Update: Okay, so that was HARD! I did two batches. One was ships that came into Philadephia and the other was ships that came into Honolulu from Japan. The Philadelphia one had mainly Jewish emigrants from Russia. It was interesting seeing the names and occupations. The Honolulu batch didn't have hardly any information other than the passenger and ship names.
There was an opportunity to do a batch from a ship that came into New York, but it was so difficult to read the writing. Maybe I'll try that one again in the future, but today I just wanted something simple, especially since I have three broken fingernails that are way down in the quick...OUCHY!!!
So, the worker finally finishes removing the old polish and starts doing the new. I'm cool. I'm calm. They fill in a small crack on my right ring finger nail with super glue. They do all the gel, the polish, a thin silver glitter line, top coat, done. It looks great, I pay, and I go home. One week later, it looks like this...fine still, although I'm not liking the silver glitter lines anymore, they look just gray now...but, all in all they still look good.
So, besides the really short nails now, I've decided that I really don't like the gel nail polish. It was softened my own nails to where they are kind of soft now...after only two times! So, I guess I won't be having that done again...which, means I won't have to think about that expense either! Funny how things work out like that!