I have done a pretty good job of keeping up with my normal beauty routine since the baby was born. I still dry my hair every day, put on my makeup, pluck my eyebrows, iron my clothes, and apply all of my lotions and potions. However, there is one part of my beauty routine that has taken a nose dive. Painting my nails.
Painting your nails with an infant at home is near impossible. I don't need to explain why I can't paint them while she is awake. I think we all know that is just a physically impossible task to accomplish. But even when she is napping, it is quite difficult. Painting your nails is a fairly quick process, but it takes a good 45 minutes for them to fully dry so you don't get any goopy smudges on them (or on a baby). Even the "Quick Dry" polishes need at least a half hour to dry. I don't care if it says "60 seconds" on the bottle, that is a lie and false advertising. If I believed that it took only 60 seconds for my polish to dry, I'd have evidence of hot pink polish on almost everything in my house.
Anyway, I can't paint my nails while she's napping because of two reasons:
1. I have 80 other things that I need to squeeze into that hour and a half napping break.
2. I can't take the risk that she will wake up mid-painting session and end up with a nail polish covered baby.
I usually find time on the weekend or a Friday night to paint my nails when my husband is home. But by Tuesday, they start to look shabby. And by Thursday, I look a 14 year old who has picked off half the nail polish on her nails during math class. So if you run into me mid-week, please excuse the chipped nails, I have a 6 month old.