Monday, June 18, 2012

That Time We Went to Four Nail Salons in One Day

So as some of you may have seen on Instagram....I had the privilege of meeting Sarah and Dayna this weekend (Pinky I'm sorry it didn't work out chica) :(

Sarah, Dayna and I had an awesome lunch....see here:

And then decided to get our nails done. Since I rarely subject any poor soul to work on my gross runner's toes, I didn't have the first clue of where a good nail salon would be in the area we were in. So we busted out google....which sent us to this adorable looking salon

Sugarcoat
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Well Sugarcoat had an hour wait and since we are busy girls with things to do, this obviously wouldn't do. 

So we hit the next nail salon....Posh Nails......which looked like it doubled as a pawn shop and like our only option would be something along the lines of this:
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We did some further googling and did a driveby to the next joint...Glamour Nails.....and kept driving 

For our fourth attempt, we ended up at Groove Nails which, at first listen, sounds suspicious, but Sarah looked up the Website and it looked legit. There were ladies with spa wraps and cucumbers over their eyes.

We walked in the door only to see probably the sketchiest of our options so far....but at that time it was too late to retreat. We were in and these were hungry nail people who insisted we "have a seat" right away. 

The lady who did my nails only had one hand painted and sucked her teeth the WHOLE time. And while my nails were drying, there was a little stand of "complimentary snacks" that consisted of Lance Crackers, dum-dum suckers and a vat of some lime green juice.....all sitting above the wax and wax sticks. Vom! 

Thankfully, two days later, my fingernails haven't fallen off.
It was quite the adventure :) And SO AWESOME to meet two new blog-turned-real-life friends.
(Sarah and Dayna - ya'll need to make the move to Atlanta ASAP!)

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And one belated Friday's Letter......Dear Whitney, Shannon and Katie, you all are some of my best friends and I am endlessy thankful for you. Thank you for Saturday night....SO much fun.
boo dark iphone pictures!


Oh AND Giuliana and Bill are having a BOY. YAY!!!


XO, A

31 comments:

Angel said...

i LOVE that chevron print!! so pretty.

Sarah said...

I forgot we actually went to four! haha oh gosh....and I saw that green vat of mystery juice but it didn't register that was their "refreshment." I was too busy looking at the before/after pics of the laser rejuvination they offered.....gross

It was so great meeting you too!! We will definitely be back there soon :)

Barbi said...

Girl I love your blog. I just moved to the ATL in February and your tips on the city have been great :) Have you tried Sole Oasis nail salon? I had a LivingSocial deal a few weeks ago and LOVED it. It's by Treehouse restaurant, off Peachtree in midtown.

arianapia said...

finding a good nail salon is HARD! at least you have all 10 nails still...

looks like you ladies had tons of fun and G & B with a boy? how adorable!

Rissy said...

I really think you should have just gotten some LV logo nails. Why not mix it up a bit? hahah

I'm officially the only person on the planet who hasn't had a blate... ok fine the only blogger


CarissaExplainsItAll

Ashley said...

I am glad your nails didn't fall off!!! Haha, it sucks that it's so hard to find a good nail place sometimes... Looks like it was a fun adventure though! :)

Also, I love that you added the bit about G&B's baby at the end!!! I was literally on Twitter all day yesterday waiting for the news. Stalker, much?! So happy for them.

Sami said...

So jealous of your blate! I need to make the trip to Atlanta asap so we can hang ;) Your nails look gorg! Happy Monday lady :)

Alyssa said...

I heard the news this morning and thought of you! How exciting!! I'm so happy for them!

Jenna said...

Baby Boy Rancic is going to be adorbs!

J and A said...

I am so glad you got to meet up with those girls! And those salons sound interesting... :) YAY to a boy! So excited for them!

Michelle said...

I'm jealous! And haha that's hilarious that you guys went to 4.

Danielle said...

Awww, blates are so much fun! Atlanta is such an awesome city to visit, I also live here!!! Love your blog!

Katie said...

HAHA 4 salons?! you crazy cats! glad your nails haven't fallen off yet tho!! So glad you got to meet those 2 ladies. So fun!

Shannon said...

Hahahaha - only you can make a manicure sound like a true adventure. Love it !!!!

KERRIN said...

fun post, fun blog! let's follow each other! xx

Rorie said...

Finding a good nail salon is actually a very hard thing!! I empathizeee with your experience!! ahah!

Angie said...

Glad I'm not the only one with janky runners toes :( I was trying to be smart and went down a half size so I could wear thin socks...silly me didn't realize I should go up a 1/2 size and wear thick socks to protect the toesies!

Ashley said...

yayy for G and B! :))

Katie said...

Didn't you call the boy thing? :) And seriously, I threw up in my mouth a little at that blingy nail picture. Woof.
Glad you didn't get any diseases!!! haha

Morgan said...

thank god i've never had my nails done in atlanta! scary.
and i totally know what you mean about runner toes.

Megan said...

Why are nail salons so creepy sometimes?! Hahaha!

Katie said...

that is too funny. glad your hands are safe. ; )

Jenna said...

haha so glad your nails are still hanging in there - and they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself :) Sounds like the perfect blate!

xxx
Jenna

Faith said...

Yikes! As long as you still have your hands.... ;)

So happy that she's having a boy!

Heidi said...

sketch nail salons are the best.

Tabitha Mahoney said...

OMG sketchy sounds right, so glad you lived and that your pink polish hasn't rotted.

Happy Monday gorgeous.

Tab

Courtney said...

I cant tell you how obsessed I am with those two. Cant wait to see their babe on the show(hopefully)!And I love your nails, they turned out just fine despite the sketchyness.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That sounds like a fun day...you know when i heard the Rancics were having a boy...i thought of you:-)

Ashley said...

You totally would have won me over if you got the Posh Nails look...hahahaha.

Sara Louise said...

You ladies are persistent!
Bummer you couldn't go to Sugarcoat, that place looks awesome! You know they don't have any fun spas like that here in Provence? It totally sucks.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hey there! Looks like you guys had a blast! We are from Richmond and know Sarah so we have been waiting for all of the recaps of her time to ATL! Following you via GFC and would love for you to stop by and say hi!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings