Monday, August 24, 2015

#ManiMonday: Nail Polish Nail Art from The House of Polish in Beverly Hills

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For the past six months or so, I've been completely and totally obsessed with The House of Polish. I follow them religiously on Instagram (you should do so here) and pretty much find myself liking every single photo of fun, intricate nail art they create. During my recent trip to Los Angeles, I had one mission and one mission alone -- to get my nails done at this fabulous Beverly Hills nail salon.

Although I love nail art, it's rare that I actually have it done on my nails. I typically just go for bright, bold, solid manicures. I think it's because the pressure of choosing and creating an amazing design honestly stresses me out a bit and then I feel creative blocks trying to come up with ideas. But this time, I had a very specific idea in mind that I wanted my nail artist to create, which made the process that much simpler.

I really wanted to create a design based on my love of polish. I had the idea to draw nail polish bottles on some of my nails and then accent them with glitter ombre and solid nails. Nail polish bottles in nail art? Very meta, I know. But I just had the vision and needed to go with it!

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The nail polish wall at The House of Polish is seriously AN ENTIRE WALL. (Photo from The House of Polish website.)
I worked with Frania to choose all of the colors for my manicure. As you can see from the photo above, The House of Polish has, well, basically EVERY COLOR AND BRAND YOU CAN IMAGINE. I'm actually kicking myself for not taking more photos of the space -- I was just so overwhelmed that I didn't even remember to whip out my camera! But think of a brand and they probably have it. I was feeling purple as the basis for the look with bold accents, so Frania helped me pick out colors by Zoya, Color Club and NCLA...

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I settled on colors by Color Club, Zoya and NCLA to create this look.

Frania also helped with manicure prep, buffing and smoothing my nails to absolute perfection, before turning me over to skilled nail artist Nikki Diamond to create the look. If a person could be my spirit animal, it would be Nikki. SHE. IS. FABULOUS. We had so much fun while she worked meticulously on this design, sharing our loves of nail polish and beauty and basically laughing and talking up a storm. I couldn't get over how painstaking the process to draw the bottles and create the glitter ombre was, but Nikki worked tirelessly and fearlessly to give me exactly the finished look that I wanted.

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The finished look on my left hand.

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The finished look on my right hand.

When all was said and done? I LOVE MY MANICURE SO MUCH. I am seriously obsessed with my nails and can't stop staring at them. And, even though we didn't use gel, it's lasted for a week with NO CHIPPING. That's a miracle in and of itself!

I can't wait to move to Los Angeles so I can make The House of Polish my regular nail salon. A manicure starts at $16 with extra costs for nail art. My manicure was $40. For more information about The House of Polish and to book an appointment, visit thehouseofpolish.com.

18 comments:

  1. What great shades and embellishments you chose! A fabulous splurge! I'll have to remember that next time I get to LA

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  2. Love that you used NCLA in this. They are such a great polish company!

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  3. This is such a super fun & cute manicure! I adore it. :D If you ever feel blocked for inspiration, look at fashion bloggers - that's where I get a lot of manicure ideas. :)

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  4. Adorable! I'd be staring at it all the time too :)

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  5. This is the cutest mani! I love the color combination too!

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  6. Super duper cute! Love the little polish bottles! <3

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  7. Super cute!! I love the colors you used too!

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  8. I love all the colors you chose, they go super well.

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  9. So cute! I love getting my nails done, it's such a relaxing treat! Also, that NCLA polish is SO pretty!

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  10. I love that gradient! The Color Club purple is so pretty.

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  11. I love the gradiant so much. It's perfection.

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  12. This is too cute! They did a fabulous job!

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  13. VVery fun mani and I'm loving the color pairings... great mani

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