My nails are natural, for anyone wondering. Here are some photos I took of them a couple months ago, just after trimming 2cm off of them:
Left index split up the middle while wearing a matte polish, it's recovered nicely with the help of
Orly Nail Rescue.
Right hand. Ugh. Index nail is broken way below the free edge (My mom used to call that "the quick"). Bleedy and all that stuff. I am a pain and blood weenie!! I saved it for one more week to wear the NYC/WNW Konad featured a couple days ago, but when I finished all the swatching of holos and colors, the nail gave up and was all floppy and upset.
I soaked the Orly Nail Rescue off, chopped my nails short and then reapplied Nail Rescue to help support the nail til it grows out to the free edge. I know you see some on my thumb nail. I've found that Orly Nail Rescue is the best solution for MY peeling nails. Just a little on the tip has kept it from peeling and it's growing again. Of course, I'm paying attention and finding other tools to use for opening things, rather than poor right thumbnail...but in a couple weeks, I'll remove the nail rescue and my thumbnail will be happy once again.
Again, cuticles are fried and there's color residue because I'd just finished doing a bunch of swatches. A assure you all, a full manicure including cuticle treatment and moisturizing followed this photo shoot.
Did I mention Orly Nail Rescue? I will never be out of this stuff in my stash!
Some Tips: Tighten the cap on the glue as much as you can...use a wrench and vise if you have one! Or get your husband or boyfriend to tighten and open it for you when you need it. It dries out if you don't seal it tightly. I've had mine for months and the glue is just the same as when I first purchased it. I can't do wraps, this is easier and it doesn't hang on like acrylic. A few manicures and you need to redo it, so it's very easy to soak off. If you don't have some, get it. I always take it on trips, just in case!