There's nothing like a glam two-week manicure to make you feel like you're actually in control of your life, even if you're not.
The sheer beauty of not having to think about painting your nails for a solid two weeks is one of life's simple pleasures.
So we've decided to round up a list of the best places for a Shellac or Gelish manicure around the city for you to try at your leisure...
This spot on Aungier Street is always hopping. You'll get a speedy service on the cheap, and you can just rock up without an appointment most days of the week.
Be warned though, you're not paying for the experience here - you may end up with 4 or 5 different nail technicians looking after you throughout the course of your appointment.
However, their late opening hours and low prices will keep you coming back for more.
These guys have three locations across the city - Wicklow Street, Arnotts and Jervis.
They do Gelish manicures for €30 and pedicures for €35, and their multiple stores mean you'll never be too far away from the glam.
Baggot Pure Escape
Super handy for anyone working in or around the Lower Baggot Street area.
A Shellac manicure will set you back €30 here, and you'll get a good three weeks out of it, especially if you ask for their extra durable top coat.
Dublin's most vibrant salon is an absolute treat to visit. With everything from flamingos to palm trees adorning the South William Street salon, you'll feel right at home with their gorge staff. Gelish manicures set you back €25 with a fiver extra for designs.
They've got Bounty bars and Lilt on the house, so you can sit back and relax while the Tropical Popical gals work their magic.
Our advice? Always choose a fun or sparkly pattern when you're there to make the trip really worthwhile.
This salon is tucked away on the first floor at 14 South Anne Street, with some of the best prices for nails in Dublin. A Shellac manicure will set you back €18, with a manicure and pedicure combo coming in at €40.
Their opening hours are Monday - Saturday, 11am - 7.30pm, and they also open on Sundays by appointment. Pop in for a Shellac combo, then use the change to treat yourself to a pint in Kehoe's afterwards!
Mink Hand and Foot Spa is the height of sophistication. They've got two locations - one in Ballsbridge and another in Donnybrook.
While it may be a little bit pricier, Mink do a Colour Couture Gloss manicure for €45 that lasts for three weeks. This treatment is the real deal - it includes a mini manicure, and your nails will remain chip-free for yonks