Sunday, April 7, 2013


I suffer from very soft, bendy, flaky, easily-torn (rarely broken), flaky, peely and weak nails. I try cuticle oils of all sorts. Hardeners. Base coats. Treatments.

Will one of you lovely ladies (or even gents!) out there give me some feedback please as to what I could use, what is my best option just to prevent this problem. I buff my nails down and always make sure I file in the same direction to avoid flaking or peeling. My nails still remain really... flaky. There is no other word that I can possibly describe. Uneven.

And even tho I don't prefer long nails, it is SO difficult to grow them out past a certain length. In my pictures, that is srsly how far they will grow without peeling or bending.

I need some suggestions! :-D

-best base coat? ridge filler?
-best cuticle cream/oil/remover?
-best treatment?
-best glaze?

....your feedback is greatly appreciated!!

xoxoxoxo Ashley

oh, ps, these are some swatches of 'Radiance'

I am a little disappointed? I really thought these designer series were top-notch holos. My "Extravagance" on was very lovely. This one is very subtle and can only *really* be seen with direct sunlight.
This is about 2.5 coats.

I also then, put that spectraflair topcoat on from Indigo Bananas to see if the holo would appear brighter. Let's see if you are able to tell the difference....

It's blurry but you can indeed tell that the SF topcoat helped!!!

This last shot is my fave... just... LOVE... love the OPIs...