Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser and Balm

I’m totally in love with this Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm. This was an impulse buy when I *thought* I didn’t have any cuticle creme in my purse (Of course I did. Not familiar with my new purse pockets yet.). That said, with how dry my hands have been lately, I’m totally pleased with my purchase and have been using this a lot.

Over the weekend my husband and I stayed for a night with his family at their cabin. Now, I absolutely despise camping and their cabin is beautiful, but still on the rustic side. Everyone is sooo laid back when we go, and I just can’t help myself and do not let go to my “beauty queen” lifestyle when we’re there. I was secretly obsessing over how dry my cuticles were, so I asked my hubby to stop at Rite Aid when we ran into town so I could work for a bit. That’s when I bought this!


Combination remover and creme quickly eliminates excess, ragged cuticles & hangnails as it conditions nails and cuticles. The result? Instantly, healthy, beautiful, conditioned cuticles that look up to 80% smoother.*

I have to say this cuticle creme really did the trick in a pinch. This balm is super soft and my nails looked incredibly healthy compared to before the application. The scent is nice and light too; it initially smells like cucumber, then there’s a slight lotion scent. If you have dry hands and cuticles that are prone to cracks, I highly recommend this balm!


Review: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is pretty well-known in the nail world. I decided to pick up a tin of this to carry in my purse, since the tub of Lush cuticle butter is so big. Now that I don’t bite my nails, I keep a little arsenal of emergency nail items in my purse stashed with the other stuff I carry (tweezers, powder, and lip gloss), including a nail file.

The Burt’s Bees tin is very small and doesn’t take up a lot of space. The tin is about the size of a half-dollar, maybe a little bigger, and about 1/2 inch thick. I don’t really know why this is called a “cream” since the consistency of the product is more of a wax than say, a traditional lotion or body butter. That said, the product itself is wonderful!

The scent is a light lemon scent, not cloying or overbearing. It’s extremely moisturizing and can even be used on other parts of the body, like lips or patches of dry skin. I like that it isn’t greasy and it absorbs quickly.

There is a lot of product in this tin: .6 ounces, so it will last a long time. One thing that might concern some people is that after awhile, rubbing your fingers in the wax to get the product out might lead to the build up of germs and bacteria, so I recommend using a hand sanitizer first, or simply washing your hands if you want to avoid that.

Not only can you apply this to your cuticles, you can also apply it to your nails to make them smooth and strong. Another perk is NO animal testing! This product is not vegan though, since it contains beeswax.  The price is another perk: this tin is just $6, which is highly affordable for a natural product.

I highly recommend picking this up if you’re looking for something to keep your cuticles conditioned and want something natural to do it at an affordable price point.