I am all about creativity and saving a few bucks, but keep these pointers in mind when you are craving some nail care. Anything short of applying some polish and experimenting with designs should be taken to the salon. Sure, you pinned all those beautiful nail tutorials on Pinterest, but if you’ve tried them and they don’t work or if you just don’t have the patience, take the image to a nail tech near you and ask her to duplicate the design on your fingers. We already pay for our hair to be cut by a professional, so why do we feel like our nails need to be treated differently? Skip a few iced coffees or budget your money every paycheck to save for a relaxing day at the salon. Better yet, take a friend and make a day out of the experience. You deserve it.