Isadora – Rock Base Nail Hardener and Ridge Filler


Is it me or has this winter been really cold and dry?

Well no matter what the truth is, my nails have not been at their best the last two months and it is the first time in my life that I’ve experienced brittle nails. Something that shocks me as I’ve never experienced this before even when I had super long nails.

But I do think it is because of the low temperature that has been sweeping over and my own lackluster attempt at moisturizing my hands.

Well luckily for me and a lot of other people, Isadora came out with a new nail product  which specifically addresses this issue.

This product claims:

  • Hardening – Making the nail stronger and more resilient.
  • Ridge filler – Evening out ridges in the nail to create a smooth surface.
  • Moisturizer – Reduces the loss of moisture by locking it in.
  • Brightener – Optimal brightening pigments that makes the nails look fresher and healthier.
  • Protector – Protects nails against harms.

It is also advertised as being perfect for use as a caring base coat under regular nail polish aswell as being perfect for those who use fake/acrylic nails.


According to Isadora one of the active beneficial ingredients in this base coat is Neonyca (celery seed extract) which is going to strengthen, moisturize and protect your nails.

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This product comes housed in the regular nail polish bottle from Isadora and contains ml of product.



Isadora does include a small booklet which contains instructions in different languages.

  • Apply two coats on bare nails.
  • Reapply two coats every 2-3 day, remove the treatment with nail polish remover once a week.
  • Continue the treatment as long as needed.


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So how did this work out?


The first thing I notice about this product is how the formula is thinner than a regular nail polish formulation, it has almost a gel-like consistency and with a pinkish tint.

It also applies very thin but it needs to be mentioned that it does not run down the nail as you apply, it actually dries down very quickly compared to a regular nail polish or base coat, which makes the whole process very enjoyable and fast.




I’ve used this product for three weeks and the results have been amazing.

My nails are still not completely where I want them to be but they have become visibly stronger, there are fewer lines and breaks + my nails have stopped becoming see-through after showering or being in contact with water for a prolonged time.

I really enjoy that this product gives my nails a fresh look, it truly gives a “my-nails-but-better” effect thanks to the brightening pigments and the slight pinkish tint it has.

Lately I’ve actually dropped using my regular nail polishes and preferred to only use this on my nails. I’ve received a lot of compliments from people on how healthy my nails look.

Another reason why I like this product so much is that it is very practical for my job, which involves a lot of dirt and heavy lifting, since the formula is more gel like it does not form a lot of cracks where dirt can get through and show up.

It also lasts for four days on my nails and that is amazing since my hands are often get in touch with a lot of water, usually nail polishes cracks up or flakes off because of my job, so I’m very happy to have found a nail product that lasts and still looks gorgeous for some time.



My nails look healthier and they have become a lot stronger than they were previously.

I am really impressed by this release and Isadora just keeps killing the game for me, what happened to be honest?

This brand just keeps releasing great products that I’m falling in love with and it does shock me a bit since it’s not such a long time ago that I disliked the brand.

But back to the product.

It really has been a god send to me and I am going to continue using it in the future. It will definitely be rebought and I can absolutely recommend it to other people as it really does upheld it’s claims.





H&M: Gel Studio Nail Colours


Not that long ago I posted a review of some of the nail polishes from H&M, which was a very mixed experience to put it mildly as I’ve never experienced any nail polish line having such quality differences between different shades before.

But as always I am curious to try new offerings when it comes to budget friendly brands.

Before I go any further into this review let me just tell you straight away that these gel nail polishes is not anything innovative in my opinion but I tend to like them since they usually last longer than regular nail polishes. A lot of other brands have these polishes were you have a main shade and a sealing top coat.

I’ll have to say that this line seems to be much more sophisticated than their regular line as the colours are deeper and more saturated. There is only one shimmer shade and it is the one I picked up called Green as gold.


How to use

Apply two coats of Gel Studio Nail Colour, allowing 2 minutes drying time. Once dry, apply Gel Studio Top Coat.



The shade

I really love this colour despite being a bit disappointed in that the bluish hue in the bottle did not translate to my nails, but this is nonetheless extremely pretty and very different from anything else I have.

It’s a colour that I would like to describe as an olive with a very strong gold shift.






The formula of the nail polish is much thicker than what I associate with gel nail polishes, it is also very gloppy wich makes this difficult to apply evenly as the brush strokes can become quite visible.

This can be quite annoying plus that it sometimes will create air bubbles on the nails, which is weird and something that I can’t remember experiencing with any other nail polish.

After applying two coats of the nail colour and letting both dry completely, it is time to apply the top coat and I am very impressed by it as it dries very quick and leaves a smooth and shiny surface.


How long does it last?

1-2 days unfortunately 😦

It’s also very strange that it comes off in one piece.




I really love the colour but I am very disappointed with the application process and wear time.

I will likely not buy any of the other shades in this line.


Thank you so much for reading!

Tell me what you think of H&M’s nail polish lines, do you like them or not?


Is it as good as I remember? Depend Nail Polishes


This is a series where I review products that I once loved to find out if the product still delivers. The rules are simple: It must be at least a minimum of three years since the last time I used the product. This is just a response to the idea that personal taste changes and that what you once loved might no longer be to your preference.


This is an old classic for me.

I remember my mom buying Depend nail polishes all the way back in the 90s and she would sometimes paint my nails, these small polishes are very likely the first beauty product I ever tried out in my life.

When I got older and started to earn my own money as a teenager, these were some of my favourite items to stock up on since they come in a great selection of colours and finishes, combine that with them being cheap and often on a buy 3 for the price of 2 sale and you have a product that is extremely affordable.

Although I never saw them as the perfect nail polishes I really did enjoy them since they were cheap, small and had an amazing selection of shades.

But the important question is what do I feel about them now?



The packaging of these have changed over the years but currently they come housed in a tall but small glass bottle. They contain 5 ml of product.

One thing to note is that on the label at the front has a symbol that signifies whether the coverage is sheer or opaque.

Whenever I bought any of these I always make sure I write down the number of the shade, since the back label have a tendency to fade easily.



In this post I have done my best to try to showcase the variation of their line.

None of the shades in this line has any proper name just a number.


# 419




This is a lovely dark purple with both purple and small amounts of blue shimmers in it.

This shade needs to be shaken, which is just simply to turn the bottle down and up, in order for the pigments to blend before applying. The first time I used this it came out sheer on the first coat and in the second coat the polish became really thick and the end result was a little bit textured.

Second time I used this it was a little bit more even but it still requires two coats to be opaque. Something weird happened in my swatch photos here, they come off as a bit sheer but in irl these are opaque.

One thing I really like about this polish is that It can last for 4-6 days without chipping, which is very good.








I believe this is an effect nail polish. It contains opaque white glitters with some larger silver glitters in a clear base.

I love this polish best alone since I found it weird as a top coat.

Alone this is stunning because it does look like you have snow on your nails, you need to shake it and put on two coats for this to reveal it’s beauty. It is a nail polish that manages to stand out but still be “neutral” enough that you can wear it on any occasion.

It is beautiful and extremely long-lasting. I don’t know how long this can be worn without cracking. I wore this for almost two full weeks before removing it, it almost looked like it did when I first applied it only that the clear base had started to get a little bit”yellowish” as clear nail polishes can become after a while.



I can’t argue against the price, it is ridiculously low even for the amount you get.

The quality is not the best but it is far from bad, I would call it an average formula and to be fair I have bought more expensive nail polishes which still cracked after two days.

These tend to be a bit more stubborn in my experience and they can be difficult to remove.

I believe I will buy more of these in the future.


Thank you for reading!