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Essie In Action: Weak Nails Saver... or Not?

January 16, 2012
For the past couple months, my nails have become so dry and brittle.  That has to do with a lot of things: the dry weather (check), me being forgetful about applying hand cream (check), unhealthy diets (not quite, but possibly because of lack of certain vitamins/minerals).  I have taken actions to try to mend this.  It has become better, but weather is still dry and I am still washing my dishes (not to mention I feel a need to wash my hands every half an hour), so my nails are not in its best condition in the moment.

I have been hunting down this product lately that I have read great reviews on.  I have finally found it in a not-so-local Walmart!  It is the Essie Grow Stronger™ Fortifying Growth Treatment.  When I first saw this on the Internet, I thought it'd be sold anywhere.  You'd be surprised how many salons, Trade Secrets, Walmarts, and Shoppers Drug Marts I have been, and yet still couldn't find it.  But now here it is!

I have never used a nail treatment before, not even cuticle oil!  So I am very very intrigued and I really want to know how this turns out!

So my nails look like this right now... I know, I know, it's dry and kind of disgraceful =(.

It's called an "In Action" post for a reason: Look, I'm applying it on... well kinda fail to make to look effortless LOL.

Here's what it looks like when it's on the nail, pretty shiny, eh.  It seems to me it works quite like a base coat.

As of right now, my nails are still pretty weak and soft.  But it says on the box: "30% stronger nails in 5 days, up to 29% longer nails in 5 days".  So I'm going to give it a week, and I'll let you know how strong and long my nails look.  Let's hope for the best =).

Have you tried any nail treatments before?  I seriously need to look into those (especially those DIY, or very budget friendly ones)!  Let me know =D.

x Rica


  1. Let me know how it works! My nails are bad too, I'm too lazy to up keep them as I'm constantly washing them.

  2. I'm totally the same!  I need to be nicer to my hands 'cause I use them for everything!

    It's going pretty well by the way, though it has only been one day.  I'll definitely update you on the end result in a week =).

    x Rica

  3. I can't wait to hear your review on this! My days are so dry and brittle from wearing nail polish all the time! I need a good new base coat!

  4. Me too, for a period of time I think I have worn too much nail polish for an extensive period of time.  Anyway, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best for this one!

    x Rica