The Nail Garden in Valencia! #SoCalLovesNails #ad

Its December, gang! Where the heck did this year go?? I was very AWOL the past week & hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving…I sort of feel I have jumped the guns & am beginning my new year a month early….I took a beautiful trip to The Getty (my first time!) that I will be telling you about, have reviews of some great friends’ new books I am reading and oh…yeah, welcome to Along Comes Mary’s new home & URL! What do you think?? I am having to start a bit from scratch so, please feel free to subscribe & spread the love 🙂


Tonight was a super fun evening with The So Cal Lady Bloggers. I was invited out to The Nail Garden in Valencia, which is actually just a hop, skip & a jump from Pasadena (about 35 minutes, I thought I was looking at an hour) for a Girls Night Out to learn more about this great franchise-business as well as their toy drive going on through December 18th.


Walking in, I felt more at home than I usually do at a nail salon. Lots of times, I have felt a real ‘get in, get out’ kind of atmosphere & thus why I am not one to often get my nails done. At The Nail Garden, you’re warmly greeted & offered a drink…they even have cappuccino! With so many great shades to choose from, you certainly will have no issue finding the perfect nail polish for you. I am all about it being the holidays once again, so I opted for Mariah Carey’s In My Santa Suit shade by OPI. All of Mariah’s Christmas colors are fun & cheery, whether you want a glittery gold for New Years Eve, or a vixen-esque plum for standing under the mistletoe, she’s got you covered! (& I do admit…I had a childhood flashback recalling her ’94 album, All I Want for Christmas is You…).


While I could tell all the manicurists were wonderful, I was extra happy with Maggie. She made me feel right at ease about the shape I wanted my nails filed & made me feel extra good during their famous lotion arm massage…ahh! Carolyn & Melissa are regulars at The Nail Garden, & I can see why.


With locations in Valencia, Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, Burbank & Studio City, & 2014 will findnails1 new locations opening in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach & Northridge, among others to be announced, why not experience for yourself how fun this nail spa is? Through December 18th, if you donate a toy/game/book/DVD for the UCLA Children’s Hospital, you will receive 15% off your services as a thank you. Want to head back on in for a touch up for New Years? Through end of the 2013, mention “So Cal Lady Bloggers” also for 15% off (Offers may not be combined).

I am so happy I got to see for myself how great The Nail Garden is, & get a cute manicure to kick off the season. Check them out by clicking here, & book your appointment today!





(*Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary manicure in exchange for this feature. All opinions are my own & I highly recommend this nail spa!)



  1. Carolyn West

    December 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

    So glad you had fun. We really should all get together and do this more often.

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Would love that. Esp. now that I see Santa Clarita is not sooo far away 😉

  2. Maribel Reyes

    December 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Woohoo! New URL and new home! Nice!!!!! Love the color of nails you chose. I still can’t believe Xmas is around the corner either.

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Maribel!! 🙂

  3. Jamie

    December 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    You chose a gorgeous color =) And every year I have to listen to Mariah’s Christmas song.. still one of my favorites thanks to “Love Actually..”

    But y’all make me want to get my nails done now =)

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Jamie!!

  4. Ann

    December 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Congrats on the new site–it looks great! I hope they’ll come a little farther south. I love getting mani/pedis but it’s hard to find a good salon that you feel comfortable in. This one sounds great!

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 3, 2013 at 12:59 am

      Thanks so much, Ann! 🙂

  5. Jennifer

    December 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I had so much fun meeting you that night! Love the color of your mani!

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      You too, Jennifer!!! Hope to see you again soon =D Thanks for stopping by the new blog!

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