Hello beautiful people!
It has been a hot minute since I have written a blog post, FOUR years to be exact…
So what has happened since then?
I graduated from Lipscomb University with a B.A. in Journalism and New Media, Lipscomb Volleyball won two Atlantic Sun Conference Championships, I moved to Los Angeles, California to play beach volleyball at Loyola Marymount University, I graduated with my Masters of Educational Studies, and got a big girl job. *inhales deep breath*
In the world of nail art, chrome is the hottest trend, aquarium nails are a thing and SNS is the new acrylic.
For my first blog post back I figured I would do a salon review.
Since moving to Los Angeles I needed to find a new spot to get my nails done. I have been searching throughout the Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica locations for something with a great atmosphere, an accommodating staff and a salon that has plenty of options for my ever changing and indecisive mind.
I recently visited BonLierre Nail Spa in Santa Monica, they do request an appointment due to the fact that they are very busy on the weekends, but I went early in the week and there was no problem fitting me in (bonus fact they are open on Monday).
When I walked in the door I was greeted by a friendly face and a little corgi named Abby. Now if you know me you know corgi’s are my favorite!
The atmosphere felt like I was in a botanical garden because of the ever green living wall. They also use natural and organic products.
The chairs were not your typical massage chairs, but more like lounge chairs, they were comfortable and made you sink right in.
I asked for a chrome gel manicure. I had gel already on my nails and thankfully they did not charge me to remove them, but they did charge an extra $15.00 for the chrome.
The nail technician joked saying they call the magic powder I picked fairy dust. She was spot on with her description, the powder looked like Tinker Bell’s fairy dust.
For the base color she applied two coats of Blue Bell from the DND gel line and layered the chrome over top, giving me this fantastic combination.
Do you have a favorite color combo? How about you LA locals any nail shops you recommend?
Overall, I highly recommend this place. It was comfortable, welcoming with great service, and plenty of choices for my ever changing mind.
Finally, I am so excited to be back and blogging again! Thanks for reading!