Customers praise this best-selling nail strengthener for repairing their nails in lockdown

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
This OPI Nail Strengthener has been recognised as Amazon's bestselling beauty buy. (Getty Images)

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If you are anything like us you may be missing your frequent trips to the nail salon to get a new set of acrylic nails, gel polish or a classic french manicure.

Not only do freshly polished nails look super sleek, but polish, or fake nails, can provide an extra layer that leaves your nail feeling thicker while also preventing it from chipping.

But, with salons currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, beauty enthusiasts have started to take matters into their own hands - especially as washing up, stress and even nail-biting habits can all contribute to weaker nails.

If you’re struggling with the effects of going fake nail free, OPI’s Nail Envy Nail Strengthener is a must-have.

The OPI polish is currently Amazon’s best-selling nail strengthener, with thousands of customers praising it for rescuing their nails.

Why we rate it

The OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener acts to strengthen weak and brittle nails, thanks to the innovative formula, which contains hydrolysed wheat protein and calcium.

This product also supports healthy nail growth, for longer, harder and stronger nails.

It comes in a variety of shades, from clear and matte, to neutral hues such as pink and sand.

It is also super simple to use. All buyers need to do is apply two coats to bare nails, which you then top up with an additional coat every other day for one week.

After those seven days remove the nail polish to see the results.

However, it can also be used as a base coat, or simply as a nail polish long after its strengthening effects have had the desired effect.

What the reviews say

Shoppers can’t get enough of the beauty product, which has received 73% five-star reviews.

Here’s what buyers have to say:

  • “Quite expensive but so worth it! Has done wonders to my nails and a noticeable difference even after 1 week. My nails were not in that great a condition due to years of acrylics and tips, but in lockdown had to find another solution! Really strengthened. Great item.”

  • “Been using this product for 2 weeks now and can’t believe the difference in my nails.” 

  • “Fabulous to get your nails stronger. They grow very quickly with this on too. Had gels taken off before lock down so nails are very weak. Hopefully this will help to get them stronger and maybe I'll give up the gels!!”

  • “Expensive but worth it. I buy this regularly as it’s the only product that stays on my nails.”

Buy it: OPI Nail Envy | £18.71 (Was £19.50) from Amazon