While Orly Nail Whitener definately pulled ahead as leader in the pack due to effectiveness, there were a couple things that would make me hesitate to buy it again. It is an effervescent soak that reminded me of alka seltzer for the nails. When I first put the powder in a bowl with water, the fizzing seemed promising. Without thinking, I dipped my hands in the mixture for the 5 minute soak. Five minutes might not seem like a long time, it seams like forever when both of your hands are incapacitated at the same time. I couldn’t scratch my nose when it started itching! When I pulled my hands out and rinsed them, the first thing that I noticed were the sterling silver rings I forgot to take off.
It was downright scary realizing my hands were just in the same concoction that did this to my rings! Once I got over my initial concern, I took a look at my nails.
As you can see, the difference in the before and after is much more pronounced than any of the other reviews. But considering Orly Nail Whitener costs $2.95 for two packs, this whitener falls to the bottom of the list price-wise. If you want to see the compiled list of whiteners tested to date, click here.