I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween weekend, and a nice Dia de los Muertos celebration.
I have some fun at-home, not designated for professionals only, nail products from Lauren B. Beauty to share with you all today. I introduced you last week to Lauren B's Nail Couture, the nail polish line; and now I am following up that post with a review of her Botanical Nail Treatment products.
Although I haven't tried and reviewed all of Lauren B. Beauty's treatment products, I will share with you the ones I have.
Cucitle Oil: "Massage in this luxuriously light oil at the start of your manicure, or anytime your cuticles need a little extra moisture. Custom-blended from 12 pure plant, nut and flower oils, it’s packed with amino acids to promote healing, and comes with a little brush so you can take as little or as much as you need – no mess. So good you will want to rub it all over your body!"
It is lightweight, non greasy formula that sinks right into the nail plate and cuticle area. It didn't smear onto my cell phone as I began to text after applying it. There is a light floral scent, that reminds me of gardenia or rose, but the scent isn't overpowering or unpleasant by any means in the slightest. The scent reminded my bestie of Johnson's Baby Shampoo, the one in the yellow bottle, but I am not familiar with that.
Retails for $20 for a .5fl oz bottle.
Nourishing Hand Creme: "A super rich indulgence. Laced with antioxidants, peptides and amino acids, this remarkably non-greasy hydrator leaves hands ridiculously smooth and soft. A special delivery system ensures that moisturizing agents sink in fast to plump and soothe for hours. And the heavenly orchid and peony scent alone will make you want a lifetime supply."
It is lightweight. Absorbed quickly, which is always a major plus in my book. Was non- greasy, and didn't have a tacky feel to it like some had creams do. It has a very pleasant light floral scent to it. Comes in a great compact size that is ideal for travel, in either your purse, a car glove compartment, office desk, etc.
Retails for $24 for a 2 fl oz (60 ml) tube.
Nail Polish Remover Pads: "A nail polish remover is a nail polish remover – unless it’s ultra-gentle, spring blossom-scented, and a joy to use. Our set of 15 non-acetone pads are infused with aloe to leave skin silky and moisturized. They also come stacked in an adorable screw-top puck, making them perfect for quick polish changes or on-the-go touchups."
There is a very sweet scent to them that reminds me of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers from the 90's. The container aspect of the packaging is very smart and practical, and makes this remover excellent to travel with. I found the remover pads did an okay job at removing regular nail polish. It was however a bit greasy, slightly too oily for my taste, and can get a bit messy/runny. I would not recommend these to remove stubborn glitter polishes.
Retails for $15 for 15 pre- soaked pads.
Nail & Cuticle Balm: "This rich hydrator absorbs instantly to restore parched, straggly cuticles to their prime. Our advanced amino acid complex and biotin promotes healing; sweet almond oil, mango & shea butter, and Vitamin E add moisture; and beeswax creates a water-resistant barrier for extra protection. We love the click-pen applicator – perfect for dotting on throughout the day."
This was probably my favorite of the Lauren B. Beauty nail treatment products! I really loved this. It provides a thick consistency, probably do to the nourishing mango and shea butters, which made it very easy to control. I found it non messy and not greasy in the slightest. I love the packaging, along with the click-twist pen applicator. It is ideal for travel: the car, gym bag, purse, nightstand, office desk, etc. I highly recommend this product for everyone, buy a few of them and store them in different places to make sure your nails and cuticles are always properly taken care of.
Retails for $30 for .05 fl oz (1.5g) pen.
For more information on Lauren B. Beauty, or to purchase any of the products mentioned in this post, check them out online here: http://www.laurenbbeauty.com/