Melissa Petrella

Meet Melissa Petrella, also known as @Mels.manicures on Instagram

Thank you for sharing your time with us, Tell us where are you from and a bit about yourself.
I’m a 38-year-old mom of two, living just north of Boston with my kids, husband and two beagles. I was born and raised here and love New England. I work as a marketing professional by day, am a yoga instructor, and of course, love doing my nails!


What is your favorite method for nail beauty and why?
I love regular nail polish (lacquer) because Im all about keeping it fresh. I get bored with my nails after a few days, so being able to change them every 2-3 days is ideal. I also love the time I take to do them. It gives me the chance to get away from my everyday life and just zen out for a bit!



How did you begin your nail art journey?
I’ve been focusing more on my nails for about 15 years at least. I had always been a nail biter/picker. One New Years, I made a resolution to let my nails grow and now here I am, with over 350 bottles in my collection!

How many times do you paint your own nails per month?
On average, I usually do my nails around 8-10 times a month.

What’s one thing you want others to know about your nail journey?
I really love the look of solid nails, but there are some nail art looks that I really love!

Your Top 5 nail polish brand?
Essie
Zoya
ILNP
The Nail Bazaar
Indie Angel

What is your favorite quote or motto in life?
Practice makes progress

Be Sure to Follow Melissa on her nail journey 

 @Mels.manicures

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