Wednesday 22 May 2013

Review: Dr LeWinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener

I swear there once was a time when I could grow my nails into lovely, long talons, but it really is a distant memory! I don't mind having shorter nails necessarily, but it would just be nice to have nails that didn't break or split so easily so I could actually choose! Step in Dr LeWinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener, which I tried as part of their "Nailpril" campaign (however I started and finished a bit late due to having Shellac). Renunail Nail Strengthener is an intensive treatment that promises longer and stronger nails in just 4 weeks. It contains calcium to strengthen weak, brittle nails and camphor to soothe sensitive nails. It retails at £17.50.

How to Use
The first thing that instantly impressed me was the size of the bottle - it's 30ml, which is gigantic compared to your average sized nail varnish. You use Renunail by applying two coats on the first day and then one further coat everyday for 5 days. On the 7th day you remove it and repeat the whole process again for another three weeks. You can wear nail varnish during the programme, but it is not recommended to use if you have recently had gels or acrylics removed. Due to the intensity of Renunail, it is only recommended to complete the programme a maximum of 4 times a year.

My Experience
Renunail looks and feels just like a clear nail varnish when applied. For the first few weeks I was very well behaved and applied it every day, but for the last two weeks I do admit I did miss about three or four days in total. Within just 2 weeks though my nails were stronger than before - they felt stronger and I had no breakages or splits. I applied nail varnish at the end of the second week and this didn't seem to affect the product working. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Renunail made my nail varnish last longer. Some of you may know that my nail varnish normally peels off within 1-2 days, but with Renunail my nail varnish lasted for 4 DAYS before chipping, 4 WHOLE DAYS!!! I had a couple of splits in the last two weeks, though one was because I caught my nail on my house key when getting them out of my pocket, and the second I noticed after a big housework session. Things like this are going to happen; I didn't expect Renunail to perform miracles!

Post Programme
Two weeks after finishing the programme I'm still experiencing the benefits of Renunail. I've also experienced less peeling, which I was getting on a couple of my nails before. I have used it as a base coat since though, which is probably helping to prolong the effect. Instead of using this again as a four week programme, which is a bit of a challenge to stick to, I may just use it once or twice a month as a base coat. However I will tread carefully, as over using this product can actually have the opposite effect. There is a sensitive version of Renunail, which is recommended as an ongoing maintenance treatment, so I may purchase this instead if necessary.

To view Dr LeWinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener on their website, please click here.

Do you use any nail strengthening products? If so, please share below!

Beauty Bird xx

P.S. This post contains a PR sample.


  1. I am quite intrigued by this product.

    I use (when I remember) nail spa from alessandro. I like it, the bottle is almost finished so I am looking for a new one.

  2. This sounds really interesting and like it truly works!!

  3. This sounds like something I am really needing right now xx

    1. My nails needed it too, they were just a pain!xx

  4. I've just ordered OPI Nail Envy but this looks better! Have you tried the OPI one and if so, does it compare?

    1. I haven't tried the OPI one, but I'd definitely be interested in getting it to compare xx


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