Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shi-Nail Salon grand opening!

A.K.A.: "How 3 VERY under-dressed bloggers attended an opening event".
Conveniently located on Saba Road across from Richmond Centre, Shi-Nail is Taiwanese owner Shirley's biggest dream come true. With its minimalistic black and white decor, Shi-Nail fuses high tech nail salon with spa like serenity. Curl up in one of their space pod like chairs and surf the web on the provided netbooks while getting a pedicure or just lie back and take a snooze.
In addition to regular nail services, Shi-Nail also offers Japanese style deco nail - glitter, 3D flowers, pastries, cakes, crystals, you name it and they'll put it on your nails.
OPI, Gelish, Sparitual, Zoya and Qtica are just some of the brands they use in-house. For bling, they use only genuine Swarovski crystals for their unsurpassed shine.
A product catch your eye? Shi-Nail will order it for you and call you on its arrival! (usually the next day!!). We each hauled a bottle of the highly sought after and hard to find Zoya Remove+ after seeing it take off my China Glaze Atlantis in 2 swipes.
In addition to manicures and pedicures, Shi-Nail will also bling your fings! Bring your fing for them to bling!
Prices are really quite reasonable, $25 for a manicure, $36 for a pedicure, or get a combo for only $55! A full gel set plus extensions is $55 and an acrylic set plus extensions is $50. Deco nails start at $10 for French, glitter or gradation tips, 3D art is $1.50 and Swarovski crystals are $0.30 each.
Their address is: 115-8033 Saba Rd, Richmond, BC
Tel: 604-273-5888
Photos from the day:
This shelf. In my house. NAO!!

 Pedicure chairs worthy of Lady Gaga
Each pedicure chair is equipped with a netbook!

Noms supplied by Secret Garden
As always, a flower shot.
Blinged out iPhone case
Shirley the gorgeous owner

Shirley's nails. You can get these too if you go to Shi-Nail!
One of the nail technicians demonstrating a marble manicure
Ring finger: water marble Pinkie: hand drawn 2D nail art
Face full of chocolate eclair = blurry photo. Cameo, beaded chain and Swarovski crystals.
Sheila getting her nail blinged!!
The finished product
Obligatory NOTD. Notice how my fingers are the shortest and fattest. Kinda like the rest of me really.
Huge thanks to Ian of Special Design Unit and Shirley of Shi-Nail for inviting us to the fun filled afternoon!


  1. Omg that nail art is all so pretty!!! The prices aren't bad either, I just may have to visit.

  2. WOW! that's a really pretty nail salon!! I'm seriously drooling over that wall of polishes right now hehe and they do such amazing nail art!

  3. Really amazing place. I love that.

    Amanda Nelson
    Nail Glitter

  4. Wah it's so cool that you get to attend events like this. The owner is beautiful, like everything in the salon and the nail designs. Thanks for sharing.

    The designs are stunning, wish I was that talented or had access to a cool salon like that. The pedicare booths are awesome, seriously, netbooks?! LOL

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