Thursday, 7 January 2010

Natural Nails

I don’t know about you, but I find that during the cold months of winter, it’s not just my hands that are dry, but my nails really feel it too. One product I can’t live without to combat this is my Solar Oil by Creative Nail Design (£9.95 RRP). It’s lasted me a good couple of years already and is a lovely blend of naturally light oils and Vitamin E, which deeply penetrate into the nails and surrounding skin to really moisturise and revive dry, brittle nails. It also acts as a great finisher for when you’ve put fresh polish on as it dries it quickly and really hydrates the nail. The effects are immediate if the nails have started to dry out, and used daily it really helps prevent this happening.

The Nails Inc Vitamin E oil pen (RRP £11) is a nice ‘on-the-go’ version which is great to keep in your handbag, although the Solar Oil does feel slightly richer and the effects seem to last longer.

 Secret Beauty Verdict: Even just using the Solar Oil once a week, my nails are in much better condition and stay strong.


  1. Solar oil is SO good! My nails love it :D

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  3. I love a fresh crisp french manicure so pretty

  4. Hello secret beauty blogger!
    First of all thank u for sharing with us and keep up the good work. I am learning a lot here...
    Second I want to ask you about Clinique. I have read this scary review here:

    ...and I am appalled. I do use some of their products and I wonder if you know something about this whole affair. I will be very thankful for any input of yours!

  5. Hi S,

    Thanks for your comment. That review does sounds scary! I have to say that I've never really been a fan of Clinique as I've never seen results from it, but many many people have so I can't say it doesn't work! I am a huge beleiver in natural skincare as everything you put on your skin goes into your body, so at least if it's natural you can feel better about the thought of any scary ingredients there. I am a big fan of Clarins so if you haven't already tried it, do go along to a beauty counter and ask for the right samples for your skin type and see how you get on before committing.

    Let me know if you have any more questions! x

  6. I have in fact tried that Clinique program (soap+toner+DDML) over 10 years ago and it was VERY bad for my sensitive skin. My skin peeled off and looked so TERRIBLE! Just wanted to say that I can't recommend it to anybody.

  7. Dear Secret Beauty Blogger,
    thank you very much for your input. I did use Clarins a while ago, but my skin then changed and instead of choosing a different one from their range, I started experimenting with brands etc. Stupid me. Now I am thinking more in the direction of La Roche Possay and Skinceuticals... And I am also educating myself on all the magical ingredients they put into cosmetics and why the stuff hardly ever works as promised.


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