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Did you know that some gals carry hot sauce in their purses? It’s true! I saw an episode of Cheaters where a woman busted out her own personal bottle of Tabasco sauce at a restaurant. Her dedication inspired me — in an unrelated but equally silly way — to start carrying cuticle oil with me everywhere I go.
Why cuticle oil?
Because I wash my hands, a lot. Consequently, my cuticles look like shredded carrots, and regular hand lotion just wasn’t cutting it.
But then disaster struck when a bottle of cuticle oil accidentally opened in my purse… Oily phone = beauty grouch.
It put an end to my cuticle carrying until I came across this little miracle at Sephora last weekend: Sephora Brand Cuticle Pen ($12).
What is it?
Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a click pen filled with moisturizing cuticle oil.
It comes in three different flavors — Healing Eucalyptus, Stimulating Lavander and Original. I have it in Original, which moisturizes and softens with shea butter and the oils of Aloe vera, jojoba, apricot and evening primrose.
As you can probably imagine, it’s not complicated to operate. Just twist the bottom of the click pen to deploy the oil through the brush at the opposite end, and paint with the oil-soaked tip directly on your cuticles.
Brush it good… brush it REAL good
Easy to use, Sephora’s Cuticle Pen fits in my makeup bag for quick cuticle touch-ups anywhere, like while waiting for public transpo, sitting on the couch watching bad reality TV (hello, Cheaters!?!) or while you’re busy procrastinating (like me!).
CONFESSION: I even moisturized my cuticles while writing this post.
And there’s no risk (or, very little) of the pen accidentally spilling oil over all of the crap I lug around in my purse.
As for the oil itself, I like the consistency. It’s thicker and less runny than junk store cuticle oils I’ve used in the past, which means it doesn’t ooze all over my fingers when I use it.
Better than therapy?
I find the eucalyptus scent comforting, and the act of brushing the pen onto my cuticles is surprisingly relaxing when I’m tense.
It could be a little cheaper, though. The pens cost $12 a pop — not bad, but $6 would be better, of course. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Hungry, hungry hippo!
I’m starving like marvin’, yo! What’s for lunch?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,