No, I've never had a professional manicure.
I used to get acrylic nails.... NEVER AGAIN! I do my own manis, usually change polish every few days and remove cuticles 1x a week, file and use oil every night... I'm kind of a germophobe and I like my own polish and tools ONLY ON ME.
No point in paying someone to do what I can do at home. Plus I have better polishes in my collection LOL.
not very often, if it's a special ocassion I will go in and have them painted really nice. I have had gel tips done once and I hated them.
I do these myself too
I do my own
Once for my wedding and I can't remember if I did for my brother's or not.