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) 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!