The only time my nails have ever smelled like pumpkin spice is when I’ve accidentally spilled a PSL latte all over my hands and my insanely old MAC computer, while trying to study in my college’s library. While I’d now rather drink watered-down, flat soda (sorry, I’m not a fan), I don’t hate the smell of pumpkin spice… when done right.
So these days—a BA degree later and an understanding of the world’s devout adoration for the scent—my nails are getting a royal treatment thanks to pumpkin spice cuticle oil. No, I’m not kidding.
I have to admit, this product release from NCLA ($18; shopncla.com) totally threw me. I’ve heard of hand cream, body lotion, bath bombs, and even highlighter, but cuticle oil? Nope. But then again, now there’s even a #PumpkinSpace hair color hashtag going on Instagram.
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But legit, this cuticle oil smells just like pumpkin spice, and it even holds an orange color within the glass container. You won’t smell like you stepped out of a bakery, though, as the scent is not at all overpowering, too spicy, or too artificial.
Besides the cutesy smell, it actually works, which is a bonus when it comes to themed seasonal products. It absorbs in seconds and gives your nail beds that teeny-tiny boost of hydration they so often need, thanks to a blend of vitamin E and sunflower seed oil.
As a beauty lover who really, really doesn't want another latte, I think this is an appropriate way to participate in the trend, don't you?