i got a mani/pedi!
honestly, i can’t even remember the last time i pampered myself like that – hence having it on my 101 list!
what better occasion to check this one off the list than for my & brad’s wedding?!
my mom, liz, and i made our appointments at tlc nails in manitowoc for the thursday before the wedding.
we brought wine…
it was skinnygirl sangria, which was surprisingly delicious! 🙂 it was awesome that the salon let us drink the wine during our pedicures. i enjoyed that treat!
i knew i didn’t want the typical light pink or french tips (even though the lady doing my nails tried to convince me to do it…). nope. i love dark nails and that’s what i got!
i tried the new-ish shellac nail polish. it cost $15 extra, but wow – it’s totally worth it! (at least to me – brad wasn’t thrilled with how much it cost, but men don’t really understand this kind of thing…).
they guarantee 2 weeks chip free. well, it definitely met that guarantee and then some! this stuff is amazing! since i don’t get manicures often, i think i might have to be a shellac convert. a manicure that lasts 2+ weeks versus maybe 3 days is totally worth $15 more! don’t you think???
and, since our wedding colors were blue & purple. and since purple was my color of the two, i got purple toes!
with a fun line of rhinestones on my big toes (which cost $5 extra and i didn’t find out until we paid the bill – wtf.). oh well, i guess it was worth it for my once-in-a-lifetime day! 🙂 definitely wouldn’t do that for pretty much any other even though…
it was so nice to take a little time out of the craziness of wedding prep to relax with my mom and liz!
do you get manicures or pedicures often?
they are such a treat to me! i used to do it more often when i was in college because it was fun to go with my roommates every now and then. i don’t think i like getting them by myself though. i like them as a social occasion!
although, brad’s mom gets her nails done every two weeks and they always look beautiful! i think i’d have to get better at not ruining them before i would do it more often.