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My Cuticle Care Picks + Tips

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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Admittedly I haven’t taken care of my cuticles much over the last few years. They weren’t “bad” but I know I should’ve given them some TLC more often. Cuticle care is vital to overall nail health. The cuticle treatment I was previously using is from DECO MIAMI - Lemon Blossom Cuticle Oil
It has a strong lemon scent and feels so greasy on my fingers. I can’t pick up my phone or type on my computer without leaving grease spots behind - yuck! I didn’t use it consistently enough to know if it worked because I didn’t like the effects, so I can’t speak to effectiveness. It’s easy to apply but tbh I don’t recommend it. I’m going to de-clutter it. $12 on brand’s website. I recently did a Cherie post about 2 Nails Inc. products that saved my nails. One of them is the .INC. - Superfood Nail and Cuticle Repair Oil
I like this oil because it sinks in quickly & doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy/like I can’t touch anything for a while. I consistently use this 5+ days per week and it really has helped my nails and cuticles to look & feel stronger. The dropper makes it easy to control the product. I’ve noticed that I get hangnails less frequently. Hangnails are the result of torn skin near your cuticles. They can be painful, and if picked at, can lead to infection. Tip: when I do get a hangnail, I carefully clip it as close to its base with a nail clipper. I much prefer the Nails Inc oil to the Deco Miami! I included a before & after of applying this product. See how my fingers don’t look greasy? $15 on brand’s website. Tip: Other considerations to keep in mind for cuticle care are using gentle hand soaps & hand lotion. If your hands are constantly dry, your cuticles are likely dry, too. When your cuticles are dry they are prone to tearing/damage. Cuticles serve as the barrier between your skin, nails, and new nail growth. When cuticles are damaged, your nails are more susceptible to damage. In that same vain, try to avoid cutting your cuticles so as not to cause damage. Since we’re in the midst of a pandemic, not using hand sanitizer isn’t really an option, so opt for ones with moisturizing formulas to reduce the drying effects. At work we have some from Hempz, which I like, but don’t personally own (hence no photo). Moisturize your hands whenever you can! I sometimes use a drop or two of cocokind - Watermelon Hemp Oil
in some unscented lotion to give an extra boost to my hands (oil was PR from brand). Hemp oil is very nourishing without being too heavy. $14 on brand’s website. All brands mentioned are cruelty-free and have vegan options. Nails Inc & Deco Miami are non-toxic nail brands with mid-range prices ($10-15/polish/treatment. The Cocokind oil is great, but you can also use any nourishing oil you have at home, like marula or jojoba, to add into hand lotion for an extra boost! #CheriePartner
Oct. 10
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theresaa_qi dont want to be annoying, but i don't see different sorry
Oct. 11
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RebeccaSuzanne_SaysThe before/after photo simply shows that the nails inc cuticle oil isn’t greasy after application.
Oct. 11
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These Products SAVED My Nails
Oooof my nails were in rough shape for most of spring and summer. Constantly painting my nails had caused my nails to weaken, peel, and some discoloration. For pretty much all of 2020 (until a week ago) the nail on my index finger would split in the same exact spot. At the beginning of August I decided to stop painting my nails and focus on recovery. I purchased a set from Nails Inc from Sephora for $25. It contained a gel effect polish (that I wore for my wedding day and immediately removed), nail file, superfood oil, 45-second top coat, and nail treatment/base coat. I’m going to talk about 2 items from that set that saved my nails. They’re available for purchase on their own, but as of right now the set is still in stock and is an excellent bang for your buck because everything is full size. *update 9/29 - oil no longer available on its own at Sephora. Is available on brand’s website. The 4-piece set referenced above is available at Sephora still for $25 .INC. - Nails.Inc Mani Must Haves The .INC. - Superfood Nail and Cuticle Repair Oil feels so nice. It has a very light scent (can’t pinpoint it) and contains a lot of nourishing oils, including castor, argan, sweet almond, and soybean. I dab a tiny amount using the dropper on my cuticles and rub all over my nails for about 2-3 minutes a few times per week (usually 5ish days - more is better but I forget 🤷🏻‍♀️). It soaks in within a few minutes. $15 The .INC. - Back to Life Recovery Treatment & Base Coat is a great treatment because it contains nourishing oils, vitamins, and minerals. What I especially like is that it has a subtle pinky-nude tint which gives my nails an instant healthier-looking appearance. The directions say to apply 1-2 coats a few times per week. I find that when I do 2 coats I dislike the peeling after a few days, and it’s less noticeable with 1 coat. I like it as a base coat so far, though I’ve only painted my nails 2x since mid-September. I apply 1 coat every 4-5 days. Easy to apply and no scent. $15 I’ve noticed with the combo of these 2, my nails are peeling less and are growing a bit longer without breaking as frequently. They also feel stronger, and are visibly less stained than they were at the beginning of August. My right index finger nail didn’t split this week and I’m shook!! I like Nails Inc products a lot. They’re cruelty-free, and have vegan and halal items - oh and non-toxic!! They are available on the brand’s website and Sephora.com. I personally think their sets ($15+) are the best bang for your buck because most polishes on their own are $10-15 each. They have a lot of cool colors and finishes available. I especially love the polish brushes. They make it easy to apply. Been using this brand for years and will continue to! #CheriePartner
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Super What? Let’s Talk About Superfoods for Skin
“Superfoods” aren’t just for eating. They can have benefits for your skin, too. Generally speaking, superfoods in skincare are items that provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, are nutrient-dense, provide hydration, & fight environmental irritants. Common superfoods included in skincare are berries, healthy fats (like avocado & olive oil), honey, green tea, greens (like kale), and fruits (like papaya & pomegranate). I personally love the superfood trend - there’s nothing I dislike! My super dry skin loves the added moisture & nourishment. Here are some items in my collection that feature superfoods: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser This cleanser contains kale, spinach, green tea. The greens contain vitamins C, E, & K, and green tea to help fight signs of aging. This cleanser lathers minimally and easily cleanses my face of any leftover makeup/SPF residue without leaving my dry skin feeling stripped. It does smell like greens, but the smell doesn’t stick around post-wash. I’ve finished a 2oz mini before and purchased a set from YTTP that contained another 2oz. I like it and would repurchase a full size. $36 8oz, $10 2oz FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum This AHA/BHA/flower exfoliating serum is awesome for dry skin thanks to honey. Honey has antioxidant properties and is also a humectant. This PM serum gently exfoliates, moisturizes, improves hyperpigmentation, & can improve texture & fine lines over time. I don’t use this often because I tend to have stubborn dry patches and irritation that make using chemical exfoliation unwise, but generally will use 1-2x every 2 weeks. Other skin types can use this more frequently. Mine’s almost empty and I will repurchase. $58 GOOD MOLECULES - Pineapple Exfoliating Powder This powder exfoliant contains pineapple, which is known for its fruit exfoliating (chemical) and vitamin C properties, and rice powder (physical exfoliant). It claims to reveal brighter, fresher skin post-use. You simply dispense some powder, add water, mix, and apply to your face. More water = more lather & less exfoliation. Love that it is customizable like that. It does smell kind of weird, like wet paper. I do feel that my skin looks brighter after use. Would repurchase. $16 cocokind - Watermelon Hemp Oil This contains watermelon (antioxidant, linoleic acid) and hemp (fatty acids) to nourish, hydrate, & reduce moisture loss. It’s a multipurpose, relatively lightweight, herbaceous-smelling oil that can use used for hair, skin, & body. I use it on my face in the PM 1-2x/wk and occasionally add a drop or 2 to unscented hand lotion when my hands are feeling dry. This does contain rosemary, orange peel, and eucalyptus extracts, so if you don’t like/can’t tolerate those I would avoid this. Mine was sent as PR by the brand, but I have purchased other things from them. Would repurchase. $14 #CheriePartner
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Changing Up My Skincare Routine for Fall
About my skin: dryyyyy, often flaky near/on nose and forehead, not usually sensitive Summer is coming to an end on 9/21, so I’ll be making some changes to my summer skincare routine. I have dry skin year-round and battled stubborn dry patches a few times during the summer. My fall skincare incorporates more moisture and hydration, but not quite as heavy as I’ll need for winter. Moisturizer: Out: GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer This is actually almost empty so I’ll finish it off. Lightweight and unscented, but still moisturizing enough for my dry skin in summer. Won’t cut it for colder months, but will repurchase in springtime. Gifted by the brand. In: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi Expensive, but really nice. On the thicker side, but not too heavy for AM & PM use. My cap cracked so ignore the tape haha. Cherie sent me this (ty!) Toner: Out: PURITO - Centella Unscented Toner Great for combo & sensitive skin, but works fine for dry in summer. Watery texture and not particularly hydrating, but is soothing. PR from the brand. In: PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Advanced Replenshing Toner So hydrating!! Has a milky texture. Definitely adds a boost to my skin. Fall & winter staple (and probably spring). Essence: I’m not currently using one, but in spring and winter I used the SATURDAY SKIN - Press Pause Beauty Essence and will use it again this fall. It feels more like a serum vs an essence (see texture photo). Feels so silky on my skin! I also purchased one from Cocokind but haven’t opened it yet, so stay tuned. Exfoliants: Out: OFRA - Fruit Acid Lotion Tbh I don’t like this. It smells so strongly of chemicals. It has citrus, lactic, and glycolic acids. It is a toner, not a lotion like the name implies. It does exfoliate okay but really hate the smell. Gifted by brand via Octoly. In: FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum This is an awesome exfoliant for dry skin because it contains honey. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling overly exfoliated. I only use 1-2x/wk in colder months. Expensive but lasts a long time. Mine’s about 2/3 empty. Face Oil: Out: GOOD MOLECULES - Squalane Oil I’ve loved this for a while. It’s lightweight and nourishing. I used it a lot in summer when I had dry spots. In: cocokind - Watermelon Hemp Oil This is more heavy duty. It does smell herbaceous but it dissipates. Deeply nourishing and multipurpose (like on hands!). PR from the brand. Face Mist: I use the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha whenever I need a hydration boost. I’ll be using this a lot in fall. 1/2 empty! It’s overpriced but nice. Anyone have a good suggestion for a hydrating cleanser?! Let me know. #CheriePartner
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says

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