Review: Shellac at SugarDolls in A¦Wear Grafton St
A long-lasting nail colour is your only man(icure) if, like me, you’re just not skilled at the art of DIY.
You may find it hard to believe, but there are several things in this life that I am really, truly, no good at. Photograph-taking, for example (see above). Team sports. Painting my own nails (although I am, frustratingly, good at painting other peoples’ nails).
As a result, my nails are pretty much only painted when someone else does it – or when I have super-long talons that are super-easy to paint. So I was pretty much a sure thing when the folks at A¦Wear got in touch to say that their Grafton St store had opened a brand-new nail salon, and, y’know, would I like to try it.
It was the weekend of a wedding, and as bridesmaid I was wearing royal blue, with coral shoes – so a bright, coral shade was my poison, called “In Tropics”. I had selected a three-week manicure as my treatment, but what I got was what I’d call a mini-manicure: my nails were filed, buffed and shaped and cuticles trimmed (my fave!) but there was no soaking involved.
In truth, I don’t mind – my nails looked great afterwards, and the colour has lasted about 10 days. It would have lasted a lot longer if I didn’t keep getting my hair caught up under the bottoms (anyone else have this problem?).
A Shellac manicure costs €xx at SugarDolls Nail Bar in A¦Wear on Grafton St. I was a guest of A¦Wear.