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.