I got an OPI gel manicure this weekend at a cute little spa in Astoria. I feel like I am really capable of accomplishing my Day Zero goal of actually ceasing to bite my nails. It’s been a battle for me my entire life…but then I got braces, which made it a lot harder to chew on my nails/cuticles/etc., and now I wear Invisalign-style retainers, which make it impossible. I have had pretty, nice-looking hands for nearly a year and a half! Soooo I decided to treat myself to a salon manicure (I’ve never had one before!). I did some research and the OPI gel manicure seems to last a long time (that’s another thing — I’m a bit OCD and once nail polish starts to chip or otherwise wear off, I usually just remove it). We’re 5 days in and my nails still look perfect. Supposedly the OPI gel manicures are able to last 2–3 weeks! So we’ll see.
And for those of you wondering how the week of vegetarianism went…it was great! It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be (I thought for sure I would be craving tacos or a hamburger by mid-week). We made so much good food.