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13 Stages Of Getting A Manicure

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    Getting a manicure is a "treat yo' self" occasion — whether you indulge in it once a year or visit your local salon weekly. And there's a distinct internal dialogue that occurs during the process — one we are all too familiar with.

    There's the anxiety that comes with picking a nail color, the awkward hand massages, the fumbling for your keys — they're all part of the roller coaster of emotions that is getting your nails did. First-world problems? Absolutely. But they're problems many of us can relate to.

    It's a fraught experience we outline ahead. Share in our pain, won't you?



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