Rated 4.71 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Yes It Works
picked up nail envy after getting a gel manicure removed - nails were soaked in acetone & filed down super thin. but I've experience no breakage, no bending, & no tearing at the sides since using the nail envy. growing out my nails with confidence (-: *dont mind paint on my nails in photo lol I'm an artist*
Most Helpful Critical Review Just okay.
Started using the Nail Envy for Soft and Thin Nails to help repair my nails. That formula was PHENOMENAL! After getting long, beautiful nails using that, I switched to this product for maintenance. But I didn't care for it all. The formula is much thinner than the one for soft nails, and in switching, I was actually worried that my nails would start breaking again. The other formula is just so much thicker - and therefore made my nails so much stronger - than this one. Exchanged this for Soft Nails one and am so much happier that I did.
Reviewed by 468 customers strengthens weak nails!
Nat from Boston, MA
I don't have any downsides to this product. Works as a perfect base coat and helps strengthen nails so they can grow long without breakage. I started using this product at the start of quarantine when I had to remove dip powder myself. My nails were destroyed until I added OPI Nail Envy into my routine. I've gifted this product to 5 people and all of them swear by it now. A little pricey but you wont regret it!
Stopped biting nails
Hilary from Boise
I started using this in January after reading a few reviews of people stopping the biting of their nails. I dont think it was my willpower but I grabbed this and I swear it helped. I now actually have long nails where Ive never had that before.
Definitely lives up to its name
Cat from Florida
Followed the directions to apply two coats, followed by one coat every other day for seven days. Not only did I notice less breakage, but ended up slicing a piece of skin open just from my nails. So it very much delivers on the strengthening front, but fellow klutzes be careful.
Smackenz79 from Maine
I had beautiful long natural nails all summer. I wanted them to stay this way so I started using the Nail Envy. If it ain't broke don't fix it right? Ughhh. Within the week my nails started splitting, became brittle and were flaking off the top layer. I wanted to cry. I've been trying to repair the damage since.
I buy this product even before my current bottle is empty.
Barbara from League City
I use as stated in the directions, Friends have told me how great my nails look and even use prior to adding Color Street nail paint.
Time heals nails faster
DS from Midwest
After using press-on nails off and on for several months, I decided to take a break. My nails were thin and soft so I was hoping for some improvement. After the first 2 weeks of using this product there was zero change in my nail health. I don't doubt that it works for some people, but I am not one of them. Best option is to wait for the nail to heal itself.
my holy grail
c from htx
this product grew my nails so fast! i had an accident where my nail fell off :( i tried many products but none of them worked until this one. i saw results very fast and even my family/friends complimented my nails and told me how different they looked. definitely recommend buying!!!!!
B from Denver
I use this along with the purple version (for soft and brittle nails) from OPI and it has changed my nails! You have to be patient with it and apply both to get the full results but I had been getting acrylic nails for years so my nails were literally paper thin and this has helped so much! Buy it but be patient! Things don't happen overnight which is why some reviewers are unhappy because they expect immediate results.
Kat35 from Carol Stream il
After only a few days, my nails were noticeably stronger and peeling and cracking stopped. Best nail strengthened I've found
Made my nails dry and brittle
Ciara C. from Houston Texas
This nail strengthener did not work well for me. My nails grew but they also chipped very easily when doing normal stuff in my nails routine like typing on the computer or buttoning my pants. When I removed the nail strengthener, my nails were flaky, dry and brittle. I had to file them down and start over.
Gilafish from USA
This flaked off immediately and did nothing. I tried applying daily because it wore off so fast. Put it over a strengthening base coat and it seemed to star on, but it was probably just the base coat. Not buying again bc it does not work.
Great for natural nails
Jlight from Pasadena MD
Great for strengthening and growing natural nails. Stays on for two weeks without chipping.
This is what you've been looking for
Amarietru from Orlando
Ex barista over here! I use this and the strengthening oil from CND. Life changing! Follow the directions! Be consistent and give it a week or two. I can tell a difference if I don't use this
Only thing that's made my nails grow since middle school
Nat from FL
The only product I've used that's actually made my nails healthier. My nails have been weak and spilt really bad for a good 8 years. To the point I couldn't wash my hair with my hands cause my nails were so weak they'd bend and it would hurt. My nails occasionally split but it's rare and they 90% stronger than they ever were. I'd recommend for anyone struggling with weak brittle nails!
Chrstne98 from Florida
I've had acrylic and then gel nails for over 20 years, and I couldn't deal with the constant breaking anymore and made the decision to let them go. I've been using this now for about 2 months and my nails are free of the gel and 99% grown back in. They are strong and healthy once again. I couldn't recommend this more. It works if you use it religiously and according to the directions.
Might need more time
SmittenKitten13 from San Antonio, TX
After a year of intense nail biting from anxiety, I've been trying to rehab them. This came highly recommended. I've been using it for about a month, applying as directed. I don't notice that my nails are really any stronger. They definitely feel stronger when I have this on, but as soon as it comes off on the 7th day they feel just as thin and weak. Might just be my nails, might need to give it more time. Overall I think it's a great base coat and really helps my polish last longer. My nails definitely feel better with it on and it deters the nail biting really well.
Jeanie from NY
I have been using this fur years- ever since I started doing my own nails and I have AWESOME nails that don't break or peel. I use as base coat and top coat. Reapply as top coat every other night. Manicure lasts 2 weeks.I make sure I'm NEVER without it.
L. Snoopy from Lexington, MI
I apply 2x the 1st day I use it. Only one coat for the next 6 days. Remove and repeat. :-)
Ashley from California
It's formaldehyde resin, do your research. Which is also found in foods, even organic foods. It's not straight formaldehyde gas. OPI does not use formaldehyde in their products.
That being said, this product is wonderful and has helped my nails a great deal!
Missy from OKC
I have very thin almost infant like nails. I've torn them folding laundry they are that thin. I've been using this as a base coat under my manicures for a couple months now. My nails are so much stronger! They don't bend or rip anymore! Highly recommend!!
mama from NY
use two week and nails look better already
I was loving this product
EllebeeNYC from NY
This product was working really well for me. I told a coworker that she needed to try it. She came back to me and told me someone else said not to use it because it contained formaldehyde! This is so upsetting. I didn't think OPI products contained toxic ingredients. Have to read every single thing I buy from now on, no assuming. Really disappointed.
Sharon from Ormond Beach fl
It has strengthened my splitting fingernails!
J.j. from Akron oh
Great product does not disturb overlay of color
Namleps from Atlanta
My nails were burning so badly after applying that I was nearly in tears. I returned to the reviews only to realize that I had experienced an allergic reaction. I'm going trash this and use something gentler. Even if it will cause my nails to grow back slower, it's worth it!