OK, I just got a manicure that makes me 100% cooler! It might not jive with my new non-toxic ethos, but LOOK AT IT! It's not something I would ever have thought I wanted, but I was given a gift certificate for Kaen Studio, which specializes in Japanese beauty treatments including the raddest nails in Vancouver. Mine are so tame compared with some of the masterpieces I've seen, but I love them. I just told Momo, my artist, that I like lavender and mint green and let her go to town. The technique is called BioGel, and it's just on my real nails, but it makes them super strong and lasts up to a month. I certainly won't be getting it done regularly, but as a special treat, it's pretty cool.