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Pink flamingos, disco balls, super-sound staff and EPIC nail art… there's a reason South William St salon Tropical Popical is fast becoming a Dublin staple.

When we're not lusting over their Instagram page (or eyeing up the tees from their new Tropical Popical Shopical range), we're sneakily plotting how we can just move in without anyone noticing.

Here are just a few of the reasons Tropical Popical is our go-to…

1. Lilt from a coconut cup is served up as standard
Forget the nails, we're already happy out with that.


2. Want Craig David-themed nails? No biggie.
What's that? Oh, just Craig's perfect likeness on my thumb nail.


Anyone else sweating for @craigdavid tonight? @aislinnellen is!!! #CraigDavid by @glamglamniamh

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3. Tropical fruit nails? Yup, they've got you covered.
Craving watermelon right now.


Ultimate #tropical mix from @glamglamniamh #TropicalPopical #NOTD #NailArt #PalmTreeNails #WatermelonNails

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4. The staff there are gas tickets
We want to work there, please.


5. You can now buy all kinds of Tropical Popical merch from their online shop
Flip-flops, amazing tees (like this one for €30) and fluro jewellery: need, need and need. Shop the whole range here.


6. Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan is their number one fan
As she repeatedly told Ellen DeGeneres recently.


7. And the Lord Mayor of Dublin can't get enough of them either
She was contacted directly by a VERY happy customer.

Basically, we just want to move in.

Check out the salon for yourself by booking at hello@tropicalpopical.com, and head to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all kinds of manicure madness. 

Plus, feast your eyes on the Tropical Popical Shopical range on their website here.


When staff at Tropical Popical nail salon in Dublin received a call from The Ellen Show earlier this week, they started crossing their manicured fingers in hope.

Saoirse Ronan, a loyal customer, had just pre-recorded her interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Could this mean a plug on one of the world's biggest chat shows was on the way?

"I was out of the office, but the girls texted me saying they'd just had a call from LA asking for permission to use some pictures from our Instagram," salon co-owner Andrea Horan told SHEmazing! today.

"All we were thinking was, 'Imagine if they actually mentioned us by name?'"

In the end, of course, Saoirse gave the Tropical Popical ladies more than a passing mention. She couldn't stop raving about the place, in fact:

Speaking about the salon – where she was having a treatment when she heard about her Golden Globe nomination – Saoirse said, "There are palm trees everywhere and flamingos, you feel like you're in Ibiza and you're just getting your nails done in Dublin." 

So have Andrea and her crew recovered from the shock yet?

"It feels like it's fake," she admitted. "The fact that she [Saoirse] was actually describing the salon was just amazing. It's gone mental since then, we've had people calling from all over."

Something tells us that Saoirse's next gold mani-pedi will be on the house.

Watch the full interview, as shown on The Ellen Show yesterday, below:


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