The date is the 24th May 2018, the time is 4:45pm, and I’m sitting at a table at Shoreditch Nails with a cool glass of water. I’m waiting to have my first ever gel manicure. I’m venturing into this new beauty foray (new for me, okay?) at the tender age of 24, after hearing friends rave about them for years but not seeing the point when I was perfectly happy with my at home Barry M manicures.