Tuesday, 17 January 2012

My Love for OPI

OPI are a brand I've always been interested in and known about through Youtube beauty gurus and beauty blogs but their products are so expensive (especially in the UK) I've never been encouraged to try them out.
My first OPI purchase came in the form of Nail Envy, a treatment polish designed to harden and strengthen your natural nails and stop peeling, breaking or damage. You can see my review on the first 4 weeks of using the product here. Since that review my feelings have changed a little, for the better. And I feel 10x more positive about Nail Envy. I'm so glad I carried on using it.

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know how much I have been raving about my new nails and might have seen this twitpic I posted the other day...

I've been using it since the beginning of December, determined to get long strong nails for Christmas without having to wear acrylics which are so bad for your own nails. After the initial 4 week trial, I'm now using Nail Envy about 2 times and week, sometimes just once a week between changing nail polish.
The results have been amazing. My nails are longer than they have ever been and stronger and thicker than I ever thought possible! Let me list the torture I've put my nails under recently...

1. A Boxercise class, wearing boxing gloves and hitting things repeatedly.
2. Three days a week at work, where I smash glasses, hammer at the till and scrub away at the shelves.
3. Daily typing, whether its my computer keyboard, or my phone buttons (I text with my nails, oops)
4. Various sticker peeling
5. Baking, cooking, other household chores.

All the while my nails have not broken, cracked, peeled or chipped. Everytime I whack my nails off a hard surface or catch them on a stiff handle I brace myself to look down expecting to see a broken nail, ruining all my hard work and the look of my entire manicure. But so far so good, I've been pleasantly surprised.
Ok, ok, so I think by now you realise how much I love this product and will continue to buy bottles of the stuff for the rest of my life. Well done OPI, gold star. Just never stop making the stuff!

With the foundations of lovely long, squared off nails - I can get on with painting my own french manicure to replicate the french acrylics I love the look of. What better to use than my miniature Little Romantics set from OPI. I used Alpine Snow for the tips and a thin coat of Sweet Heart over the top.

I know a few of you have been encouraged to go out and get a bottle for yourselves, I'd suggest ebay or Amazon for the best deal, no need to spend the full £18. Let me know how Nail Envy goes for you, I hope its a success with others too, especially after all the praise I've been giving it!


p.s. I am in no way affiliated with OPI and this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are genuine, honest and my own.



  1. Ah this is so funny that you changed your mind! I totally swore it off after hearing it was rubbish. I might have to get some now!

    Charlotte x

  2. This is exactly what my poor nails need! I read your first review and really appreciate that you've updated your thoughts because I feel totally encouraged to try this now, your nails are looking so great


  3. your nails look amazing! Definitely giving this another go :)xxx

  4. Your nails look great! I'll have to try this! xxxx

  5. Your nails look lovely, i'm so envious!x

  6. just came across your blog and youve done such a good job! and your nails look fab

  7. I have heard a lot of raves about this but i don't feel m tempted only because of the stupid price.


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