About once a month my mom and I will get our nails done. I’m close with my mom–we talk at least once a day (and then text or email on top of that). So this has become our face-to-face time of relaxing, catching up, and feeling pampered away from daily duties. Although I try to take good care of them in the interim, those polishes don’t last four weeks. Mostly because as soon as I see one small chip I feel the need to pick off the rest. I have a simple routine for this at-home “five minute manicure” that keeps my nails both healthy and presentable.