I love getting my nails done. Yes, I could DIY at home but nothing beats getting pampared at your favourite nail salon. For me, it’s not just about having pretty nails but it’s the whole process of relaxing and letting the professionals take over with the fussing.
Thumbelina is a new concept nail lounge that promises just that. As you enter its premises, you feel instantly relaxed and everything there is intricately beautiful with artwork from local artist Tang Mun Kit, the decor is mainly French country with a mix of Asian accents.
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See that wall behind me? All OPI nail polish! Once you’ve picked your color you are whisked away to kick back and enjoy complimentary tea (I chose ginger tea) and a little sweet treat to nibble on. If you’ll like, they have a variety of Gryphon Tea for @ $3.80 as well.
If that only serves to wet your appetite, Thumbelina has a selection of desserts freshly delivered from Plain Vanilla Bakery and Five & Dime. Ok, I was there in the evening so the good stuff were probably all gone by then.
This colour is true to actual scene as Thumbelina is lit with warm white lights. Happy that I got the window seat. It was raining and jus looking out at the greenery was super relaxing. See the random flowers? They are all over the place. Zoe loves having fresh blooms and changes them every few days. I love flowers and feel that not enough places give enough attention to them in terms of decoration. Fresh flowers add beauty and fragrance to a place. They liven up the decor and make visitors feel warm and welcoming. That’s why I love PS Cafe @ Dempsey (random).
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Relax into one of the 6 armchairs and if you’d like to snooze, a little privacy is possible as you draw the curtains between you and your neighbour. Thinking of booking the whole place for a hens night or a party? Minimum spending of $58 per pax and 4 guests.
There’s another “Toppings” List where you can add on other services like French tips, callus treatment, extended massage, gelish etc. On top of nail therapy, they provide a few beauty treatments such as makeup, waxing and eyebrow shaping. There are no hidden costs and not pushy with sales. In fact, during my visit Zoe shared with me that she didn’t believe in packages and that customers will return if they are happy when they leave. Nonetheless, after feedback from happy customers who wish to be more regular in their visits, Thumbelina now offers small packages. Do enquire if you are keen.
Browse around the lounge. You may find something you like. From art pieces to beauty products.
Have the wrong footwear on today? Simple & pretty thongs are available in various sizes for only $10.
Ok, this are not my nails but aren’t they pretty and check out the details!
This is what I did. OPI Bubble bath with Gold French tips & a Gel Overlay top coat. In order to achieve the Gold I wanted, Wendy my manucurist layered 2 different polish for me.
This is the lovely Zoe and Thumbelina’s feature in Female Mag July 2012.
Open Tuesdays to Sundays
10am – 8pm
Address : 619B Bukit Timah Road S(269722)
Telephone: 6469 0722
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