I have a serious love for drugstores – you can always find tons of things that you need and things that you didn’t even know you needed!
On my last trip to Duane Reade I stopped in the nail supply aisle – mainly because I have a mild obsession with nail lacquers at the moment but also to see what’s new. Naturally there was a large Sally Hansen with many products that I never tried before. My eyes were soon drawn to a pretty orange bottle with tiny beads or as Sally Hansen refers to them, Micro-Encapsulated Vitamins, it was the Vita Surge Cuticle Gel.
Instantly condition and smooth cuticles! A fast-absorbing gel formula that nourishes dry, ragged cuticles. Leaves no color. Multi-active bead infused formula instantly releases a surge of nourishing Vitamin E and Botanical Extracts to condition and hydrate cuticles. Restores dry cuticles so they look and feel smooth and healthy.
APPLICATION TIPS: Shake gently. Apply daily over bare nails or dry nail color. Massage in with applicator or finger. Reapply as needed.
My cuticles get very dry and have desperately needed some TLC for a few weeks, so as soon as I got home, I cracked the bottle open. Immediately I noticed the light citrus-y scent which is a nice compliment to the orange gel color – not necessary or anything but just saying. Instead of a nail brush, Sally Hansen use soft doe foot applicator (about the same size used in a tube of lip gloss) which gives a broad application. The applicator is absorbent and holds enough product that you won’t need to keep dipping inside of the bottle.
The product information states that the product absorbs quickly but it actually take a little massaging to get the gel to absorb completely. After massaging the gel it, it does dry clearly and my cuticles are left much smoother and less dry looking. The scent of orange fades by the time that the gel dries. Overall I was pretty pleased with the results, for a quick cuticle moisturizer this does the trick and quite nicely I might add. I might just have to keep this one in my purse.
Sally Hansen Vita Surge Cuticle Gel, $5.99
What drugstore beauty product has you pleasantly surprised?