Red toes… love them… need them… want them… got them. Louise and I got to try out the Nail Bar over the weekend. This is not your typical ‘be quiet and zone out’ place at all. I didn’t even pick up a magazine although they were certainly there. Drinks were available and readily offered (and replenished!).
I loved the layout of the lounge area, complete with white sofas, punctuated by colourful cushions, and a bar which dominated one side. The nail stations, with the best pedicure chairs ever, took over the other. I was mesmorized by the foot basins which appeared to be a mottled texture of pink and coral – my favourite colours.
We tried out all the massage options the chair offered and just in case that was not enough, our shoulders and hands were massaged while our feet were wrapped and set in paraffin wax. Yum. Conversation was easy with everyone joining in – and I mean everyone. Topics ranged from men, relationships and sex to why one should always wear their lucky knickers (and not necessarily in that order). Ideas flowed on how the space could be used. With large tv’s on the wall, we agreed it would be the perfect place for a bridesmaids’ night out or just the girls, showing our favourite seasons of Sex in the City and with their coveted liquor licence, enjoy a martini or two.
The Nail Bar also offers a delicious selection of body treatments: Moor Mud Cocoon Wrap, Hopi Ear Candling, waxing for all sorts of body parts, and an impressive range of manicure and pedicure treatments. As it had only just opened, there are certainly areas that still need to be finished. But overall, it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. To Kola and Camille, thank you for taking such great care of us and our toes. It feels like I walk a million miles over wedding season but looking at my feet, you’d never know.