So I pushed my reservations aside when A|wear invited me along to their new nail bar, SugarDolls. Located in the basement of A|wear on Grafton Street, it offers Gelish and Shellac along with acrylics, nail art (at a euro a nail), standard file & paints as well as various brow and lash treatments – and all at very reasonable prices.
As goldish greens are taking centre stage this autumn I went for a lovely foresty variation, shot through with sparkle. The colour is definitely a hit – I’ve never had as many compliments – and my nails look neat and tidy too, having been buffed, shaped and trimmed around the cuticles before the colour was applied.
An unexpected bonus – the result of a new bottle of Shellac – is the slightly graduated colour result; my nails look darker at the tips than at the beds, and I’m digging the subtle, ombre effect.
It’s been on a week and looks as fresh as when it was applied. I catch myself admiring my hands, and feel generally more put together, which is really rather nice.
A Shellac manicure costs €30 at SugarDolls; Fluff and Fripperies was a guest of A|wear.