My favorite cuticle oils



Hey everyone,

I need to confess something: I am not only addicted to polishing my nails and all things polish, but I am also quite obsessed with cuticle oils! 
As someone whose nails come in contact with acetone and nail polish remover almost daily, I need to take extra good care of my cuticles so they don’t dry out and look gross. So over time I have accumulated quite a few different cuticle oils and after using them all for a while I thought I’d give you a little review on my current favourites.

We have a few to get through, so I’ll dive right in 😉



 

BlissKiss Pure NailOil from NailCare HQ (@simplenailarttips on Instagram)


This one was my very first cuticle oil love! I was seeing it all over Instagram and thought I should give it a go, as everyone was raving about it – and I was not disappointed!

Container
I ordered mine ages ago, so I still have the old school glass bottle that Ana used to sell her BlissKiss oil in. She has now replaced them with plastic bottles, which are just as good and contain the same amount, but don’t have the cap with the brush. 

When you order BlissKiss NailOil, you get one big bottle and one 2 ml cuticle oil filled pen. The pens are great for having in your purse and everywhere else around the house. I typically keep one on my desk at work and one in my purse. The pens are not meant to be refilled, but it can be done. I got my boyfriend to open one up for me and refilled it, sadly it doesn’t quite work like it used to after putting it back together 😦 

Quantity & Price
One bottle with .5fl.oz / 15ml goes a long way, this oil is never ending and that’s great, as you get a lot of use out of it! You get the bottle and the pen for $19,99 / €21,77.

Scent
There are normally two scents to choose from, either the signature Crisp scent, which is very nice, or just scentless (which is technically not a scent of course ;).
I have used both and think I have to say I prefer the scentless one. Either my nose has gotten used to the Crisp scent or maybe it changes with time, but I don’t like it as much as I used to. 
Sometimes Ana has limited edition scents too, so keep your eyes open for those!

Ingredients
I won’t go into all the ingredients, but it’s all natural and contains no kind of chemicals! You can look them all up on nailcarehq.com.

Application
When you put it on and massage it into your cuticles, it takes about 10 minutes to absorb. But you don’t want to be touching too many things too soon, because your fingers might still be a bit greasy from the oil.

Does it work?
Yes! You can see lots of result pictures of using this cuticle oil on Anas Instagram page and I can also confidently say I can tell a difference when using it on a regular basis. I sometimes like to leave my nails unpolished on weekends I’m not doing anything big, so I go and give them a good soak with BlissKiss every few hours and my nails and cuticles look and feel great!

My Overall Opinion
All in all it’s great stuff and I would recommend it any day! 

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Sweet Baby by Donna (@WorkingGirlNails on Instagram)

Donna and Ana from NailCare HQ have collaborated quite a few times, as lots of people mix both cuticle oils together to get their special mixture, now officially called BabyBliss NailOil, which I think is really cool! That’s how I heard about Sweet Baby by Donna and as I already knew BlissKiss, I wanted to try it on its own first.

Container
This cuticle oil comes in a taller glass bottle with a roller ball applicator and a screw on lid, which I instantly loved! I am a sucker for rollerball perfumes so I was all over this too immediately. First I wasn’t sure if it would apply that well, but it’s great and provides perfect dosage of the product!
I haven’t refilled this one yet, so I have no idea if and how it works, but you can buy refill bottles in Donnas shop, so I assume it’s possible 😉

When I opened my package I was surprised to see my bottle was red, I had thought it was only a limited edition I had seen around on Instagram and the normal containers were just clear glass, maybe I was just lucky! In any case, I really like the red bottle! 🙂 

Quantity
As it’s not your average polish bottle size, I thought it was less product than usual, but that was only a kind of optical illusion. It is actually .37oz / 11ml and retails for $11 / €10,15. It took me countless nights in front of the TV binging on shows to use up as much of it as I have now. Again, a little goes a long way!

Scent
As I wanted something unexciting and was a bit overwhelmed at the selection of scents in the shop, I went with the non-scented version called Namaste (which I think is such a cute name!). I haven’t tried any other scents up until now either, so I have nothing much to report, but there are loads of amazing sounding ones to chose from!

Ingredients
It says on Donnas Instagram page that her products are all natural, vegan, soy and gluten free, so no bad stuff in there 🙂 They are all listed in the product description in her shop though if you want to check them out in detail.

Application
This one also takes a while to fully absorb into your nails, but when you do it in bed in front of the TV, it doesn’t really matter does it? 🙂 Apart from when you then accidentally stroke your cat and have instant Yeti hands.. I do not recommend that.

Does It Work?
It does a great job hydrating my cuticles and it’s my go to nail oil to put on before bedtime because it’s scentless and won’t disturb me while going to sleep. 

My Overall Opinion
I especially love the container and the rollerball applicator, if you keep this in your bag you can be sure that nothing will leak out, due to the screw on lid. The red bottle looks so fancy, too! I would definitely recommend this one and next time will for sure try one of the amazing scents! 🙂

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Blisspolish Cuticle Oil (@Blisspolish on Instagram)
 
When I was ordering my first Blisspolishes a few weeks back, I saw that Yvette also had her own cuticle oil in her shop, so as a true addict I had to get it. And I am so obsessed with it!!


Container
The oil comes in a glass vile with a doe foot applicator which I wasn’t too sure about at first but now love!! The applicator is amazing because it’s nice and soft when applying the oil to your nails, it just feels very luxurious and looks exactly like a lip gloss bottle! 

Quantity
It contains 5 ml, which is less than any other cuticle oil I have, but I don’t mind at all and the price at $4 is absolutely fine for that amount. I am also guessing the quantity is so small because of another reason, which I’ll tell you about next.

Scent
Yvette changes the scent of her cuticle oil monthly, which I think is a really cool idea! You can only buy the most recent one, so it’s a total must have. When I placed my order, I thought she only had that one scent, and it was Black Raspberry Vanilla. I would have chosen the non scented one if I had had the option, but after smelling this, I am so glad it wasn’t one! It is TO DIE FOR and I am constantly sniffing my nails like a freak when I have it on! 

Ingredients
There are only three ingredients, Vitamin E Oil, Argan Oil and Fragrance Oil. I love that it is so simple but still so effective! 

Application
Another fave thing about this cuticle oil is that it absorbs asap! You put it on with the smooth applicator, massage it into your cuticles and your fingers are nicely hydrated and beautiful but not greasy! 

Does It Work?
Not only does it smell amazing and absorb quickly, but it gives my cuticles a healthy and non greasy look! It’s perfect for putting on before running out of the door because you don’t have to worry about smeary fingers!

My Overall Opinion
This stuff is the bomb.com and I will most definitely be purchasing more, I can’t wait to see what kinds of fragrances are coming up in the future! Yvette recently had a special sale where she sold a bunch of her cuticle oils in scents that had come out in the past to clear out the rest of her stock. I scored another Black Raspberry Vanilla and also one in the scent Candy Cane – woohoo! 🙂

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OPI Avoplex 


This is the only big brand cuticle oil I use and although I do prefer to support small businesses, this cuticle oil is definitely worth mentioning! I picked it up at TKmaxx one day, it was just sitting there discounted and I had never heard of it before, so I thought I’d give it a go!

Container
It comes in a normal OPI bottle, only that the lid is white instead of black. 

Quantity
The bottle contains 0,5 fl oz / 15ml which is loads of product. Although it may not look like I have used it much, I really have tested it thoroughly! Here again a little goes a long way! As I picked it up at TKmaxx I didn’t pay the full price and I don’t remember for how much I actually got it. I looked it up online and found it for €13,99.

Scent
I don’t think it has a named scent, but it does smell very plain and maybe a tiny tad citrussy, but that may only be happening in my head/nose, so I’d say it’s non scented and just smells very pleasant.

Ingredients
I threw away the little box it came in which probably had all the ingredients listed, I couldn’t really find them all online but it’s supposed to be all natural.

Application
Like the BlissKiss, you can just brush it on to your nails with the super soft brush in the cap that it comes with. It absorbs very fast and doesn’t leave you with greasy fingers, which is a big plus for me!

Does It Work?
Yes, it absorbs quickly and hydrates the nails without leaving excess product!

My opinion
Although there wasn’t much to say about this cuticle oil, it is for sure a really nice product! It absorbs beautifully into the nails and hydrates them wonderfully. I would definitely recommend it!

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So these are my four favourite cuticle oils at the moment! I hope you found my little review helpful, if you have any further questions feel free to drop me a comment! 🙂

Lots of Love,
Glittr







2 thoughts on “My favorite cuticle oils

  1. Great post! I 've had the Bliss for a few weeks now and just love it. I had doubts before I got it but it seems to be helping with uncurling my nails a bit even though I'm not brave enough to do the recommended detox. Definitely going to try the Sweet Baby one. Have you heard about serum no 5? That one is meant to be awesome. Next on my to try list… Addicted. Nooooo 😉

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