2015年4月11日

Treat Yourself - Candy Nail Bar

Hi ! I hope everyone is having a great day. 

Since I'm starting at my new job on monday, I celebrated today by going to get a manicure ! It was my first experience ever, as I could never have justified putting money on professional nail services before, as I was working in a kitchen and any type of nail polish was forbidden. But since now I can wear nail polish (as well as have colors in my hair and wear my piercings !) I took an appointment at a famous girly nail salon in town, the Candy Nail Bar


They're known for their very cute decoration, girly atmosphere, and amazing 3D nail art professionals, but since my nails are coming out from years of abuse (ahaha) I just wanted a simple manicure to set them on the road to recovery, so I can maybe later get more detailed gel nails or extravagant designs. 

I arrived at the opening at 10 am, after walking outside in the freezing cold. What is this weather ? It's been yo-yo-ing for the past days between 5~8°C in the afternoon to -2~3°C in the morning, and today was rather freezing, with a brisk wind that just bit at your face. I sat down and admired the cute salon and took pictures ! 

Pink, black, zebra, chandeliers and poofy pink cushions ! 

It was my first manicure experience ever, so I was quite nervous. I was met by my nail artist, who asked me to pick a color on their rack on the wall. I went for a very dark cool grey almost black turquoise swamp color... ? I didn't want simple black, nor blue, because it often won't match up my outfits (and that's important), so I looked at the greys and that one got my attention because of it's subtle but very nice color. The nail tech didn't talk much during the process, but that's totally alright for me, because I'm not too much into talking to the professional (would it be hairdresser or else) during their work. Overall, I was very satisfied, as the service was quick, efficient, well done and comfortable. 

The only complaint I would have, is that when I took a reservation by phone, I was asked if I wanted to have designs on my nails (polish designs, not 3D or anything) and I had said yes, so the lady on the phone put me with a nail artist that could do that for me, but once the nail application process was done, she quickly said "Ok well, it's done thank you !" and proceeded to take her stuff, without even asking me how I thought the end result was, or if I even wanted any designs. I am not a complainer, and I didn't pay extra for the designs, so I just didn't say anything, but I would have thought she wouldn't end on such an abrupt note and going to the next client so fast. I'm not sure I'll pay again for a professional application of just nail polish (because it does add up quickly), but it was nice to have a treatment for one time. If I had to have another service done another time, maybe I'd look into other salons. Overall, it was very nice though ! 

I'm sorry my hands look so oily, it was the massage lotion ! 
You can't see the color too well either on that one... Anyways ! 

Also, today, for the second time I went for my darling Kat Von D studded lipstick in Poe, and I'm just in love with it. It's such a gorgeous color, and doesn't make a block of color like a black lipstick would, I adore it. 


Have a nice day ! 
Dahlia 


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