Nail art. It’s not going ANYWHERE.
Which isn’t much fun when your nails are weak and break easily. Or when they do grow, they don’t grow evenly. Like a superlong ring finger and a supershort pointer. Not hot.
And not at all the kind of nails worthy of the kind of nail art I love.
In the past I have tried nail creams and clear polishes that promised to strengthen and lengthen. But to no avail. And regularly digging through my pro makeup kit on set probably didn’t help my cause either. I’m not exactly delicate with my hands.
Still, I saw all the nail art fun to be had and was starting to feel left out.
So I found a big pill to swallow.
Chock full of biotin, collagen and gelatin made for hair, skin and nails.
Now when I say big, I mean like horse pill big. And it directs you to take 3 daily. Not ever one to do what I’m told, I took just 1 a day along with my women’s multivitamin. Guess what? In a little over two weeks, it really started working. My nails started to get harder and healthier.
By three weeks, they were super strong and my perfect length. Just enough white over the fingertip that with nothing on them, they look like a natural but respectable french mani.
And if I didn’t regularly tend to them by filing every few days, they’d keep going and going.
To be honest, they looked like someone else’s nails. Someone I would have envied in the past. Like my old roommate and dear friend Danielle who could have been a hand model with her long elegant fingers, or my BFF Joanna whose nails are naturally so hard the manicurist needs to use both hands when clipping them, or my own mom who cruelly didn’t pass the good-nails gene down to me.
Yes, this pill may be tough to swallow, but without question it is worth it!
Spring Valley Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins. 120 of ’em for just 6 bucks at Walmart right now!
PS: I paid more than twice that amount at some Duane Reade or CVS in the city and would do it again and again.