I’m a nail polish fiend. What first started as a way to keep my hands occupied while I watched TV in college with friends has turned into a full-blown pampering routine that I indulge in once or twice a week. Rather than considering a manicure a chore or an annoying amount of beauty up-keep, I take my time and consider it thirty minutes or an hour to myself. It’s a habit that I’ve gotten quite used to and enjoy (and I save money by doing it myself and not going to a salon!).
That being said, long-lasting nail polishes often have chemicals in them that are not particularly healthy, not to mention the acetone I’m rubbing into my skin and nails twice a week. Enter slightly gentler formulas, like the newly-launched Paul & Joe Enamel line from Paul & Joe Beaute.
The Paul & Joe Enamel line is available in two formulas: the color-lasting base, which offers vivid and glossy color, and the glitter base, which coats your nails in a lamé finish. Both polishes are formulated with organic plant oils to treat nails and keep them healthy and beautiful – and, music to my ears – has a long-lasting, quick-dry formula for a perfectly even finish.
Here a few of my favorite shades for the office:
Vanilla Meringue 01, a creamy nude beige
Figue 04, a dusty mauve
Classic Jazz 17, a deep aubergine
Paul & Joe’s new line is full of classic shades and housed in beautifully detailed bottles that would look just as nice on your vanity as the polishes would on your fingertips.
Do you wear nail polish to the office? What kind of colors do you gravitate towards?