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Opulentia Organics Super Nail Nourisher vs Sally Hansen Healthy Cuticles Now


I tried the Sally Hansen Healthy Cuticles Now back in July 2012 and I found that it was very effective but pricy (interestingly it's exactly the same price two years later!). The 100 ml price would be £51.74. Now the Opulentia Organics Super Nail Nourisher costs nearly twice as much (£99.90) so how would it compare.

 

Okay so how to test them: the left hand will get the Opulentia and the right will get the Sally Hansen. Which will be worth the price? (or will both be considered too expensive!).

You can find details of the Opulentia here:

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and the Sally Hansen here:


Week 1

Left and right

Okay so other than commenting one my photographic skills (you try taking pictures of your own hands!) you really can't see any difference between my left thumb - Opulentia - and my right thumb - Sally Hansen - and that's exactly what happened after one week.

I like both of them which surprised me slightly as at first glance I wasn't taken by the Opulentia as it seemed too thick to me. Now it has been about 30 degrees inside where I am at the moment so maybe this melted the Super Nail Nourisher because it was nearly liquid when I applied it. It smells very nice (basically a light lemon scent) and it isn't greasy which is what I thought it would be. The Healthy Cuticles Now I've used before and again it was probably effected by the heat but even in normal conditions it's a light cream texture rather than waxy. It also has a nice scent but it's much lighter and less distinct.

Both seems to work well enough but so far my nails still seem dry but I do think both my nails and nail beds will improve over the month.


Onto week 2 and, hopefully, visible improvement or at least better pictures!

Left and right 2

 Week two and the basic result is that I still can't take a decent photo on my own fingers!

To be fair I think you can see that despite the ridges in my nails (no longer do I buff them out as it makes the nail too fragile) both of them are a bit better but I would say that the Sally Hansen right nail is edging ahead. 


Week 3 and I finally manged to take a picture of both at the same time!

Okay I think I can see some differences this week; the Opulentia left nail seems to be better than the Sally Hansen right one to me. When I study them closely I think that the cuticle is better on the left which is a change to last week.

Week3

 The Opulentia will probably only last for one more week so that'll be the send of this blog and in all honestly I already know that how ever good it is the Opulentia is just too pricey for the impact.


 

Week 4

As the temperature lowers I'm beginning to discover the gritty texture that they warn you about int the Opulentia. It's certainly off putting but as they say it doesn't actually change anything.

Left and right 3

Okay this is another of my not too in focus pictures but overall you really can't see much difference this week between the two. I really can't see anything when I look and after four weeks I'm willing to say that overall they two are as good as each other. I basically prefer the Sally Hansen because it seems to help me with my dry cuticles more than the Opulentia but in reality they're both very good but both a bit pricy.


So which do I recommend? Either is good if you want to pay for them but for me I'd go for the Sally Hansen: it's a bit cheaper and is better for my very dry nails.

 


 

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Opulentia Organics Super Nail Nourisher

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I was excited to be accepted for this trial as on a daily basis my hands and nails suffer all manner of abuse. I am a keen gardener and crafts person so my past times do not tend to be sympathetic to my nails or hands. My nails are generally prone to dryness and brittleness so I was keen to put this product to the test.

When the nourisher arrived I loved the quirky little tin. It is a robust screw top silver tin that is perfect for a hand bag or make-up case. Even if you are a little over zealous in tightening lids on your products this lid is very easy to open, even with greasy hands due to its cleverly designed ridged grip. Upon opening the tin for the first time I noted that the product was of a balm consistency and opaque golden yellow in colour. From the size of the tin you could immediately see that there was a generous amount of product in the tin.

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To apply I only needed a light touch of balm (less than a pea size) for one hand. Upon contact with the heat of your skin the balm immediately melts into a luxurious oil that goes a remarkably long way. So much so, all five fingers on one hand were treated equally with product from just the smallest touch.

The consistency of the balm/ oil is such that it allows a beautiful and beneficial massage into the nails. You should be careful not to over dispense your product as not only does it lead to unnecessary wastage but you will find that your hands are covered to the point of stickiness. Less is more with this highly concentrated balm.

It is suggested that you only use the product at night only. I completely agree with this instruction as after initial application it does take some time for your nails to absorb the product fully. Remember your nails do not absorb products as easily as you skin so you need to accept a little stickiness at first!

Another important tip is to ensure that this little tin is stored in a cool dry place. In the warm weather or sunlight the balm quickly turns to oil which could be disastrous when opening the tin! This small issue only gives credit to the product as proof that no nasties are added to keep it in a solid state.

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The balm has a beautiful citrus lemon fragrance that makes application pleasurable and addictive. Admittedly I have been prone to sneaking a few extra applications during the day. After just one application I noted that the dryness around my nail beds and cuticles was completely gone and the benefit is long lasting. My nails have increased their growth rate phenomenally and they are generally better condition than they have been for a very long time. The balm softens the cuticles beautifully and gives an overall delicate polished look to the nails.

As I like to experiment with my products I have also been applying the balm to my hands as a treatment application before my hand cream. This has had fantastic results for me and in combination my hands are looking much smoother and nourished than just using my hand cream alone. Not stopping there I have also used the balm for my toe nails which have benefitted from the same results.

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This balm may be small but it is mighty! The old adage “some of the best things come in small packages” certainly describes this product. Packed with so many natural oils, waxes and butters it is a highly concentrated product. I have been using this several times a day for over two weeks and I am halfway down the tin. The value for money is fantastic! The balm offers rapid and noticeable results and if you are looking for a nail treatment that won’t break your budget then this is certainly the one to try! A real SOS product.

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E:15/06/14, Opulentia Organics | Win 1 of 10 x Super Nail Nourisher Balm | 15ml, £9.99 each

This month, we have teamed up with premium natural and organic skincare company Opulentia Organics to introduce their latest range of organic products.

To celebrate the newly launched products, 10 of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full sized pot of Super Nail Nourisher balm (15ml, RRP £9.99 each). Apply before 15 June 2014.

This organic, concentrated balm developed to strengthen nails and moisturise the surrounding skin and cuticles has already won a ‘Commended’ Award in the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2014 and is proving increasingly popular amongst beauty aficionados. 

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More about Opulentia Organics?

Opulentia Organics is a premium natural and organic skincare company offering a range of skin nourishing and rejuvenating body care products developed for potency, purity and quality. 

The founder of Opulentia Organics, Sally Moores, has spent the last 8 or so years perfecting her range of organic body oils and balms. All products are hand blended in small batches in the UK to ensure continuing high quality and exclusivity.

These gorgeous products smell amazing, and are kind to the most sensitive of skin types, with fabulous packaging and design ensuring that they make a perfect gift.  

Opulentia Organics | Super Nail Nourisher

What is new at Opulentia Organics?

Three new hand and foot treatments now complement Opulentia Organics main catalogue of body oils. They are perfect for creating long-lasting moisturisation to help relieve dry, chapped and calloused hands and feet.

Opulentia Organics | Fantastic Mr Foot Balm

Fantastic Mr Foot Balm

(30ml, RRP £12.99)

Described as lip balm for the feet! Fantastic Mr Foot Balm is a rich and concentrated balm, developed to moisturise and soften the skin on your heels and feet. It may also help with pain and itching experienced with chilblains. A luxurious blend of organic vegetable oils, butters, waxes and essential oils, designed to nourish and feed the skin.

 

Opulentia Organics | Great Outdoors Hand Balm

Great Outdoors Hand Balm

(60ml, RRP £17.99 & 30ml, RRP £12.99)

Great Outdoors Hand Balm is the ultimate hand and healing balm. Nourishing and restorative olive, avocado, thistle, hemp and evening primrose oils are blended with essential oils to soothe and soften the skin. This luxurious balm will help revitalise the skin and protect hard working hands from moisture loss.

 

Opulentia Organics | Super Nail NourisherSuper Nail Nourisher

(15ml, RRP £9.99)

Super Nail Nourisher is a real handbag hero! The perfect size to pop in your handbag so you can give your nails and cuticles a little TLC any time, anywhere! Designed as a balm (so much easier to handle than an oil) and full of organic vegetable oils, butters, waxes and essential oils, this little pot packs a punch, helping restore moisture to nails and cuticle, increasing nail flexibility and encouraging growth. Regular use also gives nails a natural 'buffed look' shine and improvements can be seen after as little as two weeks of daily use!

   

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How to Follow Opulentia Organics?

Receive regular updates and stay informed about Opulentia Organics special offers and giveaways, when you follow them on social media. 

To find out more about Opulentia Organics premium natural and organic skincare products, or even just to say hello, feel free to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you cannot wait to try their range, visit their online shop to take advantage of the regular promotions or pamper your loved ones with a fabulous gift. 

How to apply?

Read carefully the terms and conditions link in the module below before applying for this trial. As seen on Offer OasisILoveGiveaways.com and Free Beauty.

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E:30/09/13, Win 1 of 2 Nuxe Winter Travel Kits

This month we are offering our members a chance to win 1 of 2 Nuxe Winter Travel Kits to discover the brand beauty essentials on the go.

Subscribe to the Freebies & Samples category of the Forums to receive your daily feed of the best beauty giveaways available in the UK or share the ones you have found.

2 new subscribers will be given the opportunity to trial a mini bundle of Nuxe's proven and affordable products filled with nature’s best ingredients and featuring delightful textures, delicate fragrances and enchanting names.

This collection is the best way to experience the breadth and beauty of the Nuxe—through its most famous products. Treat yourself from head to toe, wherever and whenever, with these take-anywhere essentials. For all skin types.

What is Inside?

This giftable and keepable skincare set including minis of:

How to Apply?

Read carefully the terms and conditions below before applying for this trial:

  1. To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up if you do not have an account yet
  2. Subscribe the Freebies & Samples category of the Forums before 30 September 2013
    • Log in first if you already have an account
    • Go to Freebies & Samples
    • Click on the  SUBSCRIBE  to this category icon
  3. Your application will not be considered if a delivery address is not available by the end-date. How-to?
  4. The kits can be delivered worldwide
  5. As seen on Offer Oasis
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E:31/12/12, Melvita Rose Nectar Beauty Cream Hand & Nails│12 x Free Full Size Samples

This month we have teamed up with Melvita UK to introduce the newly launched Rose Nectar Beauty Cream Hands & Nails. Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review this moisturizing, strengthening and divinely scented cream this winter.

Melvita's New Rose Nectar Collection

Last summer, Melvita introduced the Rose Hydration Collection harnessing the power of 5 active rose ingredients, uniquely brought together in synergy to stimulate, perfume and deeply hydrate the skin.

As a complement and indispensable winter addition to the range, the new Hand and Nail Cream combines the moisturizing benefits of rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petals with the strengthening properties of castor oil. Its light texture gives a pearly, satin finish and leaves behind the delicious Rose Nectar scent, for soft, smooth, beautiful hands right down to the fingertips!

 

The very first certification body for natural and organic cosmetics

Like the 300+ products in Melvita’s catalogue, the cream is certified organic by ECOCERT GREENLIFE according to ECOCERT Standard with 99 % of the ingredients from natural origin and 31 % of the ingredients from Organic Farming.

Read more about France’s largest certified organic beauty brand, their Founder, Bernard Chevilliat, their organic commitment and their products with 10 reasons to go organic.

    

Melvita's Enchanted Christmas

Discover Melvita’s selection of seasonal gift sets and stocking fillers to offer the heart of nature to your love ones this Christmas.

Add organic beauty treats for everyone on your shopping list or indulge someone special with a luxurious collection beautifully presented in gorgeous orange and gold gift box.

The Hand and Nail cream is also part of their Rose & Body Christmas Gift Set is available as part of their new exclusive Rose Nectar Gift Set as well.

For more gift ideas, we highly recommend a visit of the new St Martin’s Courtyard flagship store in Covent Garden and the Exchange Shopping Centre new boutique in Putney.

To find a store outside the capital or to shop online with other retailers, use this store locator link.

They are also available at www.melvita.co.uk, Wholefood stores and selected John Lewis stores and on 0800 138 7045.

 

How to apply?

Read carefully the terms and conditions below before applying for this trial

  • 12 x full size sample bottle of 75 ml and RRP £12.00 each are available for trialling
  • To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up now?
  • Notify us of your interest before 31 December 2012
  • Priority would be given to the new members and reviewers
  • Click on the Add Comment link at the bottom of this page to proceed
  • Your application will not be considered, if a delivery address is not available by the end-date. How-to?
  • You will not be eligible, if you have failed to review a trial product sent to you in the past. Why?
  • Only the selected candidates will be contacted by email
  • Samples can be delivered worldwide
  • Have you already tried this product? Review it here
  • As seen on MagicFreebiesUKSamples4Free and Loquax
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Oct 12│Win 1 Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Care Gift Tin Set

September's Prize: 1 x Gatineau Anti-Ageing Discovery Collection

With over 750 postings, bougheyrm was our most active member last month and the winner of September 12 prize. Thanks to his daily input, the forums and the catalogue are regularly updated with new offers and great products. Congratulations to him on winning this great discovery kit. Enjoy & review!

October's Prize: 1 x Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Care Gift Tin Set

The attractive green tin, containing essential hand and nail care products from the Gardeners range, makes this the perfect present for a loved one or an indulgent treat for yourself. The Gardeners fragrance is reminiscent of an English herb garden with notes of lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme, providing a lovely aromatic experience. Within the tin you will find hand recovery, hand remedy, hand therapy, nail and cuticle cream and a four-sided nail buffer, ensuring that your hands and nails receive the best possible treatment.

The hand remedy's age-defying formula helps reduce the visible signs of ageing, leaving hands soft and smooth with a more youthful appearance, whilst the blend of peptides and naturally derived extracts help even skin tone, plump and firm skin, and improve overall suppleness. It contains a time-released encapsulated blend of anti-oxidants, which have been found to minimise the damaging effects of free radicals. A custom blend of natural butters and oils has been added to moisturise dry skin.

Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardeners hand therapy contains moisturising macadamia nut oil and shea butter to nourish and condition hands, whilst the added hyaluronic acid and ceramides promote long lasting hydration. Myrrh extracts have also been, known to help strengthen nails and cuticles.

What's inside the box?

  • 1 x Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Nail & Cuticle Therapy, 15g
  • 1 x Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Recovery, 25g
  • 1 x Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy, 25g
  • 1 x Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Age-Defying Hand Remedy, 25ml
  • 1 x Nail Buffer

How to join our free online competition?

  • To qualify you must be a registered member
  • You must submit the highest number of postings or be the most active member in October
  • Only the postings validated by our team moderators would be taken into account
  • We will select and contact the winner shortly after 31 October 2012
  • The prize can be delivered worldwide
  • Click here to access the list of the past winners of our monthly competitions
  • As seen on Loquax, Offer Oasis and The Prize Finder
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