Out & About : Nail Workshop at The Touch, Sunway Velocity

Imagine if you could head to a one stop location to get your complete beauty fix whether in terms of the services or products to purchase, or even beauty workshop. Let me then introduce you to The Touch, which is a new concept where it’s a studio-academy-salon-retailer under one roof, located at Sunway Velocity on the Commune Floor (5th floor).

With its talented beauty professionals, The Touch can provide hair styling, make-up services, photography and express manicure which can all be done at their shop. There are a few areas/sections at The Touch which is known as FAVE, COLOUR, NATURAL and PRO. Under FAVE,  you will be pampered from head-to-toe. After which you can opt to immortalise your transformation with a picture taken by the photographers there. At the COLOUR Touch, you indulge in a colour play to discover the various colours which suits you, right at the studio part of the outlet.

As for the NATURAL, there are various different ranges of beauty products brands ranging from Made-in-Malaysia brands, regional brands and international brands as well. I found that most of these brands were exclusive to the The Touch, which is focused on bringing the best of the products available to our shores. Last but not least, PRO houses an academy for both aspiring and experienced make up artists where there is an extensive range of courses from fashion makeup, bridal makeup, special effects, face & body painting…. just to name a few. The courses are designed to be short term and intensive. In addition to these courses, there are small group workshops and public talks held to share the passion in beauty and health with like minded crowd.

I have had the opportunity to attend a Nail Arts & Nail Care workshop conducted by NatureInspired.my, which specialises in selling chemical free nail products for ladies who enjoy to DIY their nails, as well as providing services of nail stylists and manicurists. The products carried by NatureInspired.my is big five free with no formadehyde, toluene, DBP, BHA and other solvents

At the workshop, we were taught on the basic steps to get a perfect manicure by Elle Chin who was a trained manicurist. Each of us were given a simple manicure kit which contains the items for us to prepare our nails for the manicure. As I mentioned earlier on, the products carried by NatureInspired.my were On top of learning the steps we were able to try the different products which NatureInspired.my carries such as, Lacc Lacquer from Canada [ a Wudhu-friendly and 10-free formula nail lacquer that is water and air permeable ] , Sheswai Lacquer from USA [ an eco-friendly 5-free formula nail lacquer ] and Bio Seaweed Gel  from Canada [ big five free with no formadehyde, toluene, DBP, BHA and other solvents ] . There were also nail treatment products from Bio Sculpture, from Australia which is a range of natural nail treatment products that nourishes, strengthens and addresses dry brittle nails.

What we learned from the workshop was the ten simple steps it takes to get the perfect manicure. Let me share with you on what the ten steps are.
Step 1 : Remove current nail polish (if any)
Step 2 : Soak your hand in warm water and salt soak.
Step 3 : Clip, file and buff your nails.
Step 4 : Apply cuticle softener, push back your cuticles and remove any hard skin around the nails.
Step 5 : Exfoliate your hands, then rinse. Apply mask and rinse, if preferred.
Step 6 : Apply the nail polish base coat.
Step 7 :  Apply two coats of colour nail polish.
Step 8 : Apply the nail polish topcoat.
Step 9 : Clean up rough edges and let your nails dry.
Step 10 : Moisturize your hands and apply cuticle oils.

After going through each steps, I came to realise that it is actually quite simple to have the whole manicure experience by doing it yourself. It just might take some time since there are quite a number of steps and we have 10 fingers in total, which would add up to the time taken. Nevertheless, it was a very good sharing session conducted by Elle , who patiently guided us and answered our queries that we had. I really had a fun enjoyable session together, where we also learned how to fancy nail art such as the ombre/gradient shade and the shattered glass.

If you’re interested in participating with workshop as the one I have attended, do check out The Touch Facebook’s Page where there will updates on the upcoming workshops. They do have workshops pretty often so, you may want to look out for it every other week. I hope you managed to find one of your interest, or you could always just pop over to The Touch, Level 5 of Sunway Velocity.

 Till next time,

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