I can’t remember how I came to own my bottle of Dadi Oil. It has been sitting in my manicure box with other oils and many, many nail polishes for a little while now. It may have been a goodie bag item, or a product that was given to me to try – or even by a friend – but that would be a very rude, and unlikely thing to forget!

Over the last few weeks I have been using it- and really using it – on both fingers and toes.

My nails flake and peel- they look dehydrated and fed up. They are relatively strong – but they aren’t very good nails at all. My toenails are absurdly strong but as they never, ever see the light of day – covered by both nail polish and a shoe – they definitely don’t look smooth, even, or healthy underneath. They look dry.

Nail polish lasts for a ridiculously short period of time on my fingernails. If the nail is peeling or flaking or in poor condition nail polish will not last!

I am extremely lucky if a manicure lasts me for two days. The only manicure that has ever lasted me for a full week was a manicure that I had at Neville’s Salon in Knightsbridge. My friends India and Ayda – who would have had a large quantity of manicures between them – would both agree with me when I say that the manicures at Neville’s are second to none. I don’t know what they do that is different. I do however know that one day, one of their manicurists filled in a flaking area of my nail to make it a completely even surface, before she started painting. It made the difference. They use the fast drying top coat Seche Vite – which is absolutely raved about. It leaves fantastic gloss and protects the colour, as well as being fast drying.

I have tried Bio Sculpture, and like it (the semi permanent 3 week nail polish).  I’ve had it done on and off for years. It is ideal for being away for long periods of time, or for a holiday. When I was doing the ITV arctic programme 71 Degrees North, and was living in a tent, there was  no time, or possibility of nail painting. Bio Sculpture was ideal. There were comments when the programme aired about my nails. If we were genuinely living in a tent in temperatures up to minus 30 degrees, how were my nails so perfectly polished!?

I have also tried Shellac and Gelish. The problem being with any of the longer lasting, UV setting nail colours, if one begins to peel off, the others are not easy to then remove without an appointment – which isn’t always possible when moving around. By trying to remove them yourself without adequately soaking them off, the surface of the nail can also be removed, leaving you with thin, weak, and damaged nails.

Dadi oil is making a difference. I get so much satisfaction from applying it across my bare nails and rubbing it in the nail bed and cuticles and knowing that they are getting much needed nourishment. It sinks in, and is non greasy. 95% natural – which means that it is readily absorbed and doesn’t sit on the surface.

It is fabulous for nail growth too – to rub an oil into the cuticles – as it stimulates circulation.

Carry this in your handbag, or have it by the bed. It will make such a difference if your nails are in need of some love and attention. It is my personal favourite nail oil/cuticle oil that I have tried.

Ingredients: High-Purity Avocado Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Natural Vitamin E, and Fragrance which is a blend of 21 naturally derived essential oils including Citrus, Vanilla, Limon, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lemongrass and Lavender


Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat 15ml £8.99 – HERE

Dadi Oil 15ml £10.49  – HERE


6 Comments on ‘Dadi Oil’ and My Very Bad Nails…

  1. I’m a run my own salon and have many clients with peeling nails. The most common mistake is people using the wrong basecoat which exacerbates the problem.

    Basically if your nails peel the only basecoat treatment you should use is one specially designed for peeling nails. Strengthening treatments plump out the peeling layers making the problem worse.

    I have had amazing results with Jessica’s Fusion on myself and many clients.

    Jessica GELeration can be used with a coat of Build over the basecoat to help peeling nails too.

    Most importantly tempting as it may be, never peel off your gel nails as you will remove layers of your nail with it.

    Hope this helps, keep up with the oil too as it feeds the new nail growth.


  2. OMG! If you’re reading this Suzie Amy! You are my favorite actor ever. You amazed me in footballers wives! Great actor and very proud to see you come so far(;
    Best of luck with your career, your a rockstar babe!(:

  3. Have you tried Leighton Denny’s crystal nail file? I used to have peeling flaky nails and I got this nail file and it’s really made a huge difference. Also his renovate treatment is really good.

  4. Susie
    I am the co-founder of Famous Names Products, the creator of Dadi’ Oil. I actually formulated Dadi and am really excited about how it turned out. Thanks so much for your review, we are thrilled you like it!
    Jim Nordstrom

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