c) Open the yellow pages and call around until you can find a place that does manicures for under $15.You are now assured the most ridiculous manicure ever.
Emily The Brave (who also accompanied me on my Scientology adventure) was up for this tomfoolery. We opted to try Ocean Salon Spa which is located at the intersection of Dicey Avenue and Bad News Street – otherwise known as the Rondo neighborhood. It’s one of those places that’s next to a check-cashing shop and promises pay-by-the-minute massages. Because apparently that’s how we roll, yo.
However! Upon entering the spa we discovered row upon row of white upholstered princess chairs, a huge saltwater aquarium and gilt baroque style manicure tables. Yes, I thought. I will gladly pay $11 for a manicure here.
Emily and I hunkered down for twenty minutes of gossip and hand rubbing and were not disappointed. The manicurist did balk a bit at my request for gold nailpolish with rhinestone tips. Why she expressed surprise I’m sure I don’t know, as the woman sitting the next table over was getting fake nails inset with dollar bills. True story.
After approximately 8,000 layers of polish, we set our hands beneath some sort of fan/UV/baking machine after which I immidiately mussed up my polish digging around in my purse.
But when you’ve got rhinestones on your nails, I doubt anybody’s going to notice a little smudge, right?
Have you ever gotten a particularly ridiculous manicure? Would you?