“Uplifting spirits one finger at a time”
One of the best feelings in the world is elation, and that is what is felt by both parties when this question is asked, “Would you like a manicure?” Everyone enjoys being pampered and a simple manicure can go a long way. Yazmin Ramos has made it her quest to see that the elders in her community and the surrounding communities receive free manicures nursing home by nursing home.
She was first inspired to do this when a Christmas singing tradition that is performed yearly at a nursing home in her hometown came to a halt due to the busyness of day to day life. She decided that although the caroling could not take place, putting a smile on the elders faces would not be put on the back burner. On December 24, 2013 at Bronxwood nursing home the residents received something that would stay with them for years on end. She happily gave free manicures with a scheduled time from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. but that simply was not enough. Yazmin decided to dedicate the rest of her evening to ensure that every senior received their relaxing treat.
The response to the manicures was greater than one could think of and the joyous feelings were matched as well. Yazmin knew from day one that God put this in her heart and she was to continue it but not without the help of a few friends who share the same sensation when performing wonderful acts of kindness. Nail technicians, Jenny, from Nails on 7, Gucci Fina, Valerie Lora, Ran, Nancy, June, Terry, Autasia, as well as celebrity nail technictians Mr. Luis, Sassy, VH1’s Black Ink, and Lisa Logan, Beyoncé’s personal nail technician has devoted their time to at least one of these events. All of the individuals have been crowned a “Polished Angel.”
Characteristics of an angel are kindness, beauty, and patience. Bestowing feelings of comfort and bliss to individuals who in some cases probably just want someone to talk to is the work of God. Yazmin’s mission is to reach every nursing home in New York and New Jersey and sprinkle a little happiness with the message of you are loved and expand across other states as well. She’s making her mark by uplifting spirits one finger at a time.