I am thinking to write something about my collection of nail care, body lotions and stuffs. I usually write about my thoughts on a new eyeshadow, blush or lipstick. I decide to start writing on my body wash, shampoo, skin care and nail care product. So here’s my first post on nail care; My cuticle balm collection 🙂
In the past, I was a horrible nail biter. I could never grow my nail because when I see them start growing, I’d be tempted to bite them. Or when I am nervous and scared, I would start biting them too. I felt so bad about myself. My nails looked horrible and seriously I don’t like to stare at them too. I have tried to stop by applying nail polish but when I removed the nail polish, the habit came back again.
Finally I had a turning point. It was about 2 years ago. I was preparing for my wedding and I realized that I NEED to change my bad habit. I NEED to stop biting my nails. I bought 2 bottles of OPI Nail Polish to paint. I remind myself that I have bought two bottles of expensive nail polish and I should not waste my money. I still remember the 2 bottles were Vodka & Caviar (One of my favorite red until now) and Hawaiian Orchid which is a very pretty pink with slight shimmer. I kept on painting my nails and have never let my nails naked. From then, I have stopped my bad habits and YAY I am happy to look at my nails 🙂 That’s a short story about my nail, so let’s start looking at my cuticle balm collection 🙂
Badger Cuticle Care
I bought this in Isetan Scotts Pharmacy store. This costs me $5.50. The first thing that caught my attention was the cute badger and the logo.
The texture of this cuticle balm is quite watery. Although it’s watery, it’s very moisturizing. This cuticle balm has a nice citrus scent. The scent smells nice, it’s like smelling a lemon sorbet and it’s very refreshing.
One thing I dislike about badger cuticle care is that it’s too watery. I avoid bringing this item to office as it will surely dirt my keyboard. I usually use this before I sleep. For a $5.50 product, I guess this is a very good buy.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
The pot of Burt’s bees cuticle cream is similar to Badger’s. However it’s much tighter which is really good to be brought anywhere. The logo looks a bit boring to me. It looks like a product from the 70s :p.
The texture of this balm is rather dry compared to Badger’s. When applied, it stays for a long time. The citrus scent in this item is not as strong as in Badger’s. For people who like citrus scent but wants it to be light, I think this might be a good choice.
The only downside I see from this cuticle balm is that it’s rather too dry. Badger’s cuticle balm is too watery but this one is just too dry for me. I bought this at Sephora at $13 (can’t remember the exact price)
Lush Lemony Flutter
This is a new addition to my cuticle balm collection. The size of Lush’s cuticle balm is much bigger compared to Burt’s Bees and Badger.
The texture of this balm is just right; not too watery like Badger’s and not too dry like Burt’s Bees. In terms of texture, I like Lush’s best. This cuticle balm also has a very nice citrus scent. It feels very refreshing. The scent of Lush’s is closer to Badger’s which I like.
I can’t remember the price of this product. Although the texture and the scent are just right, I rarely bring this on my bag. I always keep this at home because it’s rather heavy to be brought everywhere.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Nail & Cuticle Theraphy
Gardeners range from Crabtree and Evelyn is my favorite. The smell is unique. It smells like herbs; just nice when I am not in mood for a citrus scent. The packaging of this cuticle cream is different with the other 3 that I mentioned above. It’s in a tube and it comes in a handy size. Because of the nice packaging and handy size, this one has a permanent place in my everyday bag.
The texture of this cuticle cream is different from Badgers, Burt’s Bees and Lush. It’s in a cream texture, similar to hand cream texture. I like this texture a lot. It’s not sticky to be used even on office hours. Although this is not as moisturizing as other cuticle balm I have, I find this to be very nice. I love the smell and it does not dirt my keyboard because it’s less oily.
The only downside of this is the price. I believe the price of this is around S$15 and this only contains 15g worth of product.
Cuticle cream is a must have item on my bag. Among these 4, I would choose Crabtree & Evelyn’s as my favorite. It smells very nice and it comes in a very handy size. Although I m not sure whether I would repurchase this because of the price, I would still say that this product is really worth trying if you don’t mind the price tag.
Lush’s cuticle cream is worth trying too. The texture is nice and the scent it’s very refreshing. However if you’d bring the cuticle care in your everyday bag, I would suggest Badger’s.
What’s your favorite cuticle care product? Share with me 🙂
I hope you enjoy this post. Have a great weekend 🙂
Thank you for reading.