One of the perks of an office job: manicures! No stacks of library books, no dusty piles of lesson materials, no art projects, no heavy lifting… in fact, the office is paperless!
I’m becoming a master clicker and typer and faxer and scanner… with pretty nails!
Now I go to the salon every couple of weeks, after the chores are done on the weekend. Since we’re officially a DINKS couple (Dual Income No Kids), I figure I can pamper myself a little. I love choosing a new color, reading a magazine while I wait, and the hand/arm massage at the end. I’ve never gotten manicures on a regular basis before–they used to be a luxury I couldn’t afford, but they are actually cheaper here because there are two or three nail salons on every block, so the competition lowers the prices. I go to a spa half a block away–$10 for a manicure that lasts a week, $25 for a gel manicure that lasts 3 weeks.
I’ve discovered the wonder of the gel manicure… no chips for weeks at a time. It’s awesome because I don’t have to be careful of my nails, I go about my normal daily activities, and my nails remain perfect until I’m ready to change the color or my nails grow too long, showing a gap of bare nail at the bottom! That’s never happened with a regular manicure because it always chips off way before my nails have a chance to grow. I do have to get a regular manicure every couple of visits to avoid damage to my nails, but it’s worked out pretty well so far.
Whenever I look at my nails, I’m a happy girl!