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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: Nailtiques Skin and Cuticle Gel,Formula 2 Protein, & Nail Lacquer (Rio)

Every woman desires to have beautiful, flawness nails. Sometimes life and genetics get in the way, and no matter what we do- it just isn’t happening. I have been having issues with thin, brittle, splitting nails for the last year or so.

I’d tried SO many things; vitamins triggered AT the nails, regular vitamins, nail growth polishes. Nothing was working for me. I had to end up keeping my nails clipped all the way to the quick, just to be able to apply polish. If I didn’t, you could see the splits THROUGH the nail polish. So I was excited to be able to work with Nailtiques.

I was sent 3 of their items, and I loved each of them. Below you will see what products I received and how well they work.

 Nailtiques Cuticle & Skin Gel

I love this thick, lotion like concentrated glycerin and aloe enriched formula. My cuticles are horribly dry, and no amount of skin conditioning oil or thick lathered lotion would even touch the dryness. I had been on the lookout for something that would actually help without leaving my skin oily or greasy.

That’s the reason I LOVE this so much. It isn’t the LEAST bit oily or greasy. It feels like a lotion, and leaves no residue behind. I could see IMMEDIATE results on my cuticles. My cuticles were instantly soft and silky feeling.

The best thing about this is that it takes LESS than a dime sized amount to get all of my cuticles. It lasts all day, even as I do everyday things that need to be done. It soaks in immediately. As soon as I get to my last nail, the gel has already soaked into my nails and the other 9 cuticles!

I like using this before I go to bed at night and then again in the morning. On the days that I’m not wearing polish, I also use this on my nails. It has rid of the white spots and has even helped with a dirty rotten hangnail that made me want to cry. I applied this and it was weird that the pain was gone instantly. I had never had a hangnail before, but it was pretty painful. I’m glad that this took care of the pain!

BUY IT: You can buy the Nailtiques Cuticle & Skin Gel 1 oz.

Jar for $ 15.00 or 1/4 oz. Jar for $ 4.00


imageNailtiques Formula 2

I’ve had thin and splitting nails for the last year or so from washing so many loads of dirty dishes. I hated it. My nails would start growing out and then pieces would actually start peeling off. I was excited when I got a chance to review the Protein Formula 2 from Nailtique.

I really did see a year or so of damage; splitting, breaking, peeling gone almost immediately. Within 2 weeks my nails looked like I’d never had a damaged spot EVER. As soon as I got out of the shower, I’d use this on my nails.

They were absolutely clean (no polish) and I used it DAILY. Within the 2 weeks, my nails were stronger, healthier, and hard. This can work amazing as a base coat for any nail polish.

You do NOT want to apply this as thickly as you would nail polish. It’s a protein, so apply it thinly. Wipe the brush off several times before applying. One dip of the brush will easily get 3-4 nails for me. If you apply it too thick, it isn’t going to adhere to your nails and let the nail suck up the protein. You’ll just be wasting the product.

To remove this- I dabbed a cotton ball in nail polish remover. Then I held it to each nail for about 40 seconds. You have to realize that the protein in this makes your nails hard, so therefore it IS hard. Holding the nail polish on it for 40 seconds softens the protein, so it’s easier to come off.

BUY IT: You can buy the Nail Protein Formula 2 for

1/2 oz. Bottle $ 17.50
1/4 oz. Bottle $ 9.50
1/8 oz. Bottle $ 5.00



Nailtiques Nail Lacquer with Protein

image Rio Nail Lacquer with Protein image

The Nailtiques Nail Lacquer with Protein comes in 16 different shades, which are all beautiful. I ended up getting the Rio- #308, which is a bright hot beautiful pink. It is infused with the same protein that the nail treatments have, so it’s not only beautiful but also beneficial.

The treatment works by borrowing into the nail bed, giving the nails a boost of health and strength. I love that I can color my nails and help them strengthen themselves too. It’s a win-win situation. (Especially since I was also using the Protein Formula 2).

My nails have never looked so healthy, smooth, and bubble free. I love that the brush on the polish was just the right size. I hate getting a nail polish brush that is either too thin or too thick. This produces just the right amount of polish to get the job done without being too messy and runny.


The brush was actually just the right size that I could “tip” my nails in this enchanting hot pink color. It applied without any issues. I didn’t have any running down the sides of my fingers or toes. There weren’t any bubbles, and it DRIED within a minute. I hate sitting for more than a few minutes waiting for my nails to dry.

Usually if it takes awhile for my nails to dry, they end up getting smeared. My kids are always on the Go, Go, Go- so mommy doesn’t HAVE 15 minutes to sit it out! I love that this is mom friendly (meaning FAST) Winking smile!

BUY IT: You can buy the Nailtiques Nail Lacquer with Protein for $10 each


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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, products were sent for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are completely honest and not influenced in any way.


Jessica Renee



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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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