Battle of the Cuticle Oils (e.l.f. vs Sephora By OPI)

I've been using the Elf Nourishing Cuticle Pen for over a year to help with my cuticles, to give my nails strength, shine, and overall longevity! My nails/cuticles get very dry at times, and this pen works wonders (you can actually check out my review here of the e.l.f. pen).

Last year I spotted the Sephora by O.P.I. Cuticle Revival Brush-On Cuticle Oil; a .25 fl oz tube for over $12 (I don't remember the exact price because it is not available on their website). This is very steep compared to the e.l.f cuticle pen which retails for only $1.00 for almost the identical size. I thought I would try it because 1) I love Sephora and 2) because of its claims: 

"A luxurious blend of five moisturizing oils and antioxidant vitamin E that nourishes dry cuticles. Use it several times a week for healthy-looking nails. The leak-proof tube is perfect for on-the-go use."
So here I thought that if my e.l.f. pen works wonders then the Sephora oil must work I've tested it for months and months and it's fair to say I can honestly compare the two and tell you which one is worth getting!

First off the Sephora by O.P.I cuticle oil has a softer brush almost like a thick nail polish brush, you squeeze the tube the oil/gel-like product comes out and you rub it all over your cuticles/nails; VS the e.l.f cuticle pen where the brush is harder (like a highlighter)  and no squeezing is required the oil product just deposits itself on the nails by pressing the brush on the nails.
Upon using the Sephora by O.P.I cuticle oil I've noticed no difference between how my nails look using the e.l.f cuticle brush and using the Sephora brush.  In fact I believe the e.l.f cuticle brush works better in terms of moisturizing and softening my dry cuticles.  The Sephora oil is too oily and too much product does in fact come out so you are left with really oily fingers.  In fact I don't agree that it is perfect on the go because the oil takes literally forever to dry, even if you put a little product.  The e.l.f. pen dries almost immediately which is a big plus especially if I do this laying in bed or on the go.

In conclusion, although both of these oils/pens did help with moisturizing my cuticles I would have to say that I recommend the Elf Nourishing Cuticle Pen over the Sephora by O.P.I. Cuticle Revival Brush-On Cuticle Oil. To check out my elf Cuticle Brush review click here.
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  1. This is good to know, especially since the e.l.f. version is so much cheaper! I'll have to pick it up next time I'm at Target because my current on-the-go is Julep's cuticle oil, which is not very quick to dry, much like the SOPI version. Good review!

  2. HI ladies! Glad to see we're all rooting for elf! For only $1.00 is it definitely a must!!


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