One of our favorite things about manicures is that they know no bounds–no color is taboo and the possibilities are endless. Ten freshly polished digits in any shade make us feel unstoppable. As we get older though, we become slightly more conscious of our nail polish choices. Not because we can’t wear the same shade at 23 and 52, but because we’re evolving as we age. We’re exploring new trends and learning what we love at the beauty counter and in life. The more we grow, the more we like wearing colors that reflect what we’re experiencing. So whether you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s these tips will help you make the right choice for expressing yourself.
This is the time to be experimental. You’re young, free and figuring out what you want out of life. Use these years to make stories and try out every nail look you’ve ever lusted after. Attempt over the top nail art. Mismatch colors with no theme in mind. Wear the most obnoxious glitter you can possibly find! Use these years to discover your signature nail polish, but don’t forget to frequently rock wild tips. Express yourself, be daring, and don’t let anyone tell you that your manicure doesn’t look unbelievable.
Your 30s are pretty amazing, if anything because you’ve locked down your life desires and are comfortable in your own skin. But these are also the years for getting what you want and mastering the perfect polish. So sprinkle nail art days in between bold color weeks and make sure to change your color often. Essie’s Mind Your Mittens one week, Butter London’s Silly Billy the next. Your vibrant manicure will impress when needed and convey to your boss or beau that you’ve got it together and are ready for the next step (I smell big promotion!).
You’re a busy lady! You’ve got a mortgage, family, career, chores, social events…anything you could possibly throw in the mix. Don’t let your manicure be one of those worries. Regularly adorn your nails in neutrals, reds, and frequent these essential hues. More traditional shades don’t mean you’re boring (please…we all know 40 is the new 20!), but they will ease your mind and no doubt look gorgeous. And when you want to wear the season’s latest trending hue (For the Twill Of It, anyone?), you’ll feel like a new woman!
Have your polish choices evolved over the years? Let us know your go-to manicure these days!