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OPI Nail Envy Original
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OPI Nail Envy Original


4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars83%
  • 4 Stars13%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
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4.78 / 5 based on 562 Reviews


You wouldn't face harsh elements without a coat, so why leave your nails unprotected Fortify, protect, and harden thin, brittle natural nails with the Original Nail Envy. For results, apply two coats, followed by a one-coat application every other day. see more...

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  • Does anyone find that the polish becomes thick towards th...2 Answers
  • Does it really work ? My nails are in a very bad shape5 Answers
  • how long does it take to look like its making a differenc...2 Answers
OPI Nail Envy Original
OPI Nail Envy Original
Reviews (562)
Q&A (134)
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Jennifer B.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: OPI Nail Envy Original, 0.5 Ounce more...
I have ALWAYS had very brittle dry nails that would not grow despite any attention I paid to them. That is until I discovered OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener. I usually paint 2 coats on my clean (I use alcohol pads to remove any oils) nails about once a week and my nails grow like crazy (I also put it as a base coat when I’m using a color)! I have to file them back all the time now and I even work outside in my flowerbeds or weed eating most days. I’ve been using this for about 2 years and it is a staple in my nail bag. It’s about 19.99 at most drug stores but I refuse to go without it, it’s worth every penny!! I’ve Highly recommended this to all my girlfriends, family and even strangers I’ve seen looking for something new to try!!! I love OPI Nail Envy Original!
Shannon💋 W.
Horsham, PA
338 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nail more...
I absolutely love this stuff! Now typically I’m never the type to think nail strengtheners or hardeners work but this has really proved it wrong. My mom bought it and gave me hers and I’ve loved it ever since. After I wash and clean and file my nails I put on 2 coats directly onto my nails. It looks great and makes your nails look nice and neat. And it really helps strengthen and grow your nails! Not to mention it lasts on your nails for at least 2 weeks or more!
Stephanie G.
San Antonio, TX
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
My nails have ALWAYS been thin, broke easily and have been very flimsy. There hadn’t been a time when at least 1-2 told my nails were short while the others were long. In July my thumb nail broke really bad, at that point I was over it and about to be done with trying to grow my nails out. But I decided to try OPI’s nail envy, I always wanted to try it because I read great reviews online but the price was the only thing holding me back. Yet l was determined to have beautiful long strong nails. So I trimmed all my my nails short to semi match my nail, 3 months have passed and they’ve grown SO much. I’m telling my boyfriend how I need to trim my nails saying “how do people with long nails no anything! They’re a hassle!” And he’ll make fun of me. I love my nails now thanks to this product, posting this review before I trim them lol it’s a bittersweet moment for me.
Lily W.
Bronx, NY
385 reviews
Review for: Nail Envy Original more...
I use this on clean bare nails whenever I don't have polish on them. Although sometimes I just paint on top of my nail polish color too. I've always had soft nails that would break or like my thumb nail would split down the middle and whenever that happens I end up cutting down the other nails so they can grow back together in the same length. (Does anyone else do that?)  This has made my nails much stronger and doesn't break as often. I love this product.
Molly S.
2 reviews
Review for: Nail Envy Original more...
I was skeptical at first. Oh my god, this is hands down the best thing I've done for my brittle and peel-prone nails. Worth the price tag. MAGIC. I've been using this product for a few months now and the difference is night and day. My natural nails used to grow just fine but would very easily break if I wasn't careful. Now they are long, strong, down to get the friction on. 
Pamela B.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: OPI Nail Envy Original, 0.5 Ounce more...
This is an amazing product. At times my nails are weak. I began using this product years  ago and it is a product I try to always have on hand. I use it at least once a week to keep my nails healthy and strong. I definetly would recommend this to keep your nails strong.  
Nailah M.
Miami, FL
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nail Envy Original more...
OPI Nail Envy Original is my go to nail strengthener. I use this product as a base coat / reinforcement under regular polish, or on its own. When I don’t want to wear polish but want to retain length on my nails I’ll put on 3 coats of this and maybe a top coat. Lasts a long time and helps keep my nails strong and long!
Katelyn P.
Woodlyn, PA
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Original more...
This saved my nails. I was painting them very frequently, and working in a restaurant. They became very brittle and peeled/broke a lot. Enter Nail Envy. It fixed my nails after one week of following the treatment pattern. Anytime they start to feel a little peely/weak again, I go back to the treatment. I also use it as a basecoat, which helps a lot with my nail strength. I just can’t get over how expensive it is. Other nail treatments that are similar are half the price.
Allison A.
Monrovia, IN
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have had a hell of a time growing my nails out and after trying everything I finally (like a moron) decided to try this. I knew based on reading the instructions it would take awhile but it has been worth it! One hand it perfect! The other hand I have been brutal and it is almost perfect. I’m excited. Quite literally I have three more nails to get into perfect condition and then damn! I’m golden. I use nail envy has it tells me to and it has been great great. If you have trouble growing your nails out take the leap. I have never had long natural nails and now they are beautiful.
Michaela H.
Albuquerque, NM
258 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Original more...
This works wonders if you use it as recommended. I bought it because my nails were simply disaster. I avoided any other color nail polish and just kept using this as described (two coats the first day and one coat every second day, so let's say started on Monday and removed everything and also applied two new coats on Sunday). I did this for about a month and my nails looked fabulous! I tried other similar products meanwhile like Essie, Sally Hansen, Mavala, but I swear nothing worked that well as this Opi Original. So I am about to go and get a new one right now!
Denice R.
240 reviews
How do you use this only by itself or like a base coat when doing your nails?
Maggie S.
142 reviews
Does this actually do anything for your nails?
Emilia B.
Sedro Woolley, WA
198 reviews
Does it really work?
Barbara D.
729 reviews
Is this just a temporary nail strengthening product?
kh0ul0uD H.
9 reviews
Does it really work ? My nails are in a very bad shape

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