A few months back, Essie was offering customers a sample of its new Apricot Cuticle Oil. Sign me up, right?! I thought maybe they would send out mini sample bottles…nope. I shouldn’t have been surprised but was a smidge disappointed when I got a postcard with a sample pod on it instead. Hmph!
Essie instructs users to start your mani with its cuticle oil. Or, according to the back of the above postcard:
I can follow directions pretty well, so I started with bare, plain jane nails. Here are my naked nails before using Essie’s Apricot Cuticle Oil –
Next, I wrestled with that little pod for about ten minutes. It has a perforated tear off top – handy, right? You’d think, but no. I folded the flyer at the perforations, tore, andddd…nothing. It didn’t open. I pulled. I tugged. I bit. Finally, I cut. Then I had to squeeze and squeeze to get a dribble of the oil out. Man did Essie make me work for it!
The Apricot Oil does have quite a few pros. It’s quick to absorb and doesn’t leave your fingers feeling greasy after it is massaged in and given time to sink into skin and nails. It left my cuticles and nails looking both smoother and healthier. The best thing about this oil? It smells light and fruity :) The con is that this oil was hard for me to control. I think the majority of this problem was due to packaging though – using a brush and bottle will probably make applying this oil a breeze. Darn you and your pod samples, Essie!
You can purchase Essie’s Apricot Cuticle Oil for $8 at mass beauty product stores like Target, major beauty retailers like Ulta, or online.
Have you tried this cuticle oil yet? What’s your holy grail cuticle treatment?
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