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18 responses

  1. simonhockins1980

    Nice article.

    Thanks for sharing this post.


  2. Dabid Smith

    Thanks for with these great and valuable information…….


  3. Sarah Alex

    Thank you so much for sharing this Amazing piece of information regarding to best beauty tips


    • Christine Kaaloa

      My pleasure Sarah! Glad you enjoyed.


  4. Leticia

    My number one list upon going to this place? Food, then the next is relaxing on such centers like salon and spas! I am envious of you guys have the great time of your lives spending leisure time here.


    • Christine Ka’aloa

      @Leticia: The salons and spas are nice; spas, if you mean jjimjilbangs! The latter is very unique of Korea. But I was fortunate to experience the nail salon in Seoul. Normally nails aren’t my girlie regimen. =)


  5. Rick


    I understand the distance one might have to travel- all the way to Daegu Magic Nails to get some work accomplished, however if you ever get the chance to get there for any work, I just know you will enjoy it. Mrs. Holmes- the owner and one of the technicians, has been there for over ten years now. Oh, she is also licensed in Chicago Ill. The best benefit is, there are no BUMP UP’S. what you see is what you get. Some would say my vote really doesn’t count, because I helped build the place during a very freezing winter month while I was there.. Hi, Im Rick, her husband.

    At that end, if you ever get a chance to get there, let me know when and I will let her know you are on your way.. she will probably roll out the red carpet for you.
    As she calls them, her girls (clients) are all to be treated as the Princess that they are and walk away with a great big smile on their faces- thus, ” Magic Nails”.

    God bless you and happy hunting…



  6. Rick

    Looks like nice work, but Seoul Korea is a bit more pricey- considering the BIG city thing.
    I might suggest that you pay a visit to the famous ” Magic Nails ” salon in Daegu, South Korea. It’s literally just outside of Camp Walker – I believe it’s Gate #4. Anyway, the lady who owns the place – Mrs. Holmes offers the entire package – no bump ups..

    Give it a shot…



    • Christine Ka’aloa

      @Rick: Sorry for the belated response to your comment and thanks for the recommend. With the Seoul nail salon, that was a great experience but on a realistic regular level, your salon might be more feasible if living in Daegu. I think I know where you’re talking about — I walked in to asked for directions (to a hair salon I’d heard about) and found several Army women getting their nails done there! Thanks so much!


  7. Brian Hamilton

    I have enjoyed your writings and although you may not believe or wish to be a writer you do have excellent articulated skills of description, just having moved to Korea and Seoul at the moemnt you have brought alive the city and treasures keep it up Good work.


    • Christine Ka’aloa

      @Brian: Thanks for taking the time out for the read. I appreciate your compliment. 😉


  8. Bren

    I live here in Daegu,Korea and looking for a job and I’m a license nail tech from the USA.



  9. Hayley

    Do they do gel and acrylic nails? How much? What area in Seoul is the nail place?


  10. Anitra Mccartt

    Wonderful stuff you have written up in here. Great blog!


  11. Laura Cancun

    I’m jealous! I’ve never had one of those. Looks like such a fun day.

    You’re feet look so cute 🙂 and I am IN LOVE with the emoticon nails! You should have done that haha


    • Christine Ka’aloa

      @Laura Cancun: They probably hae pedicures in Cancun, right? Or maybe just manicures? Mexican women have got to be beautifying themselves somehow. Actually, that would be my Fill in the Blank to you. How mexican women pamper themselves or do themselves girly-like!

      @Nomadic Chick: Hey yeah… sometimes the feet can get pretty funky on the road, which is fine if you keep them in your shoes! But when you finally hit Thailand you and your feet will prob be in ped-gasmic heaven. I only tried one nail shop in Thailand and there was the archaic filing also. I was a bit disappointed (give me a rock & I can do the same thing) but thankfully the foot massages wiped that away.


  12. Nomadic Chick

    Oh man – luvvved this post! Pedicures are my one indulgence. What a quirky, informative, LOL post. Good to know I can do this overseas scraping or non-scraping involved. This one made my day. 🙂


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