Wednesday, November 24, 2010

China Glaze - Pepermint Cuticle oil

Hey Ladies,

Today I have a quick review on my new bottle of peppermint cuticle oil from China Glaze's Holiday collection. I have found that other bloggers who have showcased this full collection have left out the cuticle oil, so I am here to share with you my thoughts on it today. I will also be comparing it to a cuticle oil I already own by Essie.

First Up, China Glaze.

First of all, love the frosted bottle :) My bottle of China Glaze base coat is frosted also and I love it! You must have seen this before, so yo know it's red and upon opening the bottle you can smell the amazing scent of peppermint, which is awesome. It makes my cuticles smell so fresh and so clean!

When I first applied the oil to my skin I noticed that the red pigment was visible, see below:

But once rubbed in slightly, the red disappears and gives my skin a nice glow.

On to Essie.

Although the 2 oils appear to have a similar colour to them, when I applied the Essie it did not show any pigment.

Brushed on

Rubbed in.

Even though the peppermint oil is visible, since it goes away once rubbed in it was not an issue for me.

I tested China Glaze on one thumb and Essie on the other. I found the Essie to be slightly thicker and stickier, when compared to China Glaze. And I'm not sure if it's just me, but I feel a light coolness with the China Glaze (could be the peppermint?). Let me know if you felt this too.

My main reason for purchasing it was because of the scent, so I am happy with that! Overall it does it's job. I haven't used it consistently so I can't comment right now on effects of long term usage. I will definitely be using it throughout the Christmas season though :) so I may be doing a follow up.

I personally use cuticle oils and moisturizers at night so it can just absorb in to the skin and do its job while I am sleeping, otherwise using it during the day can be messy!

Do you use cuticle oil? If so, which one do you prefer?


  1. ive been using a passion fruit cuticle oil fron does the trick and it smells nice.

  2. I use Burt's Bees cuticle cream and I really like it. I've seen this one in the store so many times but wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. Maybe, after reading this, I should grab it next time I see it.

  3. Tina - I love the scents :) Unfortunately, the Essie (Apricot) one I have was passed on to me from my mom and is older, so it doesn't smell as great anymore. I am loving peppermint everything lately :)

    Megan - In the summer I purchased a mini Bert's Bees Tips and toes kit which came with a couple of different cuticle, balms and salves. I really like the lemon scented one (I forget the name) and it works awesome. I apply at night and wake up with super smooth skin :)

    The only problem I have with it is application, my nails are long at the moment and it comes in a little tin which means you have to scrape it out. I think I would use it more if I could find a better way to apply it.

  4. I have a strawberry cuticle oil from Claires that smells like delicious strawberries!

  5. Toesthattwinkle - awesome! I think I have seen it there before but never took a sniff of it :P I would imagine it smelling like candy :)

  6. hi,

    does it go over the whole nail, or just the cuticle?

  7. When my nails are bare sometime I do choose to apply cuticle oil to the full nail and cuticles, but for the most part I just apply to the skin.

    Be sure to wipe your nails with nail polish remover before applying nail polish if you have applied cuticle oil prior to polishing.


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