July 25, 2014 Makeup.com Spotlight

MDC Quiz: How Often Should You Get A Mani/Pedi?

For some, manicures and pedicures are luxuries saved for special occasions like weddings and birthdays. But for others (dare we say most) these services are necessities and as high a priority as eating or breathing. OK, maybe we’re being a tad dramatic, but keeping our hands and feet in tip-top shape is pretty important in Team MDC’s world. That being said, we want to make sure that your mani/pedi schedule is aligned with your beauty needs. We came up with a quick and easy MDC quiz to determine how often you should be getting your nails and tootsies done!

1) How active is your lifestyle?

A) Very: I prefer outdoor hobbies, working out and being out of the house in general.

B) 50/50: I like an even balance of outdoor and at-home activities.

C) Not at all: I’m a total homebody

2) What word would you use to describe your nail style?

A) Ever-evolving: I love trying out new nail trends and textures, and experimenting with nail art.

B) Cautious: I like to switch it up and try something new from time to time as long as it makes sense for my style.

C) Safe: I stick to what I know.

3) What type of mani do you prefer?

A) It changes with my mood. Sometimes I’ll go natural and sometimes I’ll have a hankering for acrylic stiletto tips!

B) I go the gel route.

C) Short and natural.

4) How would you describe your interest in nail polish?

A) Addictive. I can’t get enough!

B) Reasonable. I try to stay up-to-date on the latest colors and collections.

C) Nonexistent. I don’t even know what the color of the year is!

5) How fast do your nails grow?

A) Super-fast

B) Moderately

C) Slow and steady

6) How hard are you on your nails?

A) Very: My active lifestyle combined with my nail-biting habit puts my hands and feet through the gamut.

B) Somewhat hard: My 9-to-5 gig requires me to use my hands a lot.

C) Not at all: I’m super-gentle with my hands and feet.

Results! If you answered …


Mostly As: Once a week. Your ever-evolving nail style and nailcare needs call for constant attention to your hands and feet. You love experimenting with new looks and are not one to wait to try a new trend. You knew what an accent nail was before it was a thing. You and your nail tech are probably on a first-name basis and she’s most likely at the top of your holiday gift-shopping list (if she’s not, she should be!)

Mostly Bs: Every two weeks. You’re not one to pounce on a trend right away, but your lifestyle makes keeping your nails chip-free a bit of a challenge. Stick to a regular bi-weekly routine to make sure your hands and feet look presentable at all times. Need to branch out every so often? Step a little out of your comfort zone with a playful polka dotted polish, like Maybelline Color Show Drops of Jade.

Mostly Cs: Once a month. Your nails are about as low-maintenance as they come. You stick to the tried-and-true mani that has never steered you wrong and your nail-growth is slow and steady. You’re also great at keeping your nails chip-free, so a monthly visit to the nail salon is all you need. Word of advice: Take a walk on the wild side and try switching up the color once in a while! Try a neon nail polish, like L’Oréal nail color in Punchy Lychee.

What did you learn about your mani-pedi routine? Tell us your results in the comments below!



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