August 07, 2011

NOTD & A Word on Cuticles...

Do we still like yellow?

Skull Ring from Topman

...well, I know I do. Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty has been a firm favourite of mine all summer, and I was delighted when I spotted this gorgeous Angelica shade in Penneys for only €2.75. It's one of the best budget dupes for Chanel Mimosa that I've seen so far: although it it a little more mustardy, the brightness is still there, especially in the sunlight.

I gave myself a proper manicure for the first time in ages today. My hands were badly in need of some TLC, so I reached for a product that I was sent a while back, but had admittedly been a little confused about. I had never used a cuticle remover before in my life, for fear that I'd end up with raw, sore patches around my nails. I really should have copped on to using this stuff sooner, because my cuticles are usually in bits. I have a foul habit of chewing on the sides of my fingers the odd time, which results in horribly hard skin around that area.

So, needless to say, I'm relieved to have finally made use of this stuff. Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover is easier than I thought it would be to use: you simply squeeze a small amount onto your cuticles, leave for a couple of minutes (up to ten) and then scrape off with the applicator and rinse with water. I also found a nail scrub brush handy for this step. 

It left my hands looking a lot more groomed and softer than usual, and because all of my excess cuticles had been removed, applying nail polish was easier than usual and the end result was better - you can look at the pictures above to make up your own mind. Overall, this is the kind of product that isn't exactly on the top of everyone's list, but once you start using it, you won't look back. I like!

D x


  1. ok...never thought i needed a cuticle remover but now I DOOOOO!!! gona get that tomorrow!

  2. I was intrigued when I read about the Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover so I'm glad to hear it actually works.

  3. Love that nail colour, its gorgeous xx


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