If your nails won’t stop breaking, make this one change

September 30, 2019 at 06:05PM by CWC No matter what I did, my manicure almost always got ruined by a broken nail. Something I can fully blame on being a longtime nail-biter. (Thanks, former self.) That’s not the only reason it used to happen so frequently, but I didn’t know how to strengthen nails to … Continue reading If your nails won’t stop breaking, make this one change

If you ask a manicurist one thing before getting your nails done, make it this

September 27, 2019 at 11:37PM by CWC Most people either have a nail salon horror story, or they know someone who has had one. As someone whose nail upkeep could at best be described as “minimal” (at worst “negligent”), I fall into the latter category. There’s nothing quite like your friend texting you unsolicited pictures … Continue reading If you ask a manicurist one thing before getting your nails done, make it this

The 2-minute nail art design to steal if you hate doing your nails yourself

September 09, 2019 at 06:43PM by CWC Getting a manicure is kind of like the ultimate therapy for me. You sit there—phone stashed out of reach in your purse—and totally zen out as your manicurist transforms your nails. Doing your own nails at home, however, might not have quite the same meditative effect. That’s why … Continue reading The 2-minute nail art design to steal if you hate doing your nails yourself

12 things manicurists want you to stop doing to your nails—like, yesterday

August 26, 2019 at 07:45PM by CWC Pretty much any time I find myself face-to-face with a professional tasked with taking care of me in some way—doctors, dentists, stylists, facialists, nutritionists, et al.—I feel a sense of shame around how I’ve been taking care of myself. (Read: imperfectly.) In most cases, I definitely have not … Continue reading 12 things manicurists want you to stop doing to your nails—like, yesterday

Cut your nails too short (or chewed them to the bone)? Here’s how to make that stinging stop

June 29, 2019 at 06:01AM by CWC Confession time: Up until about a year ago, I was a nail-biter. Before I started getting regular manicures—aka the key to finally stopping the habit for good!—I was often left with throbbing fingers from mindlessly chewing away. It was basically my prime stress-reliever. Whether you chew on your … Continue reading Cut your nails too short (or chewed them to the bone)? Here’s how to make that stinging stop

The secret to happy, healthy nails? Exfoliation.

March 14, 2019 at 01:16PM by CWC Whenever anybody asks me what the most important part of a skin-care routine is, I always say exfoliation without missing a beat. Dermatologists and facialists alike sing its praises for good reason—exfoliation, whether physical or chemical, is the secret behind sloughing off dead skin cells so that your … Continue reading The secret to happy, healthy nails? Exfoliation.

Brittle nails can wreck your manicure, so here’s how to make them stronger

March 06, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I’ve got to admit that I put my nails through the ringer. I don’t remember the last time they weren’t painted, I’m clack-clack-clacking away on a laptop (or my phone) for the majority of the day, and I rip and tear packages and food containers open like a beast. … Continue reading Brittle nails can wreck your manicure, so here’s how to make them stronger

What causes those weird white spots on your nails? We asked the experts

March 04, 2019 at 07:58AM by CWC You know what’s annoying? White marks on your nails once you’ve finally given them a breather from all those pretty polishes. A quick dive down the Google rabbit hole can result in some pretty scary stuff. But those white marks on your nails are probably caused by leukonychia, also … Continue reading What causes those weird white spots on your nails? We asked the experts

CityWomenCo> Beauty> Nails

This cult-fave polish brand is coming to Target, so I’d better learn how to paint my own nails February 08, 2019 at 10:18AM by CWC I could write a master’s thesis on all of the beauty brands worth buying at Target right now. Love Beauty and Planet! W3ll People! Shea Moisture! Plus, all of those great … Continue reading CityWomenCo> Beauty> Nails

This cult-fave polish brand is coming to Target, so I’d better learn how to paint my own nails

February 08, 2019 at 10:18AM by CWC I could write a master’s thesis on all of the beauty brands worth buying at Target right now. Love Beauty and Planet! W3ll People! Shea Moisture! Plus, all of those great aluminum-free deodorants are making clean personal care way more accessible. Clearly, there’s good reason why it’s literally impossible … Continue reading This cult-fave polish brand is coming to Target, so I’d better learn how to paint my own nails

Who knew?! Cuticle oil is a powerhouse for all-around stronger, healthier nails

January 02, 2019 at 01:02PM The only thing I feel like I have complete control over is my nails. When my life turns into a barely manageable dumpster fire, I find solace in the fact that my nails aren’t simply done, but they look fresh AF (nail art on point 365). So during a recent trip … Continue reading Who knew?! Cuticle oil is a powerhouse for all-around stronger, healthier nails

Esther Perel nails exactly why relationships seem harder right now

December 15, 2018 at 07:39AM If you’ve ever listened to Esther Perel’s podcast Where Should We Begin?, you know that the psychotherapist and TED Talk star practices a form of almost radical compassion that gets results, in the most surprising ways. No matter how locked-in-battle the couple seems to be, by the end there’s new light … Continue reading Esther Perel nails exactly why relationships seem harder right now

pH balancing your nails is the best way to make a manicure last

December 04, 2018 at 11:21AM True life: I am physically incapable of making a manicure last more than two days. No matter what I do, the polish starts to chip by hour 48, leaving me seriously frustrated at the fact that I dropped hard-earned cash for what feels like no reason. Gel is slightly better, … Continue reading pH balancing your nails is the best way to make a manicure last

3 killer kettlebell moves Halle Berry nails using just a gallon jug of water

November 26, 2018 at 03:31PM If you’re ready to sweat, but don’t have fitness accessories (read: resistance bands, medicine balls, and dumbbells) on hand, you basically have two options. You could put off your workout until tomorrow, or you can emulate Halle Berry and transform everyday household objects into your make-shift gym equipment. (The latter! Go … Continue reading 3 killer kettlebell moves Halle Berry nails using just a gallon jug of water

Infected hangnails have met their match with *this* essential oil

October 23, 2018 at 10:02AM Spotting a hangnail wreaking havoc on your otherwise flawless manicure is a beauty SOS moment in an of itself, but add a nasty infection to the equation, and you’ll be Googling furiously for a quick solution. According to Leigh Winters, MS, a neuroscientist and former fellow at Columbia University’s Spirituality … Continue reading Infected hangnails have met their match with *this* essential oil

*This* is how a wellness pro nails the healthy jet-set life

September 26, 2018 at 06:30PM Traveling often for work (or just for fun if you’re living your best life) is a great way to check off your tourist bucket list—but it can also throw a major wrench into your wellness routines. Well+Good video producer Ella Dove (more commonly referred to as the office jet-setter) is … Continue reading *This* is how a wellness pro nails the healthy jet-set life

Lizzo is entertainer of the year, and she’s also my personal mental health hero

December 11, 2019 at 07:44PM by CWC I’ve listened to 14 hours worth of Lizzo songs this year. That number includes the all the times I blasted “Truth Hurts” when I knew sending a text to an ex was a bad idea, danced naked in front of my mirror to “Tempo,” cried on the subway … Continue reading Lizzo is entertainer of the year, and she’s also my personal mental health hero

How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

December 11, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I always associate my foam roller with pain (sure, that pain often brings wonderful and much-needed muscle tension relief, but still). The recovery tool doesn’t have to be your frenemy, though—it can also be used in therapeutic, gentle ways. One star example of this? Using your foam roller for … Continue reading How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

The $3 drugstore must-have if you’re getting a gel manicure

December 10, 2019 at 06:12PM by CWC Rocking a fresh manicure can make you feel like you have your life together in more ways than one. However, if your go-to hue of polish is disguising dry fingernails, dermatologists recommend rubbing ’em with one drugstore ingredient to restore your finger health. In a recent post published … Continue reading The $3 drugstore must-have if you’re getting a gel manicure

8 skin-care Sephora best sellers you can snag for $15 or less

December 08, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but my urge to splurge remains. It’s like the flood gates—or, more accurately, vault doors–have been opened and nothing can re-contain them. Lately, I’m clicking on every Instagram ad, opening every retailer email, and just generally ruining my prospects for … Continue reading 8 skin-care Sephora best sellers you can snag for $15 or less

How self-care became a commodity in the modern era of wellness

December 04, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC These days, you’d be hard-pressed to scroll on Instagram without seeing someone eating something delicious, or wearing something cozy, or jet-setting somewhere exotic, all in the name of #selfcare, a term that’s been hashtagged 21.3 million times on Instagram (and counting). But the concept far pre-dates the fall … Continue reading How self-care became a commodity in the modern era of wellness