OASIS TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STORE, COMING SOON. MEET SOPHIE, OUR RESIDENT NAIL GURU

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Coming soon to Tottenham Court Road: Our BRAND NEW flagship store. Excited? You should be. The doors of our two-storey stunner will open shortly, and trust us, you won’t want to miss Pin & Polish, our first ever beauty bar… not to mention our coffee-to-cocktails café, Saucer & Spritz. We sat down with Sophie from The Illustrated Nail (and the mani-pedi master at Pin & Polish) to talk all things TCR.

Oasis – The Illustrated Nail, where did it all start?

Sophie – In 2009, after my illustration and animation degree course, my mum encouraged me to attend manicure and pedicure classes at the college she worked at while I was applying for other jobs.

My mum has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years and growing up, she would always paint my nails different patterns. I had Union Jacks when I went to see the Spice Girls concert back in 1996, and even little Powerpuff Girls!

Although I originally wanted to become an illustrator, I absolutely fell in love with nail art and set up my own blog “The Illustrated Nail”. I went freelance in May 2011 after my blog gained popularity, and have been working as The Illustrated Nail ever since. Now I couldn’t see myself doing anything else, I love it!

Oasis – What’s ‘Pin & Polish’ all about then?

Sophie – Pampering in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a choice of express or luxe manicures and a range of classic, seasonal and bespoke nail art designs.

Oasis – Do you have a design/colour you can’t stop wearing?

Sophie – I love classic half moon designs in contrasting colours. Try classic red with white, naked moons… or a rich inky blue with metallic gold moons for the party season.

Oasis – And what’s your seasonal shade of choice?

Sophie – Black and gold is my favourite party colour combo. Try The Party Nail on our nail menu, black with delicate metallic gold stars, perfect for NYE!

Oasis – Any nail pet peeves?

Sophie – Nothing worse than chipped nails!

Who owns the best nails on the block?

Rihanna’s nails always look perfect! I especially love the long tapered square nail shape she chooses.

Oasis – Any ‘insider’ tips for perfectly painted nails?

Sophie – If you find painting nails a little tricky, you can make your polish application picture-perfect by using a brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean away any mistakes.

Oasis – And any advice for all those nail biters out there?

Sophie – Try a gel colour polish manicure which lasts up to two weeks. The polish application is a lot stronger and is hard to bite off, allowing your nails to grow during this time!

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  1. […] but before the big reveal we’ve got someone for you to meet. You’ve already got to know Sophie and Duncan (the talented twosome behind our nail salon and cafe) so now it’s time to say […]

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