23 January 2011

Nail Whitener - Is It Worth It???

I would like to share a new (to me) product with you today, Cuccio Sicilian Nail Whitening Paste.  "Micro Crystals for Extreme Cleansing & Brightening."  I found this at my local beauty supply for under $5.00.  Please note, I have never used a nail whitener before.  Let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

Toothbrush "not included"

The instructions were pretty simple, I followed them to a "t."


BEFORE - click to enlarge! (the dark spots are from old polish)

AFTER - click to enlarge!

As you can see, the staining was visibly lightened.  The stains near my cuticle were almost elimiated.  The whites of my nail tips were less yellow, and all the old polish was removed.  BONUS:  my nasty cuticles were exfoliated as well!  

I think that if I were to use this product again it would remove even more staining.  I plan to work it into my Sunday routine, I normally shap my nails and exfoliate my cuticles.  Hopefully after continual usage, I can avoid having the really nasty stains near the tips, which are practically ORANGE now!

Do you use anything to whiten your nails?  Any great home remedies to share?  I would love to hear what works for you!

polish insomniac