Archive | September 2018

OK Gazette Best of OKC

Hey y’all!!

So I’m struggling to stick with my blogging schedule with my now 4 jobs! Lordy! I apologize for being late!

Anyway, as promised on my Instagram (@glitterandgrades), I’ll tell y’all about my OK Gazette best of challenge! Every year, the Oklahoma Gazette, which happens to be my favorite info source for local happenings, does a best of OKC list and the readers vote! I pretty much feel like a local at this point, as I’ve lived in the metro for over 8 years now. This is my final year in OKC, but those deets are for another blog post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wanted to go out with a bang and hit up every spot, even the ones I’ve been to a thousand times. Experiencing the city I love with a fresh outlook seemed to be a perfect way to end this great run! I have until July to do it!

I even made a list!

I already got one this week! I went to The Pump, which was voted the best neighborhood bar! It happens to be around my neighborhood, which makes it even cooler! It’s an old gas station turned awesome bar with awesome bar food! The outside patio area is gorgeous and the year-round Christmas lights add just the right amount of kitsch.

My roomie and I love to go on Mondays because it’s karaoke on their patio! What we lack in talent, we make up for in spirit! ๐Ÿ˜‚ We went on Monday and had a great time!

Because I forgot to get more than this picture! ๐Ÿ™ˆ I was drinking the Tallgrass key lime beer! So good and perfect for the last official days of summer!

Stay tuned as I keep y’all posted about this bucket list!

Comment and tell me what your favorite place in OKC is! ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ’•Shelby๐ŸŽ€

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Quest for the Best: Nails Edition 1

Hey, y’all! It has been a while since I’ve posted. If you read my last one, you can probably understand why I took a break! I’m glad to announce that I’m back and regularly posting on Wednesdays and Sundays!

This “Quest for the Best” series takes you on my journey to find the most awesome services in the OKC Metro area! This time it’s all about my personal favorite: NAILS!!

I tried Urbane Nails and Spa 2 for the first time! Their second location is in Chisholm Creek, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite areas in the city. I am obsessed with their Insta page and couldn’t wait to get mine done!

The first thing that impressed me was the decor! The waterfalls and chandeliers were so classy and sparkly, which is kind of what I’m all about! It wasn’t why I went, however, and I was anxious to check out their services.

While double-fisting their complimentary glass of rosรฉ and my iced PSL, I waited for my turn. While waiting, I saw another amazing sign! The two girls on either side of me were both regulars, they were friendly, and they gushed about how great the place was. Either someone was paying them, or this place is GOOD.

When it was my turn, I had Kimberly do my nails. I asked for pink stiletto nails with a black and white marble accent nail and three crystals on each middle nail. Yeah, I was that you-know-what with the complicated order, but she delivered! She was also super friendly! I loved that she didn’t try to rush me out the door and she made sure every detail was right! Here is the finished product:

Oh. My. Lanta. I’m in love!!! I have literally never had so many compliments on my nails! Best part? Only 60 bucks even with the extras! That is fair pricing!

So yeah, it’s going to be super hard to not just quit my quest and go there forever, but I’ll do it for the blog! Haha! Here is my rating, all out of 10:

Ambience: 10

Friendliness: 10

Quality of service: 10

Price: 10

Y’all. GO TO URBANE RIGHT NOW AND GET YO NAILS DID!

I’ll see you guys on Sunday and update y’all on my awesome Labor Day Weekend trip! Until next time!

๐Ÿ’•Shelby๐ŸŽ€