my latest obsession

Never, in a million years, would I have imagined myself the kind of mother who would take her four-year old daughter to the nail salon. Noooooooo way. But as with so many unsuspecting things that come with age/ maturing/ life– I LIVE to go with Delphina to the nail salon. Honestly, I can’t get enough of it, and apparently neither can she— as evident when we were working on her school project called the ALL ABOUT ME poster board… I almost fell off my chair when the question asked– WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP— my genius daughter responded: ” a nail salon painter.”

I have been going to the same Vietnamese nail salon for almost two decades– I am infamously persnickety about water temperature + nail shape + technician.  But recently I have had a hankering for more… Something much more. More look/ charm/ mojo. And it just so happened that my friend Ali (same Ali from last week’s New Orleans post) did too– and emailed me about a super-talented nail artiste, named Mia in the Mission, at SPARKLE NAILS.

Over the course of the past 6 weeks, Ali and I have burned the midnight oil enslaving ourselves to Mia’s most delicate hands– as she has covered our nails in leopard, hearts, glitters, stripes, baby names, rhinestones, starbursts, gold gilt, and iridescence.  It has become an out-of-control addiction that I highly recommend.

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5 Responses to my latest obsession

  1. Patty says:

    It’s official Alexis …. You have flipped yr wig, gone bananas.
    Looks like fun!!! Remember to color the eggs!!!
    Or….you might could egg yr nails!!! Xxxxxxx

  2. winedanddined says:

    You should check out the iphone app “Mani Diaries.”
    It’s like Instagram for manicures!

  3. Monique says:

    I’m with both you and Delphina. I swore no toddler manicures, and have of course, caved like the chest of an pre-pubescent boy. In addition, I have taken up the calling of nail art myself. Jane-Owen’s favorites have been flowers and monsters. I personally loved the palm trees. These new nail polish pens are the best thing…well, since post-pubescent boys;).

  4. Alexis says:

    Soooo love each of these responses!!! They are so good! Am all over the mani diaries– can’t wait!!! As JO, send her and Mrs. Grimma a big smooooooch!

  5. Jenn Wyckoff says:

    Love reading your blog and though you might like this new business in SF launched by a good friend’s daughter… you can find great nail artists like Mia and book ahead online. Kind of like an Uber car for nails!

    Launch party June 6th – Nail Art & Walk on Fillmore….

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