November 16, 2011

3D Flowers & Rhinestone Mani from Shi Nail Salon

For the November Vancouver beauty blogger meet-up, a bunch of us headed over to Shi Nail Salon in Richmond for an afternoon of pampering.
Top: H&M / Leggings: H&M / Scarf: Wilfred
Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane / Watch: Michael Kors

Instead of opting for a regular manicure, I decided to add some sparkle and go all out with some 3D nail art and rhinestone bling. Apparently I like breaking my own rules about seasonal nail polish colours because the nail design I decided on totally screams "Spring". But who cares? They bring a little tropical delight to the dreary days we've been experiencing.

I didn't realize how much work went into creating 3D nail art. My nail technician carefully hand crafted each petal and individually glued on little rhinestones and baubles to create this look.


Final result: AMAZING! I can't stop staring at my nails. Now if only I could figure out a way to preserve these forever...


I had a ton of fun catching up with my fellow bloggers and was extremely impressed with Shi Nail Salon. Everyone was so professional and attentive, from bringing us drinks and magazines to helping select the perfect nail colours and designs. Not to mention the great pedicure "pods" with built-in massage chairs, overhead heating, and mini laptops to surf the Internet while you soak your feet.

The salon offers a wide range of services from regular manis and pedis to the 3D nail art that I got, as well as paraffin treatments and hand/foot massages. There is also a huge wall of OPI, Sparitual, and Anna Sui nail polish to choose from.


Isn't the decor so cute? Next time I'm in need of a nail art pick-me-up, Shi Nail is definitely at the top of my list.

Address: 115-8033 Saba Road, Richmond, BC (right by the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line station)
Website: http://www.shinail.com/


P.S. Thanks to Sheila for playing blogger nail party photographer!

48 comments:

  1. Your mani is SO cute! Love it, so much fun! Glad you ladies had such a great time :)

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  2. So gutted I couldn't join you guys again this time :(.

    Your mani looks so pretty!

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  3. I can't believe how perfect and cute those nails are! You look adorable! :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  4. omg this place looks amazing! and your mani is too adorable! at least the photos will last forever :)

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  5. i like your ideas and the style of this blog.

    Check out mine and let me know what do you think about?

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  6. What an adorable manicure :) Love the printed scarf btw!

    -Ivy
    http://www.pocketfulofapples.blogspot.com

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  7. adorable nails! love your blog:)

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  8. Dani Too bad you couldn't make it :( Hopefully you'll be at the next one!

    Cindy HAHA, yes. Better believe I took tons and tons of photos ;)

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  9. Very pretty nail art! I love that you're marching to the beat of your own drum and got what you liked and not what's "in season".

    -Nailah

    http://inspiredshe.wordpress.com

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  10. I loved how your nails were done! Super cute and I think it could look wintery actually with a fuzzy cable cream knit or cashmere :)

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  11. So cute! How do they look after almost a week?

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  12. loving your blog, keep it up!

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  13. wouah.....c'est vraiment très jolie, j'adore

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  14. Ugh so bummed I missed this meet up. I want to go to Shi Nails now, the pedi-pods look so cool ;P

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  15. Those nails are stunning and i love the little pedicure pods!

    Georgie <3
    http://thehandbagsnthegladrags.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wooowwww...this nail is so elegant and cool! I like it! Compliments for your blog! Maybe you’ll have time to visit my blog :)

    Kisses,
    Miriam
    Fashion Crazy Ball and My Facebook Page

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  17. Just landed in your blog

    the nails is cute :)

    Hello from Indonesia,
    Titaz
    www.stylieandfoodie.blogspot.com

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  18. cute nails art

    following you

    hope we can follow each other

    kisses

    www.myjiglyciouslife.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow really cute nails! They did a great job!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  20. Lovely! I adore the nail art.

    I stumbled across your blog....
    Cared in following blogs via GFC?
    Check out my blog, let me know if you like it, maybe
    we can follow each other. Looking forward to see you there. Thanks!

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  21. Rites of Beauty They've been holding up pretty well... a piece did fall off this morning but I stuck it back on with nail glue and covered it with top coat, hahaha.

    Ashley They are really cool, I've never seen anything like them before!

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  22. omg love the nails!!!
    xx

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  23. Your nailss!!! They did a really good job, I have to check this place out!

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  24. Love the pretty flowers! I've never tried 3-d nail art on my nails - but it looks like so much fun!

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  25. These are so cute.

    Patience
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  26. Your nails are sooo pretty! I think they are fabulous for any time of the year :)

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  27. obsessed with your outfit girl!! the leather jeggings and the leopard scarf! LOVE!!

    omgosh i want your nails!! the pretty plumeria's and the rhinestores are SOOOOO FREAKIN' CUTE!

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  28. super super cute nails, and the nail shops interior is so nice!

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com/

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  29. wow your nails are so pretty! xx

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  30. Thanks for this post. I definitely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my brother so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

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  31. aw, yay for blogger events - this looks like it was SO much fun!! And I LOVE your nails, ah, they look amazing. Happy Friday, girly. xo V

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  32. amazing nails!!! SO cute<3
    love it
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  33. These are so adorable!x

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  34. Love your nails! Tres cute.

    x Minty
    http://mintyandpeaches.wordpress.com

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  35. i've been meaning to check this place out..its right next to my house as well. love the mani.

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  36. That is a lot of nail polish! Love that scarf and the way your nails came out :)

    All the best, ~Angel

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  37. I'm not one to get manicures regularly but I've been so interested in getting the 3D decal art done. I love what you did to yours.

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  38. this is awesome, keep it up! i'll definitely be coming back!
    and i hope you'll come by and visit sometime soon!

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  39. Your nails look adorable! I can't get over them! I need to get some fancy nails asap!

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  40. Your nails look great!!

    Last time I was in Vancouver, my friends didn't know a nail salon and I ended up going to a sketchy place on Robson...and I got scammed! Next time I'm in Vancouver I'm definitely going to check out Shi Nails! :)

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  41. Omg cute nails!
    Looks like a lovely place to get them done too.

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  42. how cute! this nail salon looks so posh and cute! xx

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  43. Your nails look fabulous! What a great idea! Looks like such a cute place.

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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