I've been growing my nails for nearly two months now and they're coming on nicely, I've gotten over the casualties as the growth rate on the other nails has placated me greatly.
As I haven't had nails before, I didn't (read: still don't) know how to take care. I'm not ashamed to say that I didn't know what cuticles were up until a few weeks ago but now I'm fully up to speed on all this nail talk.
I wanted my nails to grow a bit faster so I decided to raid my Jessica Nails goody bag which I won on Twitter. I call it a goody bag despite the fact that you can actual buy it as an item.
Jessica Nails say it is "an all-time classic cuticle therapy, this pure blend of antioxidant vitamins and healing agents provides instant hydration and continuous moisture to nourish and soothe cuticles and nails. It feeds the matrix of the nail as it’s massaged in to stimulate circulation and growth."
I say that they're bang on. This is the first cuticle cream I have ever used and I don't think I will use another. I know a lot of people swear by Lemony Flutter from LUSH but I didn't like the smell of that so I decided to use this up. When I had my manicure at LFW, Heather used this on my fingers and said it would help in repairing "rips" in my skin.
I like the way it comes in a small sized tub because you can just chuck it in your bag and leave it on your desk without it looking like you've opened up a nail bar.
You only need a really tiny amount and it rubs in really quickly. If, like me, you're a bit heavy handed, your fingers will look greasy but it sinks in quickly so you're not left with a film on your fingers.
Here's what the product looks like:
The smell is also pretty nice, the best word I can use to describe the smell is delicate..but not overly girly. I know that description is really helpful ;) I find that it doesn't smell cheap or too rich. It's basically the kind of smell you can live with on your fingers...and that sentence sounded better in my head than it does typed out.
Does it do everything it says?
Healing agents which provide instant hydration? Check. It really moisturised my nail area when I put it on, it sunk it and afterwards my nail are felt a lot softer. I also had a "rip" on the skin at the bed of the nail on my right hand thumb and after a few applications of Nourish, the rip was totally gone. I forgot to take a photo of said thumb which is typical.
Nourished and soothed cuticles and nails? Yep, after using this my nails felt SUPER smooth, even without nail polish on, they looked shinier and felt stronger.
Growth and circulation stimulated? Yes, my nails have been growing faster since I've started using this.
Here's what it looks like before I rub it in:
When mine runs out, I'm deffo going to buy some. I never knew that products like this could give you these kinds of results. I thought that you only got really good nails through taking those nail vitamins and eating tonnes of fresh produce.
You can buy Nourish here.