Baby It’s Cold Outside

I got an email from Julep about doing a post on nail care during the winter months. I thought it was a great idea as the struggle to keep my hands and nails classy not ashy gets a little harder as the temperatures dip.

L’Occitane Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil  (.25fl oz/ $18) / Nivea Creme Travel Sized Tin (1oz./$.79)

My main hand and nail concern during the colder months is dryness. When winter comes I usually switch to a heavier lotion and add a cuticle oil to keep my hand and nails moisturized. My two favorites  for this time of the year are the Nivea Creme Travel Tin and the L’Occitane Nail and Cuticle Nourishing Oil shown above. I like to use the cuticle oil just before bed and I reach for the Nivea Creme after every hand washing throughout the day.  An added bonus is that their portable size makes them perfect to slip into the smaller clutches and evening bags during the holiday season. 

Julep’s tips on how to winterize your nails are outlined below.  My  favorite one is warming the cuticle softener.

Formula X For Sephora- Gravity (.4 oz/$10.50)/ Three day old manicure with two coats.  More colors here.
Julep- January (.27oz/$14) on sale HERE! / Three day old manicure with two coats 
Julep- January on nails. More Julep colors here

I’d love to hear about what you do to winterize your hands and nails. Let me know in the comments.

* All products shown bought with my own pesos ☻

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  1. ahhhsoNeo
    January 1, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I've never tried the L'occitane cuticle oil but I'm a big believer in their hand lotion. As always your nails look fantastic.

    • Of the comely
      January 5, 2015 / 12:55 am

      Thank you Neo ☺ I think you would like their cuticle oil.

  2. Mango and Fudge
    February 5, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I whipped out my Nivea cream from the deep remits of my product cupboard because of this post a while back and do you know what – its actually pretty good stuff. Yes its a bit greasy feeling at first but, it actually added moisture and made my hands and nails shiny. No wonder its been around for so long. Thanks for reawakening me to the product – your nails btw are gorgeous loving that red!

    • Of the comely
      February 8, 2015 / 5:28 am

      Hi Mango and Fudge :) Thank you ☺Nivea is awesome! It is a little rich when you first apply it but give it a minute and it soaks right in. I'm glad you rediscovered it.

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