For many women, nail care serves as a means of self-expression, allowing them to showcase their individuality and indulge in a cherished self-care ritual.
The act of adorning their nails with polish holds a transformative power that goes beyond enhancing their appearance. It instills a profound sense of confidence, empowerment, and grace. In the midst of navigating the complexities of modern life, finding time to prioritize nail care becomes a treasured escape—a moment of self-pampering that rejuvenates both body and soul.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, this feature is dedicated to three exceptional moms who have successfully struck a harmonious balance between their personal lives and flourishing careers.
Agoo Azuna-Bengzon, Melissa Gohing-Nacino, and Shari Poquiz reveal their favorite CND products that help them maintain impeccable nails amid their busy lifestyles.
Unlocking radiant nails
Juggling her role as MEGA Magazine’s Beauty Director and her responsibilities as a mom, Agoo Azuna-Bengzon has mastered the art of time management.
“I believe it really all boils down to time management and scheduling things accordingly. I try to be aware as much as possible about what is happening both at home and at work so that neither one is neglected,” she says.
Agoo’s passion for self-care is evident in her daily routines, including a skincare regimen she enjoys. She treats herself to foot spas and paraffin treatments to stay pampered. With her beauty industry experience, she loves CND’s Solar Oil for strong, radiant nails. Its quick absorption saves her time.
An athlete’s path to luxurious hands
For Melissa Gohing-Nacino, a former pro-athlete turned lifestyle content creator, managing work-life balance with family is of utmost importance.
“Managing work-life balance with family can be challenging, but I make sure to prioritize both. I plan and organize my schedule to maximize my productivity and minimize stress. Like creating my daily to-do list, using a planner or calendar, and setting reminders for important deadlines,” she shares.
Melissa values her “Me Time,” a day for self-indulgence and pampering. She enjoys salon visits, getting her lashes and nails done, and ending the day with her favorite food, like ramen. For hand care, Melissa favors CND Scentsations Lotion in Black Cherry & Nutmeg. It nourishes her hands, has a captivating fragrance, and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue, ideal for her busy lifestyle.
Triple-threat nail care routine
For Shari Poquiz, a content creator and entrepreneur, striking the right work-life balance is essential.
“Prioritizing and learning to say no to things that take me away from what’s important [is key for work/life balance]. Now, I make sure that all the things I allot time for are worth it. My family comes first, but also, I give myself grace to not feel guilty when I need my individual time away from my kids and need to breathe,” she shares.
Shari is devoted to self-care, which involves regular workouts, sports, massages, and maintaining her nails and hair. During the pandemic, she learned to do her own mani-pedi using the CND nail care system. Shari loves CND’s Cuticle Away gel formula for dissolving cuticles without harming the nails or surrounding skin. She prefers Shellac gel polish for its long-lasting effects and relies on CND’s Solar Oil to rejuvenate her nails after gel extensions. Shari’s dedication to self-care and use of CND products ensure her nails always look stunning.
Take your cue from these inspiring moms who continue to celebrate their unyielding dedication to balancing their thriving careers, and busy family lives while carving out much-needed “me-time” with their favorite CND products. As representatives of #CNDProMom, they stand as inspiring examples of the strength and resilience of modern moms who continue to set the bar for self-care and empowerment.