Today I went to get a gel manicure at Manicure District, a home-based manicure salon in Tampines. What’s great about home-based salons is that they are way cheaper than your typical mall-based salons. Gel manicures usually cost $70 or more in malls, but in Manicure District they’re only $35. That’s half the price! If you want nail art, it’s $3 and above, depending on what kind of art you want.
I scheduled a session via Instagram. She asked me to pick a design I wanted, and asked if she could do marble nails because I had just gotten a new phone case which had a marble design. She said she had never done it before but she was excited to have a chance to try it.
So I went this morning and was impressed with her home salon. I thought we’d just be slotted in one corner of the living room or something, but no, there was an entire room which had been furnished to be a nail salon, with a table and comfy chair on one side and all her Pink Room Nail School certificates up on one wall. Really quite professional looking!
A preview of our humble home-based nail salon which is air conditioned. 😉 Come try us. We are currently having an opening promotion with Classic Gel Manicure priced at $25(u.p $35). Art charges separately. Booking Terms and Conditions apply. • • • #manicuredistrict #singaporenails #sgnails #sgnailart #sggelnails #tampines #tampinesnails #tampinesnailsalon #sghomebased #sgpromote #sgbeauty #freehandnailart #sgbloggers #sgfood #sgbakes #sgbakesale #sgig
She also had a lot of nail polish colours available. I think that first rose gold glittery colour is to die for! I’ll definitely try that sometime!
It would have taken me a long time to decide on which nail colour to try but luckily I didn’t need to today because she had already tested the marbling technique for me and showed me what she tried to see if I liked any of them and I absolutely fell in love with the one with gold specks. 😍
Pretty soon, she was doing my nails.
While she was doing it, I couldn’t help but notice her own manicure and I was impressed that she managed to draw the Flintstones characters on her hand! That’s talent!
Then she was done and OMG I love my nails!!! Aren’t they so pretty? 😍
I thought the gold foil was a brilliant touch which worked well together with my other plain nails which just had single gold specks on them.
Now my nails are matchy matchy with my phone case! Twinning! 👯
If you like my phone case, by the way, you can buy the same from Shopee. I bought it when it was on sale, for just $2.50. It’s good quality, too!
That’s not the only tip I have for this blog post, you can also get 20% discount on Manicure District’s already cheap gel manicure by flashing a screencap of my Instagram post below:
Really love how my marbled nails turned out! I asked @manicuredistrict to design them for me and she delivered. If you’re looking for affordable gelish manicure that is way cheaper than salons, book an appointment with her. Show print screen of this post to enjoy 20% off nail services! #nailssg
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Now, full disclosure – I got the manicure for free but I was just supposed to make an Instagram post about it. Blogging was not part of the deal but I decided that to do that on my own because I really am quite happy with the service and I want her to hopefully get more customers because she deserves it. So go check her out now, okay?
Bonus pic: behind the scenes! 😂