Since getting engaged, I’ve adopted a couple beauty regimens. Taking Biotin pills have been a lifesaver for my nails and hair especially. I’ve generally tried to keep my nails polished (even clear if I don’t have time for color). When you get engaged the first thing people want to do is look at your ring, so I had to get my nails in shape. If they aren’t polished, I need to keep them hangnail free. If they are polished, I try to not have a chipped mess be the first thing people see.
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Since high school I had been a slave to acrylic nails. (I wish my mom would’ve told me I didn’t need my nails done in ninth grade.) When shellac and gel manicures became the next best thing, I turned to those because they weren’t as damaging to my nails, or so I thought. But after realizing that I was spending upwards of $140 per month on manicures and pedicures, I decided it was time to give my poor pocketbook a break.