Manicure And Pedicure Guidelines For New Moms

Being a woman is quite demanding. Aside from taking care of yourself, the circles, and your career, women are expected to go the extra mile just to take care of her family’s well-being. Appealing, spruced and styled fingernails and toenails are the ultimate accessories for a woman to look good and neat. Because of the expectations set by the people close to them and by the world, there is no doubt that women need de-stressing and pampering more than men would need. Now, these pampering opportunities remained elusive to women though because again, they probably won’t time to avail it. No matter how deserving women are for this breaks, they just could not grab the chance because they themselves do not want to fail from the responsibilities shoved into their throats. Two good examples of these “feel good” activities meant for women are manicure and pedicure, a day on the salon you may say. For women, the experience is nothing quite like anything—it is a break from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, visiting a salon to get a manicure and pedicure takes at least 2 hours to finish and you who cannot spare that much time out from their days? Moms.

If you’re a new mom like me, after an exhausting and nerve-wracking week, it is certain that having someone to do your nails over the weekends would be great treat for yourself. Otherwise, if you’re thinking of bringing your baby to the salon with you, I suggest to think twice and be cautious. You may find it convenient to be around with your baby while pampering, but do you consider the noxious smell that most nail salons have? The strong odor coming from polishes, acrylics, gels and other nail products can’t be good for infants and newborn babies‘ health. Instead of doing so, have someone to watch over your little one while you’re indulging in such luxury.

Choosing Nail Shape

Definitely, in line with nail shapes there are lots of trendy varieties to choose from – you have the round, square, oval, squoval, almond, coffin, stiletto, lipstick, etc.

Choosing a nail shape that will certainly look good on you depend also in your finger size, wideness of your nail bed and nail length. Take for example, if you have a wide nail beds and stubby fingers, then you should go for round nail shape, it makes your nail beds look thinner and it seemed to elongate your fingers. Finding the right shape is the key for you that will absolutely make you look and feel good about yourself.

On the other hand, if you’re a new mom, I propose to say no to stiletto nail shape or any other pointed nail shaping. Having such shapes can possibly hurt your little one, and for sure you don’t want that to happen, am I right? If you want to have some dramatic, fashionable and eye-catching nail contour, you can try the coffin nail shape. The coffin nail shape type is as sophisticated as the stiletto shape except that it has a square off tip which makes it perfect for new moms who want to look fashionable without compromising the baby’s safety.

Choosing Nail Design

Undoubtedly, nail design has a great impact for a woman’s overall appearance. Simply by looking at a woman’s nail design, one can depict what kind of lady she is.

Nail design is one’s preference; you can go classic with matte polish, hip with cool patterns, playful with vibrant colors, outgoing with trendy decals, or sophisticated with delicate stone embellishments.

To give you examples of the manicure design that might suit your personality an style,  as well as convenient for your hectic life, below are the up-to-the-minute nail designs featured in coffin, round and oval nail shapes:

Sample Designs For Coffin Nail Shape:

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Sample Designs For Round Nail Shape:

Sample Designs For Oval Nail Shape:

On the other hand, for new moms with no help at all, don’t fret and cheer up ladies, you can still pamper yourself at home while your baby is fast asleep. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available that will make nail treatment trouble-free and manageable. To aid you out, we’ve got some helpful tips for attaining a salon-perfect nail manicure and pedicure at your sweet abode.


Essential Tools in Doing Your Own Manicure – Pedicure:

• Soft Nail File
• Nail Clippers
• Cuticle Cutters
• Cuticle Pusher with Nail Cleaner
• Callous Rasp
• Buffer
• Cotton
• Clear Nail Polish
• Colored Nail Polish
• Cuticle Cream
• Nail Polish Remover
• Exfoliating Scrub
• Moisturizer

How to do it:

1. In a warm bowl of soapy water, place your hand or feet at rest and let your nails immerse for a few minutes to soften your cuticles.
2. When you have an existing nail polish on, clean those using cotton with drops of nail polish remover.
3. Using the cuticles pusher, push back cuticles and afterwards, trim hangnails using the cuticle cutter.
4. Cut your nails using the nail clippers to your desired shape and length.
5. File your nails to shape and smoothen coarse edges. Then, buffer the surface of your nails.
6. Exfoliate your hands and feet with a scrub to get rid of dead skin. Use the callous rasp for your feet.
7. Moisturize both hands and feet with a moisturizer or lotion.
8. Remove the excess oil from the lotion in your nails by wiping it with alcohol or polish remover.
9. Apply the base coat evenly to each of your nails. Coat your nails first in three strokes – center and sides of the nails. Let the first coat dry before putting the second.
10. Finish the coated nails with a clear top coat and allow your nail polish to dry completely.

Helpful Tip:

When choosing a nail polish, invest on quick drying ones because you’ll never know when your child will interrupt you. Nonetheless, wet colored nails and dirty diapers are not a good mix.

Likewise, research on some brilliant hacks and tips over the internet on how to instantly quick dry your nail colors in just a few minutes.