Cuticles Oils

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My hands, nails and cuticles are in a right state at the moment from a lot of nail polish wearing, hand washing clothes, sanding and painting furniture, to name a few things. Since I've been using a lot of cuticle oils recently I thought it would be a good time to write a little run down of the ones I have.

It just so happens that a lot of these have the same lovely almond scent. This was a complete coincidence but I am a huge fan of the scent. The OPI Avoplex oil reminds me of kids shampoo and is a nice change when I'm not in the mood for a sickly sweet scent. The Jessica oil still has the same almond scent but it's mixed with a few other ingredients which makes it less intense.

I'm still undecided if I prefer brushes or droppers when it comes to cuticle oils. I like to use the droppers if my nail polish is still wet and then brushes when I'm not wearing any polish or if it's already dry. The Sally Hansen and OPI are perfect for on the go and traveling as you're not going to spill any product and it's less messy.

All of them sink into the skin nicely and your hands aren't left feeling greasy. Instead your cuticles are left feeling moisturised and hydrated. I do massage it into the skin though so I can get on with my day and whatever I'm doing immediately. If I'm applying it before bed then I don't rub it in as much.

As far as price goes the Sally Hansen is the cheapest at £1.50 from Fragrance Direct but it contains the least amount of product. In terms of value for money the Nubar comes out the cheapest, £6.75 for 15ml from Feel Unique.

I haven't got a favourite and I use them all equally. I guess I'll pick a favourite by which one I finish first and repurchase! Knowing me though I'll want to try something new ...


  1. Thanks for this! I did a post recently on hands and nails and have been looking for extra products. I am currently using the Sally Hansen 'Healthy Cuticles Now' and really like it. I like the way you have worked out the cheapest based on amount of product. You don't see that very often and of course, it's the only real way to work out true value for money :) Great post.

  2. I actually love the Jessica one! x

  3. I like to use the Lemony Flutter cuticle butter, but I've never tried out cuticle Oils, I have to look into getting one to try!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x


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