I don't get manicures any more, but occasionally I'll slap a coat of polish on my fingers and toes when I want to feel pretty.That's usually how it looks, too -- slapped on.
I see moms with immaculately manicured nails. Pale and precise French manicures. Trendy polish in bold dark colors. Delicate flower designs on their toes. And I wonder how they can keep their nails looking so beautiful.
I stopped getting manicures years ago because about 10 seconds after walking out of a nail salon, I would knick, smudge or otherwise mangle my newly painted nails. With dishes to do, laundry to fold and kids to take care of, I feel like I have neither the time nor the lifestyle to have picture-perfect hands and feet. Plus, I vacillate between wanting bright, shiny nails and feeling self-conscious about having bright shiny nails.
Hello, moms with beautiful manicures, what's your secret? Rubber gloves? A live-in manicurist? Indestructible nail polish that costs $50 a bottle?