{Giveaway} The perfect shade of red nail polish by Deborah Lippmann

Manicurist to the stars, FOF Deborah Lippmann, is giving away five bottles of “My Old Flame,” a universally flattering shade of red. Enter to win by commenting below: Do you get professional manicures or do it yourself?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

FOF Deborah Lippmann has cut and colored the claws of Cher, Martha Stewart and an impressive roster of other A-list celebs.

After dreams of becoming a jazz diva didn’t materialize, Deborah enrolled in cosmetology school where she discovered her true talent — nails.

Then, she nailed it in Phoenix, where the city’s socialites lined up at her manicure chair. But, it wasn’t enough, Deborah had stars in her eyes.

She tried her hand in New York City where by a stroke of luck, an Allure editor ended up in her chair. “One of the best manicurists in the country” wrote the editor after her life-changing mani. Editors at Vogue later dubbed Deborah a “mega-manicurist.”

From there, Deborah’s career took off. She gained a reputation not only for her magical manicures but for mixing custom colors so celebs such as Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger and Penelope Cruz could have unique nail shades when accepting their Oscars.

Deborah continues to do manicures for top clients, but she also spends her days crafting colors for her award-winning line of lacquer.

Enter to win one of five bottles of “My Old Flame,” FOF Deborah Lippmann’s perfect shade of red nail polish by commenting below and answering: Do you get professional manicures or do it yourself?

(See all our past winners. See official rules. Five winners are chosen at random from all those commenters who answer the question. Contest closes April 7, 2011.)

263 Responses to “{Giveaway} The perfect shade of red nail polish by Deborah Lippmann”

  1. Hira Hasnain says:

    I tend to do my own nails, and have picked up a bunch of nail art. but if there’s a special event, like a wedding or a huge party, I tend to go ahead and leave it to the “experts”, and book myself an appointment with my manicurist! 😉

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  2. VICKI HOLTZMAN says:

    My favorite is Red. I do get manicures and pedicures professionally but I also take my color with me.

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  3. Vicki H says:

    I do not get professional manicures.

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  4. Sand says:

    I do my own manicure because I use my hands a lot, I have to change polish every other day.

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  5. Christal Couturier says:

    I only get pro manis when I have a special occasision.

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  6. Heather M says:

    I have never gotten a manicure!!

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  7. Diane Baum says:

    I do both, professional and do it myself

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  8. kathy taylor says:

    I do it myself…

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  9. susan smoaks says:

    i do it myself most of the time, we do not have the money for me to get professional manicures very often.

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  10. susitravl says:

    I get manicures at the salon, but I like to change my polish between manicures, and I do that myself.

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  11. Tim says:

    Do it myself.

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  12. Laura Benjamin says:

    I do them myself as I love the quiet time I have all to me when doing them. It is so relaxing.

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  13. Falon says:

    I get my manicures done professionally!

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  14. Yurika says:

    I am definitely at-home-manicure kind of girl! But when I want extravagant nail art done, I go to the salon!

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  15. Mary says:

    I do get professional manicures and pedicures. Usually I wear red or another bright color on my toes; but light pink or white on my fingernails since they chip quickly.

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  16. Melissa says:

    I’m skeptical about the cleanliness of salons due to a bad incident I had with blood poisoning from a salon’s dirty tools. I will do my own nails, thank you very much. :o)

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  17. Ellie W says:

    I’ve never had a professional manicure. I do it all myself.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  18. Shirley Macrides says:

    I have been getting my nails done for the past 25 years. It’s my time to relax, swap stories with my nail tech and feel good about myself. Red is one of my favorite nail colors – goes with everything.

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  19. ferriz says:

    I do it myself. My hand is steady enough and I would rather spend my money on a massage. 😉

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Sarah says:

    I usually do my nails on my own, but I like to occasionally splurge by getting a manicure 🙂

    fs4sarah at gmail dot com

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  21. Jeanette Chapman says:

    fabulous Red nails – so beautifully classic.

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  22. Joann Fore says:

    I havent had a manicure I do my own nails…

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  23. kittycardero says:

    I do my own nails.

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  24. Janet says:

    When my daughter comes home she gives me a manicure, otherwise, I have them done for special occasions. I would love to give her the red polish.

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  25. jeanine davis says:

    When I was working full-time, I got a professional manicure at least once a week. Now that my status has changed, I am learning to do a home manicure…and I am getting better at it…..very slowly!!!

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  26. AJB says:

    I prefer to do my own fingernail manicures, however, I like to get pedicures done (although I don’t very often).

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  27. Gloria Monroe says:

    I do my own manicures, God Bless! TOL = Tons of Love! My friends and I are trying to have this become a universal world wide greeting!

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  28. Melissa says:

    I polish my own nails. I am leery about the cleanliness of salons, due to the fact I could have died from blood poisoning from a salon who did my nails with unclean tools.

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  29. valerie says:

    my daughters would love this gift.

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  30. Jules Powers says:

    I have my nails done professionally. Would love love love to take this to my manicurist to use every two weeks. The color of this polish is beautiful. Would love to try it.

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  31. Lisa Matsumoto says:

    I get my teenage daughter to do my nails and then I do hers

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  32. alyana says:

    I usually get a professional manicure so I could relax and have a “perfect“ manicure cause I tried to do it myself once but it turned out sloppy. :))

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  33. debbi f says:

    Hands are so very important even if it is not part of your culture to gesture with them for emphasis…beautiful nails complete and complement my ensemble…I fix little issues in between, but try for a professional manicure weekly..

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  34. Dorothy says:

    I do it myself when I find the time.

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  35. Erica C. says:

    I usually do my manicures myself…but I’ll get a professional to do my pedicures now and then.

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  36. Sharon Rickert says:

    I want some nice, sharp red nail polish.

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  37. Nancy says:

    Mostly do my nails at home, but my sons have been giving me manicure certificates for special occassions. I don’t go to the salon often, but it is a nice treat! It’s nice they give me something just for me. BTW – love the color and the name.

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  38. Charlie says:

    Both. Usually I get more pedicures and perform manicures myself

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  39. Sue Farrell says:

    I do my nails myself.

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  40. Sarah Matos says:

    I do my own “manicures” but would love to have someone do it for me, lol

    smatos04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Melissa says:

    I like to relax in my home and do my own nails.

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  42. smfsprout says:

    I generally take care of the manicure myself, but I get a professional pedicure.

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  43. Patrick says:

    “I would say i do my own manicures, it’s cheaper & safer if you ask me!”

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  44. Kristine says:

    I do a little of both. Splurge on a manicure from time to time, but do it myself between.

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  45. Marilyn says:

    What an awesome shade of red! I love it!

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  46. Val says:

    I treat myself to a professional manicure every other month. I feel really pampered that way.

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  47. malkatz says:

    I do my own nails, but I do occasionally treat myself to a manicure if there is a special event. 🙂

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  48. Melissa says:

    I like to have my own spa day at home.

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  49. Kathy says:

    About twice a year I will get my nails done and it is probably the way I would wear red. I love it, but I keep my own nails trimmed short.
    This red is stunning, by the way.

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  50. linda says:

    I have my nails done at a salon, and I do enjoy having nice looking nails. It is something that makes me feel especially feminine. I’d love to try this red!

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  51. Sandra Crispo says:

    No do not go to a salon to have nails done, the few times I wear polish do the honors myself. Even if I don’t like a color on me both my 2 daughters and 2 daughter-in-laws do their nails frequently so if lucky enough to win the prize will not go to waist, thanks!!!

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  52. Anita Heykants says:

    No mani for me, so I would really like this color of polish to use.

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  53. Rebecca says:

    I prefer a professional manicure.

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  54. Leisa Heitman says:

    I do my manicure myself. I’ve never had a professional manicure 🙁

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  55. janeh says:

    I do it all myself……

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  56. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I paint my own nails

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  57. margara says:

    my daughter and I share time doing manicures for each other, its a fun way to catch up! Whenever i want extra pampering, i go to a local manicure place. Im thinking this shade will flatter both my daughter and me!

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  58. Melissa says:

    I like to relax and polish my own nails.

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  59. dell says:

    I have not tried this brand and would love to win and try the polish. It looks wonderful. I do my own nails.

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  60. Kim Oates says:

    I do my own nails, can’t really afford to get them done professionly; and I love this color of RED! I always wear red polish!

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  61. Karen S says:

    I do my own manis and pedis because when I was a kid I chewed my nails down to the quick. I always admired beautifully manicured hands and nails. When I finally quit biting my nails I’ve taken every step to keep my hands and nails looking in lovely condition. My polish is never chipped and I get compliments on both my fingernails and toenails on how perfect they look.

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  62. Leilani Nance says:

    Both, depends on time and events. I would love a perfect red polish. I love the name.

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  63. Evelyn says:

    At this time I am performing manicures and pedicures at home.

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  64. Elaine Gasaway says:

    I don’t get manicures. I have to keep my nails short in order to play the cello.

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  65. Irishstar says:

    For special occasions -professional. For everyday-I’ll do it myself.

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  66. Meg S says:

    I do it myself! I love getting them done by others, but it’s just too expensive for me. Especially when I’m constantly doing things that mess up my nails!

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  67. elaine says:

    I get mine done professionally. There is no comparison when I try to do them myself. I always feel like I wasted my time because they don’t look presentable. Plus, I deserve an hour of a little pampering and time to myself in the salon.

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  68. June Smith says:

    I normally do my own nails. A nice red shade is always a good choice. However, as a personal treat to myself, I will have my nails done at a salon. It gives me some much needed down time from the hectic schedule I keep. My salon, as do most, allows me to bring my favorite polish.

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  69. hofken says:

    I do them myself

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  70. Karen says:

    I do my nails my self and it looks ok.

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  71. Donna Magner says:

    My nails would look Fabulous at my Red Hat Society outing in this color. It’s great when you can read a success story about another FOF member! you GO Deborah!!

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  72. Cheryl says:

    Professional always — on a weekly basis. Nothing makes me feel better than good hair and beautiful nails!

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  73. Melissa says:

    I like to polish my nails with my own spa night.

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  74. 216amyc says:

    I do my nails myself. I wish I could afford weekly manicures!

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  75. Vicky Boackle says:

    i do it myself.

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  76. Karen Gros says:

    After getting a couple of nasty fungus infections from the salons I do my nail myself.

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  77. Shellie says:

    When I want my nails to look great, I go for a manicure. I’m sporadic, love it but have better control with polish maintenance when I do them myself!

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  78. Deborah says:

    I do my own, going for a manicure is a luxury I can’t afford. Red is MY color!

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  79. Annemarie says:

    I do my own manicures as an expression of self love.

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  80. Linda Owens says:

    I do it myself, to busy and cost to much to get someone to do it.

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  81. Rin says:

    Both! Professional mani/pedi is my treat, but i usually end up diy’ing it.

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  82. Jen Bispo says:

    I wish I had time for a quality manicure. I am back to natural nails, and they need some love. I am usually trying to apply a quick clear coat in between appointments and phone calls at my desk at work!

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  83. Kim Cage says:

    I do my own due to money concerns. I had one professional manicure in my life that my mother bought for me as a present. It was one of the most luxurious experiences I have ever had.!!!

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  84. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    When my budget allowed me to go have professional manicures done, I loved that time and of course being pampered is great. Now my daughter Sherri does my manicures. She had a passion to go to school and learn makeup, nails, and facials. She will graduate soon, so one night my two daughter and I decided to invite over our friends and have a “Lets pamper ourselves party” it has become a monthly event and what fun. I am so proud of her and she does an awesome job on our nails. To win this would be an honor, Deborah sounds like a very passionate woman. I love this color and the name “My Old Flame” now thats creative. Red is one of my all time favorite colors for nails and I showed my daughter Sherri this and she was adamant that I enter so here I am and she said she is keeping all of her fingers crossed, lol. Thank you Deborah for this awesome opportunity. Good luck to all. Have a FAB week.

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  85. Lucy says:

    I do my own manicures. I prefer it that way. I’m too leery of unclean manicure instruments. I also change my nail polish every few days. Wouldn’t be worth it to me. Thank you. Hope I win this. I love Deborah Lippmann’s polish. That’s a beautiful red. Just the shade I like.

    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  86. Joann Bally says:

    I do both, i try to get professional manicures as much as I can every couple of months but sometimes the budget just says I have to do it myself even though I prefer not too.
    Thanks so much. 🙂

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  87. june eggers says:

    I’ve never had a professional manicure. My work experience has been the type of jobs that do not allow nail polish and are physcially hard on skin and nails. Now that i’m newly retired i hope i find the time to do nice things for my hands.

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  88. Nancy Olson says:

    Wow, great color for great fun, especially on women that are a little older–love to get this color!

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  89. MPena says:

    What a great color. I am a July baby, so my birthstone is Ruby. So, I’ve always loved red.

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  90. Michele says:

    I have always done my own manicures. I prefer to relax in my own bathroom with the paraffin bath and nail colors. Although I wonder if a professional job would last longer.

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  91. Martha Crutchfield says:

    I do my nails myself. I have never had anyone else ever do my nails.

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  92. Chinchilla says:

    I have always done my own manicures. However, last year, for my birthday, I got my first professional pedicure as a gift. What color? RED, of course!

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  93. Linda says:

    Last fall I made the mistake of having “nails” put in place for my son’s wedding. Oh, how I wish I could take those two hours back. My nails are just beginning to recover. I have kept them short and tried to keep them from splitting and peeling with a nail hardner myself. But, I do love a nice red on my toes! I would loooooove to have a bottle of the PERFECT red.

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  94. sherry stewart says:

    I am always looking for that “Perfect” shade of red. This look fabuous! I want and need it!

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  95. Sweet says:

    I would love to but but never had a profecional manicure done because I’m always afraid that I’m going to end with some kind of fungus or infection after reading many articles on how some of this stablishment don’t desinfect their tools as they suppose too Scary!!!!!! After my ordeal with breast cancer I do not want to add any more drama to my lonly life

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  96. Deb says:

    Someone gave me a gift certificate for a massage at a beautiful local spa and I asked if it was okay to trade it in for a few manicures and a pedicure and they said yes they would be happy to accommodate me! As wonderful as a massage would have felt that day, the benefits of a manicure and pedicure can last sometimes for even a few weeks. I rarely treat myself to the professional services, but on occasion, it’s reallly nice to indulge and then it gets me in the mood to keep my nails pretty with lovely products I can by myself.

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  97. Jane says:

    I like to do my nails myself. Then, I can change the polish color whenever I feel like it, and not feel like I’m “ruining” something I paid for. I love to get pedicures, and I will get manicures as a special treat or a girls’ afternoon out, but on a regular basis, I do like to paint my own nails.

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  98. trisha says:

    Both, but certainly professionally if I am “doing” red. I also bring in my own color, so if I need a touch up after housework, I can take care of it.

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  99. Mary Caliendo says:

    My nails are a mess, I’d love to get them done but I do them at home.

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  100. JoAnn says:

    As much as I love getting my nails done, I can’t afford it, and red is my husband’s favorite color, mine too.

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  101. Annie Muir says:

    I rarely get professional manicures (but need them), as I can’t make them last. I do, however, get regular professional pedicures. It is the best money I ever spend! There is nothing worse than looking down at nasty toes, and nicely polished toes are always a real pick-me-up.

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  102. Ruthie B says:

    professional…it’s really a treat I give to myself after giving so much of myself to everyone else!

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  103. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I mix it up doing both.

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  104. Sheila Kerschner says:

    I do my own nails most of the time but I get my nails done at a salon for special occasions. Lippmann’s “My Old Flame” will enhance the care that I give to my hands on a daily basis.

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  105. merrill plumlee says:

    I usually do my own nails, for special occassions I will have them done. It’s a treat to have my nails done professionally!!

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  106. Susan Lockwood says:

    Pedis and manis are special treats for me as I usually do my own,

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  107. survivor says:

    I only treat myself to salon manicures,for special occasions since I craft, paint and garden and the polish chips. I give myself a manicure most weeks.

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  108. Dee Seahawk says:

    I do it myself!

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  109. Nikki says:

    I get professional manicures. I don’t have the patience, nor skill, to do it myself.

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  110. Robin Van Vleet says:

    I garden and drive a truck, so a manicure is something I can only dream of!

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  111. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    I used to get professional manicures and I loved it – now I don’t anymore, I should once or twice a year tho i enjoy them

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  112. Mary Hess says:

    I do my own, largely due to budget concerns and because I am always on the run, working three teaching jobs. I love red, the right red, and that’s harder to find than you might think. I love flashing my scarlet digits in the air as I explain a point in the classroom — and I think my female college students appreciate a prof with a little flair. To me, manicures add polish in more ways than one!

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  113. Patti says:

    Both – it depends on time and finances

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  114. Ivy says:

    I do both. Mostly myself.

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  115. Shannon Baas says:

    I do it myself.

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  116. Deb L says:

    I do it myself. Manicures are not in my budget. 🙁

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  117. Billie mance says:

    I usually do it myself

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  118. Linda F says:

    Funny you should ask, I just recently started getting manis. Must be age, can’t see as well as I did. Love it and wouldn’t consider doing them myself anymore.

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  119. Cjetski says:

    I love this color !!!!

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  120. Carmen says:

    I do it myself at home now, but would love to once again be able to have professional manicures.

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  121. Vera J says:

    I go from having my nails done in pink/white and doing them myself. They are rather thin and tend to break off and split if they are not protected. Love this color red.

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  122. Jo says:

    I do my own nails every week. High quality base and top coats are the key. Every couple of months, I have a professional mani/pedi just for the luxury of being pampered.

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  123. marie says:

    I always do my own nails. I am an avid gardener and crafter and it doesn’t make sense for me to spend a lot on my nails when they need constant touchups.

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  124. Diane says:

    For most of my 68 years, I did my own nails. But when I turned 60, I decided I had earned having my nails done by a pro and I am complimented on my perfectly manicured nails every where I go. I do work outside in my flowers/yard but I wear gloves and am careful. I love nicely polished nails…..the finishing touch.

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  125. JenTiki says:

    I usually do my own manicures unless my cuticles are in really rough shape, then I let a proferssional handle it. Professional pedicures, however, are something I treat myself to regularly. During the winter months when I don’t wear sandles, I get a pedicure (buff, no polish, to allow the nails to breath for a while) about once every 5-6 weeks. In the warmer months, I get one just about every 2 weeks with a fun color.

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  126. Suzanna Gonzalez says:

    I do my nails my self at home, I can’t afford to do it professionally would to if I could. Thank you.

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  127. PAM GEBHARD says:

    MOSTLY DO IT MYSELF, BUT TREAT MYSELF ONCE IN A WHILE TO A MANI/PEDI

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  128. Phoenix says:

    I’ve never had a professional manicure, but I’ve always wanted one!

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  129. kim says:

    No, I don’t, once in awhile I will–but like to master the art of it myself–one should always be able to depend on one’s self.

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  130. Brenda Rosenberg says:

    Wow what a hot color! Just right for the sun in Arizona. Love to paint my toe nails this hot red. I do my finger and toe nails myself, so I would love this color.

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  131. Betty Vincent says:

    Once in a while I get the spa finger & toe treatment. But, usually do my own nails at home.

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  132. Tina Staniscia says:

    Both. For a special occasion, I have them done but do them in between if I have more than 5 minutes available.

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  133. sandy haber says:

    I do my own nails, and do them infrequently. I do a lot of typing and that seems to wreak havoc on nail polish. I have gotten them done professionally a few times and even then it doesn’t last!

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  134. Linda White says:

    I do my own nails, never have had them done professionally!

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  135. Kenna says:

    ooh la la

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  136. Cynthia Teer says:

    myself except on special events

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  137. Margarida says:

    I really cannot afford a manicurist, and I suspect that some of the glues used are highly toxic, so I do my nails myself.

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  138. Marcie says:

    I gave up getting my nails done professionally when the ceconomy went south, but this polish is so pretty I wouldn’t mind doing my nails at home.

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  139. Kathi says:

    During the summer months I like to get mani/pedi’s and alot of the times I do my own nails, Definitely in the winter months I do my own mani/pedi, the thought of wearing sandals out of a salon in January !!!! Too Cold for Me LOL

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  140. sharyn says:

    I’ve not found a red that I really like, so would like to try this one. I only get a manicure for very special occasions.

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  141. evans s says:

    I usually do my own. Once every couple of months I will go to the shop. Or if it is a special occasion I’ll go get them done.

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  142. Carol says:

    I do get professional manicures – but I’ve always been afraid of red polish. Maybe because I’m such a fair-skinned natural blonde. But I would be brave and try “My Old Flame” if I were lucky enough to win!

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  143. Carol says:

    I love getting my nails manicured, makes me feel put together

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  144. elizabeth says:

    I do it myself.

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  145. Jamie says:

    I’m a DIY person when it comes to doing my nails. I store the bottles in my refrigerator- with the condiments!

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  146. belindabg says:

    I see a professional for nails and pedicures once every three weeks. I’ve even gone to a budget haircutter now so that I can still afford my nail indulgence. Since I blew a disc in my lower back, I can’t reach my feet too well anymore, so it’s off to the pro’s for me! Can’t stand a woman with UGLY feet – it’s my pet peeve!!

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  147. Lisa Hetsko says:

    My real nails are short so I wear artificial nails. This my treat for myself. Every two weeks with a little pampering.
    I have going to my nail tech for 6 years now, following him to every salon he moved to, now finally opening his shop.

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  148. Julie says:

    I do my own.

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  149. Tierney says:

    Professional….my treat to me. Red toes, pale nails always.

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  150. Tamika Wilks says:

    I get Professional Manicures bi-weekly!!

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  151. Mary says:

    I can do a wonderful french manicure myself and I usually do my own polish. I am, however, never able to get the beautiful results on my cuticles as when my manicurist does it for me. I do spend alot of time on my nails and I love to experiment with different colors. Deborah Lippman has wonderful colors and “My Old Flame” looks like the go-top red for the season! Thanks Deborah!

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  152. Susan Lewis says:

    I prefer to do my own manicures, because I tend to mess up my nails when I get them done professionally.

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  153. Jacqui says:

    I’ve never had my nails done professionally. I’d love to, but budget dictates otherwise! Thx for the chance to win!

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  154. Pauline Morales says:

    Love the red polish, never had a manicure. Just do my nails myself.

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  155. tracey says:

    I try to maintain them on my own, but every once in awhile I get a manicure….I love red, and wear it to support our troops!

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  156. Barbara Rodgers says:

    I am not a big fan of bright reds, but this red looks good. I hope if I win the free bottle it will help me to try the color red more often.

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  157. Alene says:

    I have them done, every other week. My nails are very soft & split down the middle. Not good, and painful! So I have silk done and always have nice nails. My poor mother. She had the same problem, but there were no options for her then! The red is smashing!! That’s my winter go-to color. And summer too sometimes.

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  158. jane says:

    I give myself manicures and pedicures. Alas, I am no longer able to afford the luxury of a professional job.

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  159. Nancy says:

    I used to go every week to have my manicure. Now I’m married and have more expenses, so I do it my self 🙂
    I love red, oranges and pink shades but definitively The best it is red by far. I have to match my lipstick with my manicure and pedicure 😀

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  160. Judy Brenner says:

    This is a beautiful shade of red! Will make a nice touch for my son’s upcoming wedding!

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  161. marlene seelig says:

    My nails are always painted red! I have tried other colors but always go back to red. My skin color is very pale and red looks best!

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  162. MShell says:

    I try to save a little by doing my own. But, every once in a while I treat myself to some pampering and go to the nail salon. In either case, Red is always my color because my husband loves it!

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  163. Cindy Saling says:

    I mostly do my own nails, but I do treat myself to a manicure and pedicure three or four times a year…I work at a University and wear a lot of red, because it is the school color…

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  164. Rosemary says:

    I used to go get my nails done by a professional but now my 14 year old does it for me. Which is alot cheaper and she is really good. She knows how I love red lipstick and red nail polish. I will always probably wear this red color.

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  165. Lisa Leary says:

    I always do my own nails. I have never had a professional manicure, mostly because I can’t see paying for something I can easily do myself. It would be nice to have one sometimes though, just as a treat.

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  166. Christian says:

    I usually do my own manicures…when I need a little extra pampering, I head to a local salon!

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  167. Mary Lou says:

    A little of both…at home if time doesn’t permit. Love to see the glossy nails from a great salon manicure

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  168. JoAnn says:

    Lucky Red!

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  169. GinaParker says:

    I try and get my manicure professionally done at least once a month. In between, I take care of upkeep myself. Pedicures always by the pros though..I’m horrible at doing my tootsies!!

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  170. Carol Melodia says:

    I do both!!

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  171. sherie says:

    i have them done professionally! i think it is a treat! the woman that does them is so sweet…i just love her to death! she is just like family!

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  172. Kim Lencsak says:

    I mostly do my own because I was tired of getting a manicure/pedicure and it chipping with two days. At least I would have the color to reapply polish. It’s a treat whenever I get a professional manicure/pedicure because it’s an hour of alone time! Love this red color, it’s like having a basic red dress, everyone needs a red polish!

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  173. Melissa says:

    I polish my own nails.

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  174. Debbie says:

    I do my own nails, so I can touch up chips myself. I use my own polish, cheaper than another manicure.

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  175. Ellen Falkenberry says:

    I get a professional manicure twice monthly. It is my one indulgence and makes me feel great each time I look at my hands.

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  176. jeanne says:

    Definitely take good care of my nails, and always have…it’s not only attractive to have your hands and toes look good, it’s also healthy to do so. I visit my manicurist every 2 weeks without fail, and have done so as long as I have worked in public relations – where you always have to look good. And, living in Honolulu most of my adult life and the gorgeous sandals a gal can wear on a daily basis that compliments my wardrobe and where I live – having a pedi is a MUST! And, besides, what’s wrong with a little pampering and relaxation – we all can use a bit of a respite every few weeks and come out looking MAR-velous!

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  177. Ruth Bousquet says:

    I do my nails myself and love red.

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  178. Diana Verner says:

    I might of had 5 to 6 manicures in my life. I perfer to do my own nails and I am complimented on them.
    I love red polish.

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  179. sharon910 says:

    I do ny own as I am picky about my nails. love the color

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  180. Carol S says:

    Both-I like to occasionally get a professional Manicure. However, since I cannot afford that every week or 2, I prefer to save some money and do it myself the rest of the time. Love this shade of red by the way! Perfect for someone with olive skin like myself, as it has a blue undertone.

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  181. Connie Bagnoli says:

    I do both sometimes I get a professional pedi, this red color looks great i love red polish,hope i win this.

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  182. Cindy champion says:

    I do them every now and then but most of the time I do it by myself.

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  183. freda says:

    I get professional occasionally, but take my own polish there too. The rest of the time I do it on my own. This looks like the perfect shade of red. I prefer pale shades on my hands, but go all out with my toes!

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  184. Deborah says:

    I love having my nails done but for the last 4 yrs. we have been remodeling a house and so I rarely do them as it doesn’t last. I usually do my own nails. Red nails always make me feel glamourous!

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  185. Susan P. says:

    I have to keep my nails short and since I am a potter with my hands in clay and throwing on the wheel, manicures wouldn’t hold up. My daughter loves to paint her nails, though.

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  186. Thilde Peterson says:

    You know that phrase: “Leave it to the professionals”, I live by that! When you are a professional person, grooming is everything. Lisa has been my manicurist for 7 years, it’s a relationship I cherish. It’s my “therapy”.

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  187. Edie Greene says:

    Red is my favorite color. After a new pedicure or manicure with Red, I feel beautiful.

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  188. Faith says:

    I did have manacures every 2 WKS but stopped as I am busy in another direction. Can’t wait to get back to them!
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  189. Brenda Leon says:

    I do it myself.

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  190. cynthia marriott says:

    Even when things look gloomy (finances, economy, family problems) I find it always seems better if you paint your nails and toes. It’s kind putting a positive foot (or hand) forward!

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  191. Shari says:

    I don’t usually wear red, prefer paler colors. I treat myself to a mani several times a year, but generally I do it myself.

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  192. Brenda M says:

    I am an artist. I consider my nails my smallest canvases. I also find doing my own mani/pedis therapeutic. And red is my go-to color.

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  193. Melissa says:

    I used to regularly get professional manicures for years, but for the past few I’ve started doing them myself and realized how rewarding it can be!

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  194. Min says:

    I do both.

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  195. shirley hughey says:

    I get both. I prefer doing my own manis and paying for pedis when I have money to splurge.

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  196. Gaye says:

    My nails and cuticles are a mess. Maybe I should get a professional manicure.

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  197. Diane says:

    A little of both – I have done my own many times, and almost always wear red! However, the luxury of having it done by a professional a couple of times a year is WELL worth it!

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  198. Stacia says:

    I get professional manicures and pedicures but always bring my own polish. There are times I am a klutz (especially putting the key into the ignition!) and if I don’t have the polish I can’t touch it up.

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  199. JG says:

    I’ve been doing my own nails since I was 15. It’s very relaxing. I never go without polish and always get a lot of compliments on my hands.

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  200. Bettie Claxton says:

    I have acrylic nails so I get my nails done professionally. Pedicures are a mix of me or a professional. I’d love to see what that red color looks like on me.

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  201. DOTTI says:

    I AM A DIY GAL. LOVE THIS VINTAGE RED, IT CERTAINLY GOES WITH ALL OF MY VINTAGE FINDS FROM RESALE SHOPS.

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  202. jeanie says:

    yes gels french every 3 weeks

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  203. Sharon Cameron says:

    I do both a professional and sometimes if I need a fast touch-up, at home! This is the shade I have been looking for for the past 10 years!
    Thank you, Deborah! I believe a professional should always look professional, starting with the hands, and when the summer rolls around, the feet too!

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  204. katie says:

    I mostly do it myself,which I don’t do very often.

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  205. Flo Zoltanetz says:

    I always have my nails done professionally. I’m a klutz at doing it myself.

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  206. paula says:

    i do it myself unless i have a special event to attend, like a wedding. it saves money!!

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  207. bethq says:

    i don’t do manicures at all…i have horrible fingernails, but i do get professional pedicures…love sitting in those massage chairs and getting my toes done!

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  208. joyce rodgers says:

    I get manicures every two weeks and red is my favorite nail color

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  209. Dana S. says:

    i do my own! i can’t stand having someone else mess with my hands!
    and i really just don’t understand pedicures – my callouses are there for a reason. i like keeping my toenails neat and polished, but there’s no way i’m letting someone i don’t know get near enough to my feet to do that, either!

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  210. mell says:

    This is a beautiful color. Most times, I do my manicure myself.

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  211. Janice says:

    I mostly do my own manicure these days 🙂 The polish looks great! Would love to try it, thanks!

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  212. Kay Ray says:

    I try to do it myself. I really should get a professional, but most tend to disappoint me because of their lack of neatness

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  213. Robyn E. says:

    I do both …but red is the only color I really wear.
    I love shades of red

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  214. shari says:

    I do my own nails and they need major help! Red is my favorate color. 🙂

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  215. Lori says:

    I usually do my own manicures, but I always go somewhere for a pedicure. Its one of those little things I like to do for myself. That is a really pretty color, I would love to have it.

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  216. Bette E Butcher says:

    Love a professional manicure and pedicure. Sooooo relaxing. My Grandmother had beautiful hands and she always painted her nails red. Wish she was here today so I could treat her to a professional manicure.

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  217. Diana Duda says:

    I used to get professional mani/pedis all the time, but after my husband died and $$ got tight I mostly do it myself. I sometimes am able to barter my Reiki with a friend who does manicures.

    Even though I am in a pool daily (I teach aquatics) and the water is hard on my nails, I keep them polished and looking nice. It is important to my overall image.

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  218. DLG says:

    I really love to get manicures, especially shellac or axxium manicures that last for so long. I would never consider giving myself a pedicure!

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  219. Jennifer Nardiello says:

    Love a mani, This color looks yummy…..would also use on my pedi……….

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  220. Mary W says:

    I do not get professional manicures now but wouldn’t mind having one as a gift!

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  221. Debbie S. says:

    I usually get a manicure & pedicure every two weeks, but recently have been doing both myself. Owning my own business has forced me to make drastic changes in my spending . . . for now!

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  222. Pat Swagger says:

    sure could use this

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  223. K says:

    I have never had a manicure but more and more lately have been thinking I need to try it! Love the red!!

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  224. Carolyn says:

    I get regular manicures/pedicures, every two weeks. I have gel acrylic on my nails due to a ridge in one nail that splits from tip to base of my nail. Don’t know what I would do without my manicurist. She is a treasure.

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  225. Diana Prewitt says:

    I do both, my own and manicures and pedicures. It is really nice to be pampered in this way. I am fortunate to have very healthy nails, so try to take good care of my hands and nails by wearing gardening gloves when working outside.

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  226. Annie Bresnahan says:

    when i can afford it, i love a manicure!! but i am quite skilled at doing my own…..

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  227. fabulous mimi says:

    I try to do my own nails when I can…When I go into a salon, I bring my own polish…If the salon does not have sterlization procedures up to my standards, I have them use my manicure/pedicure set tools.

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  228. Gina Thompson says:

    I do it myself and I’m afraid it looks like it! Love this shade of nail polish!

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  229. Laura Prosser says:

    This color looks awesome-would LOVE it !

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  230. Colleen says:

    After a busy day, I relax and do my own nails. I find it relaxing. I’ve been doing this since high school; imagine how many bottles of nail polish I’ve used!!! and how many different colors!!!!

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  231. Joc says:

    I mostly do my own manicure. Every once in a while, I will go to the Salon.

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  232. norma edlemon says:

    No I do it myself, but, is going to change because it is getting harder and harder to do neatly

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  233. Pat says:

    I do on occasion get professional manicures or but mostly I do it myself.

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  234. Ida says:

    For years, I had a routine of weekly manicures on Sunday morning. Now, unfortunately due to economic changes, I’ve had to narrow down professional manicures to once a month and inbetween I take care of my nails myself as best I can. But the perfect red polish! Wow – Red has always been my favorite color and being an Aries, it’s also the color of my astrological sign. This polish would be soooo perfect for me. Thanks!

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  235. Pamela Wood says:

    My daughter Summer has had a talent for doing manicure’s since she was 10 years old. My mother-in-law who shares the same talent taught her how when she was teaching her how to count. They both get a ton of compliments everywhere we go. Not only do I save money but sometimes I get a pedicure too and Summer is saving the money for college.

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  236. Martha says:

    I do my own nails. Been looking for the perfect red for me and this looks great.

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  237. Damita says:

    I have never had strong nails so I don’t get manicures. I do love red polish though, so I get mainicures in the summer months.

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  238. Wendy VanHatten says:

    Both…depending upon my time, the look I want, where I am going, when I need a pick-me-up.

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  239. Darla says:

    I get a professional mani once a month – in between I will do it myself. I’d love to try this red.

    Darla

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  240. mamates says:

    Never had a manicure,no reason for it no finger nails to mess with.

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  241. Susan says:

    I do my own manicures and pedicures…..LOVE nail polish!!

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  242. Debra Ferragamo-Hayes says:

    I LOVE to get professional manicures and I do it often. I think it is extremely important to have nice, clean, well manicured nails. It is always surprising to me when I watch a movie and some of the biggest stars have really horrible hands & nails…your hands are what you offer to people when you meet them, when you want to help them, when you just want to be close, they should be clean and tidy!

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  243. Carol says:

    I go to a pro. I’ve been using the same salon for years and trust them to always do a great job and be super sanitary!

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  244. Lynda C says:

    I do it myself. Although, if I had more money to spend I would definitely treat myself.

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  245. Nancy V says:

    I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANIS AND PEDIS SINCE FOREVER AND HAVE GOTTEN MY DAUGHTER INTO IT AS WELL. I HAVE TAKEN MY THEN BABY NIECES WITH ME TO GET PAMPERED AND NOW THEY TOO ENJOY THEIR BIWEEKLY JAUNTS. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE “MY OLD FLAME” RED POLISH.

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  246. Peg says:

    I do my own…During the warm months, I work in my flowers and lawn…I don’t have the time and $$ to keep them maintained at a professional salon…LOVE the color!!!

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  247. Allyson says:

    I do both. I mostly do my own, but when I can afford to or as a special treat ie birthdays etc., I will splurge. I LOVE getting pedicures though. Nothing like pretty, soft feet…like my mom’s were!

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  248. Gloria J Franklin says:

    I love having my nails done, it make’s you feel better about your overall appearance. The salon I go to has wonderful people working to make everyone who comes in feel great when they leave.

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  249. Cassi Jensen says:

    I used to get a manicure weekly; but since becoming a caregiver, I gave them up. Now my nails are shorter, rounded and mostly unpolished, although I buff them from time to time. Love red nail polish on my toes, however!

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  250. Sandram says:

    I manicure my own nails and I also get manicures.
    I love it when my nails look great. Manicured nails make a woman feel good about herself and it shows that she cares about herself. “My Old Flame” is a great color and I hope to try it soon.

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  251. Beckie Sudduth says:

    About to leave the 50’s and want to make a GRAND ENTRANCE into the 60’s! Can a woman still be HOT at 60?? IF she has MY OLD FLAME FLAMING RED NAILS!!

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  252. Sue says:

    I love, love, love the color RED and even drive a red car. Although I have never had a manicure, I have had pedicures before. Red is such a power color and I feel very powerful and in control when I wear that color!!

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  253. The Nan says:

    I do not have the patience to sit still for polish to dry when at home so I do get professional manis/pedis. I love Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Brown Eye girl
    Brown like my eyes, love the making woopee…..love love loveeeeeeeeeeee them…

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  254. Cathy Buckwalter says:

    I started getting manicures about 25 years ago when my daughter was an infant — didn’t find the time to do it myself after self-manicuring for so many years and preferred someone else with a steadier hand giving me a “mini-vacation”—yup!…saw it as a mini-vacation and a way of pampering myself while my husband took care of our daughter for a few hours. I finally graduated to mani-pedis after about a year or so of just manis. I’m now 62 and haven’t missed my twice monthly mani-pedis; in fact, I trained my daughter from a very early age to pamper herself with mani-pedis—even when one is frazzled and stressed, a mani-pedi makes you feel dressed up!

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  255. Marie says:

    Mostly do myself…but would love more professional ones!

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  256. Robi Malone says:

    I do my own nails as they always crack and break. No sense in getting a manicure for bad nails, although I love to polish them. Love color on my nails!

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  257. Olga Nohra says:

    Mani/Pedis professionally done!!! This is my chance to unwind, regroup, have a glass of wine and get some “ME” time without interfering phone calls etc. It’s the best under $50 I can spend and I wouldn’t give it up for anything!

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  258. wendy says:

    I love to get professional manis and pedis but the fact is I do it myself most of the time. this red is Fab and would become a go to in the future

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  259. mclarkin says:

    Some of my friends have nick named me “Red whore Red”, as I wear alot of red, drive red cars, wear reddddd lipstick and nailpolis, so bring it on…..

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  260. Jean F says:

    1/2 and 1/2. Sometimes I do it myself, sometimes I go to the spa.

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  261. Rita says:

    I LOVE RED … LIPSTICK TO NAIL POLISH! I always feel POLISHED when sporting the classic RED!!!

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  262. Dawn says:

    i don’t polish my own nails, or have mani’s, but i have gotten a couple of pedi’s. my daughter loves deborah lippman’s nail polish, and she has great taste.

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  263. b says:

    I cannot imagine living without my manicures. I had never even had one until my daughter treated me to nail extensions when I was about 65. The whole procedure just rocked my world. My nails hurt for several day and it has been only after trying many manicurist that I found the perfect person for me. I have often said that learning to care for my nails has kept me from looking like a very old bag lady! (I am 69 now!)

    I am a believer that this is a talent that only a few possess. Congratulations to Deborah…the mega manicurist!

    b

    http://www.retireinstyleblog.com

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