Pamper your nails at NailRoom@OneSix and WIN FREE GIFTS!

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I had my nails pampered at Nail Room @ One Six few weeks ago to grace the Chinese New Year period. It’s one of the many times of a year where we girls would wanna look and feel good, isn’t it? 😉

Psst, read on to find out how you can win a gift pack! 🙂

So, this is how the exterior of Nail Room @ One Six looks like :

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Nail Room @ One Six embraces a spacious and clean nail salon that provides customers the warm cozy feeling and beautiful ambience. It is dimly-lighted so as to offer that relaxing mood while having your nails being pampered by their professional manicurists.

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Their display of nail polishes that provides a wide variety of beautiful colours :

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Nail Room @ One Six carries Orly, Bandi and Gellyfit nail polishes which are eco-friendly as they do not contain any of the ‘toxic three’ chemicals found in many other nail polish brands.

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Further to that, Nail Room @ One Six  also carries INGLOT O2M nail polishes which are ‘halal’ patented are suitable for and very popular among Muslim customers as well as they are the first nail polish brand with water permeable technology that allows water to seep through the enamel and touch the natural nail. INGLOT O2M nail polishes  do not contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibuyl phthalate and camphor which are harmful to health.

It is not surprising to discover refreshments at Nail Room @ One Six where they always have the hearts’ of customers in mind.

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I chatted with the Aida, the lady boss of Nail Room @ One Six throughout my manicure and pedicure session who was extremely warm and friendly, and we clicked very well 🙂

As it was during the Chinese New Year Period, I opted for red but yet not wanting to look overly ‘cheena’ and ‘auntie-ish’.

So I chose this design for my manicure:

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And my pedicure :

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For the month of February and in conjunction with the upcoming Valentine’s Day, Nail Room @ One Six has is having a promotion whereby you are entitled to a free gift if you spend a minimum of $50!

Here is what Nail Room @ One Six  has to offer, psst, they are really pretty and worth the money! 🙂

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1 gift pack includes : 1 mini Orly nail polish, foot scrub soap and a nail file!

Want to win a pack? Simply just spend $50 and you can call them your own! 🙂

In addition, if you spend more than $25 and quote my name ‘Jean Gan’, you will get to enjoy a 10% off!!!

Nail Room @ One Six

16 Jalan Masjid

#01-06

Singapore 418941

Facebook : Nail Room @ One Six

How to get there :

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Manicure and Pedicure with Prettify Me – The Nail Therapy!

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Hello all!

Hope your weekend was an enjoyable one! icon smile Manicure and Pedicure with Prettify Me   The Nail Therapy!

Last Saturday, I went to pamper my nails again and attended a manicure and pedicure session with PrettifyMe – The Nail Therapy!

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Located at the shopping street of Singapore, PrettifyMe – The Nail Therapy provides ample space to accommodate everyone at its Orchard outlet.

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Getting your nails done at PrettifyMe –  The Nail Therapy simply translates into a pampering session with their cozy settings and soothing music  as the background music.

And that’s not all.

For me, I like chatting with my manicurists while having my nails done. In addition, I can safely vouch that most customers look forward to be serve by friendly manicurists while pampering their nails.

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Rest assured that PrettifyMe – The Nail Therapy provides you with just that!

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My nails before manicure :

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After manicure :

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And pedicure :

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I went ahead to have my nails done with simple designs which can prove to be very alluring as well. ‘Simplicity takes it all’ mindset is sometimes better than having overwhelming designs and 3D embellishments occupying all your nails.

I like the ‘shirt’ design on my fingernails. They are cute and still somewhat a head-turner, as well as the adorable innocent looking red and white polka dots on my toes nails! Still reliving the National Day spirit I see! icon razz Manicure and Pedicure with Prettify Me   The Nail Therapy!

PrettifyMe – The Nail Therapy  is celebrating their Anniversary!!

Bring along a friend or mummy dearest, and the 2 of you will enjoy a gelish manicure + a classic pedicure for just $95! Valid from now till 30th Sept 2013! icon smile Manicure and Pedicure with Prettify Me   The Nail Therapy!

Call 6735 7728 quote “MFPJean” and get pampered by PrettifyMe – The Nail Therapy today!

100 orchard Road #02-64
Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840
Tel: 6735 7728, Mobile: 8309 2040

Website: www.prettifyme.com.sg
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Manicure and Pedicure with Beary-Nice Nails

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I was smitten with my previous set of cute nails embellished with loads of sweet cakes and ice creams which surprised me that they could stay on for such a long time!

I headed down to Beary-Nice Nails again to have my nails repainted, redesigned and basically, to be pampered again 🙂

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I decided to opt for normal nail polishes as my nails were extremely brittle and thin caused by both genetics and constant painting of nails, especially with gel nail polishes.

After removing my gelish nails, removing cuticles, buffing and filing…

And went from this :

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To this :

 

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I did mention that I was gonna get minions painted but I changed my mind…. So there you go, colourful leopard prints! 🙂

And here are my toes :

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Opted for a little more feminine design this time round 🙂

Their rates (at unbelievable prices!!!) :

  • Polish only $ 4
  • Classic mani $15
  • Classic pedi $25
  • Gelish (hands) $35
  • Gelish (toes) $45
  • Xpress gelish (fingers/ toes)
  • $25
  • Acrylic or gel extension $80

*Nail art costs $1 per nail onwards – depending on your designs and type of embellishments – as with all other nail salons icon smile Cute Cupcake Nails and Leopard Prints Nails with Beary Nice Nails!

They are currently located at :

BLK 89 BEDOK NORTH AVE 4

#01-87 (LOOK OUT FOR THIS UNIT NUMBER)

Singapore 460089

Contact number : 82459863

Email  add : bearynicenails@gmail.com

QUOTE ‘JEAN GAN’ TO ENJOY 10% OFF ALL SERVICES! 🙂

Minions and Monsters Inc nails by Beary Nice Nails!

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Remember my cute cupcake nails done by Beary Nice Nails awhile ago?

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And my gradient leopard prints pedicure?

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My readers have also headed down to Beary Nice Nails after seeing how gorgeous my nails were! 🙂

Here are theirs 😀

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This was $42.

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And this was at $40!

Prices all after discounts 🙂 Read below to find out how you can be entitled to these discounts too!! 😀

Both were normal polishes with nail art 🙂

And this are my gelish nails after almost 2 weeks!

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As you can see, they are still going strong! The 3D embellishments didn’t fall off despite bowling with them LOL :p And my nails have grown a little 🙂

So rest assured that quality is definitely high and your money will be well-spent at Beary Nice Nails! 🙂

Beary Nice Nails

BLK 89 BEDOK NORTH AVE 4

#01-87 (LOOK OUT FOR THIS UNIT NUMBER)

Singapore 460089

Contact number : 82459863

Email  add : bearynicenails@gmail.com

*Quote ‘Jean Gan MFP’ to enjoy 10% discount off all services!!! 

Cute Cupcake Nails and Leopard Prints Nails with Beary-Nice Nails!

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Hello girls!

I’ve something exciting to share with you babes! And only because it’s beneficial, hence the excitement! 😀

If you are looking for cozy nail salons with excellent customer service, then Beary-nice nails is definitely the place to patronise and get you pretty nails done in a jiffy!

Honestly speaking, I was a little taken aback when I was welcomed with super friendly faces and smiles when I first entered the nail salon. Simply put, I was treated like an old friend by the manicurists at Beary-nice nails! The girls are extremely friendly and because of that, I felt at home and genuinely welcomed.

Their meticulous skills and their genuine interest in serving customers won me over. I have never encountered such warm and affectionate manicurists before. I am not only saying this because of the sponsorship, I am very certain I would blog the same if I were a paid customer because I have seen how they have handled other customers the same friendly manner as well.

Don’t believe? Head down to their shop and just try and inquire on their services and rates (no harm trying), you will be surprised how friendly they are! That I can guarantee you! 😉

On top of that, I have always been an indecisive customer when it comes to choosing nail art designs. Because I dress as per my mood, sometimes I’m looking girly but other days, I’m in the mood for a little ‘rock-and-roll’ kind of style, so it’s difficult to cater to both ends. But the girls were extremely patient 🙂

But nevertheless, I settled with these cupcake designs because it’s one of the trendiest design for nail art now, all because of the cupcake craze!

I try to avoid 3D nail art because I’m not exactly that demure and most of the time, they drop off easily. You know how ugly your nails will look once the embellishments are off, leaving unsightly ‘dents’ on your nail beds. I’m quite a perfectionist so once the nails, even if one nail is ruined, my mood is ruined and I don’t regard my nails to be perfect and able to attract compliments anymore. (I know, I’m usually quite hard on myself).

But the lady boss (Cecilia) of Beary-nice nails assured me the quality of the 3D nail art by applying layers and layers of top coats and acrylic powder, getting them to be cured by the gelish harmony LED lamp countless times so as to prevent them from dropping off.

Both Cecilia and Joanne were extremely patient and meticulous throughout the whole process and all because they want the best for their customers! 🙂
You know how some manicurists do a ‘shitty’ job, rushing their work through and not offering tip-top quality results? And then your nail embellishments drop off few days later? I know how extremely frustrating it is!

I’m sure this won’t happen with Beary-nice nails, they won’t scrimp and save on their materials just so they can ‘save’ a little bit more.

I was also given a good scrub on my feet to remove dead skin afterwhich my skin felt really soft and supple after that! 🙂

Now… pictures of my pretty nails! 🙂

Cute cupcake nails :

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Left hand :

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Right hand :

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Lovely leopard prints nails :

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Psst, FYI, all designs were hand-drawn except for the 3D embellishments! How cool is that! It takes a set of meticulous skills and patience to achieve such pretty nails!

So if you are on the lookout for recommendable nail salons, do drop by Beary-nice nails!

They were previously located at Tampines but have since shifted due to the upgrading works (still ongoing) by HDB.

Their rates (at unbelievable prices!!!) :

  • Polish only $ 4
  • Classic mani $15
  • Classic pedi $25
  • Gelish (hands) $35
  • Gelish (toes) $45
  • Xpress gelish (fingers/ toes)
  • $25
  • Acrylic or gel extension $80

*Nail art costs $1 per nail onwards – depending on your designs and type of embellishments – as with all other nail salons 🙂

They are currently located at :

Blk 89 Bedok North Ave 4

#01-87 (look out for this unit number)

Singapore 460089

Contact number : 82459863

Email  add : bearynicenails@gmail.com

(They are located near the famous food centre Bedok Blk 85 which you can indulge yourself in with the delicious food after having your pretty nails done – which I did! Teehee! :p)

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Psst, and that’s not all!

Beary-nice nails has been nice enough to grant my readers :

10% discount off ALL SERVICES!!! 

Just quote ‘JeanGanMFP’ and enjoy your discount! 😀

And their rates aren’t even expensive to begin with and yet they are able to product such pretty nails! 🙂

Beauty Review – China Glaze Neon Nail Polishes

In preparation for  an upcoming wedding this Saturday with a Candy Lane theme, I had to let my creativity juices flow. However, due to the limited ‘candy’ colours available in my nail polish collection, I chose these 2 neon colours from China Glaze.

I must now eat back my words that mixing normal and gelish nail polishes is now a BIG NONO for me. I realised that they don’t last! Although it’s actually mostly the nail polishes on my pointer fingernails get chip off. Was advised by my colleague who works as a PT manicurist that I shouldn’t be mixing them both, but heck, I did, and many times and the rest of the fingers were rather durable! The only annoying thing is that, once the nail polishes chip or peel off on my pointers, they do so constantly! Can you imagine having to repaint, cure, repaint, cure, repaint, cure…? And this repetitive process is only to paint 1 nail completely. Times the number of times the nail polish peels/chips… And especially annoying when you have a function/event to attend, then they get ruin just before or during the event. Ugly nails, shouldn’t even exist!

Bought some China Glaze nail polishes from Qoo10.

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China Glaze Neon Collection

China Glaze Neon Collection

China Glaze Pool Party

China Glaze Pool Party

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

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The lumpy and uneven layers :(

The lumpy and uneven layers:(

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More lumps..:(

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Closer look.

*I must admit I do have shaky hand by the way.

After posting a picture of my NOTD, my ex-classmate and I discussed a little over FB. And in conclusion, China Glaze Neon nail polishes are :

  • Clumpy
  • Dries out too fast which creates lumps and thick layers
  • Too runny

Seche Restore’s review was also discussed.

  • It didn’t work for my CG Snow Globe. It remains lumpy.
  • Was told that it should only be used on normal nail polishes than gelish.

So all in all, I think CG nail polishes are quite sucky now, especially if you have left them untouched for awhile. Upsetting, because I’ve been buying them as they are relatively cheaper.

Gelish nail polishes aren’t cheap and cheap ones might not be good (and they might be fakes).

Flip Flop’s quality was worse than Pool Party’s.

Am gonna think twice before getting anymore CG nail polishes in the future :(

DIY gelish nails x normal nail polishes

YES! You’ve read it right! I’ve attempted to go all full force by experimenting using normal nail polishes and mixing it with gelish nail polishes (base and top coats).

I’ve always wanted to try using normal nail polishes as the base colour because gelish nail polishes are DAMN EXPENSIVE!!! It costs about $20 per bottle vs $8 (china glaze from DYON international – Cineleisure Scape)! I bought my 1st gelish nail polishes, top and base coats from gelish harmony from DYON as well 🙂

I’ve to first disclaim that the results might not turn out as pretty as gelish nail polishes or durable for that matter. But keep my fingers crossed anyhoo.

Here are the products and tools that were used.

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Now, don’t say that I’ve not been sharing awesome deals (if you’ve been reading my blog, you would know I DO share great buys with honest reviews (not sponsored)).

Base coat, Top Coat and China glaze were bought from DYON International from Cineleisure Scape. I’ve even linked their Facebook page for you 🙂 How can you not love me eh? I’ve been getting most of my OPI and China Glaze nail polishes from them. China Glaze are going for 3 for $20! How can you resist?! Well, I couldn’t. So I’ve quite a handful of them lying around, which I thought might not work with gelish nail polishes or curing with UV/LED lamp.

But tadah! IT WORKS!

Laquee Rette Blue Purple Glitter were from Qoo10 – lovely.desiires

Cute Ribbon LED Lamp (18Watts) and Gelish Harmony Nail Surface Cleanse from Qoo10 – Crystalife

You can actually replace the Nail Surface Cleanse with lint wipes as well 🙂

How do you go about DIY-ing your own gelish nails?

I’ve actually blogged a detailed entry on this before, so please read here if you are keen 🙂 It’s actually not that difficult, except if you have to remove your previous gelish nails on your own (which I’ve also included a step-by-step in that tutorial post) and if you have shaky/retarded left hand like mine. Other than that, it’s pretty simple and hassle-free with LED lamps!

Here’s the final result!

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A thousand apologies for the poor reso and lighting. The picture doesn’t do justice for the colours. I mean it’s not 100% salon-standard quality, but it’s still acceptable and pretty for a DIY attempt! I shouldn’t be so hard on myself… HAHA!

The purple base colour is actually much lighter than you see in the pictures.

I love how both purple base and glitter colours have a tinge of blue undertones and slight shimmery sheen! Both colour combinations kinda reminds me of fairytale pixie magical dust… you know what I mean.

Googled some images on the China Glaze Tantalise me so you actually have a clearer view on the colour.

A little short review on the products and sellers.

lovely.desiires : Spillage in 1 of the 3 bottles I bought. Delivery was long as items were mailed from HongKong. Took abt 2 weeks. Seller’s customer service was acceptable. Nail polishes were cheap compared to other brands such as Gelish Harmony. Honestly, I do not think the brand matters as well as the product works well for you and proves its worth. So far, the 3 Laquee Rette glitter UV/gel nail polishes worked well for me 🙂 But I can’t be 100% sure if its authentic? Nevermind that, like I’ve said, as long as it works well for me, I don’t mind if it’s non-authentic or an inferior brand.

Crystalife : One of my favourite sellers on Qoo10! Her customer service is superb! Replies very promptly. Her items have proved their worth thus far. Bought the LED lamp, nail cleanse and acetone. She sells gelish nail polishes with brands such as Gelish Harmony and Artistic too (20$ ++) and other nail art tools.

DYON International : maintains sales both online on their FB page as well as retail flea market booth at Scape. Takes some time to reply queries via FB and some queries were left unanswered and ignored. But staff at the booth was alright. Prices for China Glaze and OPI were quite cheap. Gelish Harmony polishes were market price. Bought a better base coat for strengthening my soft brittle nails at 30$++ but didn’t prove its worth, but gotta continue using it, no choice.

So yes, I hope these reviews were of some help to you. Like I’ve always said, sharing is caring. 🙂

And yes, in conclusion, YOU CAN MIX NORMAL NAIL POLISHES WITH GELISH NAIL POLISHES in this sequence (apply gelish base coat – cure it under UV/LED lamp – apply normal nail polish (I applied 2 coats) – cure it under the lamp (IT ACTUALLY WORKS! HAHA!) – apply additional glitter/nail designs (optional) – cure it under the lamp – apply top coat (u can apply 2 coats – cure it under lamp – wipe with nail surface cleanse/lint wipes)

Just hope this combination lasts though 😉

HAVE FUN GIRLS! 😀