have written about it! Haha!

Helen - A lot of Vitamins D & E, plus numerous others! They're a replacement for a multivitamin really, with a leaning towards skin/hair/nails

Amy - Ooh I think I'll have to get me one of those from Boots! And, thankyou! x