Hello lovelies,

 

Today's review has been over 6 months in the making and after all this time I'm ready to tell you what I think about SpaRitual Cuti-Clean Cuticle & Stain Remover. I got a bottle of Cuti-Clean gifted by the Czech SpaRitual distributors last November when I visited their salon in Brno for a chat and a SpaRitual pedicure. I wasn't obligated to write about the product but it ended up being my go-to cuticle remover for the past 6 months and I like to show you products that I like.

 

About

SpaRitual Cuti-Clean Cuticle & Stain Remover softens the cuticles and removes stains and dead tissue. It works great for pedicures as well and it is vegan, free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals and is biodegradable.

 

SpaRitual Cuti-Clean Cuticle & Stain Remover | Review
SpaRitual Cuti-Clean Cuticle & Stain Remover | Review

 

 

Directions

Shake or roll before using. Apply to cuticles and gently push them back with an orangewood stick or cuticle pusher. To remove stains, saturate cotton and dab area until stain disappears. Do not leave on nails for more than 5 minutes as it can soften nails too much. Wash off with warm water straight after. CAUTION: Do not use on sensitive skin and very thin nails.

 

I usually put a small drop in the middle of my cuticle area (Eponychium) and then spread it around the nail and about a 1 mm onto the nail to cover the dead skin (cuticle) stuck to the nail plate. Cuticle removers are usually very effective and shouldn't stay on nails for long so as soon as I finish putting the product on the last nail (one hand at a time!) I go back to the first nail and start pushing the skin back and removing the cuticles. First I use an orangewood stick or hoof stick and then I go in gently with a metal pusher and make sure the nails are nice and clean. Once the first hand is finished I wash off the remover with warm water and scrub the nails and underneath them with a nail brush. Towel dry and do the other hand ;)

 

SpaRitual Cuti-Clean Cuticle & Stain Remover | Review

 

I like to test hand and nail care products for a while, not just once or twice so that I can give you a good feedback on the product. As I've mentioned above, SpaRitual Cuti-Clean has become my go-to cuticle remover since I got it. It comes in a 15ml frosted glass bottle (yes please!) with a glass dropper for easy and precise application. The product itself has gel-like consistency which has to be spread around the nails but on the other hand it stays where you put it and doesn't drip off the nail like liquid removers.

 

Does it work?

Yes, it does. I found it to be working very fast and effective. It dissolves the dead skin well and it also removes light staining where it's been applied. The cuticle removing is much more effective than the stain removing part. It seems to be working to some degree - light staining is removed easily but bright pink or blue/green staining is only lightened, not removed completely. So all in all, I really like this cuticle remover because it works great for me.

 

SpaRitual Cuti-Clean is available at Sparitual UK, SpaRitual US and SpaRitual Czech Republic.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to share with you swatches and review of the latest Models own collection - Soft Pop. I'm a bit late to the party because I've received these just before I left for my New York Holiday/honeymoon and didn't have time to swatch them earlier.

 

This collection features five pastel neon polishes which are also an addition to the HyperGel range. And what's more, they all glow beautifully under UV light!

 

"Models Own takes pastels to the next level with the launch of Soft Pop HyperGel, a collection of five pastels that POP! This bold new spin on pretty pastels will add an instant colour injection to your mani allowing you to see in spring with a twist. Bright and highly pigmented to ensure maximum payoff, amplify your look with these deliciously sweet shades."

 

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Lemon Popsicle - neon pastel yellow - a pastel version of a 'highlighter' yellow shade with green undertones. The polish was quite easy to apply in thicker coats but was prone to patching when applied in thin coats. I'm wearing two thicker coats and no topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Cosy Posy - zesty, lime sherbet - this pastel green with a hint of neon is very eye-catching and I can see myself pairing it up with the other shades from this collection. The formula was a bit trickier. I've had to apply three coats to get full coverage and I've experienced patching. No topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Sugar Rush - crisp and cool powder blue - The formula was on a thin side and I needed three coats for full coverage. Unfortunately, I've experienced patching again. I'm not wearing topcoat. This pastel blue is a bit darker than Blueberry Muffin shade (Fruit Pastel collection), definitely not a dupe.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Candyfloss - a sugary sweet pink treat - Candyfloss is pastel pink with a hint of neon and it has a strong glow under UV light. It has the same formula as Sugar Rush - I needed three coats and experienced pathing. I didn't apply topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Lilac Flush - intense, overexposed lavender - bright neon purple that I absolutely loved! I've applied two thicker coats as this shade is slightly better pigmented. If you plan on applying thin coats then you'll need three of them as it can also be patchy. It dried fast and glossy and I am not wearing topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

I'll be completely honest with you even though I hate being negative. I was so excited to see this collection and I was looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately, the formula just didn't work for me. Most colours needed three coats because they weren't pigmented enough and each of them was patchy, making bald spots that ultimately required the third coat. I really like the colours but the formula could have been better. The brush that comes with this collection is the wide tapered brush which felt a bit bulky but that might be because I was already frustrated with the formula and my nails are smaller than most people's.

 

If you'd still like to try the Soft Pop collection it is available at modelsownit.com and at the Bottleshops around the UK.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples