Beauty, London

Beauty on a budget: London’s best manicures (and pedicures, too!)


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Due to popular demand: another episode on how to improve your look without breaking the bank.

Getting my nails done works a real treat for me. Sleepless nights? Crying baby? Crap job and general energy low? It all feels so much better with a mani-pedi. Even in the deepest of winters, my toenails sport a bright, shiny red polish. A little glimpse on them instantly makes me happy.

The only thing speaking against my regular kick of happiness: the prices most of the salons charge. At about £70 to £90, my little glimpse is an expensive habit to maintain. But don’t despair! As an addict to pretty nails, I went on a mission to find value for money nail salons all around London town. And I found them.

25 porchester road nails

My all time favourite: Nails Design on 25 Porchester Road, W2 5DP. Mani-pedi for £32. If you want to go at the weekend, either expect a long time waiting in the queue, or call to book an appointment:  020 7792 0370.

Very close 2nd favourite: Angel Nails on 15 Chapel Market, N1 9EZ. Mani-pedi for a very competitive £28. Appointment booking at weekends recommendable: 020 7278 8860.

california nail bar

Last but not least: California Nail Bar on 78 Heath Street, NW3 1DN. Mani-pedi for £34. Appointment booking essential: 020 7431 8988.

Happy Easter you all!


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