Lush Silky Underwear Review

Silky Underwear from Lush is a body dusting powder that claims to leave skin feeling smooth, silky and dry, with cornstarch and koalin clay to absorb moisture and cocoa butter to nourish the skin. This does not contain talc.

Ingredients: Corn Starch (Zea mays) , Kaolin , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Magnesium Carbonate , Fragrance , Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) , Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) , Cinnamyl Alcohol , Benzyl Cinnamate , Linalool 

Directions: Sprinkle all over body and rub in. Can also be sprinkled on bed sheets and hair.

Silky Underwear is a very fine powder that has a jasmine/vetiver scent. Vetiver is related to lemon grass and citronella. The scent is light and sophisticated and does not interfere with other scented products. The scent fades over time, lasting about an hour on the skin.

Once rubbed into the skin, Silky Underwear leaves a silky, soft, invisible layer on the skin. It does not leave a dry feeling on the skin and is slightly moisturizing. It does absorb some sweat while hanging out at home or working at the office and leaves the skin relatively dry, but on a hot day or when working out, the skin will get sweaty.

Silky Underwear is quite versatile. I put this product on the inner thighs to help with chafing when wearing skirts or oversized sweatpants, over deodorant and under and between the breasts. It helps the most under the breasts where there is chafing from a bra strap or, when not wearing a bra, absorbs some sweat. The skin looks much better and less red here when I use Silky Underwear. It does not work as a dry shampoo, but leaves a nice scent in second- and third-day hair. Sprinkled on the sheets before sleeping leaves a nice, light scent. It can be applied to the feet and sprinkled in shoes.

Silky Underwear needs a better lid. After a few uses, powder gets clogged in the hole and does not dispense. A shaker lid would be much better.

While Silky Underwear could have better packaging, the skin feels soft and silky, chafing and redness are improved and the powder has many uses. I will continue to purchase.

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Dior Nail Glow Review

Nail Glow from Dior is a nail lacquer in a universal shade that enhances the nail’s natural color. This claims to make the pinks of the nails pinker and whites of the nails whiter when applied to bare nails, giving a healthy, shiny glow.

Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-3, Fluorescent Brightener 367, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Citric Acid

Nail Glow is easy to apply (and I am not good at applying polish) and dries quickly and smoothly. I applied two coats.

Nail Glow’s color is not that noticeable indoors (looking like clear nail polish), but improves the shine and brightness of the nails. Depending on type and level of light, Nail Glow takes on different shades. It gives a really nice color by the window when cloudy outside and quite pink when outside on a cloudy day. The nails look nice and bright in the sun.

On day 3, there are chips on the very tips and sides of a couple of fingernails. In the photo, on the index finger, the Nail Glow has come off of half the tip of the fingernail and the difference in the white of the nail is noticeable. By day 4, the lacquer has chipped off of the tips of the nails. By day 7 Nail Glow has come off of one-third of the nails.

Dior Nail Glow does make the nails pinker and whites of the nails whiter, with a healthy glow, but is not really noticeable when inside (though the whites of the nails look brighter). If the product showed on the nails when indoors and if it lasted for more than 3 to 4 days, I would consider a repurchase.

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L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil Review

The Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil from L’Occitane is a quick-absorbing dry oil that claims to soften and condition the cuticles and nourish, strengthen and improve shine on the nails.

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Parfum/Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Linalool, Coumarin, Limonene, Geraniol, Farnesol, Eugenol

Trihydroxystearin is a mixture of glycerin and fatty acids, used as an emollient and thickening ingredient. Shea butter is an occlusive and an emollient. This product contains 30% shea oil.

Directions: Press on the tube and apply to nails and cuticles with the brush and massage in.

This nail oil comes in a tube with a brush applicator for an easy, no-mess application. The oil is easy to get onto the brush and controls the amount of oil during application. The oil has a baby powder scent.

My cuticles are generally dry and get little hangnails. My nails are thin, bendy and peel easily, getting nicks on the sides of the nails. I’ve been using Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil for one month, in the evening, massaging over the nails and cuticles.

On application, it is a thicker oil and absorbs pretty quickly, making the skin and nails shine. As the shine dries down, it does not feel moisturizing at all, but has a dry, light, shiny coating that initially makes the cuticles and nails look better, but they do not feel moisturized, and the shine and improvement seem to disappear after about 30 minutes.

I did get a couple hangnails throughout the month.

I do not notice really any improvement in terms of hydration, softness or nourishment to the cuticle; my nails look a bit shinier, however. My nails feel the same, but do not peel as easily, though I have been more diligent in filing the nails regularly.

As a comparison, I used The Ordinary marula oil on my toenails and cuticles (which are much drier than my fingernails and cuticles) for the month and my toes felt moisturized and looked much better within about a week.

I would not repurchase the L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil.