Thursday, 2 May 2013

OPI Nail Envy... my Nail Saviour

I have to talk to you about OPI Nail Envy. It’s a product I’ve used almost daily for couple of year so it’s quite shocking that I haven’t blogged about it yet.

Left to their own devices my nails are rubbish! Weak, soft, bendy, brittle, flaky! A beauty affliction I used to live with until I became a nail painting addict. I got so tired of my paint jobs not lasting because of the sub standard nail beneath I had to take action.

O.P.I Nail Envy is a maximum strength nail treatment with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium. If used correctly it can completely transform the condition of the nail. Start by applying two coats to dry, clean nails, followed by one coat every other day. After one week, take it all off and start again. I’d be lying if I said I stuck to that routine. I manage the first day and after that it’s as and when I remember but still it works a treat. Fellow nail painting lovers need not worry; you can still pain your nails as normal and this works as a great base coat. I also use in conjunction with Avoplex Cuticle Oil to moisten, soften and make my cuticles more push-back-able.

Nails are stronger from day one and after a few weeks there’s a massive improvement. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now, my nails aren’t perfect, but looking back they’re much better than they were. No longer soft, bendy and brittle but I did still suffer from the dreaded peel!


I can recommend both the Original and Matte Nail Envy, there's also a sensitive formula for brittle nails. Original has a glossy, clear nail polish finish and Matte dries to a natural matte finish. In the UK Nail Envy is pretty expensive RRP £18.65/15ml Boots but one bottle lasts me around 9 months and if you shop around you’ll find some good deals. QVC sell duos for £17 and I purchased my most recent bottle of Matte from Amazon for an amazing £5.96!
What you waiting for? There’s no excuse for not having nails to envy!


  1. do you have any recommendations for nail polishes to stop chipping?

    1. Hi Verity

      Leighton Denny's One for All base coat, top coat, ridge filler and clear gloss coat is fab and when I use as a base and top coat I do find my nail polish lasts a lot longer x

  2. I couldn't live without my OPI Nail Envy! It is AMAZING!

  3. This looks fab!

    Dusterknuckles | Fashion // Beauty // Lifestyle

  4. Just ordered these after reading your post :)


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