I’m baaaaack! This time I’m here to tell you all about a fabulous company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada called Pinky’s Nails. I have to give a huge SHOUT OUT and thank you to my friends Isis Mirage and Coco Ferocha for introducing me to the incredible work coming out of Pinky’s.
Inspired by London, UK’s famous WAH Nails, tattoo artist Lizzie Renaud opened her own shop in Toronto to satisfy a niche market that wanted outrageous nails without the outrageous price tag (or poor quality associated with the traditional salons in the area). She also wanted a salon men wouldn’t be afraid to go to. I don’t want to get it twisted – the girl next door can drop into Pinky’s for her subtle French manicure…but a 6’5” Drag Nun wanting intricate claws can feel equally at home.
Nails by Justin at Pinky’s Nails
Nails by Lizzie at Pinky’s Nails
Now, most of us are going to want to put these nails on and take them off the same night so there are two different products you can use to do that. My preferred is Ulta Tabs (thanks to Coco for tipping me off to them). They go on fast and come off easily – though your nails WILL stay in place all night just fine. To remove your nails, you press on them and slide them off the nail. The Ulta Tab will either roll off with the nail or stay on your nail bed and can be easily rolled off, leaving your natural nails beneath undamaged.
Another way (which Lizzie suggests) is to use Glue Dots that you’d find at Michael’s or a similar craft store and are generally used for scrapbooking. This would require you to soak your hands in cold water to loosen the Glue Dot at the end of the night. I don’t know about you, but when I’m home and it’s 2 in the morning, I just want to get out of face and go to bed. But for Pride or a similar all day event you may want the Glue Dots for that extra secure hold.
I hope you are now inspired to get some sickening claws of your own! You can find Pinky’s Nails on Twitter, Facebook and their website. Tell them Sister Indica sent you.