[This post and contest come hot off the Internet presses from our friends at CollegeFashion!]
I remember my first manicure vividly – I was in 5th grade and had just gotten braces, and my mom took me to the nail salon to try to cheer me up. I loved everything about the experience – especially my bright, sky-blue nails.
Fast-forward seven years to my senior year of high school, where I spent 30 minutes at the drugstore searching for the perfect neon coral-pink polish – even though the polish is totally old, I still can’t bring myself to throw away the bottle.
One more nail polish story: I’m best friends with my freshman-year dorm neighbor – who now admits she started talking to me only because she loved my yellow nails.
Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of bold nail choices. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no skill when it comes to nail art – like, I even screw up doing simple polka dots. I thought that nail art would be forever lost on me, especially since I don’t want to pay extra at the already-pricey salon.