While walking around with lovely Shannon of Seriously Nails, we ran into Linda Nordstrom of Famous Names Products! She gave me a sample of their amazing Dadi'Oil and I couldn't wait to use it!
My nails on my non-dominant hand had been looking a little...rough. They were long and pretty strong, but super dry, and a little flakie :-/ Take a look:
My ringer finger was especially bad. So I decided to try a three-day experiment using the Dadi'Oil not only on the surrounding skin, but also on the entire nail bed. I'm pleased to tell you the results were more than favorable! After a mere 3 days of applying the Dadi'Oil twice a day (once in the morning, once in the evening), My ring finger was no longer peeling, and my cuticles were properly hydrated! Check it out:
And look how shiny my nails are!!!! I'm so happy with these results, I'll be using the oil again on my dominant hand in a few months after the next few holidays and accompanying nail art. They will most certainly be in need of some major TLC :P
During my chat with Linda, she told me about another product they've come out with for professionals called the IBX Repair System.
This product can be used under gel polish to help create a protective shield over the nail and helps to reduce white spots that appear with constant use of gel polish. More than gel, though, the repair system can also be used as a natural nail growth treatment - which is really appealing to me, since I'm constantly changing polish and my nails have suffered greatly from my hobby. The system repairs nail damage and toughens the upper layers of the nail plate to allow nail growth. If you're like me and you have deep grooves in your nails, repeated use of this treatment will fill in those grooves, and will also improve the color of your nails. Here's a short video on it, if you're interested in more info on how it works:
I dunno about you, but this product sounds *amazing* and right up my alley!! I'll be hunting down local salons to see who is carrying this new repair system :D
What do you all think of these products? Have you heard of or tried anything like the IBX repair system before? If so, how were your results?