Friday, March 23, 2012


After spending the week in Waikiki, I got into the Asian spirit! Nah, just joking. I actually did this pedicure before my vacation, but the bows fell off during my volleyball practice D: It was probably because I did a lousy job applying these cute 3D bows (ordered online from eBay) as I just stuck them on my nail after applying a top coat. Luckily, I was able to save the bows and I was able to reapply them using nail glue. I just love these cute little 3D accessories for the nails!

Oh by the way, for the base color, I just added a layer OPI's Rainbow Connection (from the Muppets collection) on top of black polish. Super simple!

Do my feet look a little more tan after spending time in the sand? :p

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Belated Girls' Day!

I did this for my mom last week Friday, but I haven't had the chance to upload it. I actually tried to make a sakura (cherry blossom) since Girls' Day was earlier this month. However, it didn't really turn out like a cherry blossom; it was more like a four-leaf clover. That's how I got my St. Patrick's Day clover! Sorry for the blurry pic!

Cupcake Manicure!

I saw a picture on the internet once, and I saved it, hoping I'd be able to try it out one day! Well I finally got the chance. Unfortunately, it came out a little more sloppy than I hoped, but it was my first try doing this kind of nail art. Can you tell which one is mine? (haha, obviously the more sloppy one)

 Mine is a little different because I didn't have star jewels and I didn't put stripes on the bottom of the cupcake. Also, the colors are a little different.
Keep checking back to see my next look-alike pedi, perfect for spring!

Salon Glitter Calgel

Do you remember my blue and pink Hello Kitty calgel nails from Salon Glitter? Well, here is a picture of my Mom's manicure. I loved it because it was nice and subtle, but at the same time, super cute with the gold bow decal. Isn't it adorable? Like mine, her manicure lasted FOREVER (over 5 weeks), but she wanted to get another calgel manicure since she had an interview. Here's her story:
After about 5 weeks, she called Salon Glitter to see if they had an appointment for that day. Unfortunately, they were too busy that day, but she really needed a new manicure for her interview the next day. Then she remembered that she always wanted to try Don Quijote's nail salon since it's always super busy when we go grocery shopping there. She wanted a quick appointment, but little did she know she was in for a couple hour visit. First of all, it was a nightmare getting off Salon Glitter's gel, plus there was a extra fine for removing it. After patiently waiting for the gel to come off (not even completely), the lady asked her what color she wanted. My mom chose a silver glitter, which eventually turned gold after a few days (it was actually pretty cool). But here's the thing, the lady didn't file her nails evenly (some nails were crooked, and none were the same length) and the final product wasn't even smooth! (it was bumpy). The price is another story. Total, the final price of my Mom's manicure was about the same as Salon Glitter, if not a little more (about $30 just for removing the gel...ridiculous if you ask me). I'm sure if Don Quijote's salon was the first salon we visited, we would've been satisfied. However, after visiting Salon Glitter and experiencing their intricate detailing and quality, Don Quijote's salon didn't fulfill our expectations. I don't know, maybe we just had a bad first experience at Don Quijote. Oh and sorry, I don't have any pictures :(

Let us know about your salon visits!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We're Now On Tumblr!

We've had some requests to make a Tumblr, and we finally have!

Oh and don't forget to email us with any feedback, questions, comments, or requests. We'd love to hear from you all!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I created a four-leaf clover/pot of gold nail design in honor of Saint Patrick's Day. I actually painted this last Friday, but I haven't had time to upload it. (These pics are from today though, so it's been a week since this polish has been on). I used a total of four colors: OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape (base color), China Glaze's Nova (glitter half), Nabi's New Emerald (four-leaf clover), and White from Nabi (white dots). Because it was a little sheer, I used 3 coats of Gargantuan Green Grape. On my left big toe, I painted the upper half corner with Nova. I then used three different colored rhinestones (dark green, light green, and gold) in a gradient form, from green to gold, to represent a pot of gold. On the other big toe, I used a dotting tool to make a four leaf clover (it's just like four hearts facing outward), and then I put little white polka dot detailing (it's not that noticeable). Finally, I used a generous layer of Seche Vite. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Kiss me, I'm Irish ;)

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We apologize for not updating our blog in a while! It's now SPRING BREAK so expect a few extra posts!
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