Tag: Leeanne Colley

Beauty Swellness: My Miu Miu-inspired nails for the Calgary half-marathon

Miu Miu nails close-up
My nails are more ready for my upcoming race (the Calgary Marathon half-marathon) than I am! So you know, the usual. More on that after the race.
As for my nails, I usually wait closer to race day to get my “marathon mani” at Tips Nail Bar but I’m traveling this week so I had to go today.I didn’t have a look in mind but was chatting with a friend on the weekend who suggested a look from the spring runway (one that was fun but possibly too cartoon-y to have on my digits for a few weeks). But then I remembered that I was fond of some of the prints in the Miu Miu SS16 collection.

Miu Miu SS16 style.com look 37
I narrowed it down to these two looks and today, Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar did her thing (aka made my nail art look come to life). The pattern is quite detailed so it took awhile and Melissa Forrest joined in and completed one hand while Leeanne worked on the other hand.
Miu Miu SS16 look 17
The nail colours used: a custom lavender shade Leeanne created, Shellac in Black Pool and Powder Puff, and Artistic Color Gloss in Posh.
Miu Miu nails
The look is light but not too feminine and soft. In other words, exactly what I was hoping for.
Nails done. Now to prep mentally for my 15th half-marathon!
Oh, and happy 10th anniversary Tips Nail Bar! Sorry to miss out on the celebrations!
(Miu Miu SS16 runway images, style.com)

Leave a Comment May 24, 2016

Beauty Swellness: Kenzo manicure

Kenzo mani

“I’ve never pulled so many colours for a mani!” said Naomi Misu of Tips Nail Bar as she got ready to start my manicure.

Yes, it’s that time again — I’m running the Goodlife Toronto Marathon (this is the second time I’m running the Toronto Marathon) on Sunday and so I went in to get a “marathon mani” at  Tips Nail Bar. I didn’t have anything in mind last week but I started surfing the internet and thought of my Kenzo sweatshirt with the tiger on it. So I googled Kenzo and come across some nail art, but none featured the tiger. I also came across some fantastic Kenzo pants in a bright leopard print.

So I talked to Leeanne Colley, owner of  Tips Nail Bar, and said I’d like the Kenzo tiger, the eye, and the K (I’d actually almost bought the K sweater winter before last, I liked the K given my name is Karen) and mentioned that I liked the bright leopard print. She told me bluntly that the tiger would be very tough to do…

But then whaddya know…she sets me up with Naomi, who looked at all the elements I said I  liked and then incorporated them all into this killer Kenzo manicure. Took less than 2.5 hours (a big chunk of that time devoted to the tiger).

Kenzo manicure (right hand)

Love it. And love that she put one K on each hand…”as in KK, your initials!” says Naomi.

Now I’m pretty sure I need to download “Eye of the Tiger” as a power song for my marathon. Anyhow, no matter how the race goes, these nails are a personal best.

Kenzo manicure (left hand)

 

Leave a Comment April 30, 2015

Beauty Swellness: My Chicago Marathon manicure

nail art X

So it’s been a good five months since my last race (the Goodlife Toronto Marathon in May 2014) — ie. a good five months since my last killer marathon manicure! What the what.

Needless to say, I was very excited to get my digits race-ready with Leeanne Colley at  Tips Nail Bar this week. I’d come across this wicked X nail art on Instagram (on @ninanailedit). Except the look was done with a floral design in the X, and I’m not really a floral kinda girl — which Leeanne knew instantly as she suggested changing it to a watercolour before I even mentioned not wanting a floral.

The look took about two hours to come together (but that included removing the gel polish I had on) because that Leeanne meticulously made sure each X hit the centre of each of my nails. For the watercolour effect, I showed her the colours on my Nike LunarGlide 6s (which I’ll be wearing for my marathon in  Chicago on October 12, and for the Nike Women’s San Francisco Half-Marathon on October 19 — yes, I’m running two long races one week apart).

Nike Lunar Glide 6

I like to think of the X denoting a target — and that it’ll help me meet my targeted time in Chicago! (If not, well, my nails are on point at least.)

Leave a Comment October 8, 2014

Previous page


Recent Posts

Categories

Recent Comments