Friday, September 5, 2008

You Get What You Pay For

Since I’ve been into nail care, I’m always amazed at the number of individuals who sacrifice quality service for cheap, bottom-dollar service from discount nail shops. I totally believe that you get what you pay for. This means that if you pay for a $25 pedicure, I guarantee your walking out the door with just as much dry and callused skin as you walked in with, as well as cuticle build-up, ridges, and possibly bacterium or fungus. Never the less, your nails will be esthetically pretty but the polish will only last for a couple of days…then its peeling and chipping time! If you get a $10 manicure, you may get cut from the nippers and develop hangnails within a day or two. If you get a $12 acrylic fill-in, your acrylic probably lifts within a week. Another downside of receiving service at a discount nail shop is that you don’t know what quality, professional brand name products, if any, they are using.

On the other hand, if you go to a professional nail salon or spa, you know that if you are paying $40 and up for a signature or spa pedicure, $20 or more for a classic or spa manicure, and $25 and up for artificial nail services, you are more than likely receiving quality service.

So f you’re searching for professional quality nail care service, please contact me for my service menu or the name of a shop or spa in your area (MD, DC, VA).

Have a Simply Beautiful Weekend!


  1. Dear Simply Beautiful Leah,
    I am an avid Wet and Wild nailposish user. Even though it only costs 99 cents I feel like its the best nailpolish in the US. I dont appreciate your remarks about bottom doller nail service. Budget Diva's have to be cute too. Furthermore even though my nailpolish is always chipped hours after I put it on, I feel like I'm Simply Beautiful as well. So, in conclusion, I appreciate your sentiment about low budget polish, but Barbie Corvet Pink Wet and Wild nailpolish is still the one for me. Thanks, but no thanks!...... Budget Diva
    (ps: lol)

  2. Glad you're back! Thanks for the advice. I hope things are going well.

  3. In the long run, it's not really being on a budget, because you spend more when something last for less time. What I find is that with cheap nail polish I replace my bottles more often, so I spend the extra two dollars and get something with longer wear. This applies to make-up too. Whether $.99 cents or $3.00 we are all simply beautiful.