Summer is here and I love the water. Beaches, pools, and being on the lake are my favorite places but swimming is killer on fingernail polish! When I was postpartum with a brand new baby, I learned to paint my own nails. Practicing has helped me become really good at it and using the right products makes all the difference in how long it lasts.
In between swimming sessions and surfing the internet for all things baby, take a swing at painting your nails. Start with a good base coat and two coats of a high quality polish. My favorite brand is Essie. Top it off with a thick coat of Seche Vite and you’ll be all set to go in 5-10 minutes of dry time.
My polish stays so much longer in the water and is great when you have a new baby you are caring for because it dries so fast. Painting your nails can also be a fun activity for family members. It could be so rewarding to include a grandmother or great-grandmother as you exchange memories of your own summer swim time as a child.
I’m not only good for childbirth education and figuring out how to get a crying baby to sleep, I’m also really good at painting my nails!
Fort Worth Doula
Abbey is a birth and postpartum doula and placenta specialist in Dallas/Fort Worth and a mom to 4 children between the ages of 22 and 8.