This April was a very crucial one when it comes to my hands: I've tried a lot of different products to prevent my nails from breaking and splitting. I'm not sure why, but a few weeks ago, they just started to be very brittle and dry, I never got this problem before. I shift the blame to my beloved dog Mia because I always needed to go on walks with her even in the coldest, rainy winter I have seen for a long time.
When it comes to nail hardeners, there's immediately one that comes to my mind: The O.P.I Nail Envy (18€). The transparent nail polish contains Formaldehyde which many people are sceptical about including me, that's the reason why I always ignored this product on the market. But now, desperately searching for some nail rescue, I purchased it via Amazon. I'm now on the third week of using it and I have to say: This stuff is working! I'm still on my way to a perfect result, but the progress is clearly visible.
While doing this treatment I decided to totally avoid any other nail polish to nourish and harden my nails without interruption. As a reward for my endurance, I purchased one of the coolest nail polishes ever: Essie's Blanc (10€). It's so clean, minimalistic yet still fascinating and luminous. I couldn't resist of not trying it for such a long time so I used it for pedicure to show off my feet in my Birkenstocks because it's finally getting warmer here!
April is Cherry Blossom time! My Instagram feed was full of this beautiful trees and blooms for at least two weeks. I even stole some in the park and put them in a vase at home. When I stumbled upon the Cherry Blossom Hand Cream from L'Occitane (8€), this almost seemed like fate. Neat nails even look better on nourished, softly smelling hands. The texture of the cream is very light, so it's definitely not a product for winter but for the coming season it's a great small hand cream for every purse.
Last but not least - I know I am really late to the party - I got curious about Matcha Tea. Since I don't drink any coffee and I really like Green Tea, I thought I should give it a shot. The one I bought is from Imogti, a German Company who sells different kinds of Matcha. I bought the Beginner's Level, the Love Blend (11€). During my research I experienced that it's not so strong as the other ones, which are also more expensive. As a beginner, I'm quite happy with it. It tastes like Green Tea, but rather grassy and less bitter. You can also make Matcha Latte with it which I already tried - concerning the optic, I need to practice a bit more (I even posted the weird Matcha Latte Selfie on my Instagram Account).
Do you have a special product you can recommend?