Beyonce is my nail soulmate


My friends Erin and Heather have been telling me about Sakura Nail Spa's Calgel manicure for MONTHS. Calgel is a thin organic gel overlay that's super-popular in Japan (and is only starting to eke its way into the States) -- it doesn't chip or peel, lets your nails breathe, and lasts for ages, until your nails grow out. Since I'm going to Utah for a week (and the last time I went to a spa for a week my nails bit the dust in a matter of days -- something about the dryness of the desert combined with lots of nail-ruining exercise...), I thought I'd give it a try, so I headed down to Sakura's Lower East Side location after work today for a red Calgel manicure.

All of a sudden, in the middle of it all, my manicurist looks up at me and says, "Beyonce came in today. She had a Calgel manicure and pedicure. She sat right here."

Freak out.

Beyonce's Minx manicurist also did my nails once! Obviously B and I are nail soulmates, ha ha.

Turns out Ms. Knowles had a Calgel mani-pedi in shade #31, a dark red-purple-maroon-sparkly color. I got #17, a brighter candy apple red. Yay. Sakura rocks, I love my Calgel and I can't wait to see how it holds up in the wild wild west...
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn