The other day while putting together my Revised Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs post, I came across a tweet mentioning them that struck me as interesting:
Anyone else paint their nails on-the-go? This past weekend I applied @SallyHansen miracle gel in #shockwave pink to my nails in the parking lot of my destination. It’s dries fairly quickly and is so pretty! #manicuremonday pic.twitter.com/XH4z60T51L
— Kristen Castillo (@kristencastillo) June 4, 2018
Nail Painting on the Go
I’ve done my makeup at my desk at work before anyone else arrives. I wouldn’t dream, however, of nail painting on the go or in strange locations. Unlike this poster, I can’t just imagine doing it on the go. There are two key reasons:
- Painting my nails = catharsis. Ergo, it just isn’t a beauty procedure that qualifies for on-the-go.
- I’m an obnoxious, Type-A perfectionist. I want to do the best damn job I can which requires that I be calm and seated in an area without environmental variables.
I don’t object to doing so; it just isn’t a good fit for me and what I get out of doing my own manicures. For me, process isn’t just about having a nice set of nails when I’m done; it’s about the process itself, too.
The Bottom Line
How do you feel about painting your nails on the go? Is it a good way to save time on beauty routines, or does it disrupt your self-care process? What about other beauty procedures; where do you draw the line?