Even though you know self-care is an essential part of your daily routine, sometimes it’s too much of a challenge to take a break from the hustle and prioritize your well-being. Let’s talk about how to slow down, embrace the details, and turn your nail care routine into a meditation.
Set the mood with candles or incense. Turn on whatever music nourishes your well-being. Put your phone aside, center yourself with a few deep breaths, and set your intention. That can be anything- practicing gratitude, nurturing self-love, or just treating yourself to some alone time.
Remember: anything can be a meditation, even doing your own manicure. Start by filing and shaping your nails to the length and shape you want. Take your time and be gentle, focusing on the sensory experience. What does the filing sound like? How does the cuticle oil feel when you rub it in? Dive into your senses.
Make sure the nail polish you choose is a sustainable and ethical brand. After all, caring for ourselves means caring for our communities, too. Sainte Nèl’s selection of polishes are free of animal byproducts and the irritating, toxic chemicals that make traditional brands out of step with the times.
Choose a color that speaks to you and makes you feel confident and beautiful. Take the time to appreciate the brush strokes and the way the color glides onto your nails. Embrace any imperfections, reminding yourself that self-love and acceptance are crucial components of a mindful beauty routine.
Once your nails are dry, take a moment to appreciate the artwork you just created. Let yourself feel proud of the care and attention you just gave yourself—not everyone gets to enjoy this!
When you’re done, do us a favor—snap a photo of your work and show us what you’ve got! We love to see the beauty our customers create for themselves. Find us @HelloSainteNel on Instagram!