Between the dry winter weather and the frequent washing of my hands (my job teaching small children makes this at least an hourly ritual), my hands and nails were looking quite the worse for wear. While hand cream helped a little, I couldn't help but notice how nasty my cuticles were looking. They were rough and ragged and dry, not to mention it was hard not to pick at them. I've tried to soften them before with basic lip balm and hand cream but hadn't found a really good moisturizer for my dry and cracked cuticles. Essie is one of my favorite nail care brands so I picked up a bottle of their Apricot Cuticle Oil. The color is a nice orange and I liked how the name sounded. It comes in a bottle that matches Essie's nail colors. This makes it easy to apply to the cuticle area. I just painted it on the cuticles and rubbed it in to both the cuticle and the surrounding area of the nail. I applied generously and I am already super pleased! The first application felt nice and made my cuticles a tad softer; I was able to easily push them back with an orange stick. The oil also has a nice apricot scent. I still had one nail, however, that was really rough and dry. I did a second application and that really did the trick. Where once my cuticles were actually uncomfortable from the dryness, the apricot oil seemed to help. The bottle says to apply twice daily and I intend to follow those directions. As I'm on a budget, I initially wasn't sure if spending $8 at Walgreens was worth it. I figured I should just slather on the lip balm...but then I remembered, as much as I smeared it on, my cuticles were still painful and raggedy. This product immediately fixed the issue and felt so nice doing it!
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