Blue Cross cuticle remover
I love treating myself to a manicure and pedicure every so often. However my growing obsession with nail polish has encouraged me to start painting my nails myself. While I am no where as good as the pros, I have a professional kit I got for Christmas that include all the tools I need for an at home manicure.
With my new found obsession I decided to invest in a good cuticle remover lotion. Some people don't like using these, but I feel they are the best product for softening overgrown cuticles allowing you to remove them without hurting yourself.
One of my friends who has been doing her own nails for years suggested I try the Blue Cross Cuticle Remover that she picked up from Sally’s. She has had the same bottle for over a year and she is only a 3rd of the way done. So I grabbed a bottle during a trip a few weeks ago and I have been using it ever since.
The bottle is a great value since it is under 10 dollars and you get a huge bottle (1 pint which is about 16 ounces). Also, I only use it once every two weeks. Usually it does a good job so I don't have to use it every time I do my nails.
I will say that you have to be careful using this stuff. If can remove dye from clothing or ruin some surfaces that you work on (it left a small stain on my wooden desk).
It's also very runny, so you have to be careful so that it doesn't spill and make a mess.
I use a small white towel and I line underneath with a plastic bag to make sure it doesn't leak onto my desk. I will put some on the base of my nail and let it sit for about 20-30 seconds before using a cuticle stick to work it around the nail. Any excess tissue that builds up at the base of the nail I trim with cuticle nippers.
After washing my hands, my nails are ready to go.
Overall, I am liking this product. I would suggest it to anyone who likes to do their own nails and it looking for a way to clean up those messy cuticles!