Four Essential Nail Care Tips For Festival Season

Festival season is coming up, and we are BEYOND jealous of our readers who are lucky enough to be going to Burning Man, Coachella or any of the other amazing festivals happening soon. Festival fashion is a huge part of going to any festival and in our opinion the most important part of that is your nails, duh! So we’ve come up with some tips to ensure your nails look fresh for the entire festival!

– First of all before you go you need to stock up on moisturizer, because there’s no way you will be bringing your bottle of cuticle oil with you and you don’t want your hands or cuticles to dry up. Grab some of those mini moisturisers from the travel section at the drugstore.

– Instead of getting a mani with regular nail polish before you go, try a gel polish mani so that you don’t get any chips the entire weekend. Also gel polishes are good at protecting your nails from breaking/splitting, which is a great bonus! But if you really want a regular polish mani, try a gel-like topcoat to protect yourself from the dreaded chip. We love Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat, which dries like a gel polish and is much stronger than a regular topcoat (especially if you hold your hands up to any form of light bulb when it’s drying).

– Stash a small travel kit with a nail file and clippers in your suitcase in case you break a nail and need to fix it straight away.

– Make sure you check for any hangnails or cuts before you go because bathrooms at festivals don’t tend to be very clean and it would suck to have your festival experience ruined by an infection!

But most of all enjoy yourselves! 🙂

– Mette Jorgensen

Elise Wright

Elise is a social media strategist from Sydney, now living in NYC, who has a long standing love affair with the beauty industry- especially the nail industry!

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