Tag Archives: manicure

My fancy $6 manicure

Staci and I met in new employee orientation. She was about to start work as a marketing assistant for the magazine. I would be the newest advertising sales assistant, joining a team of twelve. In the beginning, I envied Staci–the other women (and they were all women) in my position were a few years older than me and I found their existing friendships intimidating.

Plus I looked goofy like this:

Me

Staci and I were the low women on the totem pole, just weeks removed from college graduation.

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Breaking up with shellac

For a year, I had exclusively gel (or shellac) manicures. I blogged about the subject here.

nails hurricane

I loved the durability. It was nice to leave on a long business trip and not worry about chips.

red nails

Not having to sit and wait for polish to dry (and then still managing to smudge a nail after, like, ten cycles at the dryer) was terrific. Continue reading

Shellacked

I’m hooked on shellac manicures. My nails always look good, if not great. When I am traveling a lot, shellac is a lifesaver.

These manicures last a good two weeks–if my nails didn’t grow so fast, the polish would easily last three. No chips.

Before

But often people ask what my nails look like underneath the polish. Here’s a peek. Continue reading