Tuesday 7 April 2009

REVIEW: Sally Hansen Diamond Cuticle+Nail Creme

I've suffered some extreme cuticle conditions lately so I've been trying out different combinations of oils and creams to get them to behave. They're splitting and bleeding and look terrible, which you can see in my recent NOTDs.

I got myself Sally Hansen Diamond Cuticle+Nail Creme as it looked promising in it's claims to turn dry, neglected cuticles and brittle nails to smooth cuticles and strong healthy nails. This is concoction is described as "ultra-rich". They're not kidding. It's like putting putty on your cuticles. It's even thicker than Lush Lemony Flutter. It has a strong coconutty smell to it which lingers a bit, so it's best put on before bedtime.

But it so works! I'm never trading in my lovely, luxurious Solaroil for everyday cuticle maintenance but this has certainly turned the tide on my superdry cuticles. I will probably use it as an intensive treatment. It's pretty expensive for a drug store brand at £7 but as its so thick, I think the product it will last a good 6 months at least.

Lina-Elvira Loves It Thiiiis Much:
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contests and such said...

OOoo I might have to look into this! My cuticles sound like yours and if it worked for you, it should work for me.

Lucy said...

My cuticles look like crap also. I keep clipping all the dry skin off. I don't know if I should stop the clipping. They feel terrible and I hate the way it looks. I use Solar Oil when I remember. I use handcream all day long. Any ideas about the clipping, yes or no?

Lina-Elvira said...

Nessa - Try it, its made a difference using it twice a day already and its only been a few days:)

Lucy - I would say no. I used to clip but if you start keeping them oiled and pushed back (but not too far back) they will soon start behaving better. But moisture is the key, don't skimp on the cuticle oi/creme.

lausiepoos said...

I'm a big fan of this. I bought one in November and it's only about half empty with daily usage. I bought it on eBay for £3! It's so thick that I can't use thin, puny creams anymore!

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