N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata just made my nails pretty – and fierce – again!

N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata just made my nails pretty – and fierce – again!

“A Woman is Completely Harmless and doesn’t believe in Violence… Until her Nail Polish gets dry.” This, everyone believes in. Especially the guys who knew me in my school and college days. Those were the days my nails spoke, and I didn’t, when I was angry. I remember there was a girl in my class who used to go around, slapping the hands of any girl in the class seen chewing her nails. And, while it’s true that I would still be a violent kid even with chewed up nails, I’m sure these guys cruse that one girl for arming me with tiny daggers fitted to the ends of my fingers.

The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata just made my nails pretty – and fierce – again!

N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata just made my nails pretty - and fierce again 2017: By oendrila De JustODThings

N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata just made my nails pretty – and fierce again!

Eventually, the boys retaliated. Once, two of my friends cut off my nails. Another time, my boyfriend held my hand quite lovingly, and before I could suspect him, he gently broke one of my nails in the middle. My work life has not quite cooperated with my nail grooming, either. So, I have mostly maintained short nails for several years now. (Off the topic, it’s strange to realize that I have been working for several years now, but that’s beside the point.) But recently, I got invited to The Nail & Lashes Bar Kolkata, where I had lots of fun, getting my nails to look pretty – and totally fierce, once again!

N&L Bar in Bhowanipur

Location and Ambience of N&;L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata 2017: by JustODThings Oendrila De

Location and Ambience of N&;L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata

The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata is a one of a kind destination to get pampered. They offer a long range of services, to help shape and elongate your eyelashes, as well as get a number of beauty and grooming services for the nails. Be it the basic pedicure and manicure, or a 2D or 3D nail art to make your hands and feet look astonishingly beautiful, N&L Kolkata is where you should go. If you want thing, long lashes to sit pretty on top of your eyes, N&L is THE place to visit in Kolkata. It’s a chic place in Allenby Road, Bhowanipur. N&L uses the best quality products by the premium names in the industry, like Nubar to OPI, Color Bar, JK, etc.

My Experience at The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata

Black Nails that go well with all outfits, thanks to N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata 2017: by Oendrila De JustODThings

Black Nails that go well with all outfits, thanks to N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata

When I was invited to the N&L, I was slightly confused about whether I should do something with my almost non-existent lashes, or the fragile nails that are so weak that they now tear off, instead of breaking. Once there, Dolly, the wonderful lady who owns this place, suggested that I get my nails done. I was prescribed acrylic overlay, i.e. a strengthening layer on my natural nails, followed by gel polish. The 90-min process involved nail grooming, cuticle maintenance, covering the nails with polymer and monomer for a strong layer, adding gel paint, and finally, regular clear polish.

Acrylic Overlay

After Breaking the Acrylic Overlay I Got at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata: JustODThings

After Breaking the Acrylic Overlay I Got at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata

I found that the acrylic layering made my nails really thick. The coating is so strong that there’s no way the nails will break from the middle. What’s commendable is that the layers showed no sign of chipping or peeling off. They stick to the top layer of the nail strongly. However, that turned out to be a problem for me, as the overlay pulled out the top layer of one of my nails. I’ve heard this happens first the refilling is not done in time. However, in my case, this happened within just 2-3 days. I had to eventually peel the layer off, and cut the nail, in fear; one of my friends had a nail hanging, like mine, and it bled profusely when it got stuck in her hair, and got pulled. After removing the layers, the nails remained rough for a few days.

Colour

Right After The Acrylic Overlay Session at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar: JustODThings

Right After The Acrylic Overlay Session at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar

I chose black because I have always thought it’s a versatile colour and goes with every kind of outfit. I swear Gothic fashion has nothing to do with my black nails, nor have I ever played in a band – and that’s not for the lack of trying, though that’s beside the point here. There’s something beautiful about black, and that’s not in a gentle, docile way. Black is powerful, black is fierce. and tiny black daggers at the tip of fingers are bound to evoke fear. They recommended that I get refills done every 20 days since by then, my new growth of nails would start to show. That happened, and the colour started to fade only slightly at the tips near the end of my 20-day period.

Final Verdict

My Black Nails after the Session at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata 2017: by Oendrila De JustODThings

My Black Nails after the Session at N&L, The Nail and Lash Bar Kolkata

You have to be really careful about them once they are done, or you might end up having your nail pulled out! Beauty comes with some pain, and in this case, the pain you have to go through is taking good care of your newly groomed hands. If you can take care of them, you can have the most beautiful and strong nails. All in all, I can say that N&L is an excellent place to get a new set of nails and make your hands look pretty (and weaponised), right before the Pujo!

Update: I have been hearing a lot of complains about acrylic nails in general. They can pull out the top layer of the nail, even if you’re not wrestling with people, especially when they are left without refilling for a long time. So, talk to the experts and ask for the appropriate treatment.

You can get an appointment and know more details by logging onto their website. The place stays open from Mondays through to Saturdays from 10.30 am to 7.30pm and on Sundays from 10.30am to 3.30 pm.

All my pictures have been captured by Saurabh Dasgupta from Saurabh Dasgupta Photography. 

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The unique, odd, crazy journey of OD, i.e. Oendrila in the world of fashion, food and everything else in this big, bad, beautiful world.

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