I rushed to get it fixed because I would not be able to deal with a broken nail on my middle finger.
The camo is really growing on me, I almost want to do this every time but imaging the wait, I just want to kill myself.
Getting my mani and pedi has been a luxury. I started when I started my new job at the company about two years ago. I took a break since I couldn’t afford it and would always have to change my polish weekly. It was a chore.
Now it’s a chore to go every three weeks. I try to go once a month because spending $100ish dollars twice a month is not acceptable.
My usual gem mani and regular pedi is $87 +tip, this was $112 +tip.
I’ve gotten henna twice before and I loved it. The only bad thing is that it doesn’t come off all at the same time. Towards the end of the week, it can start to look a little dirty. I was leaving for NY on Wednesday so I thought it would be a good idea to get it the Sunday before. No client meetings at the office and I’d be gone half the week. People assume that henna is black, but only when it is applied. Once it dries and peels off, it becomes burgundy. I wished it stayed as dark as it does in my photo.
I’ve tried two different places. Each place is different and offer contrasting quality. My go to place is in Artesia. They have the best quality I’ve experienced so far (yes, I’ve only been to one other). It’s darker, dries quicker, I can take it off quicker… etc.
Jody’s Threading N Beauty Care
Address: 18107 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701
I had a Harley Davidson audition in El Segundo so I found a henna place on the way home to #DTLA. I wanted to go to the first place I went to get henna but Artesia would have been too far to get back in time.
I was impressed by her design and detail. The henna seemed different but I didn’t think it would be when it came off.
After she was done with the design, she blow-dried my hand and put a lemon juice ointment thing on it.She said it would help make the color darker.
I paid almost triple what I paid last time ($25 + $10 tip, 1st time : $10 + $10 tip) and I get it… It’s the time, effort, design, detail and all that stuff but if it’s not great quality, none of that really matters!
As I was paying (which at the moment, I didn’t care how much) the lady told me to not wash it off and to leave it alone for 3-4 hours!!! I shrieked because I told her I had to be somewhere at 7pm and I needed to go home and curl my hair.
I hoped that by the time I got home, it would have stained more than the last time. I assumed everything different they did would make it look darker than the first place.
When I got home, it started to crack and I could see the stained design on my skin. The surprise was, it wasn’t dark. It was light and I needed to curl my hair!
I ended up curling my hair with one hand, which btw, it is impossible and I’m more grateful NOW, to have, two hands. I washed it off and was supremely disappointed in the outcome. It was faint and from afar, it looked like I got a burn on my hand. It was orange and not cute. I was leaving to a party shortly and I was actually embarrassed about showing my hand. 🙁