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Nail Hardener-Esmalte Endurecedor para Unas

Started 1300050215.27 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1303763067.35 by dkh

Hoda was raving about this product last week on KL and Hoda. Anyone have any experience with it? I ordered it from Amazon and am just starting to use today. I will post a review in a few weeks. Just wondering if anyone here has used it.

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anitagayle1300055743.9771307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

Did anyone see the show? Hoda couldn't say enough good about it.

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SpaGal1300059157.9173112 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

let us know...I just got rid of my acrylics (again) and will be first trying the nail glue/powder mentioned on another thread.

anitagayle1300059480.4571307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

Will do. Let us know how your experiment goes also.

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SpaGal1300059735.8933112 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

Will also do. Picking up the things at Sally's Tues as it'll be by my WW meeting. Trying to save gas, ya know? {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

sfrye531303735135.0631 PostsRegistered 4/25/2011

I, too, heard Hoda rave about this product, so I ordered it because I have such problems with my nails.

Lo and behold, it seems to be helping. My nails slowly are growing better than they have in years and years and years!

Hoda talked about getting it for $3.98; I got mine from Amazon for almost $8. Anyone know where to get it at the $4 price?

Thanks!

anitagayle1303748025.6071307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

As I recall, the price was actually around $4.00. It was the shipping that brought it up to $8 and change. So far I have been pleased with the results. However, I am still growing out some damage from my Shellac manicures. There are no instructions per se on the bottle, so initially I just applied one coat. Lately I have been applying a second coat after the first one dries and like that better. It seems to make my nails appear smoother by camouflaging my ridges a little better. At this point, I am probably going to reorder when this bottle gets low. My nails have been known to respond well to products then later go back to their old ways, regardless of what I do. It's always a wait and see for me.

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millieshops1303748260.56715066 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

Would love to know what Hoda's natural nail experience has been over the years. Did she say? I have nails that my dermatologist loves. Nothing we've tried works for long. Same with my favorite nail tech. Nothing works for very long.

Waiting eagerly for more reports. Never heard of this product until now. TY, all.

dkh1303748540.6431133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia
On 4/25/2011 anitagayle said:

As I recall, the price was actually around $4.00. It was the shipping that brought it up to $8 and change. So far I have been pleased with the results. However, I am still growing out some damage from my Shellac manicures. There are no instructions per se on the bottle, so initially I just applied one coat. Lately I have been applying a second coat after the first one dries and like that better. It seems to make my nails appear smoother by camouflaging my ridges a little better. At this point, I am probably going to reorder when this bottle gets low. My nails have been known to respond well to products then later go back to their old ways, regardless of what I do. It's always a wait and see for me.

Anitagayle (or anyone who's used Shellac) -- I just got a Shellac manicure for the first time last week. Does the Shellac mess up your nails like the other fake nail stuff? Would you recommend not doing it again??? TIA

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lulu21303749310.5421458 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007
On 4/25/2011 dkh said:
On 4/25/2011 anitagayle said:

As I recall, the price was actually around $4.00. It was the shipping that brought it up to $8 and change. So far I have been pleased with the results. However, I am still growing out some damage from my Shellac manicures. There are no instructions per se on the bottle, so initially I just applied one coat. Lately I have been applying a second coat after the first one dries and like that better. It seems to make my nails appear smoother by camouflaging my ridges a little better. At this point, I am probably going to reorder when this bottle gets low. My nails have been known to respond well to products then later go back to their old ways, regardless of what I do. It's always a wait and see for me.

Anitagayle (or anyone who's used Shellac) -- I just got a Shellac manicure for the first time last week. Does the Shellac mess up your nails like the other fake nail stuff? Would you recommend not doing it again??? TIA

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I had a Shellac manicure last fall. When I removed it, I had white spots all over my nails and they were extremely dry. The spots have finally grown out. Where I had the manicure done, recommends you do not do more than 2 Shellac manicures before you rest your nails. There are posters here who swear by them and get them every 2 weeks.

MotleyCrue­4EVA1303749412.443096 PostsRegistered 7/17/2009South of Baltimore

Quimica Alemana Esmalte Endurecedor para Unas Nail Hardener 0.47 oz for $3.69 at Amazon

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anitagayle1303749548.2731307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

millieshops - I think Hoda's main rave was about how well it stayed on.

dkh - I was thrilled with Shellac at first because it really covered my ridges and other imperfections. I had the Negligee color, which is very natural looking and didn't show the regrowth much. I had 6 Shellac manicures, each 2 weeks apart. My nails tend to peel, so I think what might have happened is that the base coat adhered to the top layer of my nails, which still allowed them to peel. I was very disapointed to have to quit because I loved the way my nails looked. I removed them myself using the same technique as the salon and found the I was left with white areas on most of my nails. Supposedly, this indicates dryness. I was very faithful with using the Solar Oil, which is supposed to keep that from happening. Basically, my nails did what they tend to do, regardless of what "method" I use, as mentioned in my previous post. Only you can decide what is right for you. If I were to try Shellac again, it would only be for special occasions. If my nails continue to do well with this new product, I probably wouldn't do the Shellac again. HTH

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lulu21303749826.96321458 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

Be careful with this product; it contains formaldehyde. There are a lot of positive reviews but you can have a serious reaction.

negative reviews

anitagayle1303749935.421307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

MC4EVA - Shipping is $4.95 if you don't have a $25 order. That's what I meant when I said that the shipping brought the price up to $8 or so.

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anitagayle1303750261.1071307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

lulu2 - Those are some scary reviews, all right. If I had such a reaction, I would certainly not use. I have not experienced anything like those reviewers. I guess it's like any other product in that we have to decide for ourselves if it is worth trying. Thank you for posting, though. I guess I was just zoomed into finding the product and didn't bother reading those negative reviews. I should know better. In the future I will try to be more careful.

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dkh1303750690.281133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia

lulu2 and Anitagayle -- thank you so much for your input. I did experience a little burning sensation on both little fingers when she was putting it on! I didn't realize the Shellac contained formaldehyde! I guess I won't be getting that done again!

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anitagayle1303750947.3771307 PostsRegistered 5/20/2009

dkh - I think lulu2 was saying that the nail hardener has formaldehyde, not the Shellac. Frankly, I'm not sure what is in the Shellac. Many other nail products still have formaldehyde.

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dkh1303763067.3271133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia

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