Funtasm: Manicurious x Topshop!

April 11, 2013

Funtasm: Manicurious x Topshop

For a quick polish change, I decided to support the latest popup store at Topshop Knightsbridge, and check out Manicurious.  I’ve heard so much about them but hadn’t had the chance to visit their salon (just 2 streets away from my office!).  Seriously, where have I been???

Themed Funtasm, the space was decked out in comfy designer chairs against a psychedelic dotted background ala Damian Hirst.

Funtasm setup

The creative ladies have also designed special nail art inspired by Topshop’s current pop art collection in store.  How cute are these?!

Manicurious Funtasm designs

I wanted something darker and more classic as I was tiring of bright nails.  Not exactly the best way to showcase their Funtasm theme, but the ladies were more than happy to oblige.

My manicurious

While my nails were being done, I had a really fun, relaxing time chatting with Shawn (one of the co-founders) and his staff.  So much so, I completely forgot the time!

What impressed me the most was how these guys are willing to experiment with non-mainstream (at least in the local context) products to give customers a better experience.  Shawn showed me some glow-in-the-dark polishes and I would have gone for it, if my head hadn’t been stuck in the no-more-bright-colors-please mode.  Next time!  I’ll be back for sure!

To remove my existing gel polish, they used a special gel remover that is gentler compared to the acetone that most other salons use.  The difference was clearly visible!  And at the end of my session, they sprayed on a cuticle oil that also helps the polish dry quickly.  I was also told that they use a different type of gel polish that is healthier for the tips available at their salon.  I loved how forward thinking they are!

If you’re looking for a quick refreshing stop, do check out Manicurious at Topshop Knightsbridge!  They will be there until 14 April!

In case you’re wondering, an express manicure is $15.  Top up to $30 to enjoy 1 of their specialty nail art!

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