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So today my nails are having the day off but I thought I would share with you some of the products that have become essential in my life since my addiction to nail polish really kicked in. Now, I can honestly say that I didn’t know what a cuticle was exactly until about 6 months ago when I really got into following blogs and doodling on my fingers. Having posted back to back for over a month now these poor undervalued body parts are beginning to show some wear and tear.
Step in THE MOISTURISER SQUAD! First up on the team is my big bottle of Vaseline Healthy Hands and Stronger Nails (this was actually cheaper than the bag size tube… figure that one out) which lives on my bedside table and is a fairly normal moisturiser that goes on creamy and rubs in leaving your hands nice and soft. Jergens Ultra Healing is a 50ml tube that came free with Marie Claire last month and targets dry skin, I mainly use this on my palms and elbows every now and again for a conditioning boost. Bee Lovely Hand Cream from Neal’s Yard is another Marie Claire freebie that I have already reviewed on my blog HERE and having continued to use it – I really do like it, I still only use it before bed as it does take longer to absorb than a normal cream.
The latest addition to the squad is Superdrug Conditioning Cuticle Oil Pen which uses almond oil and other goodies to soften your cuticles which makes pushing back and clipping (if you’re so inclined easier). This product absorbs in really quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy residue, the pen makes it easy to apply and so far I am really happy with it (I believe it was £1.99). I really cannot stress enough how important it is to wash and moisturize your hands after using chemicals (which is what cosmetics are) – they are very hard working body parts and don’t get enough love.
Do you have any favourite products? I know there are a lot of top end products out there but what are you best pocket money budget recommendations?
I have recently bought an industrial size bottle of cuticle remover – I have never cut or officially removed my cuticles but felt like it was time to give it a go. Since the clippers give me the creeps and it seems a very medical procedure to ‘cut’ I went with a potion/lotion. I will of course report back on how I get on! Have you got any nail care tips for me?