Sally Hansen Double Duty - £4.16 (at Asda)
Essie 'Cute As A Button' - £7.99 (at Boots)
Can you believe this photo shows just a week's wear of my new Essie polish? I always paint right up to the cuticle, so you can see how much my nails have grown! I know there are a few bubbles on my thumb (I'm not sure at what point these appeared, I don't usually get them!), but I have no wear on my tips at all. As this is my first Essie polish, I think I can safely say that I'm now in love with the brand.
My nails have been quite weak for years; I suffer from splitting, and tend to find my 'most used' fingers (index, middle) experience the worst splitting/breakage out of all my nails. At Christmas I began to square my nails, and had them like this for 3 months until the splitting began again. I had to cut them really short and have been gradually regrowing them. I've been using Sally Hansen's Double Duty since then, and my nails are rock hard. I'm not even kidding! I put this down to Sally Hansen's protection, vitamin supplements and using a glass nail file. I know everyone talks about OPI's Nail Envy being the bees knees, but honestly, I'll be rebuying another bottle of this when mine runs out!