Nail HQ

18 August 2015

Nail HQ hydrating primer and all in one review

NAIL TREATMENT

Nail HQ hydrating primer and all in one review
Nail HQ hydrating primer and all in one review

This primer contains Pentavitin, a "Moisture Magnet" with a unique Biotin & calcium complex to properly cleanse and prepare the nails before the application of polish or artificial nails. It will also help strengthen cuticles. The package instructs you to apply one coat, let it evaporate fully then apply another coat. When I have opened it, there is that typical strong nail polish scent which didn't phase me.

Once it has evaporated, it will leave a ghostly white effect on your nails but this will disappear when you apply a base coat/nail colour. It evaporated very quickly. I wasn't exactly sure whether my nail was meant to feel smooth or not like how face primers works. The texture was the same as before the primer was applied but it did help the nail polish/base coat to go on a lot smoother. Do not apply this over broken skin, it will sting.

I wouldn't say this is a base coat product but you can use it like one. It didn't help make the polish last longer. In terms of whether it helped nourish my nail, it's hard to tell at the moment as I'm not constantly using it especially if I have polish on.

Nail HQ hydrating primer and all in one review
Nail HQ hydrating primer and all in one review

My nails are prone to breakage nowadays so I am in need of some TLC for them. This all in one contains argan oil and mineral complex for the dry, brittle, soft and weak nails. It helps provide moisture and to also help prevent brittleness and breakage and make them flexible. Moisturise, condition and strengthen.

When I grow my nails and have decent length, they will break and bend and it can be painful at times. I'm always on the look out to strengthen my nails and this sounds like it has the answer. This has actually helped my nails from breaking over time. It definitely feels stronger but it does require time to see the results as it's unfortunately not an instant result.

This can be used as a base coat or on it's own. When used on it's own, it gives off a semi matte finish. It may look blue in the bottle but it's actually clear. Just like the primer, it does have the typical polish scent. I have used this as a base coat and didn't find it helped my nail polish last longer than usual nor did the polish go on smoothly as I had hoped. On one nail, it started to chip the next day and the rest started to chip as the days went by. I would rather use this on it's own.

The full Nail HQ range can be found in SuperdrugAmazon and in Tesco.

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24 comments

  1. I have been using this for two weeks now and my nails are getting so much stronger. Ii have been using the hydratng primer. Great post will try the oil too next!

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  2. Ooh these sound like they should work really well, I'm using a different brand at the moment from Dr Lewins and its amazing, works incredibly well xxx

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  3. I so need this right now. My nails keep clipping off all the time.
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  4. I prefer to use these on their own rather than with a polish, I find they work better x

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  5. Ooh, I've never seen these before but I'm dying to get the oil! x

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  6. I never heard nor try this brand before.. But sounds like it's a great product..

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  7. both products look amazing, judging from your writing. Never heard of this brand before!

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  8. my nails now chips so very often ... i do need this thing in my life ...

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  9. I have never tried these, but it sounds like these work better on their on then with a nail polish x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  10. what a great product to try.
    but im not sure if i can find it here :(

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  11. I'm not a makeup person but whenever I read something related to it always makes me wanna try. I haven't tried using a primer myself. But will definitely look for this one whenever I get the guts.

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  12. I'm not a makeup person but whenever I read something related to it always makes me wanna try. I haven't tried using a primer myself. But will definitely look for this one whenever I get the guts.

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  13. I've not heard of this brand before but the primer sounds like a great product! I really like using oils on my nails, too :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I've not heard of this brand before but the primer sounds like a great product! I really like using oils on my nails, too :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. hmm doesn't seem like it helps a lot though :/ maybe sally hansen will do the trick!
    http://popiahc.blogspot.com

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  16. Never heard of nail polish with argan oil! It sounds so awesome that I would want one! =D

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  17. My nails need this treatment for sure. They are in need for some love and pampering :D

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  18. I can't say that I did. I normally use Sally Hansen for all my nails needs.

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  19. I've never heard of Nail HQ before. I use Models Own, Sally Hansen & Barry M a lot. I like the look of the All in One with Argan Oil one. I'll look them up on Amazon now.

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  20. Nail prime sounds pretty new to me! I assume it works as a base coat. really interesting product.

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  21. I've never even heard of Nail HQ but this looks really interesting.. I'm so lazy and I'd rather just go to the salon and have someone else to take care of my nails for me :)

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  22. Oh I would love top try this out as I am a nail polish junkie.getting salon nails at home is with this is so great.

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  23. ermm not so convinced by it still ermm..i also have chipping nails problem all the time...need to look for a better strengthener...

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  24. My nails are awful at the moment, need something to sort them out with. KBxx

    http://beautybykaris.com

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