As a teenager I had long nails which I kept painted and filed all the time. Now after years of pound pound pounding on the keyboard as a legal secretary my nails break often and I’ve never manage to grow them to the fantastic lengths I had as a teenager.
So to get a CND Rescue Kit to review was like getting s Christmas gift in June. But I had to wait until after my 17 day vacation in sunny Barcelona to play with my new beauty tools as I didn’t want to risk breaking or losing my kit in transit.
First thing first – I stripped all my old polish off so I could apply the treatments to heal my nails.
RescueRX Daily Keratin Treatment
After application I noticed that my nails stay a little wet over half an hour, which to me meant that it didn’t just dissipate into thin air and didn’t just slide off my nail and the solution eventually penetrated the nail. Nails looks healthy and pink.
SolarOil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner
SolarOil condition nails and cuticles with almond oil, jojoba oil & vitamin E. The first thing I noticed after opening the bottle was the strong smell of almonds – a good sign that this is a dominant ingredient. Like the RescueX it took awhile for the solution to completely permeate my nails leaving them shiny and pink
This solution conditioners the nail and cuticle and made my cuticles feel soft and I noticed that for a week there were no ragged edges
This nail polish remover takes off your nail polish almost immediately and doesn’t have that nasty strong alcohol smell that some nail polish removers do.
CND Vinylux Nail Polish
Although this goes on easily and is a thin solution, you can’t put on too many layers with the top coat as it makes it easy to peel off and chip as I discovered. So I stripped off my nails and reapplied with only one coat of nail polish and top coat. I found the nail polish lasted a week before it really started to chip. Because I type all day and at night due to my blogging I think it would be safe to assume that it would last longer for people who don’t type.,
CND Weekly Top Coat
Although this top coat dries pretty quickly, I normally don’t touch anything with my nails to ensure they set perfectly. They made my nails shiny and did a good job of protecting my nail polish.
CDN Koala Buffer
I like the broadness of this buffer as it covers more area and made it easy for me to buff down the slight tear in my big nail before it created a big tear in my nail.