Here are four different peaches for you, they're all vastly different but are all four the best peach I've seen from their respective brands. I love all four, some more than others. Hopefully this helps someone out.
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Peachy Keen, Essie Van D'Go, Barielle Blossom, OPI Back to the Beach Peach
China Glaze Peachy Keen - This is the creamiest pastel of the bunch. It's also the most opaque and has the most orange of all four.
Essie Van D'Go - This one's a lot lighter and a lot pinker when you put it up against the others.
Barielle Blossom - I love the little bit of jelly in this finish, it applies the easiest after the ChG and the color is the perfect mix of orange and pink.
OPI Back to the Beach Peach - This was my favorite peach until the other three came out recently. Now I'm looking, it doesn't really seem peach at all, does it?
CND Cuticle Eraser - $5.25 at transdesign.com
This is another nail product I've bought time and time again over the past few years. CND Cuticle Eraser uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids to basically micro-exfoliate the skin around the nail to reveal the healthy tissue. It keeps cuticles in check and prevents hangnails, and it also does a heck of a job at moisturizing the area around the nails as well.
I apply a tiny dab to each cuticle and massage it around the nail and into the actual nail and it's instantly more moisturized-looking. The little random frazzles around the nail disappear. If I'm wearing nail polish at the time, it also glosses it up without adding a weird greasy feeling. It seems as though it's getting into any teeny pores in the finish of the polish and shining it up. You'll notice after a couple weeks using it that the excess skin that builds up around the sides of the nails is no longer there and the cuticles themselves are much softer and pliable. I don't need to use an actual cuticle remover nearly as often for buildup around the base of the nail when I use this on a regular basis. This is a great product to keep in your bag or on your desk, because daily use, once or twice a day, makes a huge difference to the appearance of the nails and cuticles.
While it does claim to moisturize the nails, I don't see that it makes a huge difference for my nails, just the skin surrounding it. That's fine with me as that's really why I started buying and using it in the first place. If you've got some random dry skin sticking up around your nails or your cuticles are in sad shape, I would recommend this. I would actually recommend it to anyone who just wants to improve the condition and appearance of their nails and cuticles.
Have you tried this product? If so, what are your thoughts? Have you tried Poshe's version? What's your favorite cuticle-taming product?
Orly French Polynesian Island Spa Kit for Hands $10 at Sally Beauty
The wintry air has been working it's evil magic on my hands lately and I was in serious need of some pampering. This set from Orly contains a scrub, and repair treatment, and a hand cream. The scrub and hand cream have a light tropical floral scent, no real fruity scent as I'd been expecting. It's a very light and soothing scent, but not overpowering at all. The Hot Lava has a scent, and texture, like a light clay.
Read on for the details and review