I had to paint my paws this morning for the secret squirrel project I’m working on, but I didn’t have time to do a full-on mani with the works — soaking, filing, pushing back my cuticles with an orange stick, etc., you know the drill — so I did everything right at my keyboard.
Yeah, that’s totally a thing.
In my world, LOL!
If you’re always in front of your computer like I am, painting your nails at your keyboard takes multitasking to the next level, and it’s a real option, especially if you use a quick drying polish.
I like these Essie Gel Couture Polishes, which I know I’ve already mentioned, but I like ’em that much. I’m wearing First View today, which is a baby blue with a hint of pearl).
Technically, the formula isn’t called “quick drying,” but it is. Layers dry in about five minutes, and I’ve been wearing these a lot lately and talking about them all the time because they’re grrrrreat. I love the colors, and I can usually get 6-7 days out of them before any chips.
Like I was saying, for my keyboard manis, I’ll do a layer, then type a little while it dries. This time I answered some comments on MBB and wrote two emails. Then I’ll repeat with a second layer.
And as long as I’m careful when I type and don’t bump my nails, I don’t get any nicks.
Time really flies, too, while I’m at my keyboard, so this is truly a nifty mental trick to actually getting your paws painted.
After two coats (or sometimes three, depending on the shade), I add a top coat, except for when I know I’m not going to keep wearing the same nail polish for more than a day or two, in which case I save myself the trouble and skip it.
Give it a try sometime! Keyboard manis — they’re a thing. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,