Time saving - manicure on the run




I love a good mani as much as the next self respecting woman but babies and shiny nails don't always mix. I don't get much time to sit around and paint my nails anymore, I save that treat for when the baby is asleep.

I like to keep my routine simple and efficient.



Here are my to tips for keeping nails looking lovely


  • Preparation is key, keep nails filed into a round or square shape. Avoiding having ragged edges that catch on everything and tear and break your nails. Remember file in one direction. 
  • Invest in a top coat and base coat!! I love Revitanail for a treatment and base coat and OPI Topcoat.. 
  • Quick dry oil!! These products are wonderful, they moisturize cuticles, and keep polish smudge free. Bumps literally slide off your oily nails. I love Essence express dry drops this product is fantastic and cheap and cheery too. 
  • EDITED!!! my new absolute time saving and smudge proof guaranteed product is the OPI Rapidry - OPI quick drying Top coat.... This stuff is amazing, nails dry instantly and are super shiny..
My other fav time saving tip for nails is to do a Gel manicure, they take longer to do but last far longer...



What are your tips for a good mani?? x Do you pour a glass of wine and enjoy the experience and throw some polish on before running out the door....

4 comments:

  1. I tend to do one hand, fall asleep and leave the house! It's not uncommon for me to only have one hand with painted nails.

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    1. I have been known to forget to paint my thumb nails but never a whole hand, that is hilariously adorable!!

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  2. I'm totally a glass of wine and enjoy the experience gal, unfortunately I don't have time to do it very often so I mostly have au naturale nails most days! When I do paint them though I love the gel system - I got a light a little while ago and I love how it's dry instantly after the light and it lasts for almost two weeks without chipping! xo

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  3. My nails are in terrible condition thanks to my love of gel nails. I'm currently letting them breathe and grow out. I always use Solar Oil and and orange stick to push back my cuticles and then apply Essie Nail strengthener. And wine as I do it. Rachel x

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