The Beauty Series

The Busy Girl’s Guide To Nail Care

If you’re a busy girl, does nail care always end up last on your list?

Everything else seems to be thought about, but what about your nails?

Don’t tell me, if it’s not one thing, it’s another. You’ve got a trillion things to do and not enough time to do it in.

I’m guessing a thought could be: 

‘No one’s going to seem them.’

This is incorrect.

You’re going to see them.

If you don’t care what you think about your nails, it’ll subconsciously have an impact on the way you view yourself. If they’re not important now, when will they be? And they should be taken care of whether they’re ‘seen’ or not, right?

With that in mind, here’s your exclusive guide to keeping those nails spoken for.

Nail Care Tip #1: Cut your nails regularly.

Keep them cut regularly.

From a safety point of view, dirty fingernails is a health risk. Keeping them relatively short will minimise this risk. 

If you prefer to have long nails, keep them clean!


Moisturise regularly.

The skin around your nails tends to be neglected the most. Every time you wash your hands, keep them moisturised too! Keep a small hand cream in your bag so they can stay moisturised on the go.

Use clear nail polish.

Experimenting with different colours is a super fun way to add style and glamour to your nail care. However, keep your nails stain-free by using clear nail polish.

Top tip: Your base coat will be much smoother!

Don’t forget to file.

Filing is an important step to your nail care. It gives your nails the perfect shape you need! Home in the edges to develop and oval shape. Why not try a square shape too?

Top tip: Always file your nails in the same direction. Rubbing it in separate directions splits the nail, stunting your nail growth.


Almond oil.

Almond oil is brilliant for nourishing your skin and your nail enamel. Run into your nails and cuticles. It will help them to grow stronger and thicker, whilst keeping your hands and cuticles soft. What a bonus!

Hemp oil.

Hemp oil brings about the same benefits as almond oil does, tenfold. It’s bursting with antioxidants, keeping your skin and nails refreshed. This is a must-have for nail care.

Massage your hands and feet.

At the end of your day, be it a good or stressful one, reward your hands and feet for their hard work by massaging them. Release their muscles of any residual tension from the day and prepare them for rest.

They do a lot for you. Repay them in kind with you-approved aftercare.

When’s your next nail care appointment? 

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