We love finding out the hidden secrets of Hong Kong, so we always try to follow up any tips we get from our members in order to share them with you! One such “secret” was passed on to us by Sassy member Gillian, who told us about a little Nail Varnish heaven right in the middle of Mong Kok. With the promise of super-cheap OPI and Essie nail polish on sale, we just had to check it out!
Right on Sai Yeung Choi Street South, you take the (tiny) elevator up to the 8th floor, and look for Room 809 with the Yellow Door. The name of the shop doesn’t actually appear on the listing on the Ground Floor of the building, but trust us, it’s there! As well as OPI and Essie, they also stock lesser-known brand, China Glaze. As I was searching for several of my favourite colours in particular, I can confirm that they do seem to have EVERY SINGLE OPI colour in the range, including the new Hong Kong Collection and the Suede and Matte finish collections. I picked up some favourites: Lincoln Park After Dark, Ate Berries in the Canaries and How Do You Lilac It, and was so happy with the prices. Ranging between $40-$70, this is about 25% of the price you will pay to buy these brands of varnish directly from a salon. It’s also a saving as having my own bottles of polish, I tell myself that I can extend the life of my manicures by touching up chips myself. It’s necessary to remind yourself though of how much you’re saving, as with the prices so low, you can get to the till and discover you’ve racked up quite the bill! Luckily, the shop has a membership discount scheme, where once you’ve spent $1,000, you become a VIP and thereafter get 10% off. I discovered it’s going to be scarily easy to spend that amount!
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Room 809, 8/F, Mongkok City Centre
74-84 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
(Mongkok MTR Station Exit D3, Above Broadway)
I (Heart) Cher 2 Causeway Bay Branch
Flat A, 1/F Po Foo Building
84-94 Percival Street, Causeway Bay