Pumpkin Spice is my JAM! There’s nothing pumpkin related that I don’t like, and when you add some spice in there, it’s basically the perfect flavor. Not just for fall, but forever. So, when I saw NCLA had their Pumpkin Spice Cuticle Oil on sale for $8, originally $18, PLUS FREE SHIPPING, it was literally a no brainer. I had to have it!
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I rarely use cuticle oil but honestly, with the weather getting colder, we could all use it! Of course when I apply lotion to my hands 55x a day, I rub it into my cuticles and nails as well, but you need more than that when the tempature drops. I especially do because of my eczema, which, after only having 2 days of winter like temperatures, my hands are already starting to feel it.
This oil in particular is packed with Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Oil to moisturize your cuticles, and it definitely does so. You’re supposed to use it twice a day, which I’ve been pretty consistent with, and I could tell a difference after the first use, let alone after several applications. I haven’t tried to remove them yet, which is basically the whole point of cuticle oil; soften them up so you can remove them, but I imagine they would be easier to remove if I so choose to do so. Mine aren’t really like big and in the way so I don’t mind so much. But if they get dry, I will pick them, one of my lovely OCD traits that I do, and then I’ll tear my skin and I’ll bleed, so that’s a cycle I’m trying to stop.
I will say this, it doesn’t particularly smell like pumpkin spice. I smell waffles and maple syrup. Do I mind that? No I don’t. Who doesn’t love waffles and maple syrup? But I think they needed more spice scent to really fulfill that pumpkin spice they’re calling it. Cinnamin oil might’ve been a good addition simply because A) it would’ve added more spice and B) I’m pretty sure it’s got anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial properties as well, two bonuses. Cutting your cuticles really a isn’t great idea, especially if you go really short, because you can get an infection, since they’re a defense against germs getting into your body. Any open wound on your hand is no good, so I feel like the cinnamon oil would’ve been a great benefit to add. But, that’s just a suggestion! If it still a gem of a product overall and I’d pay $8 again for it in a heartbeat.
I only wish it came in like a body size because I’d use it all over me. It smells so good and the scent last pretty long too, so I’m just constantly smelling my hands lol. I recommend it 100%, I think you’re gonna love it!