As I mentioned on TWITTER the other day, here is the post about a product I initially loved, had second thoughts about, and now absolutely hate.
For years, I was devoted to Cutex nail polish removers but about 3 weeks ago, I ran out of nail polish remover. In a panic mode, I was trailing the aisles of Sainsburys when I bought this.
For DRY BRITTLE NAILS, VITAMIN E and ALOE VERA? Perfect, my brain ticked.
So? well, it's basically a nail polish remover. There's no rocket science to it, nor was I worrying whether it would break me out ala face products. Those that know me, will know that my nails have always been very strong and they grow healthily at rocket speed.
I initially LOVED this. It made my nails feel strong, it did a marvelous job at removing the polish and best of all, it didn't have the strong acetone smell that Cutex may have. After several uses I felt my nails began to weaken, I put that down to my poor diet. Maybe I wasn't eating the right stuff? maybe my nails were just going through a phase? Regardless, I carried on using it.
As you can imagine, being a beauty junkie I change my nail colour about 2 times a week. Not only did my nails feel weak, I also began to notice that my nails were bending, chipping and most of all, peeling! Below is a picture, it's pretty gross but it looks far worse in real life. I noticed the top layers of my nails were peeling off AND my nails had stopped growing.
My nails began to feel sore and since these pictures (taken about 5 days ago) my nails have snapped off, YES snapped off. In fact one of my fingers snapped of so much that it hurts, the under flesh of the skin is showing and no surprise, it started to bleed.
It may just be me, but this is just a little warning, I wish I was told before I bought this. I learned the hard way. Back to Cutex it is....