Sunday, September 30, 2012

Holiday Handbag cuticle oil by Butter London

Holiday Handbag cuticle oil by Butter London

Today I am reviewing Holiday Handbag cuticle oil.  Why it's called Holiday Handbag I have no idea, I bought it in September off the regular rack, all by itself not packaged for Christmas.
On the back it says, "Fun memories for you, intensive nourishment for your cuticles". Fun memories? What?
It also states it's a cocktail of vitamins and natural oils.
Handbag smells like coconuts and pineapples faintly, in a oily way. It's not as pleasant as it sounds (like a pina colada) but I have smelled worse,so it's about middle of the road as far as smells go.

I bought mine at Ulta for $20.
Using the polish like brush to apply is somewhat difficult to get the perfect amount. I tend to load my fingers up with the oil. It looks shiny and somewhat greasy but it actually has a dry kind of feeling.
In the picture below I rubbed the oil on my thumb, index and middle finger, and left the oil sitting on my ring finger and pinkie. Because of the dry feeling of the oil it seems to absorb right in with a little massaging.

I've been putting it on every night before bed which has a dilemma attached. Will the oil get on my sheets or pillow? but do I want to wear it during day and risk getting oil on my clothes? we all know how oil doesn't wash out of clothing. So when do you wear it? I tried putting it on and surfing the web but the oil was dripping off my cuticles onto my laptop keys. So that's the end of that.
After putting the oil on, I have been putting lotion on my hands and rubbing the whole thing in.
After a month I  haven't really noticed a difference, which is a surprise because I am in love with Butter London as a polish. I expected cuticles so soft that people would flock to me just to feel my cuticles. I don't have any hangnails but they are not as soft as I was expecting. Honestly I think I could achieve this softness with just regular lotion.

So all in all I would not waste $20 on Holiday Handbag, I'm going to stick with hand lotion until I find something better.

Holiday Handbag was purchased by me, for my personal use.

What are you using to moisturize your cuticles? Leave a comment and let me know so I can give it a try!

 Starting Oct 1 there are a bunch of us doing a Halloween inspired nail art challenge. It's every three days (essentially twice weekly) for the entire month of October. I can't wait to see all the nail art!!!

Check out what all these creative minds have come up with for the first day of the challenge on October 1, 2012.

Participating Blogs:

-Kaki from Glitter Obsession

-Aggie from LakkHatalom

-Almuci from Lakkon Lakk

-Andi from Love The Way We Dress
-Anne from Fashiony Nails

-CRaPTRaSH from CRaPTRaSH világa
-CrazyLadyStar from CrazyLadyStar's World
-Cs.ery from Sparkling-Nails

-GhostGirl from ~Ghotic Beauty Blog~

-GlitznGlam from GlitzNGlammer

-Jia Wun from Beauty Nerd

-Karen from Nail Call
-Kat from NAILS my dreams

-Katie from The Nailaholic

-Kristine from Pink and Polished Nails

-Laruska Bee from Laruska Bee

-Leticia from Teen Polish Junkie

-Lindsey from Lindsey's Lacquer

-Lydia from Lydia's Nails

-Pardalote from Pardalote

-Réka from Pictures of my life

-Tünde from Tünciről - Nektek Rólam
-VaniLlia25 from WE LOVE NAILS
-Verus from Lakkfan

-Vicki from Nails By Vi  and me of course!
Good luck everyone!
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