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22 March 2019

Nailed it

Nailed it

Seas of blues; deserts of yellows; mountains of purples – many girls like to have their nails painted in any color. In fact, out of 138 girls recently polled at Fremont, 70% like to have their nails painted.

“I like most colors but I tend to stick to bright ones,” said junior, Afton Owen.

Over 30% of the girls polled like to go somewhere to get their nails done. While salons do give great selections, a problem teenagers often face when going is cost. Manicures can cost up to $30 which most teens can’t afford.

Madi Brazier, a senior, likes to go get her nails done, but normally ends up doing her own.

“Cost is a factor when I want to get my nails done,” Brazier said. “I’m poor.”

I ran into this problem over Thanksgiving Break. I wanted to get my nails done but quickly realized I couldn’t afford to spend so much on a one time deal. So instead I decided to do what most teens do – paint my own nails.

Sally Hansen is a nail product company that’s been around for years and is what I decided to try. I’m always scared to try new things – it’s my personality – but I’m impressed by how well the Sally Hansen nail polish has lasted.

I bought three different kinds: Insta-Dri for $4.00, Hard as Nails for $1.97, and Xtreme Wear for $2.48.

I’ve had the polish on for a little over a week and there’s only a few small chips. The Xtreme Wear is holding up the best. It didn’t take a long time to paint them either. All the polish dried fast, the Insta-Dri being the quickest of the three.

Sally Hansen offers such a wide range including sparkles and metallics— I loved all they had to offer. I couldn’t pick just one color which is why I choose three instead. I recommend Sally Hansen products to anyone looking for a cheaper alternative to salons.

“I like my nails painted,” said junior, Tafa Fonotisatele. “When my three year old niece does them.”

*Photo by Acee Hepner; Caption: Sally Hansen has a large selection of polishes which was why I was drawn to their products.

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Spikey red hair, heels a mile high, and fierce leather pants. Yep, that’s me, Acee Hepner but most people call me Ace. I wasn’t always as cool as I am now but thankfully that all changed. Four words that describe me as I am today are sarcastic, confident, fashionable, and smart. On top of all that I’m also a pretty good writer. When I’m not busy with school work and getting a perfect 4.0 GPA, I love to do anything with art - drawing, painting, and of course writing. I also love traveling, watching movies, eating good food, and fashion. One of my favorite types of writing is reviews because it gives me a chance to go try new things and spread the word about the fun (or misery) I experienced. If you can’t tell already I’m pretty different and I like to stand out. So I also like writing about different things that normally don’t get a lot of attention. I like to think of myself as the voice of the people that aren’t normally heard. So if you ever want to talk...let me know! Journalism has given me a great opportunity to get my own voice out there and a way to express myself. I have a whole new family on the Paw Print staff! I love this so much that I’m hoping to study journalism in college and land a job for a fashion magazine. But you never really know what will happen. I change my mind as often as I changed my hair color (3 times just this year to give you an idea)!

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