When I had one child, a dear girlfriend asked me how I kept my nails painted. I’d usually just put on ONE coat, IN the car, AFTER strapping in the little gaffer, and hope for the best…
Now I have three kids… And there is no nail-polishing with them around, period. And who has the time or money (or any inclination, thank you, not my thing) to run to the nail salon? Besides the fact that even if I DID pretty up my nails, they’d be chipped and broken within minutes: I mean I *DO* have two jedi knights living under our roof–things can get rough quick.
But… a few years ago, I thought (partially out of desperation, probably) I’d give some press-on nails a whirl.
They were cheap …and they’d probably look cheap …but at least my sad nails would look a little happier …right?
So here’s the before and after.
And now I swear by them! They are inexpensive (about $5 a set & comes with plenty of selection to fit even my wide, flat, sad nail beds). They are SO fast and easy to put on. The “clean-break” tabs make it so there is NO filing. And they are tough as… well, nails.
And I talk with my hands a LOT, so this added little bit of finish really helps my confidence (is that just silly?).
And when I paint my nails now, I do so long BEFORE I ever put them on–I hold them by the break-off tabs, paint them, then leave them on the bathroom counter overnight–so there is no chance of me (or Miss Busy here) messing up the finish (as I invariably do otherwise!). Bonus!
So do you have any fast & easy super-mommy tips & tricks that you swear by? Do tell!