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6 Tips to make your Nail Polish Last Longer

Most people apply their nail polish by pulling the brush from the base to tip in one stroke. This way may be quick but it will not last long.  What is the secret of professional manicurists that makes the polish so long-lasting?

I. Base Coat

Apply clear base coat before you put on shade. Not only this can help the color look sharper, the base coat can also protect the real nail.

II. Apply on Your Strong Hand First

If you are right-handed, apply on on the nails of your right hand first. Get the tougher part done first. It is easier to finish up by the strong hand lasst.

III. Do not Fetch too Much

Pull off excessive polish at the rim of the bottle, this can make the color looks more even.

IV. Apply on the top 1/3 part of the nails first

Since there is more chance that  the upper part of the nails chip off first, reinforcing this area can Definitely help.

V. Double Coats

Apply a secong coat while the first coat is slightly dried. The color will look more saturated and shiny.

VI. Top Coat

You definitely need the top coat. It is the key to that extra shine and durability.

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NUDE for Nail Art Beginners

For anyone who is new to gel nails, nude is the most must try color. On the left is the popular Shimmering Cloud nail, while on the right is completed with gold glitter, gold strand and opal.  These not so over the top designs are highly versatile and perfect for those who like to be subtle and low-key.

[更持久!] 6個令指甲油更耐看的小貼士

很多人塗指甲油都會從指甲底端一筆帶到指尖,這樣的畫法雖然快速,但卻不持久。究竟專業美甲師有甚麼關鍵小技巧,令指甲油可以維持更長久?

1. 底油

上色前要先打底上一層透明底油 (Base Coat),除了能讓指甲油顏色更突出,還有保護指甲的作用。

2. 先塗慣用手

假如你是右撇子,就先塗完右手再塗左手,把難度高的先完成,就能讓自己接下來更順利。

3. 不要沾取過多的指甲油

將指甲油掃從瓶子取出時,順便在瓶口撥掉一邊刷毛的指甲油量,再塗上指甲油,就可以更均勻。

4. 先塗指甲的前三分之一

因為指甲前端最容易剝落和掉漆,這種塗法可以讓指甲前端的指甲油維持更久。

5. 塗兩層

10隻指甲都塗完,等待微乾後,再重新上第二層,讓顏色更飽和,並且更有光澤感。

6. 面油

最後一定要再上一層透明的指甲油 (或面油 Top Coat),提升光澤度跟持久度。

The Ultimate Nail Hex for Repelling Mosquitos

If there is anything that is most annoying in the nature, it must be mosquitos.  Check out what the Japanese whistle performer, Kato Marina, does to revenge on those creeps.

Kato has posted a nail art on her Twitter.  Eight of her nails were sealed with mosquito specimen.  The other two were painted with mosquito repellents. Anyways, this seemed to be a curse rather than an art design.

Apparently, Kato was quite a mosquito attractor. Her body was filled with bites and she constantly lost sleep from the itchiness and overnight attacks.  She decided to catch a bunch of mosquitos and painstakingly cleaned off their remains.

Even it was not so easy, Kato managed to make some nice specimen.  She wrapped them up in cling wrap and went to a nail technician she knew.

OPI FALL WONDERS 2022 Fall/Winter Collection

OPI has launched the 2022 Fall Wonders collection in InfiniteShade, Nail Polish, and GelColor sets. The shades were inspired by nature wonders from around the world. Twelve serenity shades include, light purple, grey, shimmery yellow and classic red which bring you the sence of calmness.

My favorite is ‘Peace of Mind”. This humble light purple is so calming, it practically recharged my mind with all the positivities.

[Hong Kong Brand] Ommicare x Hello Kitty Portable Nail Trimmer

There are lots of portable nail drill on the market. We found this one made by a Hong Kong local brand named – Ommicare. They also have baby and pedicure sets.
Their drill bits are specially designed to only trim the nails while avoiding to hurt the skin. It is supplied by batteries and equipped with super noise reduction.

Every drill comes with five file bits including, dead skin, nail shaping, callus remover, etc. There are also two drill bits for nail removal an buffering. Each bit function is clearly marked on the individual box for easy identification. The drill is very nice looking too. They come in three different series and more than ten color to choose from. For the Kitty fans out there, you do not wan to miss the Hello Kitty cross-over design!

[Byebye Tweezers] Nail Art Dotting Pen

Stunning nails can be so simple. We introduced the nail art beads application box last time. This time, we will show you this dotting pen.  It comes with 2,800 beads including gold, silver, rose gold and black colors. Apply the beads while the nail polish is still wet and you can do a pretty clean job.

18歲閃耀.美麗! 指甲服務週年特別優惠

今年是Rainbow Nails的第十八年了!真的不容易!
為慶祝這個特別的週年紀念日子及報答客人多年來的支持與鼓勵,在2022年10月1日至10月31日期間,凡惠顧任何兩項指甲服務都享有八折優惠,大家開心Share,即時預約啦!

客人的支持是我們最大的原動力,喺未來,Rainbow Nails一定會繼續用心服務,多謝大家。

Brilliant at 18: Special Offer for you

18th Anniversary to Rainbow Nails!

We are celebrating our 18 years of nail beauty service during our Anniversary month in October. 

Starting from 1st October to 31th of October 2022, Rainbow Nails is offering discounts in nail services. You will get 20% off for two nail services! Come and share the joy with us and give your nails the perfect makeover.