Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler review

I realized today that I have put the Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler based coat in every single nail polish post I have done, and have yet to talk about why I like it soooo much.  Oops.  I will fix that now.

Earlier this year, I got back in to polishing my nails...a lot.  But as time went on, I started noticing that on some of my nails (specifically my thumbs and index fingers the most), my polish never looked smooth towards the end of my nails.  This was because my nails had begun peeling, pretty badly, for some unknown reason.  I was looking for a product to help this (which I have yet to find an actual solution to) and I found this base coat that looked promising for a smoother result.  So I brought home the Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler, which I believe was somewhere around $3.50-$4 for a 1 fl. oz. bottle.  I figured, yeah it's worth a shot.  This product also states on the bottle that it is a Professional Salon Formula, which made my desire to try it even stronger.  If it works for salons, imagine what it can do for me.

Well, I did my nails shortly after I brought this baby home and wow.  My nails looked so smooth, you couldn't even tell that there was underlying peeling problems with them.  Even my husband was impressed with how they looked using this base coat.

This product is very sheer when applied so I believe that it would work well under any polish.  The following 2 pictures are of my nails with the base coat on.


  • Cost
  • sheerness for layering under pale colors
  • dries quickly
  • does what it says
  • the bottle will last a long time
  • it also comes in a 2.5 fl. oz. bottle
  • A little too much product comes out on the brush - if I don't wipe the brush off on the bottle's neck really well, it can quickly become a mess and/or I can use one dip for 3 or 4 nails, depending on their length
Overall, if I ever use this bottle up, I will definitely repurchase this product.  It has become a must in every manicure.

In the meantime, I am still trying to figure out something to actually slow down/stop/prevent my nails from peeling.  I have already gone through 2 bottles of "hair, skin & nails" vitamins and am now taking biotin.  Any  additional suggestions, please let me know.

**All items purchased by me


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  2. I got here via your comment on reddit. Checkout out loodieloodieloodie's blog for tips on nail care. She has a post about how to gently buff out peels to stop them from continuing, and another post on how to seal the nail plate after filing/shaping to prevent peels from reoccurring. Also. Remember to moisturise your cuticles, healthy cuticles grow healthy nails :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll revisit her blog post for a refresher course in nail care. I'm already buffing where needed and I moisturize every night. :)