You won’t need to save up very much for this very, very good tube of delicious awesomeness from L’Occitane, which is good news, it being January.

Bravo you clever French fancies

And you won’t have to wait long either: L’Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, €14 for 7.5ml, lands on the 16th and if your nails are in need of some TLC, you’re gonna absoutely adore this.

How no one has come up with it already we’ll never know, but bravo you clever French fancies. This tube of fairly traded shea oil goodness is infused with a concentration at 30% in an oil formulation that’s light and rapidly absorbed.

The paint-on-brush and secure cap make incredibly easy to use and carry about, and mine’s lived in my handbag since I got it before Christmas.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil on nails

Look mum, my nails! There’s some painted around each cuticle to give you an idea of how it looks when freshly applied. I then massage it in. I’d swear it’s helping. Hangnails don’t seem to be so bad – I’m a divil for them and I always tear them down, argh – and my nails themselves seem better and less flaky at the tips.

Not too bad at all. One I think I’ll definitely be replacing when it runs out.