Back in high school I used to spend all sorts of money at the salon. Spa pedicures ($20), Pink & White Acrylics ($35) and then I’d need to get them filled every other week ($20). Maybe that helps to explain the debt I’m still struggling to pay off today! For the past couple of years I’d go once in a while or do my own nails, but I wouldn’t regularly keep up with them at all. But as of late I’ve been painting them myself at home on a regular basis. I like to keep them relatively nice, it makes me feel more feminine.
|This morning. Excuse under eye bags. Love this color! And my mug. Slutty is the new black in case you didn’t know.
I recently a post over on The Dainty Squid about Sally Hansen Nail Strips and now I really want to try them. I’m really cheap and they’re about $10 a pop for 16 strips. Not quite enough for 2 full applications, but maybe a full application and then another application with a few coordinated painted nails. So lets say that’s $5 per “manicure” which still beats the nail salon, but it still way more expensive than nail polishing at home. If I can find a sale on them (see? I told you I was cheap) then I might buy a few and give them a try. There are some super cute patterns!