Vanessa Bell Jewellery


Looking for the perfect wedding accessories, gifts for your bridesmaids or even an unconventional (and less spendy) engagement ring? Father-daughter duo Vanessa Bell Jewellery recently released its SS17 “Desert Plantland” collection. The stylish lineup combines romantic, timeless pieces with coloured gemstones such as rubies and emeralds. Handmade in Hong Kong, Vanessa Bell’s 18-carat gold rings take inspiration from nature, featuring subtle nods to clouds, flowers, fruits, and plants. Prices range from around HK$3,000- $6,000.

Shellac Mani-Pedi at Flawless

Treatment: Shellac mani-pedi

Price: $450 (manicure); $100 extra (nail art); $550 (pedicure)

Time: 1.25 hours

The vibe: A fresh white space, big comfy chairs and an abundance of natural light make Flawless one of the more luxurious manicure spots in town.

When to go: Pamper your paws about 24 to 48 hours before the wedding to ensure those beautiful talons hold up.

The gist: We settled on a Shellac white base with a subtle silver glitter accent. Though more time consuming, the glittery finish added a nice touch without feeling gaudy. For the pedicure, we kept it simple with a few coats of CND polish in “Be Demure” – an elegant pale pink.

How’s the service? The team is attentive and thoughtful, pointing us towards a host of design ideas and polish options. The array is impressive, including a lineup of OPI, CND, MoYou and the healthier Bio Seaweed Gel.

About the snacks: Choose from organic tea or a glass of bubbly. If you’re hungry, there’s a selection of healthy snacks on hand – think chia bars, fruit bars and coconut chips.

Best part: All Flawless treatments come with a 24-hour guarantee for normal polish and a one-week guarantee for Shellac manicures and pedicures – a huge plus for brides worried about chips or smudges.

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