Friends and fans who follow me on my social media channels – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – know that usually I go to this place near my apartment for my manicure. They have been doing a really good job for me at a great affordable price; but ever since the gal who was my regular go-to manicurist there went back to her country of origin a few months ago, I was stranded and I am not very happy with her replacement. The new replacement gal is conservative and let’s just say I don’t have any confidence that she can pull off elaborate nail art designs for me. If you’ve noticed, the last couple manicures I had were on the safe side without much bells and whistles. I miss having bling blangin’ nails! And that’s when my dear friend Elaine recommended Milly’s Nails.
Years ago I went to Milly’s Nails to get my hair extension and sometimes lash extension too, but never had manicure done there before. Seeing how there are countless raves online about Milly’s Nails manicure services, particularly the nail art expertise, I wanted to find out personally how they fare.
I’m always on the lookout for fresh ideas when it comes to nail art and generally always tie it back to fashion. As in, I get inspiration from the gorgeous designer clothes that I see strutting down the runway. Heck, I may not get to wear those mad sexy dresses, but I sure can have my little runway wonderland on my fingers. ;) This time it’s no different. As you remember, I was frothing in the mouth after seeing the Jason Wu Spring 2013 collection and I am still hot on the whole coquette-ish / Fifty Shades of Grey direction. (The books still bore me, btw.)
Maybe it’s that rockstar gangster chick alter-ego that I have or something, but I’m generally always partial towards black polish and will want to incorporate black polish as often as I can. And I happen to have the black lace BCBG number (shown in image above top left), so I thought this lace and corset design in nude and black will be nice to have on my nails too.
Ta-daaaaahhhhhh!!! How do you love my nails now? Pretty innit?
Two things that I must highlight:
1. My manicurist, Tina, drew the intricate lace designs by hand.
2. It took Tina only a little over an hour, from start to finish (including sticking on crystals!).
I was floored at how beautiful the final results are! *IMPRESSED*
The replacement girl at my usual place would never have been able to pull this off. Not with such delicate details and definitely not in that short span of time.
Tina worked fast and she is detail-oriented. Totally, totally my kind of gal. Chop, chop, efficiency max! And as you can see the finished manicure is far from sloppy. I’m so loving my manicure right now, I hope my nails don’t grow out so quickly (which they do) as I’d like to enjoy this design for a good three weeks please. By the way, this is Gelish manicure meaning the nails are finished via a UV lamp. Generally they last a good three to four weeks and stay shiny, the polish doesn’t fade, the design remains exactly the same, no chips whatsoever until my nails grow out and that’s when I start all over again with a new design. If you haven’t tried Gelish nails before, I highly highly recommend it.
A closer look at the intricate lace and corset design which Tina created for me entirely by hand. Gorgeous! :) :) :) Thank you, Tina. Your work is amazing!
I love how my nails are adequately girly-girl with a hint of sexxxay~ heh. For the next few weeks, we’re gonna be doing the sassy kitten thing. ;P *Channeling the rockstar gangster chick alter-ego*
Hands down (heh, pardon the pun), Milly’s Nails is definitely THE place to go to for amazing nail art. Definitely awesome service and I now see why everyone online has been raving about Milly’s Nails. Yes, I highly recommend!!! :D