My nails had been in a bit of state for a few months, so last month I finally decided to give them a break from wearing nail polish (you can read all about that here). The break did my nails some good. However, they were still growing a bit flaky and peeling off at the ends, so I decided to change my strategy and go in with a nail strengthening treatment.
The first time I tried the W7 Stronger & Longer nail treatment, I just applied it over my flaky, peeling nails. I don't know what I was expecting it to do, maybe glue the layers back together (!), so I was unfairly disappointed when it didn't! haha I still decided to try again, giving it a fair trial by applying it to freshly clipped and filed nails. And THEN it started working it's magic: my nails grew stronger and there was no breakage, flakyness or peeling going on!
You know me and my issue with brushes. This comes with a nice, rounded end, wide brush, which makes for easy application! I also experimented with it, using it as base coat. I wouldn't recommend that approach though, as it didn't allow a smooth application of the nail polish on top. So definitely try this out when you're giving your nails a vacation!
You can find W7 on eBay and I spotted some of their nail polishes at TK Maxx yesterday!