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This is another of my favourite Avon products, it is a balm for the cuticle part of your nail.
Its really important to keep this area healthy, and the balm does just that.
It comes in a small tin like Vaseline, 14g but its not as greasy a product. The balm itself is clear when applied, and a sort of light hard jelly in the tin.
The tin has a plain white front with the Avon logo and a picture of a twig with leaves. I apply this usually every few days or when I feel the need just to the cuticle (at the top of your nail bed) with a finger tip. Massage the balm into the skin and on the nail and leave to soak in. It only takes a few seconds for it to be absorbed as long as you dont apply too much at once.
I would put it on before you put your base coat of nail polish on. Theres a light smell to it of the outdoors but nothing too bad at all.
It seems like it would be greasy but because it sinks in quickly there isnt that texture left like you get with a product such as vaseline. It leaves your cuticles feel soft and supple.
It cost me £2.99 from Avon online but it has lasted a long time and Im not even half way through the tin yet!
I try really hard to keep my nails nice as I hate seeing bitten and poorly cared for nails... although I wouldn't actually want anyone reading this to see my nails at present as I haven't really been looking after them for the past couple of weeks! One product that I actually got in my Christmas stocking and that I've just started to use again was Avon's Nail Experts Cuticle Balm which is a balm designed to keep the skin around your nails (your cuticles) in top condition.
The balm comes in a little circular tin, just like the Vaseline tins that you can buy, with a silver base and a white lid that simply pulls off. It's about the same size as a Vaseline tin, perhaps a little bit smaller as it contains 14g of the product. The product itself is quite a hard balm, much harder than Vaseline and is a sort of an ivory cream colour. It has a delicious smell that has hints of almond and shea butter, as well as having a hint of those lilac perfumed sweets too!
It's recommended that you use the balm as often as you feel necessary; I do try to apply it each night before applying my hand cream in order to get the best effects, although I have been lazy recently! To apply it you need to rub your finger over the balm, not applying too much pressure as you don't want to make any indentations or get too much product, and then simply massage it into your nail and the surrounding skin. The whole process takes about a minute.
I tend to let the balm soak in for a few minutes and it's always best to apply it when you've not got anything to do as it can leave your fingers feeling a little greasy and this could rub off onto other materials. With continued usage it will leave your cuticles looking healthy and moisturised with no dry or peeling skin. After a day or two there weren't really any immediate effects however with prolonged usage over a week I noticed that my cuticles looked a lot healthier and neater.
There are many products quite similar to this on the market and they all seem to do a fair job from my experience. I've yet to find a miracle product but this one really isn't bad, after using it for a fortnight now I don't have any dry or ripped cuticles and the skin around my nails looks a lot better. The only downside of this is that a 14g pot of this will set you back £6.00 although they often have buy one get one free offers on this range as I personally would not pay £6.00 for one pot!
Thanks for reading.