Here’s a topic we haven’t discussed in FOREVER: nails and the office. What’s your definition of work-appropriate nails? Do you think there are any definite nail DON’TS for the office? What is your favorite nail polish color and nail shape to wear to work? And, readers — as busy women, do you prefer gel or … Read More about Work-Appropriate Nails: Length, Shape, Color, and More!
2017 Update: we still stand by this advice below, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. Can naked nails be a polished look? Are unpolished, unmanicured nails unprofessional? Reader A has an important question: I have a reader question that I’d like advice on. I’m about to start … Read More about Naked Nails, Nail Care… and Polish
What are the best products and practices for whitening nails and teeth? Reader L wonders… I’m an elementary school principal. I love your blog! I would love a post about teeth whitening products and nails. I work with staff, families, district personnel, and community people/businesses. I feel that the first thing they notice when talking … Read More about Tips for Whitening Teeth and Nails
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice for nail colors for work, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. We haven’t had a poll on what nail colors are acceptable in a conservative office since 2011 by my count, so here’s a fun question for today: what nail … Read More about Nail Colors For Work: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
I briefly mentioned that I was looking at this base coat and quickdry topcoat duo from Butter London back when Beauty.com had their big sale a few weeks ago — I got it, and I highly recommend. Not only does the basecoat go on nice and smooth, and the top coat dry super quickly, but … Read More about Coffee Break – The Tops and Tails Set
I’ve always heard amazing things about Essie Mademoiselle, the color featured here. Best-seller! “A grown-up pink!” “The perfect nude!” But on me, it tends to be a bit too pinky. So a friend taught me this trick a while ago: you layer different pinks to get a nude-for-you look. I think a lot of New … Read More about Coffee Break – Mademoiselle
2017 Update: You may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. What nail polish colors are acceptable in a conservative office? It has been ages since we visited this subject, so I thought we should revisit. For my $.02, I really think your fingernails should be limited to the pinks and … Read More about What Nail Colors Are Acceptable in a Conservative Office?
What is the perfect clear nail polish for professional women? What takes the least amount of time to apply, yet yields great results (and is good for your nails)? I sometimes wish I could be one of those girls who had a perfect manicure all the time. For a very brief while I tried to … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Nail Envy
It’s something every working woman needs from time to time: a manicure. Your primary salon should not be one near your office. But sometimes, you just have to grab a manicure during the working day. (True story: A lot of these tips come from an offhand conversation I had with a senior female partner at … Read More about 5 Things to Look for in a Nail Salon… Near Your Office
2017 Update: you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. As we roll into August, the shimmery pinks and muted nudes of early spring and summer tend to move their way to darker hues, like the NARS polish at left. So today’s poll is about nails — particularly, darkly … Read More about Poll: Are dark nails inappropriate for the office?