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Today I have a guest post from one of my favourite bloggers and nail friends, Vicky. Her blog is one of the first I followed and she is someone I’ve looked up to for the longest time so I’m honoured to have a post here from her whilst I’m away. Please leave her lots of blog love and make sure you check out her social media accounts that are all linked below.  Helen xo


Hello, I’m Vicky and I have a blog called The Polish List. I am so thrilled to be guest posting on Helen’s blog today while she’s off sunning herself. I have been a massive fan of Helen’s other blog, Hellz Nails, for ages and I always love reading her blog posts and catching up on her Instagram page.




Handcreams and general hand/nail care items are possibly my second favourite thing to buy when out shopping, first is obviously nail polish. Not only are they important for keeping our skin moisturised, but they contain oils that are great at strengthening and conditioning our nails. The other week I picked up 2 new creams (new to me at least) and as I’ve been loving them so much, I thought I’d share them with you today.



Lush Cosmetics – Sympathy For The Skin

Price: £5.95 for a 100g pot

Buy it here.

This hand and body cream is like a smoothie for the skin, the main scent is a heavenly mix of vanilla and cocoa butter but you do get a faint whiff of banana occasionally too. The smell in my opinion is gorgeous and it actually hangs around for a few hours after application. A small amount goes a long way, which means it’ll last a long time (a bonus considering it’s slightly on the pricier side) and it contains natural almond, sandalwood and lemon oil which are great for hydrating, soothing and refreshing your skin and nails. However the downside to this is it leaves a slightly sticky finish on the skin. For this reason I tend to apply it at night time and first thing in the morning.



Superdrug – Strengthens Nails & Moisturises Hands

Price; £1.99 for a 150ml tube

Buy it here (I’ve linked the smaller 30ml tube for £1.05 as the big tube isn’t on the website).

For a budget friendly hand and nail cream you can’t go wrong with this one. I was immediately drawn to the pink packaging (yes I’m a sucker for stuff like that) and the fact that the tube is basically shouting ‘Strengthens Nails’ at you (something us nail loving ladies can’t pay enough for). The scent of this is not as fresh as the Lush cream but it is very pretty, it smells like a mixture of sun cream and talcum powder. It applies nicely, soaks in quickly and although it contains almond oil, there is no trace of a sticky residue left after application. It’s the perfect cream to slather on your hands and nails during the day and I have a couple of tubes of this floating around my house so it’s always within reach.

Have you tried any of these creams? Do you have any suggestions of hand and nail creams I would like?

I hope you liked this post, I can honestly say my hands have never been softer and my nails are holding up nicely in this hot weather. Thank you again Helen for having me, it’s been a real pleasure.

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3 comments on “Guest post from Vicky at The Polish List”

    • Yeah the greasy after feel is a little hard to get used to but I find it nice for an overnight cream and one for the start of the day. It def works though, those oils have softened my hands up so much.
      Vicky xx

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