Bloody hang nails! Someone once recommended I carry a baby nail clipper around with me and it was the best advice I ever did get to cure hang nails. My cuticles and sides of my nails JUST BEG to be picked! That’s why I absolutely adore Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. Arms with this and by baby nail clippers I do battle daily with dreaded hang nails!
And I admit I sit around at my desk chronically applying lip balm and Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.
True story I love me some Lush Lemony Flutter but it’s a bit too rich for traveling with unless I want to glide across a room in that case butter yourself up with it.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is kinda an low calorie version of Lemony Flutter and a life saver for my drier cuticles. I’m the type of person that bleeds like a stuck pig if I even think about touching any part of my cuticles. Obviously I have a masochist side because I adore picking at hang nails, cuticles, etc…just ripping them off willy nilly. It’s almost as disgusting a habit as biting my nails.
A reader suggested that baby nail clippers are small enough to fit in my makeup bag and quite friendly to stop the insanity of nasty cuticle habits and she was right! I simply clip back any skin that I’m tempted to pick and follow up with a swipe of Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to smooth things over.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is a dense balm which turns emollient when warmed up. It’s thin and slightly oil but absorbs easily and doesn’t leave me oily. It actually prevents those dreaded hang nails from popping up as it hydrates the area so the skin is soft and smooth and not popping up and begging to be torn. If by chance one does pop up I simply snip it and apply a little bit of this to keep the area smooth and soft.
Lemony Flutter is far more moisturizing and great for using in the evening but Burt’s formula is much more travel friendly for daily use when your nails and cuticle bed might be brittle or dry from the colder weather. Plus it smells delightfully tart and lemon lime-y!
Love this stuff.
Def a makeup bag essential!
Available at drugstores.
How do you tame your cuticles?