Mommy Needs a Manicure

When I was pregnant with Viv, I still got weekly manicures, but my pretty acrylic nails had to come off – the smell and sensation were too much.  

Then new motherhood found me a wreck. For manicures, I used to go to the same Vietnamese lady I see to get my eyebrows waxed. I look like Dukakis if I don’t get my eyebrows done, and for that regimen I can hold Vivien while the woman waxes my brows. Recently she begged me to get my nails done as I was rushing out the door. She said, “Before baby, always time for nails. Now, no more.” I looked down at my nails, and they did look pretty bad.

So now I’m back to trying to get them done about every two weeks. But it doesn’t always work. And when it doesn’t, I have days like I describe in this video.

8 thoughts on “Mommy Needs a Manicure

  1. I’m so with you on the polish thing. Because my nails peel/split and I live in such a dry climate, I tend to keep them painted … but I hate the upkeep. I’ll go through phases where I’ll wear COLOR for several weeks (having to touch up or redo every 4 or 5 days) then I’ll simply wear a nude or buff coat for weeks. Nothing tackier, IMO, than chipped dark polish and rings on every finger. LOL

    Also, I’ve found that the Sally Hansen 10 Day No Chip (or something like that) is the best polish … better than the more expensive salon brands, IMO.

  2. I so feel your pain. I actually get sad when I look at pictures of the past and I see my flawlessly manicured nails. I always had them polished and perfect pre-baby. And now?? I’m lucky to get in… well, is the moon blue yet?

    I can handle skipping the mascara, I can handle not shopping for adorable shoes like I used to, but not having my nails done makes me feel… so… let go. I keep telling myself that one day my daughter will be old enough to JOIN me in the pleasure found in a manicure! Can’t wait…

  3. how old is she? I bring Viv along with a toy. one place plays videos for her and one has a dog so both keep her interest.
    I’m against starting them too young on the grooming route. Feel the nerotic lady stuff can wait :}

    if you know it makes you that happy have a standing appointment every ten days. I need to be more scheduled myself. if not, years go by.

  4. You can give yourself a professional manicure at home. All you need to do is, search online simple tools and tips of the professional manicurists use. Do it for 1 or 2 times and then it would be very easy for you, such that you can do it once in a week with out any difficulty.

  5. sooo with you! i totally judge chipped nail polish.i can’t help it. eck!!! so much so that i use the file, buffer and hand lotion over color these days. i’m in diapers, dishes and hand soap all day long. the polished nail wears too fast! it annoys me. i want it to last much longer, especially after paying someone to do it.
    there will be time for nail polish again, LATER! 🙂

  6. This bathroom confessional with all the clinking noise in the background makes me feel sorry for ya! My nails have looked like crap for 7 years now. I have a gift cert to a posh spa that I won at the elementary school SPRING FAIR. Still have not used it. Pathetic, huh. I must say when I find that free 45 minutes I usually go to the gym, not the salon. Hopefully this is a better call in the long run but boy do my eyebrows need some help…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.