Thursday, 3 July 2014

Under the Nail File - A Trip to NJM Nails Athlone

Hey Ladies,

I hope you're all well! This is a first for me, I've never done a nail post before. The main reason being  because I have massive trust issues when it comes to my nails. I kind of subscribed to the school of thought that if I did them myself and messed them up, I'd have no one else to blame! Recently on Instagram and Twitter I had noticed pictures popping up in both feeds, of incredible nail designs from a gal in my hometown, Nicola. I was so impressed that we arranged an appointment for myself and Addie to travel out and have a Mammy/Daughter pamper day and get our nails done!

 Lady Addison went first, and chose the most adorable design! I was really excited right from the off, mainly because Addie was so excited! She chose her colours and Nicola set off to work filing, buffing and putting Addie right at ease. It was lovely to see Addison so entranced by the entire process, she got a big kick out of the dotting tool, I think in her eyes Nicola soon became a nail magician rather than a nail technician! A title well deserved in my opinion, just look at the incredible job she did!

Once Princess Addie was finito, it was my turn to go under the file! I had been thinking about a change in nail shape for quite a while, so I decided to go from square tips to Stiletto's! I was really surprised at how quick Nicola was able to transform my nails from Chanel Ballet Pumps to mile high Louboutin's! I know if I'd attempted it, I'd still be filing... We decided on a nude/pink gel, with incredible Swarovski crystals (yes, real ones!). Once she had finished, my nails felt and looked a million dollars. I was so, so impressed with the skill and precision with which Nicola worked, the end result was more than incredible and I honestly can say with total confidence, I would never let another person touch my nails again. I will absolutely be returning to keep my nails in tip top shape! I know they're in the best hands. Here's a before and after of my nails!

Here's a quick peek at some of the amazing custom designs and colours Nicola has on offer in her Salon - 

So that's it for now ladies,
I hope you enjoyed!
Let me know your experiences with getting your nails done!
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! 
I want to hear it all!
Until next time

If you would like to make an appointment with Nicola at NJM Nails Athlone:
PHONE: 0868289170
INSTAGRAM: @njmnails

Nicola is also available to hire for events!