Essie Millionails: My New Holy Grail Nail Treatment

Essie Millionails Review

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I have the worst relationship with my nails.  Back in 2010, I was a dishwashing, 5 kid bathing, house cleaning mutha shut your mouth! But the kids have gotten older and they now take on the tasks that I used to do. 5 butts to wash turned into just 2. That means I have more time to take care of my nails.

Seche Rebuild was my BFF for three years, and then we fell apart. Mended, stronger nails eventually became so hard that my nail tips would just snap right off. It was time for a change. But I honestly didn’t know what to try.

My thoughts on Essie have always been very so/so. I loved the range of polishes, they always sold a nice collection of soft, girly shades. It took a $10 giftcard to introduce me to Essie treatments. That giftcard I was holding on to for a long time. It was right before my surgery, and I had pre-op goodies to buy and honestly after buying all that stuff, I didn’t have any money to buy makeup and that sucked. But in my wallet was this abandoned gift card with ten bucks on it. I browsed around the beauty section looking for something to buy, realizing there was nothing that attracted my attention. “I’ll go to the nail section and just grab a random polish.” I looked down at my nails and realized how much they sucked. They were very short, breaking, peeling and gross. So maybe I should get some sort of nail treatment to help my nails grow again. Honestly? I grabbed the Essie Millionails bottle because it was cute. The pink logo attracted me. The miraculous logo kept me.

I don’t have a before photo of my nails anymore, but I can show you an after:

essie after

I promise you my nails looked bad before. Straight nubs.

How Does Millionails Work?

According to Essie:

Bulletproof nails. fortified with iron, amino acids and kevlar, each bottle has 1 million fast acting molecules to help resist peeling and splitting for visibly stronger nails.

My nails are longer, stronger, but most importantly… flexible. My nails having more flex was so important because they were not breaking every time I bumped up against something. It was the first time in a long time that I was able to honestly love and enjoy my nails without the fear of breakage.

Essie Millionails retails for $10. You can find this nail treatment everywhere Essie products are sold.

More about Aprill

Aprill, also known as The Fairy Glammother is a beauty blogger and lover of all things beauty. She is the blogger behind Glitter.Gloss.Garbage which shares new beauty products and tips!

  • that’s a cool product. 🙂 I haven’t seen it in any of my stores yet… but I want to try it.

  • My nails have sucked lately, too. I’ve been looking around for something to help them out. I’ll look for this.

  • Pink Sith

    Girl. I have seen your before nails. This has really made a difference!!! My nails are pretty strong except for my middle finger on my right hand….humm I wonder why that is. Over use? Anyway. I would totally try this. My current nail strengthener is running out and looks like I just found a new one to try!

    • GlitteryGlossy

      I know right? Thanks!

  • I will need to try this! I just got the Essie Quick Dry Drops and should have picked this up too!

  • That’s amazing..I would love to have strong, flexible, long nails!

  • Ok I need this. My nails are so not strong at all. And your nails are beautiful!!!! I can’t even imagine them being bad before at all. Great post!!!

    • GlitteryGlossy

      They were horrible! 😛

  • I need to find a product like this! My nails are stronger from taking biotin but I keep breaking them because I smack into things.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I used this before and it worked wonders on my nails.

  • Ooooh I am going to try this. I have previously tried their Rock Solid treatment and loved it (I quite out of laziness).

  • BTBAshley

    I have really nice nails (now!) but my granny has really bad, brittle nails and this might work even better for her than the OPI one she is using now and it is cheaper. Great find!

  • I have to try this one! Lately my nails have been so weak and are breaking like crazy :S

  • TOTALLY. NEED. My nail beds suck after 13 years of biting and I, too, am the dishwasher of the house!

    • GlitteryGlossy

      Yeah I’m a nail biter too. It sucks but I cant stop. I have reduced it to when I’m seriously stressed if that counts for anything.

  • Anastasia

    Your nails look fantastic! How do you keep them so white?

    • GlitteryGlossy

      washing dishes 😛

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    This is the first I’ve heard of this treatment! Your nails look great! And holy crap 5 kids? I only have 1 and it can be exhausting. You’re incredible!

  • Your nails look so healthy!!!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Your nails look fantastic!! My nails have NEVER looked that good!

  • Justina

    Your nails look wonderful!

  • I haven’t heard of this one. I’m wearing an Essie top coat right now and I really like their nail care products.

  • Norah Salazar

    Your nails look superb!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Seriously, I need to try this! My nails are weak!!!!

  • this sounds amazing… i must try it

  • Your nails look GREAT – and congratualations for making it past the 5 kid butt washing phase!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    my nails totally need this!