What’s great about anything thats located in Sheung Wan is that it’s not quite in the heart of Hong Kong, but a decent walking distance away from the bustling streets of central. I absolutely adore the atmosphere in Sheung Wan, I’d love to live here one day, its so quiet and there are so many quirky concept stores and tasty eateries around here. Definitely my kind of place to hang out, so yes… do expect maybe one or two posts from here over time!
Then we began the process of a basic manicure, exfoliation of hand and finally a fresh coat of polish for us! Ting & I have been talking about getting manicure for a long time, but with our busy schedules it was hard to find a mutual free time to do so. Even if there was an opening, we’d usually spend our time shopping or sailing at sea. So here’s a look at our nail polish colours that we picked out!
I decided to switch things up for the new year and step out of my comfort zone of nudes, taupes, blues and teals and venture into something different. A holographic wash of NCLA’s “ Vacation on Mars” from their holographic collection. Ting went for something festive with the beautiful specs of glitter in Deborah lip man’s Across the Universe. I didn’t manage to get a snap shot of Ting’s nails / the nail polish colour she selected but here’s a shot of us sporting our freshly manicured nails!
I truly enjoyed the process, the atmosphere was quiet and everyone was really friendly at the salon. The seats were super comfy to just lay back and chat away whilst our nails were drying off, All in all we spent about an hour and a half just getting our nails done, most of it was waiting for our nails to dry off.
Keeping in mind that it is a deemed “premium” place to get your nails done , a regular manicure runs at around HK$250+ (est. SG$39). For the service I’d say its pretty worth the price, you also get to take away a buffer, nail file and a wooden cuticle pusher as well. I know a couple of nail salons that charge over HK$300 and yet you don’t get the amazing service that the nail library has to offer.
A quick heads up – The nail library will be opening up a branch in Central! A perfect stop to pamper our hands and feet after shopping the streets that HK has to offer. They will also be opening up waxing and shaping services, making it your perfect one-stop beauty fix. Let us know if you head over to the nail library, we’d love to know your experience with them as well! I know I can’t wait for them to open up additional services, I might just be pampering myself a little too often then 😉