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?


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

  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?

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

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

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

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


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