Monday, 4 February 2013

Manicure Monday: WAH Nails

Those of you who are familiar with Topshop Oxford Circus in London may well have seen their beautifying area in the basement offering various hair-related services: styling, dying, threading, removal of, you name it, if it's to do with hair (either on your head or elsewhere on the body) they do it. There's also a nail salon, WAH Nails, and every time I pass by there I slow right down and stare misty-eyed at the bewildering array of nail art designs on offer.

As it was my birthday last week I decided that was as good an excuse as any to treat myself to a little bit of extra grooming in manicure form, so presented myself ready and willing for an explosion of colour on my nails. I love WAH's cartoony style and after careful consideration chose the following five designs, to be done on both hands: clouds, drippy, strawberry, paisley, leopard. The lovely Ellie did all of these in an hour using regular Models Own and OPI polish and totally freehand - KUDOS!

Excuse my pyjamas :3

At between £2.50 to £3.90 per nail depending on the design, it's not cheap, but for that little added something something to my look I would totally have it done again for a special occasion. If you're interested, you can check out the WAH Nails blog here for further nail art inspiration.

The whole experience has compelled me to trawl Ebay and Amazon for nail art tools like these - who knew there was such a thing?! I want to give this whole nail art thing a proper whirl myself ... if only on my left hand as unfortunately I'm not remotely ambidextrous.


7 comments:

  1. Those are fantastic designs! You can get everything in London :( There's no nail salons like that up here! I actually have a set of WAH Nail Art pens and they are fantastic. I'm also giving away a set on my blog if you're interested :) http://www.agirlcalledjulie.com/2013/01/win-models-own-box-set-nail-art-pens.html x

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    1. They really are incredible, aren't they! I entered your give away, I hope I win :)

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  2. I love the cloud and paisley deisgns, I really want to treat myself to them too!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should do it! It's now a week since I had them done and they're only just starting to chip - well worth the money!

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  3. I'm obsessed with wah nails I stalk there instagram and I have their book too, wish there was something similar in australia! xxx

    whiskersandmilk.blogspot.com

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    1. I stalk them too! Hey, why don't you open up your own salon in Australia, there's obviously a gap in the market ;)

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  4. They are amazing! I love the blue paisley xx

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