@MarieNails #ValentineNails

I’m not one to be super festive… but I really wanted red nails. This time around I did all all over red glitter except for my index fingers. I added 3D gems to the solid red on the index…

I love the red!

Broken๏ปฟ @MarieNails #unicorn

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.


@MarieNails #gelnails #glitter

I hate that I have to go twice in one month. Why can’t I go once a month. This is really messing up my budget. It’s not like I do dishes so it gets ruined by the water. I’d really like to know how often other people go to get their nails done.

Being a girl sucks sometimes. Being a poor girl is worse I guess. ๐Ÿ˜›


@MarieNails @IloveKoreatown

That time of the month again, although I hate it when it ends up being twice a month. My budget doesn’t allow for that. I always go into wanting not to go glitter but when I get there, that’s all I want. There aren’t any other colors I imagine myself with. I used to do a solid color and the matching glitter. Now I do two glitter colors that compliment each other but not too matchy matchy. This time around I did a very beautiful lavender opaque and a silver glitter. My next appointment is on the 22nd, I already know what color I want to do! It’ll be a surprise!

Guess the Color #GelNails @MarieNails

I can’t stray away from glitter, no matter how much I want to. I want to try a nude color on my nails, I want to do the panda design again, but when I think about how non sparkly my nails will be, I get depressed. ๐Ÿ™

@MarieNails #DW

I had to switch up my nail color order. I had to do glitter on my right index finger since towards the end of my three weeks, the nail would lift. Jo recommended that the glitter would hold it in place longer than the color. I shall see.

It felt really weird not doing it the way I’m used to doing it. I like keeping things the way I’m comfortable and used to…I’ll tell you if it works. If not, I’m going back.ย IMG_7577



@MarieNails #WeddingNails

I wasn’t sure what color I wanted but knew I wanted a Swarovski crystallized nail on my ring fingers. I was imagining being in Turks and Caicos for my honeymoon and the crystal clear waters so I decided to use a bright baby blue. And also because the shoes I wanted to wear were the same color. I still haven’t decided on whether or not to buy the shoes. ๐Ÿ˜›



#HowToBeALady #GelManicure

Got my second manicure with gel and this time it was way more because I chose the glitter gradient design AND I did it near my work in Beverly Hills and not Koreatown.

Sitting in the quiet salon, I realized how important it is to have that time for myself, where I can relax, get pampered and collect my thoughts. Or not think at all. AND not be spoken to! HA!

I remember posting something about how much getting a mani and pedi is an inconvenience and how I don’t consider it a pampering moment. I retract my statement because I feel good walking out of the salon with pretty nails.

I feel like a lady, hard-working lady who enjoys looking polished.

No I know how people get addicted to #gelnails. There are an unlimited number of designs and I don’t think I can get through it all before I die! ๐Ÿ˜›

Either way, I won’t stop and I love my alone time. Especially when the salon is empty!

All jewelry minus Engagement Ringย is from #RubyStella!