Monday, 12 November 2012

Review | The Nail Doctor Nail Strengthening System


I have always suffered with really weak, peeling nails that hardly grow and when they did, would snap off instantly. I saw this on the Fragrance Direct website and for £1.95, thought it was worth trying out.
 This system is aimed at nails that are: thin, peeling and splitting, which are definitely what my nails are like. It promises within 10 days your nails will be healthier and stronger.

This system comes with two steps: Toughen Up extra strength base coat and Rock On nail hardener.
The base coat is there to nourish the nails and has "the perfect combination" of vitamins A, E and B5 as well as aloe, proteins, red algae and a calcium builder to make your nails thicker and stronger.
The nail hardener (or top coat) creates a durable, protective layer over the nails. It contains: nonychosine, amino acids, ceramium rubrum extract and calcium to help the nails maintain moisture, become harder and improve their growth. To be fair, I didn't know what some of these ingredients were actually for, but they sounded impressive on the bottle. 

These polishes can either be used with a coloured polish in between or on their own. I have mostly been using them on their own as I can't wear nail polish to college. However, when I do use them with a coloured polish they do act as a good base and top coat. My nails haven't been badly stained and the top coat does refrain from chipping. My one big issue with the polishes is how small they are! Per bottle you get 4.4ml of product and as you can seen within a month I have used half of each! I only use both polishes about twice a week and it seems like I've used up a lot of product. If I was paying the full £10.29 for this set I would be very annoyed.

As for the results, within 10 days my nails felt a little bit stronger. However the tips of the free edges were still very weak so broke and caught on things easily. I really didn't think there would be any improvement in just 10 days as my nails grow so slow, it would take ages for the damaged nail to grow out. I have now been using this system for about a month and I must say my nails are slowly but surely getting stronger. They actually have white tips instead of clear and they seem to grow quicker. However, they are still easy to break which meant I had some long nails and some really short. So I made the decision to cut my nails down short so that they could grow together and hopefully be stronger.

I do recommend trying this, but only if you're a patient person who will use this weekly. For me, it doesn't stand by the 10 days promise, but this may depend on the condition of your nails. 

You can buy this system from Cheap Smells for £3.49 HERE or Amazon for £6.51 HERE.

30 comments:

  1. My nails are exactly the same!! might have to try this xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. It's annoying isn't it, just wish my nails were strong enough not to break! xx

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  2. Love the Nail Doctor Treatments ive just purchased the "ridge filler" and the "Brightening" treatments :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. They sound great :) Would love to try them out too! xx

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  3. I can't believe you can't wear nail polish to college!! :(

    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. It's because I do beauty therapy and you have to have clean nails haha :( xx

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  4. i definitely want to give this a try, especially because it's free of chemical nasties! It's difficult to find one that works without using harsh ingredients. Thanks for the review!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. Yes :)! And they don't test on animals which is good! xx

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  5. hey! too bad we're not allowed nail polish psh
    hello thar! i saw your blog at a blog hop.
    want to follow each other??

    lots of lovin'
    www.ohpenda.com

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  6. Ah it's a shame it hasn't done wonders but its still a good price if you've noticed a bit of difference!

    xx

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    1. Yes I agree, definitely wouldn't pay the £10 it's meant to be though! xx

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  7. I'd love to try something like this out, I always have to keep my nails quite short because they break so easily. Even when I'm on a real health kick and taking vitamins I don't seem to notice much difference, maybe some of us just have naturally weaker nails? x

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    1. Me too, I take vitamins daily and they don't seem to affect my nails :( I do have bad circulation in my hands and feet though, so that can be another reason why they don't grow so fast xx

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  8. Have you tried Dr Lewinns Renunail? It's amazing, improves texture of the nail and makes them so strong. It's the best nail strengthener around!
    X

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    1. Thank you for letting me know about this :)! xx

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  9. That sucks it goes by so fast! I hate it when products are so easily used up, it makes you feel like you're wasting money if you re-buy them. My nails are thin & a little dry, too - I've been using Sally Hansen Megashine topcoat, but no basecoat - so that could be my problem. >_<
    I need to pick up a bast coat soon! Or maybe a nail stregnthener....
    xo, Aly

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    1. Yes, it's so annoying! Feels like a waste of money. Sally Hansen have a nail growth/ hardener on Fragrance Direct for £3.99 which I might try out :) xx

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  10. i'm in the process of using this and it hasn't been going too well so far - my nails still keep splitting! they do make my nails look really shiny though :)
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Exactly what mine did :/ If you keep using it though, they will get better xx

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  11. I've been having the same problem recently! I've started using Essie's rock solid and I've just cut them short, so fingers crossed for us both to have healthy nails soon haha xx

    http://hedgehogloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think cutting them short is the best bet! Gets rid of all the weak nail :) Haha fingers crossed! xx

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  12. I found your blog on the bblogger hashtag on twitter and im so glad its so lovely :) new follower here hehe, ive been testing out different nail strengtheners for a comparrison post but ive not seen these before, ill have to find them test them out for sure!
    Lyndsey

    Www.Geekbehingthemakeup.blohspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for following :) Ooh I'd love to hear your views about them! xx

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  13. great review! this is the type of thing I always want to try but im always skeptical as to whether they really work or not! you have a lovely blog....now following!!!! :)
    Nicole
    xox

    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. My nails grow but they flake so much so this sounds great. I may have to get myself a bottle!x
    http://britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I don't think this will help though because my nails stayed weak and are still peeling. As your nails do grow anyway, I don't think you'd need to try it xx

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  15. i have exactly the same problem with my nails :(( i don't think i will try this though, i'm not patient enough to use it all the time just to see a little difference. have you got anything else in mind?

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    1. I'm thinking about trying a Sally Hansen one :) Or maybe save up for the OPI nail envy xx

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