I have a bit of a dilemma. I was out to lunch with a friend today and I happened to look down and noticed the truly sorry state my nails were in (no, not my toenails).
I’m lucky enough to be blessed with really gorgeous long fingernails that accompany my graceful (probably the only part of me that’s graceful) fingers.
I even considered hand modeling for a time. I then realized a career in hand modeling would probably cause me to go all Zoolander and wear a protective glass case on my hand…
Looking at my fingernails now you would never believe that. They look chipped, broken, and just plain ugly. I can’t bear to keep them unpolished, but at the same time any nail polish I put on doesn’t seem to last long due to all the manual labor I have been doing at my various summer jobs.
I know the solution is to get a manicure and save the sightly view from anyone else, but I can’t seem to pull myself to do so.
For one, I actually hate the process of getting my nails done. Most women boast that it is incredibly relaxing, yet I feel anxious for it to be over. I can admit that it feels nice, but it seems like a dragged out ordeal. Especially when I’m waiting for my nails to dry… doesn’t it always seem to take so much longer for them to dry at the actual salon than at home?
Then I have to tell myself in my head that it was worth the $12 or so dollars I just spent, only to see my nails chip again so suddenly.
I understand that everyone loves to be pampered and that’s the main incentive to get a manicure, but I just can’t seem to think pampering myself with such an expensive (over $500 a year) gift that only lasts a few day is really worth it.
Lovelies, what is your take on manicures? Are they really worth all the money?