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The 19 Things That Happen Every Time You Get A Manicure

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Painting your nails is one of the smallest, easiest ways to change up your look. Whether you're in it for the nail art or the sheer pleasure of a freshly-painted manicure, there are so many reasons to treat yourself every once in a while.

But as anyone who has ever gone to a salon knows, there are certain things that happen every single time. 19 of them, to be exact. They are:

1. You spend at least 10 minutes picking out a color.

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It's a tough decision. We know.

2. You make some kind of excuse for your chipped nails.

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3. You have no idea if you want your cuticles cut but you do it... "just a little."

4. You wish the hand massage could last forever...

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5. ...But politely decline when asked if you would like a longer one (what, are you made of money?)

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6. You can NEVER remember how much to tip.

7. You decide you want quick dry, even though it's $1 extra (SPLURGE!)

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8. The first nail is painted and you say "ooh, pretty color!" Every. Single Time.

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9. You're done! Now it's time to sit at the dryer and pretend you're not wondering whether or not you'll get a back massage.

10. You use every ounce of will power you have NOT to touch your phone while you're under the dryer.

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11. You excessively check your watch. Time seems to literally come to a halt.

12. You eventually cave... after all, you haven't checked Instagram in at least 15 minutes.

13. Your nail smudges. PANIC ENSUES.

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14. You debate whether or not it's worth it to point out. You can live with one tiny smudge, right?

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15. WRONG. The smudge is eating away at you. You finally bring yourself to point it out.

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16. The shame is real.

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17. You spray enough of this stuff to last a week. You know, just to be sure.

18. You leave with a fresh set of fingers and a new lease on life...

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19. ...until they start to chip.

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