Monday, 2 August 2010

My new Gel nails aka the Powder Box experience

Hello lovelies,

If you've read some of my posts you will know that I love nail polish, but that my nails tend to look horrendous no matter what I try. So when my nails kept cracking and my cuticles tearing I decided to give gel nails a chance.

I was so sick of this fucked up look.. I am very wary when it comes to gel nails, cause they automatically remind me of girls with too much fake tan..

But since I was desperate I gave it a try. I heard of a studio called Powder Box Nail Salon in the 13th district, which uses OPI products only and immediately knew, if gel nails then OPI gel nails. *gg*

Powder Box is run by Barbara, a lovely woman who is in the business for over 7 years now. I adore her, she is so nice. She also sells OPI polishes and treatments.

I wanna show you the studio, it is so beautiful!

And those are my nails, the pic was taken the day after I had them done. Since then I was there one more time to let her file them a little shorter. *Gg*

I'm really happy, I chose the natural tips, so I can use all my nail varnishes :-)

The nails need to be refilled every three to four weeks. My nails grow surprisingly fast, I never noticed, cause they always broke. So I will be there again soon.

Pricewise, her studio is okay. A new set costs 70€ and the refill 38,50€. There are several studios out there, who are cheaper, I know, but I think the quality of the products she uses and her knowledge is totally worth it.

So if you're a fan of OPI, live in Vienna and want gel nails or just a manicure or pedicure, you should definitely check this out.

The contact details:

Powder Box Nail Salon
Barbara Asboth
Lainzerstraße 23/1
1130 Vienna

phone: 069915252526



Lilly said...

you know.. usually I'm not a big fan of gel nails but these look really good!
on the topic of nails have you ever been to Micky Nails in the 14th district?
here's a link to their website

Guinevere said...

I've been but I'm not a fan of them. I don't like the owners to be exact. If I sell brands I should be able to pronounce the names properly and shouldn't say "Tschina Glatze" instead of China Glaze..

And since they once said to me, I quote: Now you're making us trouble." Just because I changed what I wanted to buy, I decided to avoid them.

Lilly said...

lol :D