THE EXPERT SAYS “A rough file leaves the edges ragged and causes them to peel and break. Look for one with 240 to 600 grit; never use a metal file. I file in one direction, from the outside into the centre. It takes longer to complete a manicure but it’s gentler. As for gel manicures, the damaging part is the scraping, peeling, and ripping off of the gel that compromises the integrity of the nail. Wearing them occasionally for a vacation or a wedding is one thing, but nails can’t endure that trauma repeatedly.” – Deborah Lippmann, founder of Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish BETTER, STRONGER With green tea, acai, and spirulina, this treatment is ideal for nail restoration between gel manicures. Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask, RM109
SPEED D I A L S
Places to get your nails done. Luxe by The Nail Parlour Cut, shape, and colour, all in 15 minutes? It’s now possible in luxurious surroundings with the Express Manicure. Priced at RM50. Fourth Floor, Suria KLCC. Tel: 03-2166 4908 Nails On Wheels Whenever, wherever. Welcome to the nail service that comes to you. For nail rejuvenation within 30 minutes, try Express Manicure & Pedicure. Priced at RM110. Tel: 012-689 9293.
Ashish Spring/ Summer ’16
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Don’t Stop Believin’