It won't be news for you that I love nail-art.
But before you actually start painting your nails, you need a good base to work on.
I'm not talking about getting your nails smooth and oil free, but about your cuticles!
You can't expect to grow healthy and strong nails while your cuticles look like dehydrated, ruined piles of dead skin.
Take care of them!
A holy grail of a lot of beauty guru's is Lush' Lemony Flutter hand and cuticle butter (£6.50, eu 10,45),
So I decided to give it a try to!
(I bought the product in Germany, because I couldn't find it in Holland, So the packaging is in Germam, but I will translate it into English :-)LEMONY FLUTTER
Ingredients: Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Shea Butter,Beeswax, Lanolin, Soya Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Perfume, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Tagetes Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gardenia Extract, *Citral,*Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool,Methylparaben, Propylparaben
before I even bought lemony flutter
three days after using lemony flutter twice or three times a day
how much butter you need for both of your hands
cream before massaging in
after massaging in (as you can see I like to not fully massage it in)
As you can see this cream is amazing! On the before picture my cuticles are dry, look slightly irritated and not healthy at all. On the after picture you can really see the difference! Hydrated, strong ans healthy-looking cuticles. It also did micarcles for my toe cuticles, because that was where I needed the hydration the most. My toe cuticles were fused together with my nails, and pushing them back seemed impossible. Now I can really compare them to my finger nail cuticles! Yay! I like to take a finger of the lemony flutter, apply a even amount of product on every cuticle, and than lightly massage it in, so there's still a little amount of product visible around the cuticles. Also, the cream disolves (and don't know the English word for this, but I just want to say that it isn't visible very quick anymore) very quickly, which is a huge pro! I mean, nobody likes to walk around with oily fingers for half an hour! And like Lush says, I keep sniffing myself in order to smell the lemony flutter :-). The butter also tranfers into oil quickly, but if you wouldn't know that, you won't even notice it. Also, it does miracles for my elbows, where I like to use it.
All with all, I totally understand the hype around this product. It's easy to use, it smells amazing, the packaging is nice and practical and the butter itself works amazing! A real recommendation!
- Works amazing
- Smells amazing
- Solid, practical packaging with all the information you need
- No mineral oil
- Easy to use (disolves quickly)
- Enough cream for a very long time
- Easy to get (also online available, in the webshop of lush)
- Not tested on animals
- The plastic used for the packaging is recycled
- Not only usable for your cuticles (also for elbows, knees and toes)
- Packaging is to big to use all of the butter before it expires
- It isn't cheap, but it just depends on how much you want to pay for it
What is your favourite product to take care of you nails/hands?