Beauty products enriched with gold are gracing the shelves at a rapid pace. I was intrigued when I saw the latest offering from one of my favourite nail brands Sally Hansen. A strengthening nail product that contains real 18K gold that acts as a shield to lock in moisture and strengthen nails. The promise on the box is that this product will make my nails feel stronger and harder. My nails are definitely in need of all the help they can get at the moment. I am experiencing particular problems with nail peeling and this is causing unsightly chips in my manicures.
The great thing about this nail hardener is that it can be used alone (its certainly pretty enough!) or as a base coat under a regular nail colour making it a fabulous multi use product.
I applied this product to clean nails ensuring all of my nail colour had been removed. I trimmed my nails trying to cut off the peeled areas and pushed back my cuticles in the hope of salvaging the situation before it got worse. I then applied two coats of the Sally Hansen 18K gold hardener. It applied smoothly with a wide brush and dried very quickly. The finished result is a very pretty glossy sheen with subtle golden specks that glisten in the light. It has made my nails feel harder and more resilient which is the most important factor.
For optimum results Sally Hansen recommend that we apply every day for three days, removing on the fourth day to re-start the process.
Whilst I think the gold flecks look pretty, I’m not entirely convinced this alone makes the product work. Is it any different to a regular nail hardener from Sally Hansen? Not really, but there is no doubt that this product is very good and lives up to the promises it makes.
The Sally Hansen 18K gold hardener is priced at £7.95 from Boots. They also make an 18K gold cuticle remover to compliment this product.
Have you tried this nail hardener? Can you recommend any products to help prevent my nails splitting and peeling? I would love to hear from you.
Talk to you all soon x