Monday, July 25, 2011

How I "Cured" My Nails

Hey everyone!  Sorry it's been so long since my last post.  It's been a busy past few days!  Let me tell you registering a new Kindergartener for school is expensive and stressful!!

I wanted to do a post on an issue that I myself have had in the past, as well as a lot of people I know.  A lot of friends and family always ask me how can they fix dry and brittle nails.  I myself battled terribly thin nails that would peel and break excessively, this incase you didn't know is not very attractive.  My nails have DRASTICALLY improved over the last few months, and this is how I basically cured my terrible nails.

One of the most important things you can do when you are wanting to change the condition of your nails, skin, or hair is to change yourself from within.  What I mean by this is changing your diet.  The most important thing to change about your diet is your water consumption.  Drink more water.  Simple as that.  Also eating a well balanced diet is very important, not only for your appearance but your over all health.  Making sure you get enough protein in your diet can significantly help the health of your nails as well.  You can also take supplements like prenatal vitamins.  I personally started taking fish oil and calcium supplements which are great for your nails.

You also want to make sure you moisturize your nails.  I use OPI avoplex oil.  It really moisturizes my nails and cuticles and it smells amazing.  

The other key to helping my nails was OPI's Original Nail Envy.  It cost about $16 but for me it was totally worth EVERY penny.  I am currently on my second bottle.  There are a few different formulas of OPI Nail envy, but the one I use is the original formula.  What you do is the first day you apply two coats to each nail, then every other day you apply one coat, at the end of the week you take it off and start over with two coats.  I really recommend this product to strengthen your nails.  

Hopefully all these tips will help you if you have problem nails :).


  1. Thanks for the info! I plan on giving this a try.

  2. I also started using OPI's Nail Envy and it seems to be working, or at least providing a layer between my nail and potentially harmful objects! I'm curious to see how it works in the long-term.