Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Perfect Formula - Strong Nail Daily Moisture

I'm a little cheap. What I mean is, I don't really like to spend a lot of money. Unless...it's worth it. It was pulling teeth to get me to buy my first Chanel polish and I cringed when I did. But I know now that it is occasionally worth the splurge. I never thought I would like the product I'm telling you about now as much as I do. I like it so much, that I am going to have to fork over the $29 (for two bottles) it will cost once I run out. The Perfect Formula brand hasn't impressed me in the past, but the Strong Nail Daily Moisture oil is pretty fan-freaking-tastic.
Image via Sephora.com
It boasts a formula made with Vitamin E, keratin, what makes up your nail, and jojoba oil, which is chemically close to natural skin sebum and is both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. A lot of nail/cuticle moisturizers have mineral oil in them which can irritate some folks, including me. And dork-butt that I am, I always always have to rub my eyes when I have oil on them (a curse?) and any other brand or formula that I get in my eyes makes me want to die it hurts so bad. Don't misunderstand, I am by no means telling you to get this stuff in your eyes, but honestly it doesn't hurt mine if (when) I do. Another reason I love this stuff so much is because it penetrates and absorbs into my skin really fast, so I don't have oil slicked hands for hours after I put it on. It also has no scent, which is a huge plus for me. I really can't find any fault with this stuff except the hefty price tag. However I have barely put a dent in my bottle and I've been using it for months.

I swear my cuticles have never looked better. They say this is very helpful for dry, brittle nails, but since I don't have either, I figure that this stuff is just reinforcing my pretty tips and making my skin look fab. You are supposed to use this once a day or so, on top of dry polish or your natural nails. You can get this on The Perfect Formula website or from Sephora.

Product provided for review.

7 comments :

  1. I'm a big fan of their pink gel coat. It's great for growing out your nails. I might have to check this stuff out too.

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  2. Very nice pictures, I love the way you do your make up. You are such a pretty girl, I just love to read your blog.

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  3. I think you've just described my HG nail/cuticle treatment! Thanks Kellie!

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  4. Hmm, I might have to give this a try! My nails are certainly dry and brittle so maybe this would help.

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  5. Like you, I had not been that impressed with the all touted Perfect Formula. The Pink Gel Coat so many swear by, makes my nails peal. I am glad to see you review a cutical oil product because I am a huge fan of nail treatments that hydrate. Most don't realize that their nails and cuticles can be so much better if they keep them ultra hydrated. Since the nail is dead, it's important to drive moisture into them. They are porous so a good hydrateo for nails should drive itself in and not sit on top for hours waiting for you to wipe it off on your clothing, pillows etc. I probably treat my nails 6 times a day (often more). I carry the pen form of OPI Avo-Plex in my purse and a tin of a local made olive oil emulsion. I use Barielle nail strengthener cream (treatment) at night which Barielle says to put your oil right over that. I switch off between oils that I apply over that. But as you said, never any oils that have mineral oil in them. I want pure things on my nails. I will give this a try next time I am near a Sephora store. If you had not written this up, just because everything I have tried from this company left me unimpressed, I probably would pass it by.

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  6. I was wondering about this stuff. I have a couple of cuticle treatments. I'll have to remember this for the future.

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