My Products

I'm always interested in what my fellow bloggers use as far as hand creams, cuticle creams, base coats, and top coats, so I thought I'd make a page to tell you what I currently use. If you're curious about any of these products and would like a full post on one or more of them, please let me know in a comment or email!

Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
    • I use this or Seche Vite in a severe pinch, but it shrinks on me and gets awfully thick toward the end of the bottle. I much prefer...
  • Cult Nails Wicked Fast
    • I LOVE everything about this top coat...except the fact that it costs $16 with shipping. Gah. It's miraculous in every other respect, though - amazingly fast dry time, no shrinkage, high gloss, no sheet marks. What more could a girl ask for?
Base Coats
  • Duri Rejuvacote
    • I just starting using this to strengthen my nails, and so far it seems to be working VERY well. My nails are longer and stronger than they've been in a couple years, so I'm very excited and hope it keeps working!
  • Cult Nails Get It On
    • I don't use Rejuvacote all the time because it can dry out your nails and make them too hard and brittle, so when I just need a normal base coat I usually reach for Cult Nails Get It On. It dries quickly and seems to protect from staining moderately well. 
Hand Creams/Lotions
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Healing Hand Cream
  • Nivea Soft
  • cocoa butter lotion (any kind will do, but I generally use Queen Helene)
...and whatever I happen to have on hand (ha, ha) at the moment, but I use these the most. My favorite is Nivea Soft - it is the hand cream of hand creams, I tell you.

Cuticle Creams/Balms
  • Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream 
    • This and the balm from The Body Shop are what I use most often.
  • Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream