Recently I was in Canada [my home and native land] for Christmas holidays; and being a beauty guru, I need to be up on my game at all times. I follow many beauty peeps on Twitter from all over the globe including many back in the T.Dot. (what the cool kids are calling Toronto these days) Daily I see many 'tweets' about Tips Nail Bar in Toronto. As many may know, I reside in Singapore - the land aplently of mani/pedi. I'm an addict of the beauty persuassion; thus, an appointment at the highly loved and tweeted Tips Nail Bar was a MUST.
Being a 'West-end girl' for all my years living in Toronto it was quite an adventure going to the 'East-end'; if you are from Toronto - you know what I mean. But hey, the buzz had been created and I HAD to go. Besides, now that I am in Singapore - what's driving from West to East of one city when I am on the opposite side of the world?
Tucked in the 'Greek Town' area of Toronto it was VERY easy to find (after I shut off my gps that kept taking me the wrong way; Co-Pilot you are NOT) and a Green 'P' parking lot minutes from Tips Nail Bar.
Ahh. Winter in Canada. So not ideal pedicure weather.
When these hideous boots first came out I resisted; now, when in Canada I cannot live without my UGGS. Not so pedi-friendly though.
(FYI: I got stuck wearing these to a wedding on Dec 23rd with a fabulous cocktail gown. Long story but in short, I had one cute cougar print pump on hand - the other back in the hotel. Thanks to the husband who was bringing my shoes for me.)
*TIP below on how to leave the spa, smudge resistant!
Melissa hard at work on my Shrek feet.
After. I had to show a smaller pic cuz my feet are ugly. But the pedicure is AWESOME!
My khaki and grey colour choices. I settled for Chanel Khaki Vert and Gold.
My first ever 1/2 moon mani!
Now - one of my pet peeves - patience. I have none. I think it's from all the Triple Dry Tall Cappuccinos I ingest - caffiene. I can NEVER sit and wait for a pedi to completely dry.
Closed-toe shoe tip: A mist of quick dry and/or a layer of Vaseline, then have your nails wrapped with saran/cling wrap - smudge-proof.
Tips Nail Bar: Thanks for letting me book my appointment via Twitter and for fitting me in! I loved my morning in your spa! Hope your clients that shared the manicure bar with me were ok with my babbling. :) XO See you in June 2011!
Since hand model I am not here are some other images with nails by the lovely ladies at Tips Nail Bar:
As seen in the pages of GLOW magazine Canada and on IMABEAUTYGEEK
Now you know why the fuss is kicking up over Tips Nail Bar. In a word: AWESOME.