I've been growing the stumps for a month now and white bits no longer phase me and I'm having no cravings to bite my nails. I really wanted to speed growth up a bit but there were many conflicting reports on the web.
I was on Twitter last week and I spoke to Jayne from Just Beauty Direct (incidentally, they were the first company I ever ordered makeup from online and their service is great, they give you full sized extras with your orders and they actually think about what colours would match you instead of whacking just anything in the bag..plus every item comes in a cute little gauze bag. Oh, AND they colour code your items so your samples are in a different colour bag to the items you ordered). You can follow Jayne on Twitter (she's a fountain of knowledge, I tells ya!)
Anyway, Jayne suggested using a cuticle cream or a cream which claimed to strengthen nails. So, I went to my Clarins box and found the nail cream within. I used it religiously all week and it didn't do much. I haven't given up though, I have been using my Sally Hansen top coat and that's doing me some good. I was wearing a purple colour on my nails but took it off so I (and you) could see if there's been more growth.
Here are the nails for your perusal:
Soap and Glory's Handfood as I've heard nothing but good things about it.