I like getting a good pedicure from time to time to help my runner feet look a little nicer, but I very rarely get a manicure.
Part of this is that I'm not really so girly so as to feel like I need my nails looking perfect all the time. The main reason is because I can't stand it the second they chip, and they usually chip within a day or two. So why get them done and painted when I'm going to chip them and take off the polish right within a few days?
On Friday, my sister and I decided to go get manicures. I've been a little blue lately, and it seemed like a nice treat for myself and was a good way to spend some time with the sister. She had tried the shellac option the last time she went, so I decided to give it a shot.
For starters, it was really cool that I left with dry nails and wasn't worried about messing them up as I got in the car to head home.
Second, it looked really good.
But the thing that has made it the most worth the bit extra you pay? I went rock climbing 3 days after getting it done, and they still look just as good today as they did the day I got them.
I have never felt like my nails grow particularly fast, so I'm hoping they'll keep looking good for a solid two weeks as promised. Part of getting them done was also because I'm taking this impromptu trip to Chicago this weekend, and I thought it'd be fun to be able to go up there and go out with Steph and just feel a little more girly as we dress cute and go have some fun around town.
Do I think I'll do this often? Probably not... I still prefer to have natural nails with no polish. But I think if I'm going to get a manicure as a treat from time to time, this is going to be the way to go. With normal polish, I would have already messed them up and taken it all off by now.
I'm going to a wedding in Canada in June and then straight to the beach, so I may splurge and do it again for that!