Review: OPI Nail Envy for Dry & Brittle Nails

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My nails grow very fast and they’re pretty strong but I do very much work at home, I cook every day, wash my hands hundreds of  times so my nails get dry and start to split. I needed a nice treatment and was suggested to try the OPI Nail Envy out.
You can wear it as a base coat but I decided first to make a two-week course with just the treatment and nothing else. After those two weeks, I’m now using it before applying my nail polish.

Nail Envy is available in several formulas, the original formula is the most popular one. However, I picked the moisturising one.

The instructions suggest to apply two coats and a new coat every other day without removing the previous one. On the 7th day, you remove all the coats and start reapplying. The reason I wanted to try it first on natural nails without applying nail polish was that I can never wear a colour for 7 days, I always remove it on the 3rd or 4th day and I wanted to see the real results.

After a bit more than two weeks of using the product, I can see that my nails are growing even faster, they are more flexible and looking more healthy. A couple of them are still peeling a lot but I guess it needs more time. Or maybe I have to try the Sensitive & Peeling Nail Envy but they didn’t have it in the store.

It’s quite pricey, I got mine for 260 kr which is about £25 but I think it will last pretty long time.

So far, I’m pleased with the results. It’s not something magical but I prefer to give it more time to work with my nails. They definitely look much healthier than they were before trying this product.

Have you used OPI Nail Envy for Dry & Brittle Nails?

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Weekend Trip: The Photo Post #2

Happy weekend everyone!

In June I posted some pictures from different trips that me and my boyfriend took around Norway. This time I’m showing you only one place because it’s magical! If you ever come to Norway, be sure to visit the Geirangerfjorden.

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Was I convincing?

Two Dove Hair Products That I’m Currently Loving

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My hair is pretty long and thick and I love spoiling it when I can.

The Dove hair products have always been something that I like but in the city where I live now, there’s absolutely nothing from their hair range on the market. Not sure if it’s like this in Norway in general or it’s just this city but they don’t offer any Dove hair products here which is sad.

So, when I was in Germany I picked these two beauties that are the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Conditioning Spray and their Intensive Repair Treatment Mask. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the dry shampoo that everybody’s raving about (I’d like to try it so much!).

Let’s start with the spray which was something new for me as a Dove product. I’ve tried leave-in conditioners many times and my hair seems to like them so I always try to find a new one. First of all, this conditioner comes in a clear bottle which always is a win for me  because I can actually see how much I’ve used. You can see that it’s a dual formula described as a combination between Nutri-Oils with almond, coconut and argan oil to smooth and seal the hair and Micro Moisture Serum to restore moisture. Before using you should shake well to combine the two liquids. It smells amazing, reminds me of sweet almonds!
It can be used on wet or dry hair. I use it after washing my hair, when it’s not completely wet but still damp before blow dry but it can be applied between washes or after styling your hair. The nozzle of the spray is distributing the product so softly that it feels like a light mist and not like a hairspray for example.
This leave-in conditioner makes my hair smooth and frizz-free and also gives me nourishing.

As to the Dove Intensive Repair Treatment Mask, I have to say that I’ve used many Dove hair masks and I was always pleased with the results. What can be different with this one is that it gives you a deeper nourishing. It’s described as a hair mask for dry and damaged hair.
My hair is not dry and I don’t dye it yet so it’s not damaged either but I always like to use hair masks that are deeply nourishing and meant to be used on damaged hair.
The application is the same as for most of the hair masks – wash your hair, apply the hair mask, leave for 3-5 minutes and then rinse. I use it once a week as a mask but I apply it every time when I wash my hair as a daily conditioner which means that I just leave it on for a minute or two.
It smells great and the scent is there for at least a day more. This mask leaves my hair silky but in a heavy way and not in a flying silky way. Another win!

The Product That Seems to Work for Everybody but Me (Update)

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A month ago I blogged about the Bliss That’s Incredi-‘Peel’ Glycolic Pads. You can read the first post here. In just a few words, it didn’t work for me the way many people said it would. My skin was burning, I had many breakouts after using the pads, it was an unpleasant experience.

I promised to try the product again after getting back to my normal skin days and to report, so here I am.

At the end of the previous post I said that I’d change the way of using the pads so I switched to applying them every other evening instead of every evening and I cut the pads in 4 smaller parts because I thought if I used less product, it would make a difference. The first couple of times were ok, the feeling was just stingy and not burning and my skin looked normal. After that though, I experienced the same as the first try more than a month ago – I broke out horribly. I decided to use the product at least two weeks but it didn’t get better, actually exactly the opposite –  my skin was getting worse and worse. I think I gave the pads a good try but had to stop using them again.

Apparently, this product doesn’t work well with my skin, I’m sorry, all the reviews were so positive and I really hoped that I’d see the same ‘magical effect’ but it just didn’t happen.

 

July Favourites

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Time must be really flying! I feel as if I posted my June favourites couple of days ago and here’s the day when I’m publishing the July ones.

We were pretty lucky here in Norway in July – sunny and warm (sometimes even hot!) weather all day long which means more walks and hours outside with your favourite person and ice cream, of course! I reached for my Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20 by L’Occitane more often than ever. It’s a lightweight moisturiser, smells of herbs a bit which I love and gives me nourishing and protection perfect for the summer.

My fragrance choice brought me back to Lancome‘s La Vie est Belle because it’s delicate and pretty and most of all, it reminds me of the last time when me and my better half were in London.

I’m not showing that much skin usually (shy girl here!) but still, in the summer days we go for more revealing clothes which means that exfoliating is very important. My choice in July was the Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator from Clinique. Not only makes your skin feel refreshed and soft but also gives you a bit of a glow!

There is a skincare product that I absolutely adore! It’s the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil and you can read my review on it here. If you have combination or oily skin, you need this in your skincare routine, it works amazing!

Last but not least, the only makeup product featured in this month’s favourites is something that I received a couple of weeks ago but pretty quickly became one that I love. It’s the Bourjouis Volume 1 Seconde mascara and it makes my lashes well-separated with more volume and lift. Doesn’t irritate sensitive eyes and it’s super easy to remove.

What did you like most in the month of July?

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