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As young twenty-somethings living in New York, we’re very well versed in the art of the D.I.Y. manicure. Yes, Legally Blonde taught us that a nail salon is its own kind of beauty nirvana, where talons are pristine and questionable advice is yours for the taking, but when push comes to shove, we’d rather drop $25+ at one of our hush-hush thrift shops, than shell out for a job we can do ourselves. Nevertheless, any woman who takes the polish into her own hands on the regular has a handful of horror tales to tell.
Usually when we get our nails done we either have our noses in a copy of Vanity Fair or, if that’s been snatched up, we’ll resign ourselves to watching Mario Lopez on E! News (don’t the technicians ever tire of him?), so the idea of taking in cool new contemporary art while we get our tips touched up is an intriguing one to say the least. Enter Vanity Projects, a gallery space-cum-nail salon set to open its doors in NYC this summer.
We love it when macho men cop to having some traditionally “feminine” habits. Take Cory Booker for instance: the Newark mayor is 6’3, an ex-varsity football player, and…a huge fan of mani-pedis.
Oh, the things we do in the name of beauty! When it comes to a little confidence booster, we naturally assume the experts in charge know what they’re doing. But alas, even the worst case scenarios can happen to the best of us. From moldy fingers to braid-causing bacterial infections, the following five disasters left us second-guessing our typical beauty regimen.