As some of you may know I have been a Herôme hero for the past 6 months. Herôme is a Dutch brand and has been a leader in hand- and nail care for more than 30 years. Every month I would receive a sample from the hand- nail care brand and would post a picture of the product on my Instagram page. I haven’t yet shared my test results with my followers, which is why I wanted to share my honest & personal review with you today. Some of the products I’ve tested have not been part of the hero program, but are items I have bought in the past.
What are your nail struggles? Before I share my test results I would like to tell you about the state of my nails. I have very little trouble growing long, strong nails. Why? I started growing out my nails as a teen, wanting long glamorous nails. I was (still am) obsessed with bright & bold nail colors, which is why I needed long & healthy nails as my nail polish canvas. Trust me when I say, it took me years to get them this strong, they used to chip, split, break, tear…especially at the very beginning.
As a germaphobe I would never bite my nails so in that sense my fear saved my nails. Nail biters have a very hard time growing their fingernails, the nails simply aren’t strong enough. Doing the dishes and cleaning-up the house (with all kinds of chemical products) do a lot of damage to your nails, but you have to do it (unless you have a cleaner who does it for you).
Today my nails are stronger than ever, my only struggles include super dry hands in winter and cuticle issues. One tip I received from nail specialists is to ‘never cut your nails, always file’…if you have nails that grow as fast as mine, you need to cut them at some point, I have no time to file each fingernail for hours.
I am also quite down to earth when it comes to hand- nail care. You have a million products to take care of each and every part of your nails and hands, but do they really work?
As a sceptic, it was great to be able to try out products from Herôme to see firsthand which nail care products are worth it and which aren’t.
Please remember the review below is my personal opinion, others might have different experiences with these products.
4-Way Perfect Nail File
I have been using this 4-Way nail file for more than 10 years. I bought my first 4-way file as a teenager and thought the file was a little pricy. I can tell you now, it is worth every penny, in all this time I only had to replace it once and I use it every week. Great quality file, with four different sides: coarse, medium, fine and extra fine.
4-Way Perfect Nail Buffer
I bought this one by accident, thinking it was the 4-Way Nail File…but it is the nail buffer (shine file). It also has 4 sides to get your nails into shape, remove imperfections, smoothen the nail surface and give your nails a lovely shine. To be honest, I never use this one + it is too expensive. It just doesn’t really do it for me, the shine finish (grey) part is the only part I like.
Super Shine Nail File
It really gives your nails a beautiful shine, a lot quicker and easier than the 4-way shine file.
Cuticle Night Repair Wonder pen
This wonder pen repairs torn and inflamed cuticles and prevents nails from dehydrating. It really is a wonder pen. You apply the fluid with a soft brush. Do it before bedtime for a week to get the best results. Great product!
If you are clumsy like me when applying nail polish, you need to keep your nail polish remover and cotton q-tips on the side for when you mess up your manicure. The corrector pen helps you remove excess nail polish. Does it work? Kind of…it isn’t that great and it is rather expensive. The cotton swabs from your local drugstore combined with remover liquid works a lot better in my opinion.
Natural Nail Whitener
This is a product that gives your nails a French Manicure effect. The polish makes the tips of the nails whiter and intensifies the natural pink of the nail bed. Is it a must have? No. Is it worth a try? Yes, especially if you aren’t a fan of bright nails colours and prefer a French Manicure look.
Nail Hardener Strong
14 day treatment to get harder, stronger nails. I can’t give you an honest review of this product as I already have strong, hard nails, and I couldn’t see a real difference. I am curious to know from others what their experience was with this product!
Nourishing Nail Oil
The oil contains almond and lemon oil and restores the condition of dry, brittle nails and cuticles. You can also use it for toenails. Applying it in the evening, for a 14 day treatment is recommended. Great product to pamper your brittle nails with.
World Inspired Colours Nail Polish
Great colours, great price! (around 6 euros) I am a fan.
Hand Cream Daily Protection
This one is very basic, nor do I like the scent. When it comes to hand skincare I advice using the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast hand cream, it works extremely well. Yes, La Roche-Posay is expensive but it’s worth every penny, I recommend it to everyone.
These are just a few items from the extensive collection Herôme has on offer. They now also do eye and foot products, I am very curious about the latter.
What is your experience with Herôme products? Which are your favourites?