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August Favourites

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End of the month, end of summer (not that we feel the summer so much here in Norway but still…) so it’s time to get ready for September and check out the August favourites.

Starting with hair because I absolutely adore the Björn Axén Strengthening Shampoo for fine hair although mine is not fine at all. It’s fresh, smells of apricots, makes my hair soft and shiny. More about it here.

I love body products and if they’re travel size, I’m immediately interested. This Works Really Rich Firming Lotion is super hydrating, leaves your skin nourished and toned and smells of herbs. I got it last year when I was in London and somehow it remained in my bathroom without being opened, so when I finally started using it, I felt very sad when I learned that it has already been discontinued.

I have two favourite nail products this month. First of all, let’s take a moment to appreciate this wonderful nail treatment that OPI Nail Envy for Dry & Brittle Nails is. In my post I said that it changed my nails but that probably needed a bit more time to see the real difference and I was right. After more than a month of using it, I can share with you that my nails are completely transformed and as healthy as in the times was wearing no nail polish (years ago!).
Speaking of nail polish, Knickerbocker Glory from Ciaté London and their Beach House collection (review here) is adorable – fresh, bright and having a great formula, what more could you want?

A lipstick probably…
It took me about two months to really start liking MAC Pattiserie (review here). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it but when so many people are raving so much about a product, my expectations get really high. I still don’t think it’s the perfect nude for me and I still would’ve liked it more if it didn’t have so much shimmer but I’ve been wearing it a lot in August. It completes the natural look that I’m always going for.

Have a wonderful September!

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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?