Beauty advice interlude: My super cool friend Debie is a makeup artist in New York, and today she was nice enough to share one of her tricks of the trade.
Ladies-- when it comes to first world problems, we know that chipped, broken nails can be one of the worst offenses. They snag our most delicate of clothing, ruin our favorite tights, and leave us living in fear of every soda can top. As a former nail biter (I was one of those “I didn’t even know I was doing it and oops now my nails are bleeding” die-hard addicts), a part of me wonders if the nail gods are making me pay for my once-terrible habit with the curse of weak, brittle tips.
Fortunately for those of us not blessed with naturally fierce claws, relief is found in the form of Rejuvacote, a miracle product manufactured by Duri Cosmetics, a company operating out of Brooklyn. This humble pink antidote has transformed my cracked and peeling nubs into healthy tips, growing stronger by the day with each slick application. Directions suggest you apply a fresh coat daily for 7 days but I found it hard to resist applying multiple coats in one sitting to achieve a finish that’s distractingly glossy. One brief week later and my “dying nails” might not be “to die for” as their tagline promises, but they do look and feel pretty darn good.
Rejuvacote certainly isn’t the only effective nail strengthener out there but for about $8 a pop (I purchased mine from my local Bed Bath & Beyond), it’s a much cheaper option than other strengtheners (comparable alternates are OPI Nail Envy which retails for $17 and Nail Tek Xtra which retails for $12) and infinitely more practical than indulging in a weekly manicure. Armed with Rejuvacote and a little patience, let those fear of pop tops fade away and instead let those nails shine (literally)!