Gotta love a nice manicure and pedicure. It’s one of the ways I “treat” myself after a long teaching year or for a special occasion. (Psst: I hadn’t gotten my nails professionally until last year. Crazy, right?) As much as I enjoy being pampered, I buy my own nail polish or borrow one of my sisters’ bottles, and transform my digits. Yes, it’s cost effective, but I’m the kind of girl who will either wear a shade for several weeks or change it up after a few days. And I have some me time.