If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you would probably remember that back in November of last year (right around Thanksgiving), I took the plunge, removed my last set of glue-ons, and began the arduous task of growing back my natural nails. One of the major players in my nail regrowth was Dermelect nail treatments. I was sent a set back in November, but thought I would just start using other products after I ran out. After taking several months off from using Dermelect, and trying to find cheaper substitutes, I have to say that nothing works quite as well for me and I had to admit cheap ass defeat and buy another set of the Nail Recovery System.
If you've been considering using Dermelect, but have been reluctant due to the cost, all I have to say is while it is expensive, it's also worth every.single.penny. This is good stuff, people. :P I would definitely pick up the entire Nail Recovery System which includes the basecoat, the ridgefiller (both HG, IMO), as well as the TC (which isn't necessary, but it is nice). It also includes Rejuvenail Fortifying Nail and Cuticle Treatment. This was not included in my original set of samples from Dermelect, but it is amazing.
Here's a pic of my natural nails now and just for reference, here are all of my "nail recovery" tagged posts where you can see plenty of pics of what I started with in November 2009 (fair warning... it's not pretty. LOL).
I've been back using Dermelect for a few weeks now and I can already tell a difference in my nails. While my natural nails grow pretty fast, they also have a tendency to peel and chip. With Dermelect, I have less of both of these problems. In my "after" picture, I do have a cut in my middle fingernail (that I have patched w/ nail glue), but as far as peeling and chipping, those issues have almost gone away. In fact, my nails are at a point where they are driving me a bit bonkers and I may have to trim them down in the near future.
Also, I think I'm back to you regular-scheduled blogging. I've given up on the new camera, sad to say. It's great for regular shots and zoomed shots, but it sucks at macros. I will have a few posts using the new camera (as I have those saved up), but I'm back to ye old Cybershot. So if you are looking for a new camera and one of your uses will be nail blogging, the Kodak Z915 is probably not a good fit.