Posts tagged “kingsland road

Week #7 – RuPaul-inspired colours

RuPaul is a huge hero of ours, and his wisdom and beauty should be an inspiration to everyone with an open heart and mind.

In light of this, our pretty simple and rushed manicure is a pretty paltry tribute for the Supermodel of the World.

In fact, I copied this look from a girl I saw crossing Kingsland Road in East London. I then realised the hot pink and black and white check is EXACTLY what the Drag Race promo shots are all about!

 

7/10

These were quick and easy to do and were eye-catching. We might need to create some more kind of exquisite RuPaul dream nail in the future, but for a QUICK FIX, these were pretty cool.

 


Hackney Nails Article “Filed Away: the Vietnamese heart of Hackney nail art.”

Read this interesting and funny feature from an East London news site about nail bars in Hackney, using a picture from BEST CITY NAILS!

CLICK HERE.

Lynn Enright is a good journalist.

Here’s some choice extracts:

“The workers hunch over their stations; little paper masks protecting them from the noxious fumes and floating detritus. Furiously they file and buff; there is no time for small talk.”

“Hackney-born Charaf is eager to chat away though. “We get all sorts in here,” she says. “A bit of everything – old ladies, young school kids, black, white, but never Vietnamese actually. The Vietnamese run the nail bars but they don’t get their nails done.” ”

“So from America to Hackney, with the help of the Vietnamese diaspora, and then onto Ireland, this is one trend that’s truly global.”