What’s In My Travel Bag: Manicure Edition

Press Sample buttonHey and good morning all! Continuing my series of “What’s In My Travel Bag”, I thought you might be interested in what I carry with me for my nails during a trip. I’m assuming you (like me) are starting your trip already having done your manicure.

What's In My Manicure Travel Bag | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For short trips I have just a few requirements: 1) whatever I bring has to fit in a small makeup bag 2) whatever I bring has to truly be a need. So let’s get started, shall we?

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Nail Butter First Look and Review

Press Sample buttonGood afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a great day so far. Thankfully my corner of Montana is warming up and we’ve even had sunshine for three days in a row! (Will wonders never cease.) This winter is really taking its toll on my nails, eponychium, and hands; which is why I was so excited to be able to review Nail Butter!

nail butter bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nail Butter is a nail treatment created to soften and fortifying skin and nails; it can be used basically anywhere you have rough spots: heels, hands, feet, nails, elbows, etc! It retails for $24.

nail butter ingredients | Be Happy And Buy Polish

“Nail Butter is used to strengthen and rejuvenate nails by enhancing growth and maintaining optimal moisture levels for your nails and skin.”

nail butter inside shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s take a look at the inside of nail butter. This is the only thing that bothers me about it – it’s a pot with no applicator. Especially if my nails are long, I hate sticking my fingers into a pot of something and getting it under my nails. (Lip balms, cream eyeshadows, peanut butter……what?) Of course, I’m down to nubs right now because the Montana winter is killing my nails, but the principle still applies. 😛

nail butter size comparison | Be Happy and Buy Polish

This fits comfortably in the palm of my hand.

nail butter size comparison | Be Happy and Buy Polish

It’s almost a half a finger high. Though I’m not sure I would put it in my purse – it is heavy because it’s made of glass.

Let’s talk about the scent for just a second. I do smell lanolin (I guess after using lanolin while breastfeeding two children kind of makes it stick out to you) but the smell that lingers is the gardenia smell. It isn’t offensive, and it isn’t strong, but if you stick your fingers next to your nose, you will get a whiff of it.

nail butter consistency | Be Happy and Buy Polish

The consistency is a bit thick; the only thing I have to compare it to is Barielle Nail Strengthener, but nail butter doesn’t seem as thick as that.

nail butter on nail | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It does go on the nail nicely, and starts to “melt” almost right away on the nail. I don’t need very much to do my fingernails and my toenails (yup, winter has been really rough on them too!), which I think makes the cost a little more palatable.

I think this starts to soak in much faster than Barielle’s Nail Strengthener cream – Barielle’s seems to sit more on top of the nail area and nail butter seems to really be more like how actual butter would melt on your skin (please, tell me that you’ve gotten butter on yourself before and know what I’m talking about!).

I also find that nail butter really has some staying power (besides the scent). My nails and eponychium feel much softer throughout the day and don’t seem to get as dried out as fast as usual. Although I’ve been using this only about a week (twice a day), I’ve already noticed a different in how healthy the skin around my nails looks and feels.

As I said, I am also using this around my toenails and can’t wait to also see improvement there.

So far, I really like this product. You can purchase nail butter here, and if you’re having a tough winter as we are in Montana, I really do recommend picking some up! What do you think about nail butter? Have you ever tried it out?


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