Look polished, literally

Ex-servicewomen learning manicure techniques d...

Ex-servicewomen learning manicure techniques during a retraining course on beauty parlour operation at the Robertson Hairdressing School, Apr 1945 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever wanted to look more “professional,” but buying a new wardrobe is just too time-consuming and expensive? Getting your nails done can give you an instant polished look. It’s a great mental break and your salon professional will do a far better job than DIY at home.


  • Add it to your monthly budget – it might seem like a splurge initially, but may become essential “me time”
  • Find a convenient place – check their hours, prices, etc.
  • Choose a good neutral color at first – once you get comfortable, try brighter colors
  • Try a gel manicure* – you’ll only need to go every 2-3 weeks. Plus it’s super durable and dries quickly – you could even do it over lunch!

*Two warnings with gel manicures: 1) only a professional can take it off; 2) some warn the UV light could increase the risk of skin cancer.

Want to learn more? Visit: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/03/08/gel-manicure-safety-nail-salon

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