Secrets to a Quick and Dirty Mani/Pedi

Posted April 17, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Building Your Brand

It happens all the time. My chipped nail polish looks terrible, so somewhere around Tuesday, I remove it, telling myself I’ll stop and get a manicure tomorrow. Then, along rolls Friday and my nails look terrible, my cuticles are peeling, and I don’t have time for a manicure before a big event that evening. Inevitably, what happens then is a scramble to get my nails done, calling every nail salon within blocks of my house.

Apparently, my friends over at Capitol Hill Style (a blog dedicated to fashion and tips for working women out of Washington DC) have the same problem. They recently published the article “Secrets for a Quick and Dirty Pedicure” and their tips are right on. They recommend great products and things to do every few days to keep your tootsies looking fabulous.

Career Girl Network recommends another product not mentioned in Capitol Hill Style’s article, one that has saved my own terrible mani/pedi many a time. I keep a jar of Bath & Body Works’ 60 Second Manicure Hand Scrub in my shower.

And it truly works in 60 seconds. A quick scrub on my hands (and yes, I use it on my feet too) and all those dry cuticles and calluses magically fade way. Jump out of the shower, slap on a little clear polish, and you’d never know I haven’t had a manicure in weeks. Buy it from B&B Works for only $12 here.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."