$7 Dollars’ Worth of Happy

For people like me who don’t have much in the way of expendable income, learning to live “on the cheap” is essential. I regularly use coupons to buy clothing and groceries, tracking sales and circulars like some people watch the stock market.  

Because I also work from home and admittedly don’t socialize much, I am aware that I am often alone. Spending so much time by myself most definitely leads to bouts of what I will call “the blahs.” To combat these down periods, I do what I can, within my budget, to lift my spirits.

There is a psychological aspect to looking nice, and as I stare at my hands all day as I type, I’ve noticed a direct correlation between the state of my hands and my state of mind. When they look shabby, I generally feel the same.

Typing all day prevents me from maintaining manicures for any length of time. Without the money to get weekly manicures, or the time to constantly paint my nails and wait for them to dry, I’ve often been frustrated by the ragged appearance of my fingernails. And that’s why I was ecstatic to find imPRESS manicure kits containing beautiful artificial nails that last long, don’t require glue, and don’t break my piggy bank.

Per their website, “Since 2012, [the] imPRESS Press-on Manicure–featuring patented SuperHold technology and an amazing gel finish–has revolutionized the beauty industry with a DIY manicure in minutes!

Having used their products no fewer than 10 times over the past 6 months, I can attest to the fact that these are most definitely accurate claims. The nails are easy to put on and take off, and each kit, containing 30 nails, allows for at least 2 full mix-and-match sets. imPRESS nails come in both shiny and matte finishes with several accent nails per kit; I am partial to the matte, as I find them to be the most natural looking, but the glossy options are just as pretty.

The nails can be ordered online directly from imPRESS, but I’ve found them at both Walmart and Kroger (my favorite local grocery store) for $5 to $7 dollars a kit.

This is not an ad, nor do I work for imPRESS; I just felt the need to share that $7 dollars’ worth of happiness can be obtained fairly easily. And in case you were wondering, no nails were chipped in the typing of this post LOL.

Image from impressmanicure.com.

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