Lilly Anne’s Garden-Hand & Nail care product review

Hey all!

Today on the blog I have some products from Lilly Anne’s Garden to share with you today! Lilly Anne’s Garden is owned by the lovely Misty Costello. She first asked me to review her products in April of this year and I have been hooked ever since! Misty makes Acetone additives, sugar scrubs, and cuticle oil, but recently has added lotions to her product line that she has so graciously sent me to review for her.

In this review, I will be focusing on the lotion first. But, I am also going to include a review of her cuticle oil and her acetone additive in her newest scent of Laffy Taffy!

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L-R : Cuticle oil 10ML roller, Acetone additive 30ML, Lilly Anne’s Lotion 2oz

On to the review!

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Lilly Anne’s Lotion – 2oz bottle

Pictured above is Misty’s lotion. She has 14 scents available to choose from, including unscented. Misty makes each batch by hand using organic ingredients so that they are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. Here is the ingredient list, if you’d like to look up any of them—

Purified Water
Organic Coconut Oil*
Organic Sunflower Seed Oil*
Cetearyl Alcohol
Coco-Glucoside
Organic Shea Butter*
Xanthan Gum
Apricot Kernel Oil
Phenoxyethanol
Organic (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*
Citric Acid
Tocopherol
Lactic Acid
Benzoic Acid
Dehydroacetic Acid
Fragrance oil

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So, to put this lotion to the test, I used it for a week replacing my regular lotion and my hand cream. Upon first use, I noticed that the consistency was a bit thinner than I was used to. But then I rubbed it in, and let me tell you, a little of this goes a LONG way. It absorbed very quickly into my skin and didn’t leave me feeling greasy at all! And the “film” wasn’t there. You know…the film you can just feel on top of your skin during the warmer days when you sweat. This sunk into my skin, moisturizing it, not just laying on top it. It worked exceptionally well when I needed hydration in a pinch at work. I wash my hands constantly throughout the day, which dries them out horribly. I found that even when I didn’t have time tome to apply cuticle oil and the lotion, that the lotion left my fingers feeling just as supple as if I had applied oil. I highly recommend this lotion, and for $4.50 a bottle, you can’t beat the price!

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Lets talk about the scent, because it deserves its own paragraph. Misty makes her products with the most amazing, yet not overpowering, scents. As I said with the lotion, there are 14 scents available, including unscented. But for all her other other products she has several more. I received my bottle of lotion in the scent ‘Butt Naked’. This is one of her most popular scents and one of my personal favorites! It smells like sunshine and summer with a cocktail in hand. You know the feeling you get when you hear that Jimmy Buffet song, “Margaritaville”? Well, this scent is that song embodied. It has hints of pineapple and coconut mixed in with vanilla and other fruity scents. Kind of like ambrosia salad. YUM

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Photo credit – The Brown Eyed Baker

I hope you guys are getting the idea of how delicious this smells. So, anyway, I love every scent I have tried so far. So I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. There’s a scent for everyone!

Now on to the cuticle oil and the acetone additive!

Like I said earlier, I’m adding these to the review because she just released her new scent, Laffy Taffy! The two products were purchased by me and I chose to review them for you all.

If you’re a fruity candy lover like me, then Laffy Taffy scent is definitely for you!

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Photo credit – Nuts.com

Sweet and Tart all at once! It made me want to eat my fingers! The scent was a bit strong at first, but as it sank in, it definitely mellowed a bit.

Lets start with the cuticle oil!

I have been using Misty’s cuticle oil since April of this year, and I can honestly say that I will never use any other oil. It absorbs so well and doesn’t leave me with greasy fingers. My cuticle heath has improved since using her oils. I have tried other more popular oil brands, but none of them have done what Misty’s oil has done for my overall nail and cuticle health. She has several scents available, including unscented. This product is available in 3 sizes–A 5ML bottle with a rollerball applicator for $5.00, a 10ML bottle with a rollerball applicator (Pictured above) for $8.00, and a 15ML refill bottle for $10.00.

And finally, the acetone additive!

I don’t know how I ever used 100% Pure acetone before this product. It is available in a 30ML bottle with a dropper tip for $6.00! Such an awesome price!

There are two ways to use it. You can add drops of it to a small amount of acetone, as pictured below-

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…or you can add the entire bottle to a 16oz bottle of Pure Acetone and just pour into your dappen dish and you’re ready to go!IMG_4165

If the concentration of the additive is too much, you can always add more acetone . Always remember to give your acetone bottle a shake or mix well in your dappen dish with a clean up brush, toothpick or any other acetone-resistant mixing implement.

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Yeah, Science! –My brush does not look like that, its just the glass and whatnots. Haha!

This additive will keep your cuticles moisturized and healthy whether you’re doing minor clean up around your cuticles, or if you’re having to soak off polish. I never do a mani or take off a mani without it.

The first time I used it, I was blown away! I could not believe my eyes. I first dunked my fingers in pure acetone. The result was as expected; Dry as a desert. Then I dunked my finger in a bowl with acetone with the additive and NO DRYNESS. None whatsoever. So I thought to myself, “Well, if it moisturizes right off the bat, can it moisturize after having used plain ol’ acetone?” And whatdya know? IT DID! The dryness from the acetone was completely gone and totally moisturized! I was beyond impressed with my first time using it and still am to this day. If you want to see the video that i did, along  with my initial review, you can find it here.

So that is my review of Lilly Anne’s Lotion, cuticle oil, and acetone additive. Hope you enjoyed reading it and hope that you will give her products a try! She also has sugar scrubs, and nail charms for sale in her shop. You can purchase from her store by clicking the link in the Instagram bio of Lilly Anne’s Garden (and be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on sales, reviews, testimonials, and new product launches!) or you can go to lillyannesgarden.storenvy.com.

Thanks for looking and polish on!

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