A MANI WITH...

Leila Cunningham

Occupation: Pilates Instructor

  Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor. Leila spent her childhood in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she excelled in gymnastics, swimming, skiing and ice-skating. After moving to the U.S. in 1996, she maintained a fervent interest in health and fitness, and continued to incorporate an active lifestyle into her daily routine. Leila left her career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker in 2003 to pursue her Pilates certification, and did over 1,000 hours of extensive training in various Pilates techniques and modifications for injuries. Leila is also Pre and Post-Natal Certified by The Center for Women’s Fitness. In 2014 Leila founded the FitPilates Youtube Channel. Currently she is a health and fitness contributor to The Honest Company's blog, teaches at Pilates Place in Hermosa Beach, and does workshops and fitness retreats.
 
 

 

What is your greatest strength?

Not being afraid to try something new. Keeps me going!
 

Do you have any hidden talents?

Drawing and Painting

 

Do you have a go-to nail polish color? If so, what is it?

I like OPI colors: Bubble Bath, Makes Man Blush, and the OPI gel color Don’t Bossa Nova me Around - Love it!
 

Do you ever get nail art?

Not very often, but I love the “ marble” look.

Best drink to go with a mani?  

Champagne or a martini
 

Matching nail and toe polish colors? Must do or Definite Don’t?

Definite Don’t!

What color nail polish would you wear on vacation to Paris?

RED.
 

What is your go-to restaurant or bar in town?

Darren’s in Manhattan Beach

Favorite blogs?

The Honest Company's blog
Secret Squirrel Food
Tuula Vintage
KayaGirl
Sincerely Jules

Favorite perfume?

Mademoiselle by Chanel

Best way to stay youthful looking?

Take care of your skin and do “maintenance,” Drink lots of water, Exercise (Find and do what you like), Live a happy and healthy life!  

Who is your style icon?

All time fav - Audrey Hepburn  

Favorite SNL skit of all time?

Any of the skits with JT

Who has the best coffee in LA?

Currently “Two Guns”  in Manhattan Beach

Would you ever wear your nails pointy?

NO!