My nails weren't perfect to start with - a little on the thin side and slightly yellowish but I had no major issues like splitting or breaking. Recently, I started to notice a little peeling each time I remove my nail polish. They are also getting increasingly yellow. Not a pretty sight at all especially when I want to go sheer. :(
After a brief googling, I've decided to give Nail Tek's Foundation II a shot.
This is what Nail Tek says about the product for "soft, peeling nails":
Nail Tek FOUNDATION fills unsightly ridges and nail damage while strengthening the natural nail. This unique base coat is a special blend of strengtheners, conditioners, micro-fibers, and natural fillers. Foundation smoothes uneven nail surfaces while helping to grow healthy, beautiful nails.The formula is very thin and looks milky / cloudy. The brush is thin but easy to control.
The first application caught me by surprise. It dried rather quickly into a matte finish - not quite what I've come to expect from a base coat. It was smooth to the touch and feels slightly powdery (there is no actual powder on the nails).
Since I am trying out this product for the first time, I figured it is also a good time to do a little review of this much raved-about base coat. I shall give this base coat at least 2 weeks to work its magic so do look out for updates about my progress!
These are my nails on Day 0:
|Only the index finger is coated with one layer of nail tek.|
Looking at my nails, I think I need a better moisturizer as well. urgh. :( Any suggestions?