So, a number of my friends pay about $80 every month to get their nails done. Don't get me wrong, I love a fun day at the spa as much as the next girl, but when you get manicures every few weeks, it isn't as special as when you only get one once a year. Here is how you can save about $950 every year by doing your nails yourself!
Assuming you get a manicure and pedicure twice a month, the average amount you'll spend is $960 every year ($15 manicure & $25 pedicure). This isn't including the cost for any special gel polish, acrylic nails, designs, tips, transportation costs, etc. If you're not very good at painting your own nails yet, all it takes is practice. Within a few months, you'll be doing it perfectly, and your checkbook will be perfectly happy.
Look for sales on nail polish and use coupons to get great deals on a few of your favorite colors. I like light pink and silver the best because they don't show when they chip, which means I don't have to paint my nails as frequently as I would with other colors. On average, for me, I only paint my fingernails about once every other week and only paint my toes about once a month when I use these lighter colors. With darker, more noticeable colors, I have to repaint about once a week on my fingernails and in two weeks with my toenails. Even if you repaint every week, you're still going to be saving a bundle!
How Do You Make Your Nails Shine?
How do you save on nail care? What are your favorite do-it-yourself nail art projects? Which brand have you found to be the best? Leave a comment below with your thoughts and experiences to help other look fabulous while saving money!