We Tried It: Nail growth serum
Want the long nails fast without going faux? Try Sally Hansen's Nail Growth Miracle Serum. Truth be told, I'm always a tad skeptical whenever a product slaps “miracle” on the label. Anything that tries the mysterious potion approach is something best to leave to fantasy flicks. This time, however, I decided to give it a whirl to see if it could actually upgrade my stumpy tips.
It's a simple process, really. Just dab one droplet onto each nail (bare or coated with polish), then massage into your cuticle and nail every day. The results were mystifying–almost magical. What would have taken two weeks only took one. Granted, it wasn't like, “Poof! Instant long nails,” but I have never seen my nails grow that long so quick. Ever.
One downside: the serum doesn't strengthen your nails. If your tips are weak or brittle, invest in professional-grade NailTek or try one of these nail-toughening tips. Otherwise, the long-nail spell vanishes quickly.