Friday, April 26, 2013

[CLOSED] HAND PERFECTION: Anti-Aging Hand Care System Review & Giveaway [4/26-5/3]

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Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System

Today I have something not polish related, but totally manicure and hand related. It's a nice treat to polish your nails, add some fancy nail art! Why not have some nice hands that will make you proud to show off your nails? After the jump, I'm breaking down and reviewing the Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System. There's a little somethin' extra for you at the end too (if you didn't get that from the title haha)

 The Hand Perfection system is a 3 part system (depending what you buy, but these 3 items are recommended to be used together). That consists of:

Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System products

1) Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15
2) Rejuvenating Night Cream
3) Nail & Cuticle Pen

Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System box
Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System box
Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System cuticle pen
Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System box

You know what this system brought to light for me? We read everywhere (ok, well at least I read everywhere) about the benefit of applying a SPF facial moisturizer, tinted moisturizer, ect. But it never occurred to me that while we're focusing on preventing aging in our face, we should also focus on the appearance of our hands!

Oh! If you're noticing Ellen Sirot's name on the packaging, and you have no idea who she is... don't worry haha I didn't either! I Googled her name and discovered she is one of the biggest hand models out there. She's considered the most successful hand model in the world. So HEY! Why wouldn't you want to try a product she endorses? Especially if she's been the top hand model for TWENTY years! I'd kill to have gorgeous hands like her, but apparently we all can't be hand model perfect ;] haha

The system is meant to last you 2 weeks, of course you can purchase addition items if you do not get the results you desire.  I used the system for 2 weeks as recommended. I applied the Nourishing Hand Cream each time my hands were exposed to water, and when my hands felt dry during the day. I also applied the Cuticle Pen 3-5 times a day. At night, I religiously applied the Rejuvenating Night Cream to the back of my hands.

While I'm a pretty young person (or at least people tell me I am bahahaha), 24 years old, my hands unfortunately look a little aged. I know a lot of my readers struggle with eczema and its flareups. While my eczema is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than it was when I was in elementary/middle school, I still suffer from extremely, super duper, disgustingly dry hands. I've had every rude comment in the book lol from people asking me if I was a burn victim to a friend of mine straight up calling me "granny hands". Yeah, people suck haha but that's besides the point. I'm trying to give you an idea of why this product really appealed to me. While I'm young in age, eczema has aged my skin and it shows a lot more in my hands than my fellow 24 year old friends.

Here are my results, of course not everyone's results will be the same. If you like, you can enlarge the pictures to see more detail:

 


As you can see there isn't some sort of miracle going on here haha. I wasn't expecting significant changes in the appearance of my skin. However, I did notice the look of my most hated finger, my right pointer finger, did appear slightly softer and less evil/wrinkly haha. While the change was pretty small, it's still a change that is noteworthy. Other than that small change, I didn't notice anything different. BTW ew, how stubby and dinosaur like do my fingers look? Lmao besides the point but I had to say it hahahahhahahahha. At least I can laugh at myself :P I am wondering if I gave this system a 2nd try, what the results would be.

I applied the hand cream as often as I usually apply hand cream, after washing my hands and then 2-3x when they feel dry during the day. I kind of wish the hand cream was a little thicker, but it wasn't super thin either. This did make me think about looking into moisturizers for my hands with sunscreen added versus the normal Jergens or Aquaphor I usually use.

The night cream was a little thicker than the hand cream, which makes sense. I applied it every night while I was in bed. It says to apply to the tops of your hands, but I'm an overachiever and also applied it on the tops and undersides of my fingers haha.

While I did enjoy the hand cream and night cream, I wasn't so much a fan of the cuticle pen. I enjoyed the applicator, but I'm just not a fan of cuticle oils AS MUCH as I try to be....haha I'm strictly a cuticle balm fan... I think it's mostly because my skin/cuticles is so dry. BUT I did give it a shot, it did keep my cuticles moisturized. I just find the cuticle balm is more effective for a longer lasting effect for me. I know a lot of other people like cuticle oils though :]

PHEW! I think I covered everything. There's a lot of things going on here haha if I missed something, feel free to comment or shoot me an email and I'll try to answer your questions :]

If you're looking to purchase this system, you can visit Hand Perfection's website, here, or their Facebook page, here.

If you're looking to purchase these items separately or from another retailer, it seems you can purchase them from Drugstore.comCVSBeauty BoutiqueAmeriMark, CAA Online, and Walgreens.  (Ppssst don't forget visit my Save Money tab to get cash back shopping online) :]


Hand Perfection is being super kind and is giving one of my lovely readers a chance to win their own Hand Perfection Nail & Cuticle Treatment Pen! Enter in the Rafflecopter below :]
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Hand Perfection, hosted by Lace & Lacquers.
  • Open to US residents 18+ (OR Parents permission) ONLY.
  • The giveaway is open from April 26th, 2013 until May 3rd, 2013 11:59 PM EST.
  • Prize must be claimed within 48 hours. I will send the winners an email with a date and time when a response is due by. If I do not receive a reply, your prize is automatically forfeited.
  • Play fair, NO cheating! I will catch you. If you cheat, you will be banned and blacklisted from all giveaways hosted by Lace & Lacquers.
  • I am NOT responsible for damaged, or stolen mail.
Good luck!
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30 comments:

  1. I like Lush, Burts Bees and Sally Hansen for my cuticle care.

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  2. I like my Born Pretty Store cuticle softener but I want to try Essie Apricot Oil!

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  3. My fave cuticle balm is Hot Mess Cracks Are Whack. So deliciously lemony. I don't really have a favorite oil, since they all have seemed to be the same to me.

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  4. I've tried Julep and Orly but, so far, I prefer just plain ol' olive oil.

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  5. Lush, and Burt's Bee's for cuticle care!

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  6. I have only ever tried Julep's cuticle oil.

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  7. Juleps Essential Cuticle Oil in the roller bottle, Sally Hansens, and 365 Days of Color Sunny products. :)

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  8. I use BG Cosmetics Grapefruit Salad Cuticle Balm :)

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  9. I need one but I don't use any. I haven't found anything that suits me.

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  10. I don't use one but I need to!

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  11. I really like the Beauty Secrets cuticle oil from Sally's because it smells like coconut. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  12. I really like Badger Balm. Sometimes I'll use just regular ol' olive oil!

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  13. I also used to use the Beauty Secrets from Sally's for years until I ordered some Cutie Balm from The Nail Junkie on Etsy. That stuff is the BOMB. I wish I could get it by the vat. Not only is it aweome on cuticles but I have a low thyroid disease I constantly try to medicate and fight and my lipsmare constantly chapped. It is the best lip balm!

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  14. I really like JUlep's cuticle oil, but i'm not sure i'll buy it again, it's too expensive :(

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  15. I use Badger Balm cuticle balm. I want to try Lush's though but I keep spending all my extra $$ on polish.

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  16. I usually just use hand lotion. I have a Julep cuticle oil that I use when they get really dry, but I hate the smell. I need to shop!
    Thanks for the fun giveaway! <3

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  17. I have used Orly and olive oil. I don't feel in love with anything. I think just applying a good lotion several times a day helps me a lot.

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  18. I use a stick I got from Sally's. It smells like pomegranate but I need something stronger because my cuticles get REALLY dry.

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  19. Ummm, favorite...I'm really happy so far with Creations by Lynda's Plumeria cuticle oil, it beats the crap out of SH or Burt's Bees :)

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  20. I use Cutie Balm from Nail Junkie, that she included when I won a giveaway a while ago.

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  21. Glisten & Glow Glis-Stics cuticle oil!

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  22. My go-to is CND Solar Oil and Essie Apricot...but I have like....at least 3 more that I use depending on my mood.

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  23. I just started using Apple Jack Peel from Glisten & Glow!

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  24. I use beauty secrets from Sallys =)

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  25. I emailed you my details. Thanks so much. Can't wait to try this out. :)

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  26. I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.
    Best Natural Anti Aging Products

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I appreciate all your comments! I might not get to respond to all of them, but I do receive them in my inbox and read them ALL! :]