Wednesday

One Minute (MANICURE)

Is it really possible to get a one minute manicure?  The answer, surprisingly, is yes. I too was a skeptic until I tried a few of the products out there that promise a one minute manicure.  These products are aimed at the target market of busy women.  Well, these days, what woman isn't busy? The suppliers of beauty products know that the busy woman is a huge target audience.  What with careers, family, and fitness, who has time to keep those hands looking gorgeous?

Well, thanks to these new at home products on the market, we all have time to pamper our digits.  There are many products ranging in price from a few dollars to well over thirty dollars. They vary in scents, as well. You can find anything from sea salt to cucumber and melon.  You can purchase these products just about anywhere.  You can check department stores, drug stores, and lastly don't forget about the internet.  You can buy that one minute manicure product without leaving the comfort of your bedroom.  There are even huge retail chains devoted to helping us to keep our hands and bodies looking their best.  Most of these stores offer their own variation on the one minute manicure.

But do you really get a manicure in one minute?  Well, not really.  Minus the polish and the salon, the results are similar to a professional manicure.  I have tried Sally Hansen one minute manicure and pedicure products.  They are available at a wide variety of stores from drug stores, to discount stores, and even the local grocery stores.  Basically, you just rub this product, which is an exfoliating scrub, onto your hands. The tube says that you can either start with dry or wet hands. I have found that if you start the process without water, the treatment will result in a deeper exfoliation.  For the few dollars that I spent on the product, I would say that the results were satisfactory. I would not compare this to an actual salon manicure, but, if you are looking for a quick fix, it works nicely.

Another product that I have tried is by Beauty Control.  Now, I don't know too much about Beauty Control, I think that you have to buy the products through a representative, similar to Avon.  I have to tell you that I was thoroughly impressed with the product.  The "manicure" consisted of two steps.  The first step was similar to the Sally Hansen product, in that it was an exfoliator; however, it also had some essential oils in it.  The oils left my hands feeling smooth, but not greasy.  The next step in the one minute manicure is to put on a lotion.  I was amazed.  In just a couple of minutes, my hands felt like I had just had a salon manicure.  My hands continued to feel great for the rest of the day.  Even after washing my hands several times, they still felt great. Unfortunately for me, however, they don't offer a one minute polish.

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