I can’t tolerate having my nails undone. Bare minimum I’ve got a have a coat of nail whitener and glossy top coat. With my nails nicely shaped, of course.
Fortunately I was born blessed with nice nails that look good bare. But it’s just a fetish in me to have manicured nails. Even when I can’t find the time and/or money to go get them done professionally, I DIY my manicures and pedicures, complete with cuticle care and lotion massage.
Yes. I am anal.
So it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that there is no such thing as a “quick nail job” for me. The quickest I can be is 30 minutes, with just the minimum as stated earlier. I always have to wait for my nails to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next coat of polish.
On a relaxed day when I have plenty of time to spare (which is like hardly ever these days), I go the full length of nail trimming, shaping, removing cuticles, buffing the hard skin off my soles, hand and foot massage, base coat, 2 coats of colour, finishing up with a top coat. That can take about two hours. 😛
So these days, when I feel like my fingers and toes are in need of grooming, I sacrifice sleep and do it all. Like tonight.
My grooming doesn’t have to suffer just because I’ve risen up the ranks to become a mother. Nowadays, only my sleep hours suffer. I’m way too vain to let my looks fade away like that. 😆
I am typing away here as I wait for the last coat of colour to dry up so I can paint on my quick drying top coat. Ahhh… the sacrifices of motherhood. Now you people know why housewives usually look battered and worn down.