March 08, 2014 Crystal Phuong 0 Comments

There is a saying that goes like this: "The only time a woman is helpless is when her nail polish is drying. Other than that, watch out". I don't know who said that, but that person is a genius. He or she speaks the mind of millions women out there, and I'm one of them.

I believe having a good look always makes us feel confident, and your nails are the small but important detail to complete your whole package. You'll be surprised to know that many people will start making a conversation with you just by saying: "Your nails are so beautiful". It immediately boosts your confidence to one level up. If you have never done nail art before, you'll probably never understand why we can afford to spend 2 hours every month in a nail salon. But the beauty always has its price. From a true experience of someone who used to hate spending time and money at a beauty salon to a person who spends at least 2 hours in those places now, I'll tell you why it's worth it. Let me take you on a virtual tour of my new nail sponsor- J's Nail.

Located inside an exclusive condominium at Shelford road- the heart of Bukit Timah greenery, J's Nail is not like any other nail salon that you've seen in Far East Plaza (the beauty and nail salons mall). It's beautifully decorated and well-invested from the chairs, tables and interior to even all the nail products. I was quite surprised as I didn't expect to see such a hidden gem like this tucked in the center of a prestigious landed estate of Bukit Timah. It all made sense when Joann (owner of J's Nail) shared with me that they hope to serve more professional working ladies who want to be pampered and to look good. They have everything to show you with the best and luxurious nail service that exceeds your expectations.

A beautiful glitter wall from the entrance leads to this cozy room with many velvet chairs and tables that can serve up to 6 customers at one time.

And another area for a pedicure treatment.

Established in 2007, J's Nail started as a home-based nail art salon and became an active renegade force in the nail art industry. Joann received numerous certifications for her work. She offers all services that are related to manicure and pedicure but her forte has always been hard gel and nail art. 

I saw some of her amazing nail art work while I was having my very spontaneous nail treatment done at 9pm on Saturday night. At first, I just wanted to check out her place, and after talking to Joann, she made me want to get my new nail art right away. Everything was ready within 5 minutes. It's quite fascinating to see how an expert does their job without any prior notice and preparation. She asked about my preferred nail design after looking at my nails, told me how she could get it done, step by step, and she went straight to the process.

First, Joann did a cleansing and filing of my nails after putting on the nail extension. Look how even, clean and smooth they are!

Then, she started applying a first coat of gel thinly color by color. I wanted to have Spring- Summer nails so I asked if Joann could give me the pastel colored nails with a pop of yellow on it.

Ten minutes later, this was what I had. 

While she was focusing on drawing each and every yellow flower on my nail, slowly and carefully, I started asking about her story, how did she become a nail artist in Hongkong, and now Singapore. Passionately, she shared with me all her life stories, including the fairy tale love story with her husband, sitting next to her, feeding her the Mc. Donald chicken nuggets for dinner so that she could have enough energy to do the nails for me. I felt bad, but admired her at the same time. There are so many beautiful stories like this that still exist, all we need to do is to keep looking. 

The fun conversation at (almost) midnight made the whole beauty process become shorter than expected. When I saw Joann put the last few Swarovski crystals (the most expensive crystals) onto my nails, I knew it's time for a photo and to say goodbye. 

Thank you so much for your wonderful stories, great services, my beautiful nails and most importantly, for being my sponsor. 
Now, I can take a #selfi photo all day long with my gorgeous nails. 

If the story and the photos above are not good enough to convince you, I guess you just have to go down to J's Nail and try their service. They are located in a cozy condominium, just beside a swimming pool: 

19, Shelford Road, #01-53, Singapore 288408
Open from Monday- Friday: 10am- 9pm, Saturday 10am- 7pm. Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. 
Visit their website for more information on how to get there.
Don't forget to call 6464 7498, look for Joann and mention "CRYSTAL PHUONG" to make an appointment to entitle you for the attractive PROMOTION:

- A la carte service at 10% off + SGD10 voucher
- For all nail packages, you will get 2 additional services and SGD30 voucher (except for a valued package)
All promotions valid until end of August. 

Good luck and thank you so much for reading.

***Disclaimer: This blog entry is proudly sponsored by J's Nail Pte Ltd.  Opinions and expressions are on my own.