A Glam Manicure

28 Jan

I rarely paint my nails. Not because I don’t love the look, but because I’m lazy.

So, whenever I have the opportunity to have a manicure, I feel supremely pampered. I felt that way last weekend at Urban Venus, where my mom kindly treated us to manicures.

Just walking into Urban Venus’s downtown location makes me happy. The decor is clean and bright, the girls are friendly and the place smells great. (The smell is thanks to their custom moisturizers; I chose the Pina Colada scent.)

Choosing nail polish colours — especially from such a great collection of OPI shades — is always a difficult task. The last few years, I’ve been drawn to dark, deep colours; my staple shades are Lincoln Park After Dark and Dark Cherry Chutney.

But, when Emily, my blogging style icon over at Cupcakes and Cashmere, showcased her sparkly nails in a recent post, I thought they looked fantastic. And when the girl doing my nails at Urban Venus said they’d done sparkly nails on all of the performers they took care of at last year’s MuchMusic Video Awards, I was sold on the idea. (I’m no performer, but I do like trying new things.)

We used two colours: Black Onyx as a base, at left in the picture below, and then Mad As a Hatter, at right.

The end result was different than what I’m used to — and that’s why I loved the manicure so much.

I felt like I had jewelry for nails, which was fun, but probably not ideal for wearing to work. The next time I bust out a glam manicure, I’ll have to ensure I have a glam week to match.



3 Responses to “A Glam Manicure”

  1. Sarah Frangou January 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    LOVE! I completely approve.

  2. Rachel March 9, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Thanks Michelle for the article! We love hearing feedback from our customers!

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