Dev’s Designs

Dev’s Designs Home Nail Salon in Hann Maristes is now open for business!

D’Evan is a licensed manicurist and pedicurist from Pensacola, Florida. She is a teacher at Dakar Academy who is specialized in nail art and design and has been trained in arm, hand, leg and foot massage, which she includes in her spa manis and pedis. She has gel polishes and equipment (I’ve seen her work and it’s great!), as well as supplies for acrylic French manicures and nail extensions.

D’Evan will be working by appointment only as her hours are limited by her full-time job as a teacher at Dakar Academy.

Available hours are as follows:
Mon – 4:30-6:00 pm
Wed – 3:30-6:00 pm
Thurs – 3:30-5:00 pm
Fri – 5:00-6:00 pm
Sat – 1:00-4:00 pm

Please be aware that as a new technician as well as a perfectionist, appointments will not be quick ‘in and out in 15 minutes’ procedures. 🙂 With spa manicures and especially spa pedicures, she prefers to take her time with the soak, scrub, and massage as to ensure a relaxing experience. Therefore, spa services will most often run about an hour. The exception is a simple polish mani or pedi, which usually take about 15-20 minutes. Most services, especially ones including any sort of nail art, will take half an hour to 45 mins from start to finish. Full acrylic sets are the longest service to complete as they take many steps and also precision to ensure great results. This service typically takes about 1 hour to an hour and half.

Here is a link to her Facebook page, which has plenty of pictures of her work and designs, as well as her hours and prices.

77-227-0165 or You can also send a message on Dev’s Designs Facebook page.
When making your appointment, she will need to know what service you want, what day and time you would like, and if she will need to come escort you from the school gate to her apartment. (Visitors to Dakar Acadamy, the guards will not let you in the gate until she comes get you if you’re not affiliated with the school.)


Things I’m going to wear…

Hot season ends in 17 days. Or at least by my calculations and estimates, it should. Come mid-November, I plan on diving into a whole section of my wardrobe that has been neglected (and possibly molding) these last sweltering months.

These are some of the things I plan to wear once the cooler weather arrives in Senegal…

– Jeans. I miss denim. Especially in dark wash or fun colors. I have a pair of dark red ones I especially love.

– Scarves. You don’t live in France for six years without picking up this accessory habit.

– Hoodies. Yoga pants. Slipper socks to keep me from being TOO sexy. 😉

– Shirts with actual sleeves. Maybe even (gasp!) layered over a cami.

– Shoes that cover my heel and toes.

– Fitted shirts and dresses that won’t make me feel claustrophobic when I put them on.

– Cardigans. Bring on the cardigans.

What about you? What will you wear in 17 days?