Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel, Day One

Hello, all!
So for anyone out there who's ever tried to grow your nails out, you know that once nails get past a certain length, they break. A lot. My nails are no different from anyone else's, and I hate to have broken nails that aren't looking their best. I recently heard of Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel, and figured I'd try it out. I'll do whatever it takes to fix my poor, sad nails.
The package said that it would cause stronger nails in five days, which I'm not sure I quite believe, but that's how long I'll be trying this product out. I'm going to apply it twice a day over my bare nails and let it dry on its own. Those little specks you can see are what the package lables as “Micro-encapsulated vitamins.” I bought this bottle for $7.49 at Walgreens.

Here are the instructions on the bottle:
"Shake gently. Apply daily over bare nails or dry nail color. Massage in with applicator or finger. Reapply as needed."

For a reference point, here are my natural nails before applying any of the strength gel. I have nothing on them except some nail glue on my first and middle fingers.

Here are my nails right after I applied the gel.

This was taken ten minutes after the strength gel was applied. It had soaked in pretty well by that point.

Now, for my comments:
- Application was fine. The brush is more like the brush on a tube of lipgloss and less like a normal nail polish brush. My one complaint was that it was practically impossible to get the little beads (pardon me, micro-encapsulated vitamins) on the brush. As you can see from the second picture, there are none on my nail.
- The strength gel has a wonderful smell. It's not too chemical-ish at all, and I actually kind of like it.
- It dried extremely quickly, even though I didn't rub it in too much. All I had to do was apply it, and then I was able to go on with my life without smearing it on things too much.
- Maybe I'm being silly, but I swear my nails already feel stronger. I'm always nervous about breakage when my nails are bare, but they feel fine.
- It does leave a bit of a sticky residue after it's applied. Even an hour later, my nails are a bit gooey. You'll need to wash it off if you don't want your nails to feel gross all day. 
- This doesn't have much to do with anything, but I love the color. It's so fun and cheerful. It reminds me of a swimming pool or something.

There you go! I'll be posting each day to show the progress! If you'd like to buy Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel for yourself, it can be found at the Walgreens Website for $6.99 (50 cents less than I got it for, grr!)

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Thanks for reading!

*Note: I was not paid to review this product. All comments and opinions are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see how this works out for you! My nails peel and split a lot, too, and I have yet to find something that works (without spending a lot of money!)


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