You won’t need to go to the salon to get your nails done with these beautiful DIY products from homegrown brandsPublished on 16 March 2022
Fashion comes full circle, and the days of Y2K trends are back. Current trends point towards bold printed patterns, layering anything with everything, claw clips for days, and finally faux nails, otherwise known as fake nails. Since manicures, although longer lasting, take too much time and quite a sum of money for us to handle, faux nails are making a comeback and we’re not complaining!
Not only are faux nails nearly identical to the various types of manicures you can get at the salons, but they are also fuss-free and relatively cheap. What’s more, there’s a plethora of shapes and sizes you can experiment with. It’s also worth mentioning that the adhesive used is more durable and has better quality which results in longer-lasting nails and relatively easier removal.
Before we get into the fun part, here is the biggest selling point: press-on nails are reusable. That means even upon removal or falling off, you can store them until you’re ready to use them again. There are also some alternatives to the usual glue that we use when applying press-on nails. Now you can use adhesive stickers which are arguably easier and safer to remove as they are least likely to damage your nails.
Here are some notable local brands that offer press-on nail designs that are guaranteed to impress.
The Nail Edge
Berry Shum, the founder of The Nail Edge, is a certified professional nail technician with over 10 years of experience in the field. She has competed in events and even established an academy. All these years of blood, sweat and tears have allowed her to produce her own high-quality products. You can either get a manicure from the legend herself or purchase some of her pre-made press-on nails. Looking for customised press-on nails for a special occasion? Reach out to her personally for a set of nails catered especially for you.
The Nail Bunny
The Nail Bunny stands out from the rest because of its attention to detail. If you are keen on fun and funky designs, then head on over to its Instagram Shop for more. From clouds to patterns and even adorable cartoon characters, the designs are jaw-dropping and will blow your mind. More than just cute patterns, The Nail Bunny is just as good at producing classic designs or even edgier and elegant-looking ones. Did we mention that they also do customised designs?
A detail-oriented lover yourself? Hop on The Nail Bunny Instagram Shop.
The Base Coat Shop
You might get the impression that The Base Coat is a veteran in this field just by looking at its designs. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the brand, in actual fact, was established by a young female entrepreneur during the pandemic. Joanne Lim, the proud owner of The Base Coat, started her business at the tender age of 18 and has consistently produced collections of thematic press-on designs for different occasions.
What better way to show your love for the arts than to parade creative expressions everywhere on your nails? Maniqure, a shop inspired by art and culture, produces jaw-dropping nail arts that aren’t easily replicated and mass-produced. Fall in love with designs inspired by Islamic art found in local mosques. For those who just can’t get enough of the Yanxi Palace drama, the unique collection of Qing Dynasty designs are bound to receive the praise of many, especially the fans. Whether it is to express yourself through the manicures you wear or being a trendsetter for all things fashionable, owning a set of Maniqure’s press-on nails is a worthy investment.
Shop Maniqure’s distinct, one-of-a-kind collections at its website.
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