I've recently been trying to get my nails into better shape and grow them. I have bitten and picked at my nails for the best part of 30 years. Even though I have always longed for beautiful long nails I just can't resist biting them. Well this time will power has won over and I have managed to go for at least 3 weeks without so much as a nibble. They aren't growing at great speed but they have the strength I was hoping for. They were looking a little bit dull and weren't smooth so I have been using a 4 in 1 nail buffer. I used it to smooth the nails and get rid of any ridges and then buff them to a beautiful shine.
When I saw the Avon Nail Illuminator on special offer I had to try it.
It goes on easily and doesn't clump. I was left with a beautiful glossy shine. My nails reflect the light and seem to shimmer slightly. I did think that I could have gotten the same effect from a clear nail varnish but I have noticed that the whites of my nails seem brighter and the finish is very hard wearing. If I ever use a clear varnish it chips almost immediately and I need to re apply every other day. With the Nail Illuminator I haven't had so much as a chip and I'm on day 4 and my nails still look fab. The Nail Illuminator also claims to reduce the look of staining on nails but my nails weren't particularly stained so I cannot comment there. All in all I think that this is worth a try if you like to have natural looking nails. I don't tend to have the time to maintain beautifully painted nails so I'm liking the natural look.
I think this is a great product which is easy to apply and does illuminate my nails. I paid £2.49 for this but the rrp is £5. It's in the current brochure for £2.50 here. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you've tried it.
Hopefully when I get my nails to the length I want I'll treat myself to a CND Shellac manicure. Ticking off one of my "7 Things for 7 Days" goals. YAY!!!
Thanks for reading ;-)