March 20, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Cuticle Edition

I am going to start a weekly feature "Don't Believe the Hype" about beauty products that have disappointed me. Readers often want to know if they should spend their money on certain products. I thought I'd start with cuticles because I feel like I've tried every cuticle product on the block! I really dislike the look and feel of dry cuticles so I'm constantly trying new products. Here are the ones that I wouldn't spend your dollars on:

Julep Essential Cuticle Oil $18 - The most expensive cuticle oil I've tried. $18 for .29 fl oz seems a bit outrageous to me. The roll-on is less messy than other cuticle oils but that's about the only benefit I found.

Sally Hansen Quick Care Cuticle Treatment $8.99 - I liked the massaging pen but the gel didn't absorb and left a lot of residue on my cuticles.

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme $8 - I tried to go the organic route with Burt's Bees but was severely disappointed. It's a very messy application and found no results.

Essie's Apricot Cuticle Oil $8.50 - Loved the smell but that's all there is to love about it.


Any other products you would add to the list?

7 comments:

  1. i am going to love this series..nothing more annoying than buying products that suck ;)

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  2. This is super helpful Kim! I've been meaning to try cuticle oil and now I know which ones I shouldn't buy. Is there one you would recommend?

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  3. @Nnenna I love using thick creams. Currently using Zoya's brand Qtica. I also love Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream

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  4. @Katie Cunningham thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to find them!

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  5. Thank you again for these suggestions! So you've found that the cuticle creams work better than the oils?

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  6. Awesome post! So, what's your favorite one? I'm dying to try Lush's Lemony Flutter.

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