Rimmel Nail Nurse – Nail Rescue – Initial Reactions

I, naturally, have really weak nails which bend, break and flake at any given opportunity. The fact that I have them painted 99% of the time probably doesn’t help and the fact that fibro can cause these same issues as well means that I have really, really difficult nails which sucks as they’re something I put a lot of work in to.
I try to keep them trimmed but despite that they often end up snapping off so I’ll have some longer and some shorter. The weird thing, too, is that my nails grow Really fast so, even though I try to keep them trimmed, they’ll often grown and then snap before I realise that they need trimming again! Along side that is the issue that I’ve got certain faults in the nail that always grow back in the same place so they’ll break, again, in exactly the same way as they have done for a really long time.
As such I’ve been thinking about using some sort of treatment on them. My first thoughts were to try and get hold of OPI’s nail envy but I just couldn’t justify the cost. Thankfully the lovely Kate at Sparkle Dust mentioned that Rimmel do a nail rescue polish and I set out looking for that but, in true form, I couldn’t find it. I, now, think that that’s because Rimmel have recently released their ‘Nail Nurse’ range. I picked up the Nail Nurse Nail Rescue from Superdrug for £4.49 just over a week ago and it has the same claims as the original nail rescue that I was looking for.
The treatment is supposed to last for 14 days and you apply the polish on the first day, a second coat on the second day and then you remove it and do the same again when you reach the seventh day. I’ve had it on my nails for four days now and I’m already noticing a difference in the strength – They’re not bending or snapping and the flakey bits aren’t being a nuisance either; they just feel so much better.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this has worked on my nails once I reach the end of the two week course, partly because I am really impressed so far and partly because I’m already itching to paint my nails again! I’m going to update when it’s finished as I’m really interested to see if the improvements last past the polish being removed or if it’s only going to work whilst it’s actually applied.


Please forgive my disgusting, discoloured nails. I’m hoping that that’s going to improve lots during the time that I have my nails unpainted! You can’t see a lot of the faults in my nails here but you can see how some of them have snapped off and some are longer, plus if you look at the nail on the far left of the bottom one you can see a patch of discolouration where polish has been ingrained in some of the flaked parts of the nail.
I know you can’t see that much from these and, if I’m honest I don’t think you’ll be able to see much physical difference even when I’ve finished using this product but just in case you can I thought it’d be good to document!I’ll be back in another week or so to let you know how this has gone!


  1. Anonymous August 20, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Hiya! When are you planning to update your review on YourTea? I hope you're having great results with it 🙂
    Great Blog!! xx
    Love from Sydney
    *sorry it's completely irrelevant to this post :'(

  2. Anonymous February 5, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Hi. I am being very thick. Trying the Nail nurse but … do I use it on day 1 and 2 then do nothing intil day 7 and remove abd apply day 1 abd 2;again?
    Would appreciate help. I too have same probs . Fibro etc but in addition I had psoriasis on my nails for 40 years. Not hoping for a miracle but just neat nails would be great !. Love your posts.Sandra

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