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Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Unsolicited Review of Orly Nail Rescue

If I could scream my praises of this product from a mountain top....I would. It is AMAZING!!!

About 3 days ago I got a split index finger nail. I'm SO SICK of having my right index and middle fingernail break. They are my two problem nails. I'm guessing it's because those are my lead fingers on my dominant hand. So they are always in harms way when I'm cleaning or doing things with my hands. What makes it worse, is I'm obsessed with my nails being uniform. So up until then, if I broke a nail, no matter how far down it broke, I'd chop off the rest of my nails. I can't help it, OCD I guess. Anyway, this time I decided "no, I will not give in to my sucky index finger and middle fingernails!" So off to Sally's Beauty Supply I went to see what types of repair kits they had. I came across a few. Mostly patches. My issue with patches is, from my past experience, they lift off of your finger over time and generally I have not had any luck with them. That's when I came across Orly Nail Rescue. Something different.

Orly Nail Rescue Kit contains the following 3 items:
  1. Brush on nail glue
  2. A little pot of fine acrylic powder
  3. A small square buffer

Then of course you have a 3 step process:
  1. Paint your nail (the instructions say you paint the whole nail, I did not do this. I only painted the broken spot)
  2. Dip your finger in the acrylic
  3. Buff the area
The kit says you can repeat steps 1 and 2 for extra strength. I had to do this. I didn't get a strong enough hold the first time. So I needed to re-polish with the glue and dip a second time. Which is fine. It's easy enough to do.

The results were simply fantastic and all I could ever hope for. Not only is my nail rock hard, harder than any of my other nails, but the surface is smooth and the repair is undetectable. That is so important to me. Especially now that I'm photographing my nails. I didn't want anything lumpy or bumpy on my nail, and they aren't. They are smooth as always. Here are some photos of the repair. Don't mind my crusty dry fingers. This is what they look like after I use acetone and have not yet moisturized. :)

Broken nail:


Nail after it's dipped but not buffed:


The buffed and polished nail:



It's now 3 days later and my nail is still strong as ever. I've even used acetone on the nail and the repair is still 100% intact. I actually had another nail break last night and was I worried?? Not one bit. Just reached for my Nail Rescue and patched her up. Easy Peasy!!! Here are some pics of that completed nail repair.

Can you see that thin dark line across the top of the nail? It was a HUGE break. The nail almost snapped off completely. Now it's good as new.


Completely smooth and undetectable:


Here is a link to this kit on Sally's Beauty Supply Website:

At my time of purchase they were running a special that if you purchased 2 bottles of Orly Nail Polish you got any Orly nail treatment for free. So instead of just buying the repair kit for $7, I got 2 bottles of Orly polish and the nail kit for $11. GOOD DEAL!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this review and I also hope you get a chance to try this kit out because I personally think it's awesome!!!

12 comments:

  1. Oooooh good to know! Will share this! <3

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  2. Thanks! And I'd love it if you shared!

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  3. definitely a great kit! would be the perfect gift for my mom if it wasn't too late to get it XD
    good review, shared it ;)

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  4. Great review! This would be great to hand on hand.

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  5. Great review! I also have, use and love this product! A nail saver for sure!

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  6. I love sharing a good product!!! And this is definitely one!!!

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  7. Wow if I'd known about this before I started getting my nails fully acrylic I would have left them natural. I have really strong natural nails but when they break they break BAD, so I got sick of it and started getting them done. Now Im sick of paying for it so Im dong my own fills etc
    Awesome review!!!!

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  8. I honestly HONESTLY wish I had the same results as you!! :( to me this producct sucked! I put it on my nail tht was splitting and not even 2hrs later the nail split even more!!maybe I buffed it too much but this totally did not work for me! At this point my nail is split even more then b4! The product came right off 2hrs later! :( ima try it one more time but now my nail is just about falling off! Pray it works this time!!

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  9. I honestly HONESTLY wish I had the same results as you!! :( to me this producct sucked! I put it on my nail tht was splitting and not even 2hrs later the nail split even more!!maybe I buffed it too much but this totally did not work for me! At this point my nail is split even more then b4! The product came right off 2hrs later! :( ima try it one more time but now my nail is just about falling off! Pray it works this time!!

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  10. Hi! I would like to open beauty salon. Does anybody have an experience in this business? There are too many options in different salon equipment. Could anybody give me an advise? What store is more reliable to buy Esthetician stool and Esthetician equipment packages. I'm choosing between Advance-Esthetic and Spa&Equipment websites.

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