How often do you have a manicure (either salon or DIY?) or -- outside of cleanliness -- is focusing time/attention on your nails mostly an afterthought?
I keep my nails short. I get a pedicure every two weeks and a manicure maybe once a month in the winter and every two weeks in the summer. I don't like nail polish on my fingernails unless I have a special occasion and I never paint my own. I pretty much always have nailpolish on my toes. For me its purely for relaxation and I like the way they look in yoga in the winter and they are always out in the open in summer so its a necessity . I always request extra soak time, extra hot water, and love the massage part of a pedicure. I often go with girlfriends and there is frequently wine involved.
...Also i really hate the way any type of polish feels on my fingers, so i can't even imagine having them done all the time.
and another also....getting my nails done at a salon kind of grosses me out....unless i know the place really well. I will get pedicures once in a blue moon (read like once a year, maybe twice) and again, I want to do it at a place I know well.
ETA: I do paint my own toes during the summer. I don't like wearing sandals and flip flops without painted toes
Last edited by KimPossible; 02-11-2013 at 01:26 PM.
I have never had my nails done at a salon. Doing my own kind of runs in cycles. Sometimes I will be in the mood and go months keeping them painted, and then go six months without doing anything other than trimming them when one breaks to keep them even.
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I love, love, love getting a mani/pedi. Whenever I do my nails I end up screwing them up, and they never look that good. That being said - I typically just get a pedicure in the warmer months when I'll wear sandals.
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I refuse to pay for manicures....the polish stays on for about 5 seconds. I don't know if it's my nails or what??? Pedicures, on the other hand....HEAVENLY. And now that my oldest daughter is old enough to start to enjoy them as well, she begs me to go so we can go every few months for a mommy daughter day. I'm still too cheap to do it too often, so we maybe go every 3-4 months. But on my toes the polish seems to last forever, thankfully.
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It's an afterthought, mostly.
I got a manicure once, when someone gave me a gift certificate, and I was bored and uncomfortable. But many years ago I had a friend offer to paint my nails and that was fun.
I do my toes because I go to yoga regularly and I don't like my feet, so the bright red polish makes me like them more. I love the way nail polish looks on my hands, and I sort of like applying it, but I am too impatient waiting for it to dry and I do too many things with my hands to wait, so I don't do it often. Also once it chips it drives me nuts.
Now that my five-year-old is into it, I buy the kid stuff and do her nails sometimes. That is fun.
But yeah, I take proper care of my toenails regularly, and my fingernails grow until I want to trim them and then I bite them down to a good level. Gross, I know.
(I am not so into these things....I'm the only woman I know who doesn't get her eyebrows done. Honestly, I just don't care!)
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However this past fall, i had the first urge ever to get them done. I did a little plucking at home and decided i like it but guess what...i couldn't be bothered to keep it up.
I might actually make the effort to try again though. I did like the end results.