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 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

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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!!! 

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 :(

Step-by-step Tutorial for the Removal of Gellish Nails

The only reason why girls opt for gellish nails is because of its durability. Gellish nails can last for weeks depending on how you maintain them. Of course, there will be empty spaces on your nail bed between your cuticles and the nail polishes as your fingernails grow over time. It may be unsightly but to me, what’s even more an eyesore would be how the gellish nails themselves, as in the designs and 3D designs do not last. Being anal and a selective perfectionist, such situation irks me. A little OCD there as well.

Manicure, we don’t just pamper our nails for the sake of pampering them, but also, I’m sure like most ladies, just by looking and admiring them day to day makes us happy! Such cheap thrills are easy happiness, don’t you think so? 😉

I did my gellish manicure with Priscilla at Nails Etcetera and I’d decided to remove them myself!

Removing gellish nails can be a pain in the ass! You will need alot of patience and strength to push out the softened gel nail polishes.

I googled for tips in removing gellish nails and Acetone nail polish removers are apparently used for that purpose. Using the normal nail polish removers will not work. This is also the reason why getting gellish nails done is also a hassle because you will have to head back to your manicurist to have them removed and which if it’s purely removal, there will be charges incurred. Most nail salons remove them for free only if you decide to continue engaging their manicure services.

I got my Acetone gel nail polish remover from Gmarket with this seller! Of course, like you, I do read up on reviews before ordering anything. So learn to shop smart! 🙂

The wonderful thing when ordering from this seller is that she provides instructions (very impt – but you can actually google it but thumbs-up for effort and customer service!) as well as the wooden sticks. She has mailed 5 wooden sticks which you would require to push out the gellish nail polishes once they are softened and weakened by the Acetone nail remover.

Essential equipments required :

1. Acetone nail polish remover

2. Wooden sticks

3. Cotton balls/pads (I didn’t have cotton balls so I’d used cotton pads instead)

4. Coarse nail filer

5. Aluminium foils

6. Smooth nail buffer

7. Cuticle oil ( I didn’t use this in the tutorial because I was just plain lazy =x But pls, do apply it if you have!)

Bf bought a set of the Onsen nail set for me few months back 🙂 I’ve always used this when I did my own manicure 🙂

Now as per the instructions, use the coarse nail filer to file the surface of your gellish nails till you get a rough surface. There will be alot of nail dust and might get a little messy, so do prepare some wet wipes just in case.

Next, damp the cotton pad/balls with the Acetone nail polish remover and make sure you apply sufficient amount, if not some areas might not be weakened and would be difficult to remove. After that, wrap it around the nail bed.

Now wrap it snugly with the aluminium foil around your whole fingernails. Make sure they are tightly secured otherwise, they might easily drop off and you would want to prevent any quick evaporation of the Acetone remover.

I know, they look like sausages ready to be BBQ-ed! 😀

Previously, Priscilla from Nails Etcetera  had gotten me to place my wrapped fingers into the UV nail lamp, but although I bought 1 myself, I didn’t use it. It was a little painful when I placed them in, so I thought I could make do without it.

Even without using the UV nail lamp, I felt a little tingling hot sensation.

You must also note that Acetone removers are harmful to your nails and some even disputed that they are harmful to your liver as well. But anyways, nails polishes and normal nail polish removers are harmful too. Basically, whatever chemicals you apply or consume (obviously referring to medicines and supplements!) generally, are not 100% beneficial to your body. 😉

You should see that your gellish nails partially peeled off. I didn’t apply sufficient Acetone that’s why the 1st application was not very successful. But since it was my virgin experience, I forgave myself 😛

Next, use the wooden stick to push the soft gellish nails.

I seriously loathe this step because it’s so difficult to push them out. I have soft brittle nails too so it’s like I’m totally ruining my nails. But then again, removal of gellish nails do destroy your nails!

See how cui they are? And this was even after when I buffed it with the soft buffer from Onsen!

And oh yes, I did cut my nails short as 1 of them broke before removing. Goodbye long nails 😦

I bet the 3rd step was redundant since I was going to repaint my nails anyway, but filing and smoothening them should do our nails good. At least the shininess made me happier somewhat (Self-denial).

From left to right : China Glaze Tantalise me, China Glaze Soft Globe and China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (Used this on my toes nails!)

Of course, the essentials are not forgotten. Use them in every DIY manicure 🙂

From left to right : China Glaze Fast Freeze Quick Dry, Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat (Not really fancying this, need to source for better base coat. Any to recommend? :p) and China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.

1. Apply base coat

2. Apply desired colour nail polish

3. Apply 2nd coat (esp if colour is faint)

4. Apply top coat

5. Apply snow globe nail polish

6. Apply top coat again

7. You can double apply top coat again if you want

8. Apply quick dry coat

I have very soft and brittle nails, so I have to apply several layers of top coat. I’ll have to apply nail hardeners soon too.

Result ?

I know I have ugly toes 😦

When worn with heels

I hope this DIY tutorial has helped you in one way or another! 😀

Thank you all for reading! 🙂 ❤

P.S. : Oh yes, don’t forget to check out my beauty article on My Fat Pocket here on Mascaras!

P.P.S. : I will be sharing with you guys next on my shopping experience with Gmarket and which are the recommended sellers as well as those blacklisted ones! So if you do shop at Gmarket frequently, do keep a lookout! 🙂

xoxo,

Jean

 

 

Sponsored Beauty Review – Nails Etcetera with Priscilla!

Did another manicure session with Nails Etcetera with Priscilla! You may read my previous post on the previous designs I did with Priscilla! 🙂

Removed my previous gelish nails for around 1 hr and then proceeded with my new designs! The removal process was quite straightforward but during the soaking period, my nails felt it was burning! I guess this is quite normal for removing gelish nails? Haha!

Anyway, pictures! 🙂

Wanted something more outstanding with different combination of colours, so chose this design! 🙂

By the way, Priscilla has recently invested in this Gelish Nail dryer which offers shorter drying and waiting time! Really amazing! I was really impressed! 🙂

One of Priscilla’s most expensive investment… Definitely worth it! 🙂

So, if you are looking for excellent professional nail services, why not give Nail Etcetera a try today?

Quote my name ‘Jean Gan’ to be entitled to 10% discount with Nail Etcetera!

You may also wish to check out other awesome designs by Priscilla on her blog and Facebook Fan page!

Priscilla is also currently having a rewards programme which allows you to redeem  a Free Express Gelish Manicure!

It’s very simple to qualify, just follow these steps :

Nails Etcetera -Home Based Nail Salon located inAnchorvale, Sengkang

Operating Hours:

Monday – Saturday
10am / 2pm / 4pm / 7pm
(Appt. after 9pm is available on Fri & Sat)

Sunday & PH
10am / 2pm / 4pm

Contact info : 97267125/nails.etcetera@yahoo.com

NOTD + Vanity Trove October Edition

As per my previous post, here’s a sneak peek on my manicure I did yesterday! More pictures and info will be coming right up do stay tuned! 🙂 ❤
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Also, don’t miss out what’s in the October edition of Vanity Trove! 😀
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