I hope you’re having a good weekend! Mine is three days long, and I’m unbelievably excited 😀
GoNails is a fairly new product, but it’s gotten lots of positive reviews around the interwebz, and I’m about to add another one.
Review and promo code behind the clicky thing
You’re supposed to be able to see results with this after 10 days, so my plan was to let my nails grow naturally for 10 days, clip them, and then use GoNails for another 10 days.
If you know me in real life, you know that I have a tendency to be clumsy. On day 10 of the natural nail growth, I had a little accident involving sharp objects. Due to my distress over all the blood, I forgot to clip my nails. That’s excusable, right? No big deal, I just ended up doing 11 days for both trials. *ehem, so the pictures below should be labeled Day 11, not Day 10*
Before I get into the pros and cons of the product, let me just show you the results:
GoNails is a light lotion that comes in a pump dispenser. I’ve had my share of bad experiences with pump dispensers, so I am happy to report that this one doesn’t spew out 10 days worth of product at once. One pump gives me just enough to cover all 10 fingers. It’s very lightly scented, kind of a floral, lemony scent to my nose. It’s also absorbs super quickly, and doesn’t leave any residue behind.
GoNails is supposed to do 3 main things. It claims to help nails grow faster, become stronger, and moisturize your cuticles. Let’s go down the checklist.
I compared my pictures from day 10 of natural nail growth to day 10 of GoNails. My conclusion was that there wasn’t actually a huge difference between the final results. However, GoNails made my nails grow much quicker in the early stages, like one of those enzyme charts!
My poorly drawn enzyme chart:
My nails were definitely stronger after 10 days. I have a habit of keeping my nails super short for piano, so anytime I grow them out, they usually start peeling and flaking really quickly. I experienced neither peeling nor flaking with this, and my nails looked healthy, even with the boatload of acetone I was subjecting them to (I have a bad habit of changing up my manicure every day). Same with my cuticles; they looked very neat and moisturized. Oh, and speaking of manicures, my nails developed a yellow tint around day 6, courtesy of Sinful Mint Apple polish. I don’t know whether GoNails is responsible for this or not, but by the time I took the pictures on day 10, the stain was barely visible.
Another cool thing about this product is that it can be used over nail polish. Simply apply it every night, and you’re good to go.
Now, the cons. There was only one for me, and that was the price. GoNails retails at $25 for a 0.5 fl oz bottle (from http://www.mygobeauty.com/), which I believe is supposed to last for a month. There’s no way of getting around the fact that this is an expensive product. I’m one of those people who can’t splurge on nail polish over the $10 mark, and at first I thought about this in terms of nail polish. I thought about it some more, though, and this is really more of a nailcare/skincare product. Skincare happens to be one of the things I am willing to splurge on. I’m definitely not saying that this applies to everybody, though. If your nails are healthy, and all you need is cuticle cream, I probably wouldn’t recommend you spend the money for this. If, however, you have weak nails in addition to dry cuticles, this is a quality product that does give good results.
Now, if you are willing to spend the money on this product, what I can do is offer you a promo code that will bring the price down to a more bearable level. Use the code GONMORSL for 20% off the retail price, good for up to 2 bottles. This code expires 30 days after today.
My rating: A-
Full Disclosure: The product mentioned in this post was provided by PR for review purposes. For more information, please see my Disclaimer.