Thinking About It: Manicures
Am I the only one who is way too impatient to paint their own nails? Every time I’ve tried, they end up ruined because I can’t be bothered to wait the 5,632,987,475 minutes it takes for them to dry completely. There are times when you think they’re dry, so you try doing menial tasks like – type on a keyboard, or open a door. And even then it seems to be too much. Somehow, dents happen out of nowhere. Pick up a set of keys? Hang up a shirt? ABSOLUTELY NOT. AN. OPTION. The nail gods frown on you and out of nowhere will conjure a random wall frame, or pant leg that sabotages your painstaking efforts in one fell swoop.
The alternatives are, of course, shelling out for shellac or a professional mani. Occasionally I’ll do this, but in all honesty I’d rather spend my hard earned cash on something way less materialistic and silly like, you know, clothing and shoes. (Insert laugh/crying emoji here) So I opt for DIY manis at home, thinking that I can head over to Netflix, watch a documentary and paint my nails on a quiet Sunday evening.
But then I wake up the next morning with little scratches all over my nails that I thought were completely dry after 2 hours of
Madmen said documentary. Seriously – WHO has TIME for THIS!?!
The issue however is that I LOVE a manicured hand. It says; “I have my shit together, I’m coordinated … look! Even my hand gestures have panache.” And of course, a manicured and well accessorized hand looks great beside a pretty latte in an instagram photo. #priorities
So – I want to know; is it just me?!