Price: From $50.00 AUD
Where to Get It: www.biosculpture.com.au
I’ma be straight up and say that my nails usually look ratchet and that’s mainly because I don’t treat ’em right. Years of biting my nails and cuticles have left them hella weak, brittle and short AF. When they’re short I don’t feel like painting them but painting them is the only way I can grow them, it’s a vicious cycle. Don’t believe me? Check out what my nails usually look like…
I know, right? The thing is that I actually really love nail polish, so it sucks that I rarely have nails to paint. Like many of you, I’ve trawled the internet for vegan nail extensions but it’s so bloody hard to find a definitive answer, let alone a salon in my area with vegan-friendly polishes to round out the process, so I was pumped when The Nail Lounge in Sydney invited me to try their Bio Sculpture EVO Glueless Gel Tips.
The EVO Glueless Tip process is brand spankin’ new so I’m one of the first to get to try it out before it gets rolled out to other Bio Sculpture salons across the country. Unlike regular acrylics, the insanely strong EVO Oxygenating Base is used to adhere the acrylic tips instead of glue. Why is that so dope? Well, as you can imagine glueing stuff to your body doesn’t sound super chill and often leaves the nails damaged underneath. EVO’s Oxygenating base makes your nails healthier by regulating moisture and treating your nails to vitamins a and e in the process. Bio Sculpture’s EVO range is completely vegan and even medical grade!
My nail technician finished off my look using Bio Sculpture Gel which of course is also vegan but also chip-free and freaking 5 star safety rated (that’s the highest you can get!) Like EVO, it cares for your nails while you wear it so you can feel even better about treating yourself to that mani. There’s not a lot these guys could do to make my hands not look like those of an 80 year old (srsly, why so wrinkly) but would you just check out the miracle they worked on my nails?! The only small neg is that one fell off about week after having them done, however I am going to chalk it up to the fact my pinky nail was so tiny to begin with, there wasn’t a lot to adhere to so I would fo sho go get this done again. I mean, just look at them…
The Nail Lounge’s facilities are super clean and profesh looking which gave me the confidence that I wasn’t going to end up on a Today Tonight exposé of shonky salons. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly provide a kick-ass service so you know you’re getting treated right. They are a specialised Bio Sculpture salon so they know the products inside and out, pioneering the EVO Glueless Tip process.
Services typically start at around $50 for a gel manicure and when the service is rolled out, around $90 for the EVO Glueless Tips. I know what you’re thinking and no, you don’t have to travel all the way to Surry Hills to get your nails did, check out the Bio Sculpture website and find a salon using Bio Sculpture products in your area!