Tuesday, 17 November 2009

French Manicure - $12.90, 10 mins


i have always liked french manicure but my nails are always short for two reasons: they're soft and "bendable" if too long and i don't like hearing the kok klik kok klik when i play the piano... whenever i go to the salon and ask for french manicure, the girls will say, "your nails are too short!" =(

i found this product which looks promising for people like me! it's hard to find SHORT artificial nails in singapore. the ones i see are usually vampire-long which is irritating cos i'm not used to it. the last time i bought some nice stick-on nails from japan but finished using the remover and Singapore doesn't seem to sell good artificial-nail removers.

this new product i found at watson's has pre-glued SHORT nails so there is no messy sticky glue and to remove it, the instructions say just soak in warm water for a few minutes. hm... that means cannot take long warm baths ha! LOL i tried it and it looks quite nice and natural unless you look upclose in which case you can see two layers of nails LOL...

3 things to note:
1. the nails need to be handled with care i.e. don't touch the sticky side and you need to "agar" the size quite accurately because once you stick it on, you can't pull it out le haha...
2. the curvature may not fit your nails. if your nail surface is flat, then it may not be suitable. mine is not as curved but it still holds... as long as other people don't go n scrutinise, it looks just fine =)
3. i tried to ease an itch just now and it felt like it was going to come off... haha... hm... better not orpisai! hahaha.

it's supposed to last 3 days so let me try try see...

the french ones costs $12.90 with different base shades (frosty pink, pink, nude). i bought the frosty pink one. they have more fancy designs like these which cost $16.90.


there are also those with crystals which cost $22.90 (i didn't buy)... much cheaper than a session at the salon i'd say... plus it takes only 10 mins to attach. not bad not bad...