Valentine edition, so it has to be pink. Like hot pink. “Barbie Pink”, the manicurist said
Nah~ If you notice, Valentine or not, I always choose pink for my nails
I know, there are bunch of other colors out there But here’s what always happened: I had yellow, or purple, or black on my head, then I go to the nail salon, and then…pick pink. Tsk.
Anyway, this is done at Olive Nail Art, last week. I think I’ve tell you that NailPia Nail Salon is expensive, but this Olive Nail Art is even more so! I know maybe I’m too cheapo, but there’s a big difference between the prices of those two nail salon. Here’s the comparison:
Base polish is IDR37,000 at Olive.
Basic manicure + polish is IDR90,000 at NailPia.
Nail art is IDR125,000 at Olive, regardless of the complexity of the design.
Nail art starts at IDR35,000 at NailPia. They charged IDR75,000 for more complex designs.
Gel extension is IDR1,500,000 at Olive.
Gel extension is IDR450,000 at NailPia.
Gulp! The price difference in extension is shocking! How about the quality? I wouldn’t know since I haven’t tried them, but in terms of simple, 2D nail art, I have to say that designs made by Olive lasts longer than NailPia. It’s been 4 days; left hand is still intact, right hand got several chipped polished (I had to pry open a tub yesterday). Please note that I type extensively, and I do some kitchen work too without any gloves.
The picture above was not taken right after the art was done, it was about a day after. My nails grow quite quickly, so you can see that the base polish are a bit far from my cuticles; I think it wasn’t the manicurist’s fault.
And did you see some purple stains on the nails? The base polish and top coat reacted, at least that’s what the manicurist said. It was the first time for me (polish change color after top coat is applied), but the manicurist said it has happened before with this base polish color. She offered to redo all my nails, but I didn’t have time, so she decided that I didn’t have to pay for the base polish service. She was nice and listened to my needs closely, while offering some ideas on the design. I think I’ll be back to try several more services, even though it’s so expensive for me!
Anyway, Olive’s owner is Korean, so they used a lot of korean products. Base polish mainly consists of Orly, Misa, and a bit of OPI, Nfu.Oh, Skinfood, Etude House. I used Orly.
For decorating purposes they used korean specialty products.
NailPia mainly uses Nfu.Oh, Orly, and OPI. They used Nfu.Oh as the base polish on my January 2009 nail art.
You can find Olive Nail Art at SOGO Plaza Senayan and SOGO Pondok Indah Mall 2.
NailPia Professional Nail Salon is located at Pondok Indah Mall 2, Lower Ground Floor.