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Old 02-17-2018, 07:55 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I did not have either until I was in my 40's. I do not get them often but a couple times a year is a nice splurge for me.
Same for me. I was also in my 40s, but that was around the time it began to be a thing. There were always manicures available in normal beauty salons, but there weren't all these separate nail shops until the 90s. I only go occasionally, usually if I got a gift card or my daughter is visiting and wants to go. I type all the time, so there's no point unless I get the gel manicures, and then they wreck your nails pretty badly.

Back around 1990, my mother-in-law, a very practical woman who grew up on a farm in Maine, came to town for the wedding of the son of her best friend. My MIL lost a thumb and forefinger feeding logs into a saw when she was 14. It didn't hinder her at all. She could type well and she knitted and did needlepoint.

The mother of the groom talked her into going with her to get her hair done that morning, and then suggested she get a manicure, too. My MIL had always done her own nails, so she said to the young woman doing her hair, "How much is the manicure?" The answer was "Ten dollars." My MIL said, "Hmm, that's a dollar a finger, right?" The girl laughed and said, "I guess so." My MIL held up her hand and said, "So I should only pay EIGHT, right?" The poor thing stammered and stuttered and didn't know what to say. My MIL just laughed and said she would do her own nails.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I take care of my own hands/feet/ fingernails/toenails.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:31 AM
 
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I get Manis every now and then, and if I have an event coming up. I used to get regular Mani but now if I get them professionally done, I get the gel (look nicer For longer)

I never had a pedicure
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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I get a mani/pedi if I'm going away and will be wearing sandals or going barefoot. Otherwise I just get a mani a few times a year. It's inexpensive and a nice treat for me to have 30 minutes down time!
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Never had one and never will. I have better things to do with my time and money.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:18 PM
 
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To me, those long fake nails look so unsanitary. Imagine the stuff living under there.
And natural ones are even worse. Long nails are absolutely disgusting. They are as hideous as long toenails. They make me want to puke. There is nothing "beautiful" about them.

I don't understand women's fascination with something that gross.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Olympia area (for now)
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When living in Phoenix, I used to get manicures /pedicures a lot, since many women wear open toed shoes year around. Now that Iíve moved, not so much.

Iíve seen people of all ages getting them, from little girls to seniors. The biggest surprise was seeing this big burly guy who looked like a linebacker, sitting in the chair next to mine to get a pedicure.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:38 AM
 
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I've had a manicure once. It was in 1997, for my seeing to my first husband. I have never had a pedicure.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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I've had a manicure once. It was in 1997, for my seeing to my first husband. I have never had a pedicure.

What do you mean, "Seeing to your first husband"?


About 10 years ago, it got difficult for me to SEE my toenails well enough to trim them. Too far for reading glasses to work, too close for my good middle/distance vision to kick in. I guess that's why nursing homes have aids do this odious task.


I am impressed at the retirees here who still bother to paint their nails regularly. 'Cause you know, they've kinda let other stuff "go"! Plus, it's ultra-casual around here.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:54 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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What do you mean, "Seeing to your first husband"?


About 10 years ago, it got difficult for me to SEE my toenails well enough to trim them. Too far for reading glasses to work, too close for my good middle/distance vision to kick in. I guess that's why nursing homes have aids do this odious task.


I am impressed at the retirees here who still bother to paint their nails regularly. 'Cause you know, they've kinda let other stuff "go"! Plus, it's ultra-casual around here.
I suspect it was "wedding" and was mistyped and autocorrected.
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