Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paintbox - Nails of New York

I might live in the city of cheap and easy manicures, however getting cool nailart with gel polish for an affordable price has always been challenging. Until I discovered Paintbox a few months ago. At each easily-bookable appointment, I pick out a gel manicure design from their lookbook and decide on the colour scheme, and then settle in with a complimentary glass (usually two) of prosecco. 

My first appointment was made just before a double beach trip - Montauk and Barbados. Bright yellow made for an obvious choice. I was obsessed at how great it looked and durability of the manicure. I was hooked henceforth. Here are just two out of the MANY pictures I took of that look:

On another occasion, I was inspired by what I was wearing that day. Pale pink and metallic goes with everything in my wardrobe, and worked for an understated, yet chic look for my slightly conservative workplace. Paintbox loved the look too, and took the following photo for their blog

It then came as a lovely surprise when Paintbox asked me to be on their Nails of New York feature

It's a great series showcasing New Yorkers, talking to them about their interesting lives and fun nail inspirations. I am honoured to be under that spotlight this week. 

Tess Giberson sweater, Anthropologie Natural Wonder necklace, AG jeans, Nike Liquid Gold Dunk Sky Highs, vintage Celine bag, my wedding bangles, and rings from Catbird and Etsy

Please head over to see more pictures, and to read about dancing, colour, nails, and what I love about New York City. You know where to reach me if you'd like to schedule a Paintbox date! 

1 comment:

  1. Usha, this is so cool!! When I'm there in June (I know, it's many months from now-going for a wedding) we HAVE to go there.