My latest addiction…

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 19 - 2010

…is CND’s Solar Oil!

Recommended to me by the rather lovely Jamilla from MakeupForProfessionalAsianWomen as her salon uses it to nourish her cuticles.  I’m always on the lookout for cuticle softeners (it makes nail painting SO much easier if your cuticles are in good shape) I couldn’t resist picking up a bottle to try.

Almonds, marzipan… gawd I could drink this stuff.  Though I don’t recommend it.

They say:

A synergistic blend of naturally light oils and Vitamin E, designed to deeply penetrate and protect skin and nails.

Jojoba Oil carries Vitamin E deeply into skin to help reduce visible signs of aging. Naturally light oils keep skin soft and supple. Keeps natural nails, nail color and nail enhancements tough and flexible. Repeated use drives oils deeper into natural nail.

It’s been 3 days and I’ve swiped the brush around my cuticles about 9 times maybe and I’m starting to see a huge improvement.

The thing I like most about the CND Solar Oil is how well it absorbs… taking just a few minutes of massaging into the surrounding skin before I can get on with whatever I was doing previously.  By contrast, my LUSH Lemony Flutter takes a good 10 minutes, by which time I’ve usually grabbed a tissue and wiped most of it off.

Time will tell if it’s as effective as my usual methods… but I’m already fairly condident that it’s outperforming.

I’ve got the 0.25oz size which you can pick up from RadiantBabe.co.uk for £5.99

What do you use to nourish your nails?


10 Responses to “My latest addiction…”

  1. VexintheCity says:

    I’m a fan of it too.

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  2. Charlie says:

    I’ve been on the look out for this as a replacement for my Lemony Flutter. I used to use this years ago when I had fibreglass nails and its beautiful. I’m surprised you’ve had such problems with Lemony Flutter, I love it and find it absorbes very fast but I don’t use much. The only reason I am replacing it with something different is that I just love change!

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  3. Halifax says:

    I just bought this bottle like yesterday, lol, was going to look for reviews and you posted this. Thank you :-)

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  4. i’ve only ever tried LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter for my cuticles, but I’ve heard good things about this stuff, so maybe I will give it a try when I’m a bit lower on my LUSH butter.

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  5. KT says:

    Ahah! i’m finally learning some of your fabulous nail secrets. not to just figure out how you apply the polish so perfectly smooth.

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  6. Rebecca says:

    I use LUSH lemony flutter and someone suggested keeping it by the kitchen sink, then applying it before doing the washing up. You put on your rubber gloves, wash up and hey-presto, it’s absorbed! It really works as well.

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  7. liloo says:

    loving the sound of that!!! and it’s so affordable too.
    I have been tempted to buy the lush lemon stuff, i think i like that better. thank you x

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  8. rijaH says:

    I love this one to.. I got a tiny bottle when I had acrylics done a couple of years ago and I was so hooked, but I dont have anymore left now :(( and dont know where to get a new one.. darn :(

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  9. Janie says:

    I am also addicted to this.

    I have a 68ml bottle that cost approximately £20, and it lasts forever. Thoroughly recommend purchasing a larger bottle economy wise!

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  10. Fei says:

    Sounds like I need a bottle of this, my nails and cuticles have been so awful recently x

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