Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Healthy Hooves

My finger nails are paper-thin. Peel 'em apart, fold 'em into origami shapes, papery-thin-thin.

I have tried countless nail hardeners by reputable polish names like OPI, Nailtiques, and Sally Hansen. None really seem to do much besides add a little shine, and they all end up causing frustration when my nails continue to break.

This year, my search for the perfect clear nail polish ended.

One of my old bosses had the most enviable nails I had ever seen - always beautifully lacquered in shiny red, just the right length, and never chipped. After a few weeks of noticing her darling digits, I told her I just had to know where she got her nails done.

I was shocked to hear that she does them herself, and the reason they are so strong and always perfectly polished, is because she uses a secret weapon that she was happy to share with me. She scurried back to her office, and returned holding a little amber colored bottle that has since changed my life.


Healthy Hoof Hi-Gloss Protectant - $4

That's right. Hoof lacquer.

I don't know if was really originally formulated for horses, but let me tell you - It works.

I was able to find it at our local CVS, but after a quick online search, it looks as though they also carry it on Amazon, as well as several beauty supply websites.

Use a couple of coats on your bare nails to make them stronger than ever, and over nail polish to add shine and prevent chipping.

Now trot on over to find yourself a bottle...

Neigh.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

This shit is the BOMB. I have been using it for about a year and I have posted about it before too. This is the best chip-proof topcoat ever. EVER.

Danz said...

I've never heard of this before but I'd like to get my paper nails on some as well!

mary said...

OK, I'm buying this. Today.

Jessica said...

Jennifer, B.O.M.B.

Danz, thanks for stopping by! I love your blog!

Mary, you'll be glad you did!

Times of Glory said...

I haven't heard about it before, but thank you so much for sharing this info! It sounds fantastic! Have to try!

hikinginstilettos said...

Amazing! I am definitely trotting over to CVS for this one. Thanks for the tip!!

Through the Looking Glass said...

This sounds too good to be true, but begs the question, "Why do all really good secret potions come from horse products?" Like that shampoo, Mane and Tail, or whatever it is, that some people swear by, and that diet drug that all the drug-riddled celebs use that is for horses...Is it weird that I know this much? I need to try this, though, because my nails can't hand'e my life.

franki durbin said...

are you serious? I've bought everything. Looks like an Amazon order is in the works for me. I desperately need to find my "it" nail solution. Wish us all luck!

Jessie said...

Giddyup, my darlings!

(Oh, and in case it wasn't obvious... I accidentally posted a few comments yesterday logged in under my personal gmail account HENCE the comment from "jessica" above.)

Sneaky Chic said...

Thank you Jessie! I can't wait to try it!

Jessie said...

You're more than welcome, Sneaky!