Growing my nails to a reasonable length has always been an issue for me. I chewed my nails until the age of 16, and I think maybe that did some damage as they are incredibly weak and brittle; breaking at the slightest knock. I'd been looking around for a product that might help when I was lucky enough to win a bottle of OPI's Nail Envy. It's a nail strengthener, with wheat protein and calcium. You apply the product like a regular nail polish, with two coats, and then are instructed to apply a further coat after two days, and another two days after that, building up the layers. After another two days you remove all the polish and start the process again. This might sound like a lot of effort, but it dries so quickly, and believe me, the results are incredible.
Almost immediately I noticed that my nails simply weren't breaking! Even when I accidentally bent my nail backward on itself (ouch!), instead of cracking, the nail survived. After applying more Nail Envy, the line where it had bent back soon disappeared. I've gone through the whole process three times so far, and I think I've only experienced one broken nail in that entire time. My nails also look more healthy with a smoother surface, more healthy pink colour and obviously are longer. This product surpassed any expectations I had, and I feel like I've got a set of new nails!