Sunday, August 26, 2012

Salon Day!

Saturday my daughter and I had the chance to go hang out with our friends Natalie and her daughter Monique and get our nails done. Natalie and I have known each other for over 10 years. We went to each others weddings, my daughter shares a birthday with her, I took her maternity pictures when she was pregnant with her daughter and now I watch lil' Momo everyday while Nat has to work.

Natalie had decided to go get her nails done this weekend and she was taking Mo to get hers done too because Tuesday is Mo's 5th birthday! I decided to take Hannah too and make a girls day out of it.  

The salon we went to is in downtown Phoenix, it's called Exclusive Nails.  There are all these old houses that have been converted into businesses that are usually all remodeled and look super cute.  I was really surprised to see the inside was so girly and feminine after seeing the outside of the building, but it was  a good surprise!

When you walk in the door, you enter the lobby that is decorated with pinks and blues.  There are black and white Marilyn Monroe pictures on the walls and zebra print chairs.  I loved the hardwood floors throughout the salon and the little touches of frill everywhere you look.

The salon is broken up into 3 different rooms for services.  There is a room for Gelish, gel manicures.  This room has a long table that seats 2 manicurists and their clients plus two gorgeous crystal chandeliers and pink table lamps.  It has the above quote on one wall and a window on another wall.

The bathroom was gorgeous, too!  I love the dark cabinets and the granite countertop.

The pedicure room is decorated in more 'manly' tones if you will.  But it is really soothing and peaceful in that room with its long bench seat and comfy pillows.

The last room is setup for acrylics with 3 different stations.  The pink wall with the swirly accent is one of my favorite things in this room.

Now that I've given you a grand tour, let's get to girly bidness!  Nat and I decided to let the girls go first so we didn't have to hear 'mom is it our turn yet' over and over.  Sabrina is the owner and she ended up doing mine and Hannah's nails.  Allie did Monique's and Natalie's.  Hannah and Mo picked out the color they wanted and they sat down and got started.  

I think Hannah's favorite part of the manicure was the hand massage.  She was pretty relaxed, I think!

Once the girls were done, we sent them out to the lobby to watch some cartoons while us mama's got our nails did ;)  Luckily the girls were really good and we got to relax and enjoy our girl time.

I love the gelish manicure.  It is not harsh on your nails like acrylics are and it lasts a lot longer than a traditional manicure.  Hannah and Monique have already picked out the colors they want for their next trip to the salon and of course, I'm looking forward to my next salon day too.  

This salon also offers manicures for men so I am taking Hubby next time for a little manly pampering.  The prices are super affordable and for the experience you have while there it makes it even more enjoyable.  

After our salon day, Hannah and I came home and picked up Sean so we could all go to lunch together.  We headed over to Jersey Mike's, our new favorite place to get sandwiches.  Then we decided to head to Lowe's for some chalkboard paint for a project in the kitchen ;)

More to come on this soon!

After that we did some stuff around the house and then grilled some burgers for dinner.  Once Hannah was in bed for the night, Hubby and I had a little date night at home.  We watched This Means War with Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pines and Tom Hardy.  Super cute movie!  

Hubby is working Sunday so it will just be a cleaning day for me, lots of laundry and bathroom and dusting and vacuuming and all that fun stuff.  Gotta get it done though, so might as well get on it!  I hope you all have had a great weekend so far and enjoy the rest of it before its back to the grind tomorrow morning!


  1. That looks like it was such a fun day. I can't wait to get out and do these things. One day.... but you guys looked totally cute and it looked so pretty inside the place

  2. Looks like a super fun day! So glad you had a good time! Found you from the Foley Fam Linky! Have a great Sunday!

  3. How cute are those remodeled houses?! Looks like your had a blast with your daughter and your friends!
    Reminds me I need a mani/pedi getaway soon too!!!

    Andie's Traveling Pants

  4. I love when businesses convert little houses into shops and etc....super cute! looks and sounds like you had a blast. I so need to get a mani and pedi:) can't wait to see what you do with the paint.

  5. aww how fun!! I wish I had at least one girl to have a girl day with!!! lol

  6. what a cute salon! sounds like a perfect girls day!

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  8. Such a fun day to share together. Nice salon. That hand massage just made me jealous! LOL. Stopping by from That Friday Blog Hop. New follower! Thanks for the chance to co-host! Have a great Labor Day!

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