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>> I'm sorry that I have nothing meaningful to bring to the blog table other than a shot of my nails.  Actually, the whole point of my coming to LA was that for a few days, there would be nothing meaningful to say other than "Ah…bliss… the vertical light in LA is too good!"  And indeed it is.  I'm going to say it in a smallish voice.  I really do heart LA.  I'd heart it more if I could drive but having Steve cruise around whilst I navigate the GPS is the next best thing.  I've got more relevant things to say about LA in my next post but for now, I'll leave you with these airbrushed nails, which I got done at CT Nails III, a recommendation from the guide-that-is-actually-a-good-guide, written by my friend Joy Yoon, Best Things to do in Los Angeles: 1,001 Ideas.  

I've ticked maybe about twenty to thirty things off that exhaustive list and one of them was to go get my nails did at CT Nails III.  I don't know what the difference between CT Nails III, #4 or #9 is but Roman numerals seems to add a regal air to this salon, "recently remodeled with a luxurious look" according to its website.  It ain't actually all that flash but what it lacks in boujis niceities, it makes up for in great service and an airbrush design menu that will make your mind boggle.  Airbrushing nail art may be old news to those who visit the hardiest of ghetto nail salons in USA but or maybe the rare few in Brixton/Dalston that do airbrushing but it's definitely not de rigeur nail art procedure in London yet.  CT Nails III is just one of many, MANY nail airbrushers in town but I'd dare you to find a design menu as extensive as this as they come up with new patterns, stencils and combos on a regular basis.  Checks, florals, gradients, skulls, hearts, faux luxury logos and even a motif that looks like Comme des Garcons Play logo – it's a nightmare for those with even a smidge of indecision.  To add to the plethora of options, you can also change colours and bring your own ideas.  "Anything you dream of, we can do!" the owner said to one customer.  Did I already say I've fallen in love with Los Angeles?  

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Comments (28)

  1. Sophie says:

    Woww. These look amazing!! xox

  2. zhuo says:

    want to know how tall are you so much~!

  3. Denisa says:

    They look perfect for the summer.
    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  4. Em says:

    wii love it. My sister would certainly give them a try :D

  5. Aida says:

    oh wow! I’ve never really been that interested in nail art but these are stunning!
    -Aida
    http;//sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

  6. thetextiler says:

    love it! nails of my childhood dreams aha. reminds me of the nails of afro hairdressers in brixton

  7. The Provoker says:

    That’s the beauty of LA, when I was there last week it was more like me gorging on every meal and soaking up sun and friendly smiles along the way. They say its the ‘californian air’ lol. Also, I too was the one not driving and having my older sis (who I visited in LA) do the driving while I fiddled with the GPS ;D You should try Blu Jam Cafe of if you go to Manhattan Beach try The Strand House (amazing poached eggs)!
    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/07/provoking-hollywood.html

  8. milex says:

    I wish I could hold you hand.
    httpL//milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  9. those look incredible! you can travel just by looking at your nails ha ha

  10. STEFANY says:

    Well, you just successfully inspired me to get my nails done. Thank you! :D
    http://www.stefanystrange.com/

  11. Ashleigh says:

    Those nails are hott :o I need to read that book.

  12. L. says:

    This looks amazing- now I either need to find a place in Toronto that will do that for me, or book a flight to L.A.!
    L.
    http://www.missionfashionable.com

  13. Maggie says:

    Soo cute, my profession doesn’t allow me to do such things to my nails and have them last more than an hour, so I’m getting a vicarious thrill from ya here!
    -Maggie
    http://www.maggiefinejewelry.com

  14. lee says:

    How can you not fall in love with these nail designs well ihave anyway i want some now Lee http://www.tummycontrolunderwear.org

  15. leelas says:

    hey susie -
    a must try in LA – fish tacos. best fish taco in ensenada (los feliz).
    have fun chica!

  16. susie_bubble says:

    Yup, had some on the first day! I could eat fish tacos everyday….x

  17. Sul Gi says:

    Interesting! You really fell in love with L.A! I’ve never been to L.A but now I know which is very cool city in the world. I’d love to go someday, Beautiful Beach ‚Ķ. and a lot of sunshine‚Ķcool people‚Ķ in addition nice food!! For relaxation, It couldn’t be better no?*.* Ah, come to think of it, I haven’t seen the beach for a long time….maybe not since I was a child …God of beach?please call me to the beach!! XD

  18. miss merin fraser says:

    Gorgeous! I LUVV UR shorts X PurlHarbour It’s the best design Bondi Beach offers Sydney But what would I know from Melbourne?

  19. anu says:

    awesome looking great thanks for sharing

  20. Spa Pedicure says:

    That’s the most amazing nail design I had ever seen.

  21. Pedicure Spa says:

    I wonder who is the designer here. Looks way too good.

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