Open For Business!

I’m excited to announce I will be going back to work starting next week!  I’ve been agonizing about where to work but decided Studio 359 is the place for me, which is where I worked for several years before. It’s a great salon filled with amazing people in a great location right downtown in St. George, Utah. 

I will be offering the following services:

Manicures-$20
30 Minute Pedicure-$25
50 Minute Pedicure-$35
Gel Polish-$20+
Gel Overlay-$35
Gel and Acrylic Extensions-$40+
Gel and Acrylic Fill-$30+
Gel Toes-$20+
Buff and Polish-$15
Nail Art-$5+

*all prices and services are subject to change without notice. 

I will be using …

Cinco de Mayo Nails!

I have to be completely honest…I Googled Cinco de Mayo because I wasn’t quite sure if it was definitely Mexico’s Independence Day or not. Here is the definition Wikipedia so kindly generated…

“Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States[1] and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El DΓ­a de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West …

Why I Love My Totally Imperfect Mom Hands

I’ve been slightly un-inspired in the nail department lately. I look at my hands and nails and think, “I should do some fun nail art or swatch some polishes I haven’t swatched yet…” and then I proceed to find a closet that needs to be organized. Or I take a nap instead. Today as I was scrubbing the dirty walls in my sons bedroom I looked at my nails and realized, I don’t always have to write about perfect, cute stuff. It’s ok to embrace imperfections. I totally, honestly believe …

5 Spring Mani Ideas!

Hello! I put together a list of my favorite Spring Mani’s from around the world with links on how to re-create them and products needed. I hope you like it! πŸ™‚

1. Speckled Robin’s Egg Nails–Luxe Beauty Forever

This is super easy to do and perfect for spring!

2. Pastel Tribal Mani–mrcandiipants.tumblr.com

I love tribal and pastel combined and it’s easier than it looks!

Happy Spring!

My Favorite Weather is Bird Chirping Weather

all the reasons I love spring!

I love pastel and gold so I combined them on my nails…and I love them combined…perfect for the perfect spring weather we are having!

Colors used are Gelish Need a Tan, OPI You’re Such a Budabest, OPI Bubble Bath, Gelish Seafoam, Gelish Golden Treasure, and Essie Good As Gold for the stamp.

I have been using Axxium by OPI hard gel as the base for my mani’s and I really love it. I have used a lot of brands …

Essie Spring 2014–Hide and Go Chic

Have you seen Essie’s Spring 2014 Collection yet? It’s called Hide and Go Chic and offers six fun colors!

Here is what Essie has to say about her new collection!

Buy Hide and Go Chic Now!

Here’s a Spring Maternity Outfit I put together on Polyvore inspired by these shades…

Essie Spring 2014 Hide and Go chic by chicnailstyles featuring MARC BY MARC JACOBS

I want those pants! πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

Tootles–Anna

How To Do A French Mani With Gel Polish

With all the crazy nail art ideas out there these days I don’t get a lot of chances to do a French manicure anymore. It’s still one of my favorite looks though. It’s just so classic and simple and it goes with every outfit. And the regrowth is wonderful…you can usually go quite a while with a French mani before it starts to be noticeable around the cuticle growth area. AND there are a lot of variations on the French mani if you are craving a little excitement. πŸ™‚

Here are …

OPI Live.Love.Carnaval–the perfect coral polish!

I think I’ve found my new favorite polish. How do I know? Because I can’t stop staring at my nails! I am in love with this shade! It’s from the new OPI Brazil Collection which is OPI’s Spring 2014 Collection. It’s a bright, fun, flashy coral that will transition perfectly for summer. I can’t wait to use it for my next pedi! Of course it’ll look adorable on toes as well! I love the way it goes with my skin tone too. I have a yellowish tinged skin tone and …

Operation Valentines Day

I think Valentines Day nails might be some of my favorite nail designs! So in honor of my love for nails about love I will be overloading my blog, Instagram, and Facebook with hearts and kisses and roses and all things Valentines Day!

Here’s my first mani and I really love it. It’s a lot prettier in real life. I just couldn’t capture the colors and diamonds and glitter on camera the way I would like so just trust me on this one. πŸ™‚

Diamonds are a girls best friend!

How to do a quick, easy manicure for a last minute Christmas gift idea!

I brought my dear little Grandma home from her assisted living place yesterday because she was in a dire need of a manicure which got me to thinking I should write out a few simple instructions for a quick, easy at home manicure! It makes such a fun little gift and everyone loves getting their nails cleaned up–even my husband was jealous of Grandma last night! πŸ™‚

Now this really was kind of last minute for me but normally I would have cleaned my house spotless and created a relaxing spa …