Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Oh my goodness, words can not describe how OBSESSED I am with my nails right now!! After lots of lust and research, I finally got Calgel put on my nails, and truthfully I have never had a better manicure in my life! Calgel is a superior nail system that not only promotes nail heath, strength, and growth, but also last over 3 weeks without chipping, lifting, or peeling- Calgel is my dream come true!

Since I am lucky enough to be in NYC currently, a hub and mecca of nail salons, I was able to find a FABULOUS establishment that specializes in applying Calgel to your nails. I went to Marie Nails, which is located in the SoHo area, yesterday evening.

I had a vague idea of what I wanted done, but not a completely formed idea due to the vast amount of designs possible (I am SO bad at decisions). Calgel is available in over 80 colors, but the possibilities of designs are truly infinite. When I arrived at Marie Nails, my amazing nail technician directed me to a stack of huge books with thousands of designs, following up with "We can do anything!"
Well she wasn't kidding, they honestly can do anything you could possibly dream to your nails- from leopard print to glitter to a Hello Kitty 3-D face! And even more fabulously, it is all hand-painted on by the nail technician- no stickers or stencils used here at all- this is truly art! You can opt to get 3-D art too, which sounds so cool, but being a first-timer I didn't want to go all out just yet.
I decided to go with a white and glitter gradation design (fading from clear to glitter to white) and then got rhinestones applied and a rose painted on both of my ring fingers to top it off! It took around 1.5 hours total and cost $55. I LOVE IT!!!!

I am SO pleased with the ways my nails look and the experience as a whole- I got so many compliments today already! I am excited to see how they hold up over time (they should last 3 weeks without any chips or lifting) and I can't wait to experiment and get more crazy with the designs. Every time I look down at my nails I can't help but smile! :)

Here is the FINAL PRODUCT:
Verdict= FABULOUS! (5/5 stars)

I got my nails done at Marie Nails in SoHo, NYC.
Total cost for this design was $55; Prices start at $40 for plain colors and go up from there depending on design and art; Prices vary at different salons.

Stay Fabulous xoxo
~Miss Glamour Giirl


  1. i love your beautiful nails =) and yes i agree you are bad at deciding things haha =) love youuu

  2. Annie, I'm obsessed with nails, where exactly in SoHo did you go?

  3. Hi Tanya! I went to Marie Nails, located on 155 Prince Street in SoHo NYC. It is about a 20 minute walk from the Union Square area and there is Subway access closeby as well. I would totally recommend going there, but Marie Nail's biggest rival in NYC for Calgel designs is Sakura- they have stores on the UES and LES, but their prices are more expensive from what I have heard (gradation at Sakura is $60 compaired to Marie Nails for $40.) However, I have heard the "experience" is better at Sakura. Personally, I loved Marie Nails and I will definitely be going back there in a few weeks to get my nails done again- Something crazier this time :) Anyways, if you just google Marie Nails or Sakura Nails NYC you will find lots of info
    Enjoy and let me know if you get them done! xox


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