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I am a huge fan of all Sally Hansen products as they all just seem to leave my nails looking and feeling wonderful! While I have always tried to take care of my nails, I have never really looked after my cuticles so after coming across this in my local Boots I decided to give it a try! I love the fact that it contains apricot extract as it gave the cream a very nice smell! All you have to do is get a little bit of the cream, dab it on to your cuticles and massage it in, which is so easy and quick to do, yet produces great results! After only using it for a week I noticed that my cuticles were a lot softer and overall, looked much better, with even my freinds commenting that it looked like I had, had a manicure! The pot is quite small especially for it's price of around £3 but as you only need to use a little bit, it does last a very long time! The good thing about it being small is that I can pop it into my handbag and take it around with me during the day, so if I my cuticles ever need some TLC during the day I can just whip this cream out! It really did work for me, and left my cuticles much softer and healthier looking so I will definitely be purchasing this product again!
I bought this cuticle cream by Sally Hanson about 6 weeks ago now, and I have been using it every night since. I have never used a cuticle cream or a Sally Hanson product before so have nothing to compare it to, but I am quite impressed with the results of this product.
This product comes in a small round pot just like a lip balm, it's a little bit smaller than a vaseline tub, and inside the product is peach in colour. It has a strong apricot smell to it, which I don't mind, but I know as soon as I open the pot when my boyfriend is near, he hates the smell of it! I paid £3.99 in Boots for it, which I think is a decent price as it will last forever!
The consistency is like a lip balm too, its not a cream, it is very waxy, and at first it was quite hard to work with as you had to really rub your finger in it to get enough out to rub into your nails, but once you get used to the consistency it is easier to work with. All you do is rub the product into your nails and the skin around them. It takes a while to soak in, but as I do it at night it doesn't bother me. It feels quite sticky and waxy but after about 5 minutes it doesn't feel as bad.
After 6 weeks I can tell my cuticles are definitely softer and don't look as rough, it has only just started to work though, the first few weeks I didn't notice any difference at all. You have to use it every night, as when I started to miss a few nights, they went really dry again.
This product is great if you are willing to spend the time every night applying it and waiting for it to soak in, as the results are good after using it for a while, just don't expect it to work over night!
I'm not normally one for using nail products regularly, I do tend to neglect my hands, I use cream after washing up etc but it's never been a daily routine to look after my hands and nails.
I noticed that my nails were starting to break more and more and so I decided to give Sally Hansen cuticle massage cream with apricot oil a go. I have used Sally Hansen products before and always liked them, especially the nail strengthening polish, but this product is definitely not up to her normal standards.
The 'cream' costs around £2, which I thought was quite pricey as it's such a small container. It comes in a shallow plastic pot and is a sort of peachy orange colour. To use, you just dab a small amount onto each cuticle and nail and massage in...sounds easy!
The first thing I noticed was how horrible it smells, really sweet and sickly, I think this is the apricot, although it smells almost fake and full of chemicals.
The 'cream' is a really thick waxy consistency and it takes ages to rub into your cuticles and nails and all the time all you can smell is this horrible sickly smell, which, I have to say, did put me off using it.
It did feel like it was moisturising my cuticles but it left a weird residue on my nails and didn't seem to sink in for ages.
I have been using the cream for a while now and I haven't really noticed a massive difference, my cuticles look nicer and my nails seem a little stronger. I will keep using the cream till its all gone as I don't want to waste it, but I definitely won't buy it again, sorry Sally!
The previous cuticle cream i used to use, was brilliant but unfortunatly has been discontinued. It would take a lot to beat my previous one but i had to get one as my nails and cuticles are terrible without it. My nails are often in hot water with doing the dishes or in the bath and just general cleaning, so are always weak and dry.
When i got round to buying a cuticle cream i was stuggleing with so many to choose from so i decided to go with what I know and chose Sally Hansen Massage Cuticle Cream. I have used Sally Hansen in the past and have been impressed with the rest of their nail care products.
So when i got it home, i gave it ago. I unscrewed the lid and gave it a smell. I have to admit i really like the smell. Although it has a hint of plastic in the smell you can really smell the apricot extract which i was pleased so it passed the smell test.
Then i began to apply it. Im not really sure why its called cream because the texture is sticky, hard and more like a wax not a cream. It is so awkward to apply you almost have to pick it out in clumps and then you feel as though your wasting most of it. Its not very easy to rub in and makes my fingers feel greecy. I was expecting cream not wax which is silly really cosidering its called 'massage cream'. I did see a slight change in my cuticles they did seem softer but i didnt think it was worth the trouble applying it.
All in all im quite dissapointed with this product. I isnt what it says it is and is very difficult to apply. I wont be buying this again and will carry on looking for another one.
You can buy Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream from most boots stores, superdrug, wilkinsons supermarkers, chemists and online. It costs around £4.50 for 11g in boots but the price does seem to vary depending on where you buy it.
The cuticles on my nails are pretty rough and ragged, as I don't tend to look after my hands very well, e.g. I never wear rubber gloves to do the washing up/cleaning. I've never had a professional manicure in my life, as I consider it a luxury I can't afford. So I thought I'd try the Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream to try and get my poor nails back into shape. I've used other Sally Hansen products before so I thought this would match the quality I'm used to from that brand.
The cream comes in a small round shallow plastic pot with a screw on lid and this is packaged in a cardboard blister pack. The cream inside is really thick and more like solid Vaseline Petroleum Jelly than a cream. It is a strong peach colour and it contains apricot extract, which is supposed to deeply moisturise and condition your cuticles. I personally think the smell is horrible and I'm pretty sure it's the apricot extract that gives it the pungent smell.
To use: Apply a small amount to each nail, massaging gently into cuticles and surrounding skin. Use nightly for maximum conditioning benefits.
I find that is takes quite a bit of effort to work it into my skin as the consistency of the 'cream' is so thick and has a kind of waxy texture. I do appreciate that it's a 'massage cream', but to be honest this just isn't a nice product that I want to spend time massaging into my skin.
My cuticles are smoother, softer and I get less hangnails if I use the cream daily. However, it is such a pain to apply and I dislike the smell so much that it is one beauty product that isn't worth the effort. I definitely won't be buying this product again!
Net Weight: 0.4 oz (11.3 g)
Available online for under £3.00.
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