Today I bring you something a little different - a review of a nail whitening product! I thought this would be a good time to show you this post, as so many people were asking last week how I keep my nails unstained. It's also pretty handy for me, because my mum is REALLY sick this week and I've not really had the time to do much more than take pics for future posts.
So let's get on with the show!
WARNING: Picture-heavy post
I picked up this product on my first EVER visit to Sallys a couple months back (yes, this post has been in editing the ENTIRE time - oops). I was in polish HEAVEN whilst I was in the store and spotted so many lemmings that I panicked and came away with NO polish at all. However, I did pick up this interesting looking packet for about £1.50.
|The holy grail of cheap nail whitening solutions?|
|The instructions - simples!|
|1. This is what the product looks like - white granules.|
|2. Before: I only remembered that this pic is important for a before-and-after review after I'd put my hand in the bowl (doh!)|
|3. OrigiNails in action!|
|4. After: still yellow :/|
As you can see, there is virtually no difference between the before and after photos! My nails felt nourished after the process, but they were definitely still yellow, which sucks. It seems that apart from home remedies, the only way to get back to white tips is to go for the chop.
Summary: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Fortunately (or unfortunately?), I'm quite clumsy and managed to slam my right hand into the door not long after I drafted this post, so I chipped a nail and had to nub the lot. Luckily for me, though, my obsession with Lush Lemony Flutter and Essie's nourishing base coat has paid off and my nails seem to grow like weeds! Indeed, I've already filed them down again about a bazillion times since then to keep them at a manageable length! And you all saw my naked nails post last week - the rest is history :-)
|Looking a lot better filed down!|
I hope that you enjoyed this LOOOOOOONG post! Have you ever tried commercial nail whitening solutions? What's your experience?
'Til next time :-)
- Skye x