Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Creepy Pumpkin and a Cuticle Tip

Hey Guys,
Sorry it's been a while, I had a bunch of posts all lined up for a challenge I was doing, then ended up not doing the challenge, so I had nothing to post!
Anyways, on a FB group I am in, a friend of mine posted that her friend had a trick for nasty dry cuticles, and since mine were less than stellar, I decided to try it and document it for you, and I'm happy to say it worked! so thanks Casandra for the tip! (PS check out her blog, she mentions the tip there too!) 
The tip is to use Olive Oil (yes just regular olive oil from your kitchen) and put it all over your cuticles, then wrap your fingers in bandaids and leave it on for an hour or so. I would suggest opening the bandaids before putting the oil on. 
These are my cuticles before, I know you just gasped!  
After the Olive Oil and Band-Aids are on
After the band-aids came off
Quite a difference huh? I left the band-aids on for about an hour and a half, then took them off, washed my hands and applied OPI AvoJuice lotion. Thanks so much for the tip Casandra, that is definitely gonna be a regular treatment here!

Now for my nails! For this mani I used this tutorial from the lovely Asami at Nails by Asami. check her out, she is amazing with the nail art! To do this mani you need nail strips to make the pumpkin face. I used Incoco since that's what is used in the tutorial and I found some on clearance for $2.99.

The polish I used
the completed mani
I love this mani so much it's been on for 5 days! I'm going to take it off today and do it on my toes using an orange glow in the dark polish!


14 comments:

  1. Olive oil is the bomd. try it under vaseline and wear gloves to bed for extra special moisture

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  2. Very cute and that's a great tip too, I need to try that.

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  3. I LOVE IT! im linking your blog from MY post now too lol so anyone can see your pics! im glad it worked for you im doing it myself tonight!

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  4. Great tip! And the manicure is awesome!

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  5. Thanks guys! and thanks for that extra tip Ace, I will try that tonight, my hands still need something extra I think!

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  6. Great tip! Thanks for joining my Link Party!

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  7. Thanks! and no problem, thanks for doing that, I really appreciate it!

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  8. FAB cuticle tip! I am writing that one down! :D LOVE this mani too, super cute. I was lucky enough to finally find Creepy Pumpkin today and I love it! New follower! <3

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  9. Thanks! Following you too :-)

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  10. Thanks for sharing the tip! I'm sure trying that one! And love the mani, too :) Gonna check the tutorial right now!

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  11. Wow I've never heard of using bandaids for cuticle treatment... that's simply brillant! The before and after is stunning.

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  12. Natural and free beauty secrets? I'm definitely trying this soon. How did your cuticles look after a day or so? A few days? Were they still as happy as they were right after you took the bandaids off?

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  13. I seriously need to try that. Sometimes my cuticles look so gross!! I love this manicure, btw!!

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  14. Thanks everyone!
    @Nailed it, it was like any other treatment in that you have to keep them moisturized after or it goes back to being dry. This is more of an intense treatment if your cuticles are really lacking, though you could do it whenever you want. The effect probably lasted about the whole day, but I put on lemony flutter before I went to bed, so I don't know how long it would've actually lasted.

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