I am not a fan of the whole manicure/pedicure thing.
I love having painted nails, but I prefer to do them myself. I have yet to have a mani/pedi and not think: Huh. I could have done that better myself.
Also, nails salons are sooooo smelly. I cannot tolerate that chemical smell. Even at a spa, the stench of the remover seems so much stronger than at home, where I work in a hazmat suit and in a well ventilated area.
Also, if someone's going to spend that much time touching parts of my body, there had better be more of an end result than OPI Plugged-in Plum [although have you seen the OPI Alice in Wonderland colors? GLITTER IN A BOTTLE!].
Also, I'd rather spend money for people touching me on a massage. No. Not that kind of a massage.
Also, when my cousin was studying to get her license to do nails [wow, like 20 years ago] I was her guinea pig, and that really took all the delight out of having my nails done.
So I do them myself, usually once a week. It's my down time.
I had an argument in college with a guy who could not comprehend that I was a feminist because I painted my nails and wore makeup. Also that I painted my nails, wore makeup but didn't shave my legs or armpits. He could not understand how I could pick and choose - if I was going to wear lipstick, I should shave my legs. It only stood to reason. Right?
Um. No. I LIKE wearing lipstick and doing my nails. I do NOT like shaving my legs. Poor guy, couldn't understand the concept of CHOICE.
Obviously, we never dated.