Sign up to receive beautynews, product samples, couponsand more.
Please enter a valid e-mail address
We're sorry. That email address has already been used.
Thank you.You'll hear from us soon.
You are $75 away from free shipping
7 Places on Your Face to Apply Highlighter
VOLUMINOUS® Original Mascara
Your Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Skin Care Routine Schedule
PURE-CLAY Detox & Brighten Cleanser
PURE-CLAY Clear & Comfort Face Mask
4 Best Tips for Touching Up Your Roots
COLORISTA Semi-Permanent Hair Color
MAGIC Root Cover Up
Your Guide to Sulfate-Free Hair Care
ELVIVE Extraordinary Oil Treatment
ELVIVE Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
3 Easy Hairstyles in 3 Minutes Each
ADVANCED HAIRSTYLE AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray
ELNETT SATIN HAIRSPRAY Extra Strong Hold
Sorry, you must log in to save an item.
There isn't much that can help dispel the stress created by a looming job interview but having great nails can't make it any worse. After all, as you sit in front of your potential new boss, the last thing you need to be thinking about is the state of your nails.
The best possible thing you can do is make sure you're perfectly equipped with a gorgeous manicure the night before the interview. The thing is how on earth are you supposed to choose one?
Show your fingers a little TLC ahead of time. The person (or people) interviewing you will be judging you on your appearance as much as they will your CV. To give them every reason to think you're calm, cool and collected, your hands shouldn't bear any signs of chipped nail polish, bitten nails or chewed up fingers.
Before the big day, make sure your hands are well moisturized, your cuticles are pushed back neatly and your nails are filed smoothly. For an occasion like this, a rounded tip is probably the best nail shape. It's classic, chic and elegant, just how a good interview look should be!
Then, all you have to do is choose your nail polish.
Any prospective employer isn't going to be as impressed as they should be when it comes to your love of sparkles and unicorns (more fool them!) so it's best to go for a more low-key look. Leave the quirky nail art for the weekend!
At the same time, it's always a good idea to coordinate your nails with your outfit. This doesn't necessarily mean pairing a black outfit with black nails, rather choosing an understated manicure that works well with what you're wearing. Any nude or light pink shade is perfectly acceptable as long as it's meticulously applied. The same goes for a classic red or midnight blue shade.
If you really feel like adding a little extra color to your look, you could also go for a subtle pastel shade, just steer clear of bright colors and too much glitter. After all, it's never a bad thing to show off a little of your personality!
Once you've chosen your nail polish, remember to apply a top coat to reduce the risk of chipping your nails en route to your interview and get practicing a firm handshake.