Running after little ones all day hardly leaves time for moms to spend on their nails. If carving out an hour every two weeks to visit the salon seems impossible, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Follow these up quick and easy ways to keep your tips in check.
Opt for a low-maintenance nail shape.
Unfortunately, this means stiletto- and coffin-shaped nails are out. If you can’t commit to visiting the salon on a regular basis, it’s best to stick with a natural-looking nail shape, such as oval, round or squoval.
Embrace negative space.
This is the only nail art design that actually looks better as your nail grows out. Whether you decide on a geometric design or a naked half moon, negative space nail art emphasizes a flawless natural nail, and doesn’t require a lot of upkeep to maintain.
Develop a nail care routine.
Just like your skin, your nails need love, too. Invest in quality nail care products such as a nail strengthening treatment, a ridge-filling base coat, cuticle oil and a high-shine top coat. Another two steps to add to your routine: push back cuticles while you're in the shower and apply lotion and cuticle oil at least twice a day to keep your hands and nails in tip-top shape.
Play around with tinted nail treatments.
Many brands now offer tinted nail treatments to give your tips a “naturally flawless” appearance. Formulated to match the color of your nail plate, these toppers provide nourishing benefits to enhance your natural nails as they hide imperfections.
Stash glitter polish in your purse.
Chunky glitter polish is great for concealing chips. Apply it to the chipped area or to the entire nail plate for a playful accent nail on the go. No one will ever know the difference!