Today on the blog, I have a review of some of the Morning Star Nails nail and hand care products to share with you. I won these items as a giveaway prize on Instagram recently and just received them today.
I'm going to be honest and say that I was a little skeptical about trying to cuticle and nail bomb product because I've yet to find that "holy grail" cuticle oil or hand care product yet. I love the concept of an indie store that exclusively sells handmade hand care products but I wasn't sold on the idea.
I. Am. Hooked.
Let me show you what I received!
|My goodies from the @morning.star.nails Instagram giveaway|
I received some rose scented soap, sugar scrub, and nail bombs, some lilac cuticle oil, some rose cuticle oil, and some chamomile cuticle balm. I needed to give myself a manicure today anyway so I set out to use a handful of these products. I started with the nail bomb (like a mani bomb without the trademark ;) ) - holy wow! It was so fizzy and smelled so good - like real roses. All of the Morning Star Nails products are all natural and made with essential oils so they smell exactly like the real thing. After relaxing my hands, nails, and skin with my nail bomb, I used the rose sugar scrub to exfoliate my hands. It felt so good and left my hands very moisturized. My hands were a tad itchy afterwards but I don't think that was the fault of this particular sugar scrub as all scrubs and exfoliators do that to my skin. Once my hands were dry, I moved on to what I'm going to call the star of the show, and my favorite Morning Star Nails product - the cuticle oil. After my mani, I painted as normal and then applied the rose scent. I was so pleasantly surprised that the scent was present but not overpowering or fake. I felt like I was putting real roses on my hands. Haha. It went on smoothly and in a thick layer but absorbed quickly and left my cuticles feeling very moisturized. Typically when I put balms and oils on my hands, I have to wait for what feels like forever for it to soak in so I can photograph my mani for Instagram but this particular oil soaked in so quickly! I am very pleased.
|Today's mani with my Morning Star Nails cuticle oil|
What is your holy grail cuticle oil? Do you have a favorite scent?
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**I won these products in a giveaway by @morning.star.nails on Instagram. I am not affiliated nor was I compensated for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.**