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