My nail saga continues. I am using some Mavala products to see if they will help with the flaking and peeling. I think that the reasons my nails are bad is because of antibiotics I am taking.
My nails are very short, only about a third of the tip length shown above but I have used a blush bronze french tip to add some interest. It also makes them look longer without making my nail beds too short.
I've then added two coats of Mavala Colorfix, an acrylic reinforcer to protect from chipping. I was sent this my a kind PR who took pity on my poor nails. You can see on the middle finger how far the flaking goes back down the nail bed. It's not good. I am reassured that with this technique I can manage until I finish the antibiotics and my nails get back to full strength.
This Mavala Colorfix is pretty good. Dazzling shine, quick drying and very helpful in the battle against chipping. I used to just use a clear hardener from Sallys, which was recommended to me by my manicurist friend, but this is better. So I might be recommending it to my manicurist friend as well.
Have you any secrets for longer, healthier looking nails. I'd love to hear them? Would you like to see a tutorial on how to get an easy french tip, I never used to be able to do them. Even with those nail tape guide things. My manicurist friend taught me a foolproof (well it would have to be for me) method that I am happy to share!