EVELINE 8 in 1 Total Action Intensive Nail Conditioner Review

 

I’ve heard many raves about Eveline 8 in 1 Total Action Intensive Nail Conditioner. It comes in a 12ml bottle and retails for approximately $5.

My nails are usually fine, but they became very fragile and brittle since I often put and remove nail polish and for over two years I cannot grow the nails on my pointing fingers (you can see on my nail polish swatches that these nails are much shorter than the rest). Every time I think that I have succeeded, the nails break down or split and I’m at the beginning again.

I’ve tried everything: moisturizing them, putting a top-coat over, cutting them short and hoping that they’ll grow ok, not using any polish and just leave it alone to recover – as you can see none of this helped.

Eveline Nail Conditioner is supposed to be applied on a clean nail – one layer per day for four days in a row. Then you remove it and start all over again. I have to admit that I don’t follow the rules – I sometimes skip the day, but I can still see the results.

My nails are much firmer and they do not break as easily. The nails on the pointing fingers are very, very close to full recovery. I dare to say that in a month or two they’ll be fully recovered.

Nail Conditioner looks milky white in the bottle, but applies like a semitransparent shiny nail polish. When I have it on, my nails look very groomed, as if I had a French manicure. The Conditioner doesn’t chip off and when I put the nail polish over it, it prolongs the wear of the nail polish to 4 or 5 days (usually it is 2).

I have to warn you that the Conditioner contains formaldehyde, so if you are sensitive or allergic, stay away from it. The smell of the conditioner sometimes irritates my eyes.

Also, the conditioner will help your nails, but it can dry out your cuticles. Be prepared to regularly moisturize.

In spite of that, I highly recommend it.

How to Get Stronger Nails (guest post by Aleya)

As we grow older and have more responsibilities our nails tend to break more often and more easily. However, just because your nails are weak now it doesn’t mean that you can’t do a few simple things to strengthen them quickly. Here’s how you can get stronger healthier nails that you will love without much effort.

1.Take Your Vitamins

While multi vitamins are essential to your overall health, vitamins B, C, D and E are the ones that help to strengthen your nails, help your body to absorb more calcium and prevent chipping. Although you can eat foods that contain these vitamins you will never get the daily recommended amount so taking a daily multi vitamin is a good idea.

2.Stop Biting Your Nails

When you bite your nails you create jagged edges that will eventually break and tear. In addition to this you can also damage live tissue and harm your cuticles and skin- ouch!

3.Wear Gloves

Although you may be in a rush to wash just one cup or you may not feel the need to wear gloves to clean your home it’s always a good idea to wear gloves when doing any chore. The extra effort that it takes to pull on those rubber gloves will save your nails and your skin from the drying effects of the chemicals found in many cleaning products so that in the long run your nails will be less brittle an more healthy.

4.Don’t Peel, Scratch or Open Things With Your Nails

Your nails are not tools and should not be used to scratch off stickers, open knots, remove stains or dial phone numbers. We all do it and it’s totally normal but all of these things put pressure on our nails causing them to bend and eventually break. Instead, use a knife, scissor or pen to do the job.

5.Moisturize Daily

You remember to apply moisturizer to your skin every day but do you remember to moisturize your nails? It’s true, your nail bed needs a little extra nourishment so that it can be smooth and vibrant. Get extra brownie points for setting aside five minutes to massage your nails. The blood flow will increase from the gentle pressure and your nails will grow.

It’s not difficult to take proper care of your nails and in a short time all of your work and effort will pay off. Enjoy and good luck!

This post was written by Aleya who works in collaboration with Allu Skincare

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Project 10 Pans and Sample Challenge Update #4

It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.

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SEPHORA Baume Nourrissant Ongles Review

Sephora Baume Nourrissant Ongles (Nourishing  Nail Balm) is my saviour. The tiny jar contains only 9 grams of apricot scented balm and it costs 8 euros.

Every nailpolish, no matter whether it is high end or drugstore ruins my nails. Every time I remove the nailpolish, my nails are brittle and very prone to breaking. I wanted to get something that would nourish the nails and make them at least less prone to breaking. I’ve been considering Dior Creme Abricot, but I’ve decided to get Sephora nail balm since it was cheaper.

Sephora nail balm has a gorgeous apricot scent and the balm is actually a swirl of peach and white colour. Usually, I gently massage a tiny amount of balm onto the nails and cuticles. If I apply too much of balm, I simply leave it on the nails and it sinks in very quickly.

I have noticed an improvement in the quality of my nails. Of course, it didn’t happen instantly – it took me over two weeks of putting the balm on the unpolished nails once, sometimes even twice per day. There is still a place for improvement, but my nails are definitely in much better condition – they are not as brittle and they break less.

The only thing I dislike about this balm is the packaging. Naturally, the jar is gorgeous looking, but it is extremely impractical to get the product out (especially if you have longer nails). The diameter of the jar is less than an inch and it is difficult to get the balm out without scraping it with the nails.

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