A Day at Her Majesty's Pleasure
As soon as I booked my flights to the east coast, I immediately messaged my bestie to let her know, and she booked an appointment at Her Majesty's Pleasure without even telling me! She knows me pretty much better than anyone else (because let's face it, we're basically the same person). Once she told me the plan, I was sooo stoked to be pampered once I got to the 6ix - especially after walking all over NYC.
She hadn't been to HMP either, so it was extra special sharing our first experience together. When we arrived, I was immediately taken aback by the numerous decor elements in the space. The bar was clean, with vintage glam touches, and hints of feminine tones throughout the space. If this space didn't speak to me... it's hard to say what space does! We waited a little before our services and shopped their little boutique (which has so many hard-to-find trinkets, like Boy Smells candles and Herbivore products), and were then escorted to our seat at the bar. We carefully selected our colours, and sat in awe of the beauty of the space. It was so cool to be sitting at a bar with a bunch of other lovelies, all while getting our nails did.
We also chose to do some nail art (make sure you book that in advance), so I was transferred to Grace (@gracenaillab, Korean nail artist to the stars) right after my base colours were done. And omg, I'm sooo happy I got to see Grace's nail skills put to work! She is so talented, and my nail art literally lasted for 5 weeks straight, with gel polish only! Don't worry, I finally changed them this past weekend lol. Nat and I both do our own shellac nails at home, so she definitely inspired us to stock up on Korean nail art tools and little embellishments to make our nails a little less "basic". You better believe the first thing we did when we got home that night was search for Korean nail kits online!
The service and atmosphere was incredible; I'd definitely go back again. Such a cute little spot to have a girls day! If you're heading to Toronto, and you have an hour or two to spare, I highly suggest you pay a visit to HMP - you won't be disappointed.