May 05, 2009

A Love/Hate Relationship


As I have mentioned before, I love getting my nails done (solar nails!!) but have I ever told you that I hate getting my nails done? Whoa, hold up – this may sound like a complete contradiction but it is so entirely true for a person like me.

Let me explain…I love the look of having solar nails and they could not be easier. Go in, have them done and then forget about them for 2-3 weeks until you have to get them done again. That last part is the source of all of my anxiety though…the actual sitting there and getting them done part.

This SHOULD be a relaxing experience but for me it is torturous and can literally send me into cold sweats. They use this “buzzer” thing, not sure of the technical term but its purpose is to quickly file your nails down so that they can be refilled. I give the nail technicians major credit because at the place that I go they are VERY careful with this particular tool but in the past I have had horrible experiences with it!!! This little bastard of a tool can seriously cut you if the ladies aren’t careful and believe me, it has happened more than a few times to me.

Picture it…I walk into the nail salon, everyone is relaxing in their massage chairs getting mani-pedis. The lady tells me to take a seat and for a while, until the dreaded tool shows its face, I am OK. The minute I see it though, relaxation is out the window…I sit straight up, monitoring her every move. If I even THINK that it is about cut me I jerk my hand away causing an embarrassing yet hilarious scene which causes me to have to quickly act like nothing happened.

The logical question is this – if I am so scared of having my nails done, then why don’t I just STOP DOING IT?? I can’t…I love them too much. They are effortless, minus this ridiculous reaction they cause, and I just like them. There you have it!

Am I insane?

18 comments:

brown eyed girl said...

Nah, you're not insane! The filer thingies are intimidating and I spend some time watching them and concerning myself with whether or not they're going to cut me!

The Schumachers said...

Holy crap that thing scares me to. I have never been cut with it but I have had one person that held it in one spot too long and it burned the holy you-know-what out of my nail. The whole experience does not relax me in the slightest. Give me a pedi any day!

Whitney said...

I could have written this post myself! I hate the drill, too. They don't have to use it, though. You can tell them to do it without the drill.

Andi said...

I don't get artificial nails but I have a hard time getting my nails done. I'm naturally a tense and fidgety person so I constantly get told to "relax, relax" and they tap at my hands and feet when I pull away from them. I can't help it! I love getting mani & pedis but I am a horrible customer. I get scolded every time.

GingerSnap said...

I used to have my nails done like that and that stupid tool scared the crud out of me too. It's a freak'n POWER TOOL - uh, scary!

Q. and La. said...

Yah, for my WEDDING I got cut TWICE! Ha, I haven't been back since. That tool is scary and seriously a DRILL. It is SO PRETTY to have lovely nails, but I just can't do it...

Heather said...

Those cuts hurt like hell!!! I don't like sitting there and getting them done either, but they're so pretty!! I was actually thinking about getting a set but ugh the thought of sitting makes me think twice!

Rob and Amy said...

I hate that tool too :) It's called a Dremmel and it's my worst enemy....argh!!!!!

Meagan said...

Definitely not insane! I have a huge fear of that drilly thing too! If the nail techs are going to use it, they should know the proper techniques!!

I still want to find somewhere to get solar nails!!

Jenny.Lee said...

I currently don't have them because a.)i don't want to pay for them right now and b.) i HATE sitting there too.

Texan Couture said...

You are not insane, I feel the same way! Although I have not had solar nails in while, I love them because they don't turn from tanning :)

d.a.r. said...

I don't get my nails done for this very reason!!

Sweet Home Amy said...

No way, you are not insane! I get so uncomfortable getting my nails done too. The chairs are not conducive to sitting there for an hour, holding your hands out. And its so boring!

Plus, I agree...that tool is scary! I've been cut by it before, and this last time the girl I had did an incredible job of being super careful, so I made sure to get her name before I left and will request her every time!

Jennifer said...

I would be terrified if some one came at me with that tool! No thank you!

Jamie said...

Agree with all of the above: I HATE that tool! In fact, I haven't had my nails done in years b/c of that weapon. The dude filed (aka drilled) my nail down so much that it was basically touching my skin under my nail. It burned so bad and when I tried to tell him it hurt and to stop, he couldn't understand me. That's a really long comment just to say ... I understand where you're coming from :)

So glad you're back to blogging!

Liana said...

i used to get mine done to because i loved how effortless they were...but i hated sitting through getting them done though so i totally understand!

Peace, love, and Big said...

I feel the SAME way! I hate that tool. I've gotten cut SOOOO many times. One time the person didn't clean up the cut well enough and I had blood under my freakin' acrylic nail. SICK...

Bethany said...

I am the exact same way!!! They look so pretty though when you first get them done. :)