Postcard Manicure

Postcard Manicure

>> I'm sorry that I have nothing meaningful to bring to the blog table other than a shot of my nails.  Actually, the whole point of my coming to LA was that for a few days, there would be nothing meaningful to say other than "Ah…bliss… the vertical light in LA is too good!"  And indeed it is.  I'm going to say it in a smallish voice.  I really do heart LA.  I'd heart it more if I could drive but having Steve cruise around whilst I navigate the GPS is the next best thing.  I've got more relevant things to say about LA in my next post but for now, I'll leave you with these airbrushed nails, which I got done at CT Nails III, a recommendation from the guide-that-is-actually-a-good-guide, written by my friend Joy Yoon, Best Things to do in Los Angeles: 1,001 Ideas.  

I've ticked maybe about twenty to thirty things off that exhaustive list and one of them was to go get my nails did at CT Nails III.  I don't know what the difference between CT Nails III, #4 or #9 is but Roman numerals seems to add a regal air to this salon, "recently remodeled with a luxurious look" according to its website.  It ain't actually all that flash but what it lacks in boujis niceities, it makes up for in great service and an airbrush design menu that will make your mind boggle.  Airbrushing nail art may be old news to those who visit the hardiest of ghetto nail salons in USA but or maybe the rare few in Brixton/Dalston that do airbrushing but it's definitely not de rigeur nail art procedure in London yet.  CT Nails III is just one of many, MANY nail airbrushers in town but I'd dare you to find a design menu as extensive as this as they come up with new patterns, stencils and combos on a regular basis.  Checks, florals, gradients, skulls, hearts, faux luxury logos and even a motif that looks like Comme des Garcons Play logo – it's a nightmare for those with even a smidge of indecision.  To add to the plethora of options, you can also change colours and bring your own ideas.  "Anything you dream of, we can do!" the owner said to one customer.  Did I already say I've fallen in love with Los Angeles?  

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  1. 2moiselles-happy-lookeuses

    2013-07-14 at 6:05 PM

    Yes it looks really great!

  2. Sophie

    2013-07-14 at 7:03 PM

    Woww. These look amazing!! xox

  3. zhuo

    2013-07-14 at 7:42 PM

    want to know how tall are you so much~!

  4. Denisa

    2013-07-14 at 7:54 PM

    They look perfect for the summer.
    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  5. Em

    2013-07-14 at 8:20 PM

    wii love it. My sister would certainly give them a try 😀

  6. Aida

    2013-07-14 at 8:32 PM

    oh wow! I’ve never really been that interested in nail art but these are stunning!
    -Aida
    http;//sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

  7. thetextiler

    2013-07-14 at 9:25 PM

    love it! nails of my childhood dreams aha. reminds me of the nails of afro hairdressers in brixton

  8. LIV

    2013-07-14 at 9:38 PM

    absolutely amazing! LOVE YOUR nail design !!
    http://dropofinkk.blogspot.com/
    http://dropofinkk.blogspot.com/

  9. The Provoker

    2013-07-14 at 10:31 PM

    That’s the beauty of LA, when I was there last week it was more like me gorging on every meal and soaking up sun and friendly smiles along the way. They say its the ‘californian air’ lol. Also, I too was the one not driving and having my older sis (who I visited in LA) do the driving while I fiddled with the GPS ;D You should try Blu Jam Cafe of if you go to Manhattan Beach try The Strand House (amazing poached eggs)!
    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/07/provoking-hollywood.html

  10. milex

    2013-07-15 at 1:13 AM

    I wish I could hold you hand.
    httpL//milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  11. susie_bubble

    2013-07-15 at 4:46 AM

    I’m 5″7

  12. The Fashion Fraction

    2013-07-15 at 7:15 AM
    • Sandra

      2015-01-12 at 12:20 PM

      Kewl you should come up with that. Exetcllne!

  13. those look incredible! you can travel just by looking at your nails ha ha

  14. STEFANY

    2013-07-15 at 1:13 PM

    Well, you just successfully inspired me to get my nails done. Thank you! 😀
    http://www.stefanystrange.com/

  15. Ashleigh

    2013-07-15 at 2:47 PM

    Those nails are hott 😮 I need to read that book.

  16. L.

    2013-07-15 at 5:46 PM

    This looks amazing- now I either need to find a place in Toronto that will do that for me, or book a flight to L.A.!
    L.
    http://www.missionfashionable.com

  17. Maggie

    2013-07-15 at 6:10 PM

    Soo cute, my profession doesn’t allow me to do such things to my nails and have them last more than an hour, so I’m getting a vicarious thrill from ya here!
    -Maggie
    http://www.maggiefinejewelry.com

  18. lee

    2013-07-15 at 6:44 PM

    How can you not fall in love with these nail designs well ihave anyway i want some now Lee http://www.tummycontrolunderwear.org

  19. leelas

    2013-07-16 at 1:41 AM

    hey susie –
    a must try in LA – fish tacos. best fish taco in ensenada (los feliz).
    have fun chica!

  20. susie_bubble

    2013-07-16 at 3:25 PM

    Yup, had some on the first day! I could eat fish tacos everyday….x

  21. Sul Gi

    2013-07-16 at 7:57 PM

    Interesting! You really fell in love with L.A! I’ve never been to L.A but now I know which is very cool city in the world. I’d love to go someday, Beautiful Beach ‚Ķ. and a lot of sunshine‚Ķcool people‚Ķ in addition nice food!! For relaxation, It couldn’t be better no?*.* Ah, come to think of it, I haven’t seen the beach for a long time….maybe not since I was a child …God of beach?please call me to the beach!! XD

  22. stylelovely

    2013-07-16 at 8:45 PM

    Love it! <3

  23. miss merin fraser

    2013-07-20 at 3:53 AM

    Gorgeous! I LUVV UR shorts X PurlHarbour It’s the best design Bondi Beach offers Sydney But what would I know from Melbourne?

  24. pedicure chair

    2013-07-30 at 2:59 AM

    look great!

  25. anu

    2013-08-16 at 10:49 AM

    awesome looking great thanks for sharing

  26. Spa Pedicure

    2014-01-29 at 1:11 AM

    That’s the most amazing nail design I had ever seen.

  27. Pedicure Spa

    2014-01-29 at 1:12 AM

    I wonder who is the designer here. Looks way too good.

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