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?
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 


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