An ORLY Manicure & A Vegan Dinner, Oh My!

Over the weekend, Erin from Horsing Around in LA & myself set out for a day of girl fun in001 Los Angeles courtesy of her friend, Kelly. She works at the gorgeous SPAritual where they proudly feature nail polish & products by ORLY. We were treated like princesses as soon as we walked in; being offered coffee, snacks & such a relaxing enviroment where everyone whispers while the surround sound is birds chirping as if you have gone from LA to the rainforest!

I admit: I think this was my first manicure! While I am a very ‘girly girl’, & there are some things I do treat myself too (Hair appointments, eye brows day, some favorite cosmetics…), getting my nails done had never been on my radar as something to get done, but I will tell you, after this afternoon, I think we can add this perk to my list!
I soon met with my lovely technician, 002Gayle (apologies if I mis-spell that!), who made me feel right at home as we chatted about concerts, TV guilty pleasures, how tall is David Duchovny, you know, girl stuff!;) First up she treated my cuticles to some treatments, & I was pleased to hear my nails look very healthy. Next, were several scrubs & lotions for my arms as well as prep bases for my nails. One of my favorite things she did was after all the scrubs & ointments on my arms, she washes them off by wrapping them in hot wash cloths & gives you a fabulous neck massage. Ahhh!

002When it was time to put nail polish on, she used ORLY’s Emerald City, which is a gorgeous jade-like green shade, perfect with St. Patrick’s Day time upon us. It has been 4 days since the manicure & the color is holding up great….alot better than my usual drugstore or discount store brands I frequent, let me tell you!:)

Afterwards, Erin & I headed for dinner at a wonderful Gluten Free/Vegan cafe in the heart of Culver City called Native Foods. Luckily, they have afew locations in the southland as I cannot wait to return! I had the Rockin’ Moroccin’ Tofu Bowl; it was a delicious bowl of quinoa with steamed veggies & tofu kabobs over it, in a mild sauce. Other entrees that caught my eye 006were the tempeh tacos & GF mac & cheese. Our drinks were on the house as we joined their frequent club…I chose the lavender lemonade & at first was skeptical, but luckily it had more of a subtle lavender taste, which made it….sooo YUM! They have outdoor seating as well as in-door, making it perfect if you have a canine you would like to bring along:)
(Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary manicure/spa treatment. All opinions are my own & it was a wonderful experience!)

About Along Comes Mary

Book Worm, Internet Nerd, Blogger, Daughter, Friend, Caffeine Addict, Non Smoker who sometimes smokes, Lover, Fighter, Ear with Feet, In Search of Bunbury, Gluten Free Pescatarian. Enough about me, what about YOU?;-)
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5 Responses to An ORLY Manicure & A Vegan Dinner, Oh My!

  1. What a great time that must have been. I LOVE the color of your nails. That is just too fun. I have never been brave enough to venture past boring… LOL

  2. Bethany Lee says:

    I also love the color of your nails, and for the record, I like Orly products!! 🙂 So sweet that your first manicure was also free. 🙂 Looks like you had a great day.

  3. msmontijo says:

    I love Native Foods!! It’s my favorite restaurant. I love their Rueben sandwich and the lavendar lemonaide…….yummy…yummy….

  4. Jamie says:

    Manicures are a lot of fun!! I love getting pedicures though… the first time I had one I was uncomfortable with a stranger touching my feet but I got use to it…

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