Sunday, 23 August 2015

Beauty - Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle Treatment: Part 1

As a beauty blogger, I'm constantly in Boots or a chemist searching for new make-up to try out, and of course because all these make-up brands have nail polishes, I end up looking at them too and feeling disappointed that I can't try out these really nice nail polish shades on my own nails.

I bite my nails. So so bad. I have done so since I was about ten years old. It began mostly out of habit and gets significantly worse around the time of stress, i.e. exams (final year college exams I literally had no nails whatsoever).

I decided enough was enough. I'm 23 in a few weeks, plus going to be starting my second degree soon, and I just felt that the nail biting was something a bit childish and implies an unprofessional attitude.

With that in mind, I was in Boots the other day and decided to get something that might help my nails to grow a bit stronger. I picked up Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle for €10.50.

This is marketed as a salon strength treatment that promises to give 30% longer nails in just five days. To quote what's on the back of the pack:  "Exclusive soy protein formula helps strengthen and lengthen nails without brittleness. Keratin formula protects nails against splitting, cracking and tearing. Collagen and multi-itamins formula promotes healthy nail growth."

The packaging is quite basic - all plastic with a gold cap. The brush is big to allow for easy application. The liquid is clear and you apply it to your bare nails much like you would do with a regular nail polish. It does have quite a strong smell so when you apply it sit beside an opened window so you won't die from the fumes!

This blogpost is basically a part one of how I got on with it after five days and what was my initial thoughts on it. I'll have another blogpost in a month when I've tried it out that long.

After using it for five days, applying it to my nails once a day and not biting my nails for over a week (bit of an achievement for me!), they appear to have become stronger. I'm not just saying this, but I definitely did feel like they had got longer. I can scratch things now, yay! Haha. After five days that is pretty phenomenal.

I've added some before and after application photos below, you can decide for yourself whether it's helping to grow my nails. Bear in mind though that this is only after five days of usage!

I do apologise if I gross anyone out with before and after pictures of my nails.




  1. This sounds really good, and your nails definitely look a lot better :D im a sucker for biting my nails too ahh.xx

    1. It's really good :) yeah it's so difficult to stop biting though ahh xx

  2. Wow there is definitely a difference in the nail growth, I'm actually really surprised! I can't wait to see what they look like in another month :) x

    1. Definitely, so was I! It's really good stuff! I should have part 2 up soon :) x

  3. I used to bite my nails, I'll have to try this!