Your hands are surprisingly often on show. Think how many times a day you type in your PIN, sign your name or eat a meal in public. coffee. At work, your hands are probably noticed much more often than you realise - whether you are giving a presentation, handing round papers in a meeting or just swiping your entry pass at the door - so it really is a good idea to keep your hands and nails looking good.
You can keep your skin soft and supple by using a good hand lotion and regularly moisturising. It’s also important to make sure your nails are always in tip top condition. If you are in the habit of nibbling your nails, then stop. Stop right now! Nails that are stubby, bitten down to the quick or have skin peeling around them look unsightly, unpleasant and unprofessional. If your hands look good then you feel good, and vice versa - if your hands look uncared for then you will feel self conscious.
In theory we would all be having wonderful manicures on a regular basis, keeping our own nails in brilliant condition and great shape. But it isn’t always that easy. Washing up, cleaning and chemical products can make our nails brittle and breakable. And we aren’t always blessed with nails that are shapely.
Fortunately, these days it is really easy to fake it, and applying a set of acrylic nails can give you amazing nails in no time. Go for a show stopping colour or keep it natural, choose long and shapely or short and square. If you are going for acrylics then you will need a good clear acrylic primer to get your nails ready to stick the acrylics too (this removes any water or contaminants) and a powder for setting and shaping. You can also get these in kits too, so you have everything you need for your new nails.