Nail Care: Sally Hansen's Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener Review


Hello lovelies! 
It's been a couple of days since I last updated. I have been testing out products I bought in my drug store haul. I was also back at my parent's house for a week, hanging out with friends I haven't seen for a while so blogging definitely slipped my mind. 
Well, I am back to my home sweet home with review for you guys!

It is Sally Hansen's Nail Nutrition Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener. My last nail strengthener by Sally Hansen did not really impress me so let's see how this did! 

Overall: ★ ★ ★  
Wow, have I ever given a product 5 stars?!  Well, this product deserves all of them because it really works! Before the old nail strengthener I had which I did a review here (It was a while back so it isn't in the pretty and detailed format I do now), I did have another strengthener by Sally Hansen that had green tea in it. I absolutely loved it! I couldn't find the exact one I had but I found this one with green tea AND bamboo! Let me tell ya, it works wonders for my brittle, weak nails and its a bonus that this drys super fast!  I just recommend starting out with fresh cut nails if you are planning to grow them out. If you have chips and layers of the nails coming off, this will save your nail for another couple of days but not for the long run. I hate cutting my nails but you got to do what you got to do.


Let's look at the instructions and what the company claims:
Instructions: Base Coat: apply 1 coast to bare nails. Let dry. Top Coat: apply over nail color
Company's claims (according to what is written on the box and the website here):
  • Instantly stronger, more resilient nails! Guaranteed! 
  • Bonds & seals weak nail layers to resist breaking
  • A strengthening base & top coast that helps restore weak & fragile nails to healthy-looking resilience
  • Green tea & bamboo formula bonds & seals nail layers to help resist tearing, breaking & peelings
  • Results are longer, stronger nails that endure everyday wear & tear 
 The company loves the word resilient haha! Those are a lot of hope raising claims for people who have weak and brittle nails like me. So, what's true and what's not?

Did it live up to what it is suppose to do?

  • Instantly stronger, more resilient nails: ✔++ Oh my goodness, when they say instantly, they mean i it.  After you apply a base coat of this, you and feel your nails getting stronger, I mean it. If you go and pick up this product and try it for yourself, you'll know what I'm talking about. As for the resilient part, the word basically means to recover, spring back, going back to original form. I don't know if everyone is born with strong healthy nails, but if that is so, my nails are on the road to recovery!  
  • Bonds & seals weak nail layers to resist breaking, tearing & peelings: ✔++ I mentioned in my overall part of the review that if you have peelings, this will help your nails for another couple of days. After those days are up, the nail will chip off. So I feel like you really have to look at this claim word by word. They say it bonds and seals weak nail layers, not "it will save your already peeling nails."  So I have to give this a check plus, plus because when you apply it onto freshly cut nails, I haven't seen any peeling of my nails or chipping! That's why I highly recommend cutting those nails down and starting fresh.
  • Helps restore weak & fragile nails to healthy-looking resilience: ✔+Like I mentioned above, I don't know if everyone is born with strong healthy nails  (hence the lack of the last plus), but if that is the case, I really do feel like this product helps my nails go back to the strong healthy stage.
  • Longer, stronger nails that endure everyday wear & tear: ✔+ Stronger, YES YES YES. I do a lot of  house work which is usually the cause of my chipping and peeling nails. I am also very clumsy, hitting my hand on the corner of the counter and other places, even worse for my nails!   his product definitely helps my nails go through the stress I put them through. The reason why this lacks one more plus is that this does not produce longer nails. With the right care along with this product will result in longer nails. It makes sense: Stronger healthier nails = more of a chance to grow longer. Results may vary as they say! 
PROS:
  • Dries super fast
  • Definitely strengthens weak brittle nails
  • I really like the matte finishing on the bottle 
CONS:
  • I honestly can't think of one 
Would I repurchase?
I can't remember what I paid for at Walgreens but you can find it for $8.00 at ulta. You can probably find it at your local drug store for around the same price. My love for long nails will drive me to buy this again once I run out. 

Recommendations:
Start with FRESH cut/trimmed nails. I sound like a broken record but this will result in no chipping nails from the already done damaged by the peeling nails. There is nothing worse than your nails growing and breaking, right before you reach your desired length. I also recommend using this as a base coast instead of a top coat. There is nothing wrong to use it for both but it's suppose to strengthen your nails, how is the product suppose to fight through the several layers of your colored polish to do what it is supposed to do? I'm just saying, help the product and yourself out, use it as a base coat. 

That was quite some detail wasn't it?  I feel like my reviews are quite long and detailed, that's why I put a overall section on the top for those who are lazy to read like me. Sometimes I like reading detailed reviews, especially on products that are a little more pricey. 
I hope you guys are finding my reviews helpful, if there are any tips you have for me to improve my review posts, feel free to leave a comment! 

Love,
 Rose
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