A manicure is a mini indulgence to let the world know you care about appearance and yourself. Our nails can get chipped cleaning, typing and through just plain living. Through hand gestures and shaking hands, we express ourselves with our ten digits. There is no better way to give the best impression than with a pop of color and well-groomed nails.
Nail color is the easiest way to develop a signature look. Ever since a so purple it is black polish came out four years ago, my nails have not known another color. I love how dark the color is and how white it makes my skin look. If it chips, it is not as noticeable as with a lighter color. When I try out a new color, it inevitably does not look like me. I find this color makes me feel great about myself and sends the message that my glamour is on the darker side, but still just as valid.
A friend of mine does crazy nail art with multiple hues and even images. She scours blogs to see the latest trends. This whimsy is her way of standing out in the world. Her beauty has become her hobby and we all delight in seeing what she comes up with next.
Women spend so much time taking care of other people that a manicure forces us to spend time on ourselves. That sitting in the chair and allowing ourselves to be attended to is one of the greatest stress relievers of the modern age. We can’t go anywhere and are forced to miss calls to preserve the integrity of our mini indulgence. This “me time” reminds us while we are wives and mothers, we still have to put our best hand forward and enjoy an experience that not only makes us feel good about ourselves, but also makes others want to shake our hands.