To whip our sorry summer nails into shape, Louise and I have trialled the brand new Nailtiques Nail Lacquer with Protein, a collection of nail colours infused with the same protein blend as the awardwinning Nailtiques nail treatments. The combination of colour and treatment is the perfect solution for someone like me – I’m neglectful with nail care, but I’m all over nail colour. The treatment works by penetrating the nail bed, giving nails a dose of reparative and strengthening power. They’re left feeling strong and healthy, and your nail colour looks bright and glossy. I trialled Havana, a deep and dark burgundy hue, and Rio, a sweet candy cane pink that is perfect for the summer. Louise had a go with the tropical pink of Tahiti, and the putty colour of Cairo.
The formulations were incredibly glossy and gorgeous – especially Havana, you can almost see the reflection of the camera in that picture above! The colours were pigmented and true to the bottle, and applied like a dream. What I was most impressed with was the quality of my nails. They felt stronger and were definitely less prone to bending and splitting, and I was able to grow my nails a little longer than their usual bitten-to-the-wick state. I’m mightily impressed with the longevity and the hard-wearing qualities of the Nail Lacquer too, and would highly recommend them for those with troublesome nails.