When I was invited down to Tillie's Nail Lounge in Maida Vale for a chance to try out the popular 'minx' nail technique, I was over the moon to say the least. Not only because I'm an overly girly-girl (manicures, eyelashes, hair extensions you name it) but after seeing Beyonce (don't laugh) fashioning these babies, I couldn't wait to get my paws (no pun intended) on them.
Based on a leafy Maida Vale road, surrounded by kitsch boutiques and frequented by school-run yummy mummy's it was an all around chilled out experience. Since I'm more used to the faced paced buzzing American nail salons and Wah's, I was pleasantly surprised by their luxurious lounge beds, home-made furnishings and array of original artwork from local artists, making it feel like a girly home away from home.
I can thoroughly recommend Tillie's as a great place for a manicure, pedicure, girly get-together or even a coffee- and being the recipients of the 2011 Professional Beauty Award for best nail salon, it seems I'm not the only one!
Below are my gorgeous newly minxed nails:
Thanks to the lovely Shreen at Tillie's !
Tillie's is located 5 Formosa street, London W9 1EE. Prices for manicures start at £15.