Nail Care, Nail Polish/Care

I loathe cuticles! My new mission…

I have been blessed with strong, fast growing nails.The one thing I hate about my hands in my cuticles. I find myself staring at them on occasion, wondering why they need to be in such a state ten days after a manicure.

I hate cuticles.They can make nice nails look scruffy – mine are a holy show at the moment.

I have decided to take matters into my own hands (no pun intended) – since it would cost much more to have a professional take care of them  I am committing to regular cuticle care, something I have never done before. I tend to take care of my nails and ignore the rest.

My weapons of choice

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Cuticle and Nail Oil

Promises instantly healthy looking nails It’s full of vitamins and grape seed oil to moisturise dry cuticles.


Sally Hansen Diamond Cuticle and Nail Créme

This is designed for dry cracked cuticles and provides nourishment and care. I’m in.

The first costs €9.95 and the second €9.55. Keep an eye out for 3 for 2 offers in Boots, that’s generally when I pick up nail care products.

I have also considered buying a cuticle clipper so help me on my mission. I’m sure that there a tonnes of them on sale but I found one by Tweezerman… Amy loves Tweezerman!!

Looks scary. Have you tried one of these contraptions?

Let the grooming begin!

What do you use on your cuticles?



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  • Dana

    I am in the same boat as you, I’ve always just ignored my cuticles and they look like crap. I bought cuticle oil today, Orly Cuticle Care Complex, which is probably similar to the SH one, let us know how you make out and if you like the cream too.

  • Coleen

    I have cuticle clippers and have used them for years but I do often hear that you shouldn’t cut them but should just push them back. Not sure the verdict on that one? Let us know how you get on!

  • Ruth

    Hey Amy I’m a beauty therapist. I was trained to nip cuticles, but it does lead to them growing back thicker and faster and you really need to keep on top of them. Lots of salons now are refusing to nip them as it can risk infection. My experience has varied widely getting this done professionally as a customer myself. Some leave them raggedy and some have cut me and found the bleeding hard to stop! Once they apply cream and oil your mani looks great but when they get dry again at home you can realise they look a mess. I don’t advise you to use the clippers. They are very sharp and can leave a nasty cut. Much better to use your products, and gently push your cuticles back with a towel after batheing when soft. Too many people damage the delicate area buying orange sticks and being far too hard with them. It shouldn’t hurt. If you damage the area you can grow ridges on the nails. Leave the tools to the professionals, be gentle and use your products. You should see nice results massaging in the oil every night xo

  • Annie

    i use a cuticle trimmer and as much as it does make them look better, overally it has worsened my cuticles and so i would say if you can avoid using them.

  • Karen

    I’m terrible, I’m always picking at mine, v annoying, let us know how you get on :)

  • Claire

    I am a trained nail technician so yep I use the cuticle nippers. I have fast growing cuticles so I regularly give myself a mini-manicure. Soak your cuticles, push back with a cuticle pusher/hoof stick and have a little nip around the lifted areas. Be careful when using them though hun, don’t clip new skin/cuticle away and be careful not to make yourself bleed or cut too much. I’ve seen dreadful cuticles when the client thought she was helping, but infact just made everything a whole lot worse. x

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