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Review: Mani|Pedi Nail Spa

Mani|Pedi Nail Spa, which opened in June 2012 at BF Homes Parañaque, is a nail care provider that specializes in organic manicure, pedicure, and spa services. This is great news for the ladies in Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Alabang!

They offer manicure and pedicure for adults as well as kids. Mother-daughter bonding to the finest! 😀 You can also avail of their signature organic spa treatments for the ultimate spa experience. Aside from that, they have massages, organic hair removal waxing services, and other compliments and upgrades to fully personalize your spa treatment. All the products that they use are guaranteed natural and organic and are thus safe for use even by pregnant women and children.

Menu of Services

Promo Rates

Organic Spa Treatments, Human Nature Products, and Nail Art Materials

They also offer eyelash extension, acrylic nails, and galvanic facial. This is an all-in-one stop ladies!

Eyelash Extension and Acrylic Nails

Nail Art Samples and their Color Wheel

Samples of Nail Arts

OPI, Dazzle Dry, Orly and Misa

Their polishes are free from formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.

Cuccio, GoNaturals, and Human Nature Products for sale

Cuccio products: Kava Root Elixir Callus Remover, Apple Cuticle Remover, Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil, Forte Horsetail Grass Nail Strengthener, Lemon Skin Lightening Serum

Nail Whitening Paste

GoNaturals Handcrafted Body Bars

Assorted Human Nature Products

Cuccio Naturale Scentual Spa Signature Service Enhancement Kits

Cuccio Naturale Scentual Spa Signature Service Enhancement Kits

The nail spa is designed with nature in mind. They use mainly wood and the colors brown and green plus the continuously playing nature sounds, which give you the feeling of tranquility, serenity, and just being one with nature.

Comfy chairs

The Nature Wall

If you will look closely, the pots have nail art samples on sticks “planted” in them. 🙂 Also check out this unique clay pot that serves as a basin for washing hands.

Unique Basin

Basin for foot soak

They do not use the electric bubble foot spa machine for foot soaks because it emits infrared which is not safe for use by pregnant women. I told you, this place is safe for everyone!

I really love the overall interior design of Mani|Pedi particularly because it deviates from the usual pastel pink, blue, and purple hues of other nail spas. Guys will definitely not feel awkward when entering this abode. Plus, green is really a relaxing color. This place is like a kind of sanctuary that separates you from the hustle and bustle of life in the city.

As I have mentioned earlier, their specialty is their signature organic spa treatments wherein they use products by Cuccio Naturalé, the first natural nail, hand and foot care treatment product line. Each organic spa treatment includes body butter, sea salts, aromatherapy elixir, Aqua Leaves, deep dermal transforming wrap, pedicure fizz tablets, and manicure soak balls.

Let’s start with Papaya and Guava which offers regenerating and healing benefits.

Papaya and Guava Organic Spa

Then there is Pomegranate & Fig which offers anti-aging and revitalizing benefits.

Pomegranate and Fig Organic Spa

And last, there is Tuscan Citrus & Herb which is good for energizing and balancing.

Tuscan Citrus & Herb Organic Spa

Among all the products used, this is my personal favorite. Say hello to the deep dermal transforming wrap infused with comfrey root extract which promotes skin cell regeneration. This is the only intensive, hydrating, body-heat-activated, creme wrap that transforms into a transparent ultra-smooth viscosity as it penetrates deep into the dermal layer effective regenerating skin cells right before your eyes.

Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap

Ms. Tricia, the owner, chose for me to try their Papaya & Guava organic spa manicure and pedicure.

Set for the hands

Set for the feet

Heating Mittens and Boots for use with the Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap

Now, let me describe the process.

First, they began by spraying the work station and towels with the tantalizing Elixir in Papaya and Guava Nectar. The Elixir gives the service a perfect start with their intoxicating scents.

After removing my polish, they then proceeded to preparing the hand and foot soaks. To the hand soak, they added the manicure soak ball. To the foot soak, they added the pedicure fizz. My hands and feet were soaked in the warm effervescent water for a few minutes.

After the soak, they gently massaged Cuccio Sea Salts onto my hands, forearm, legs, and feet. These sea salts are rich in minerals. After a while, they rinsed it off with the warm water.

Next, they applied the Deep Dermal Transforming Wrap infused with Comfrey Root Extract to promote skin cell regeneration. This anti-aging wrap is a cocktail of ingredients containing anti-oxidants which reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and is the ultimate hydrating wrap. They applied it using the application brush. Then they wrapped my arms and legs in a plastic wrap, and then with the electric mittens and booties. After about 10 minutes, they removed the mittens booties and the plastic wrap and they wiped off the transforming wrap with a moist warm towel.

First time to try heating mittens and booties!

Then, they gave my hands and feet a massage with the Papaya & Guava Body Butter. After that, they proceeded with the usual manicure and pedicure.

Mani|Pedi Color Wheel

I chose Shade #26 by Misa. I love how beautiful it turned out! Perfectly matches my work uniform. Hehe!

Below you can see how attentive the nail technicians are to what they are doing. 🙂

Here’s how it turned out. 🙂

It’s sooo beautiful. Right? 🙂 I totally love the color! Plus their rates are sooo affordable! 🙂 Their Organic Spa Mani Pedi costs only P680! This is definitely value for money considering they use purely organic treatments, plus their attention to details, plus plus the great relaxing ambiance. Sulit na sulit! I will definitely be going back there to try out their other treatments and services. 🙂

I encourage all the ladies within Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Alabang to visit this unique nail spa and try at least one of their signature treatments. And if you want to avail of their services in the comforts of your own home, they do home service as well as spa parties.

Ms. Tricia and Mani|Pedi Nail Technicians

Me with Ms. Tricia

Thank you Ms. Tricia! I had a wonderful time at Mani|Pedi Nail Spa. 🙂

Mani|Pedi Nail Spa

Address: 2nd Floor J32S Bldg, 35 President’s Ave. BF Homes, Paranaque (beside Zark’s Burger)

Contact Number: 09063100668

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♥ Monique ♥

This is a sponsored post. Thanks to Ms. Tricia for the treat. 🙂 All photographs in this post are owned by me and cannot be used without written permission.


Sophya Libris E-Book Giveaway

Sophya Libris E-Book Giveaway

Sophya Libris E-Book Giveaway

As part of our advocacy to promote reading, Sophya Libris is holding a giveaway… FREE E-BOOK PER EMAIL!

All you have to do is:

  1. Like our Facebook page:
  2. Follow us on Twitter: @JMoniqueSanchez (optional)
  3. Send me a message with your Facebook URL, Twitter Username (if applicable), title of book that you want, preferred format (e.g. MOBI, EPUB, PDF, etc.), and your email address. Or you can use this contact form:
  4. Wait for the email and enjoy reading!
  5. Share this giveaway to your friends. 🙂

Only one e-book will be sent per email address. You can place up to 3 titles as choices if ever the first choice is not available.

My e-book collection consists of classics, children’s, young adult, non-fiction, fiction, references, comics, magazines, and more including the latest bestsellers. Again, you can choose any e-book that you want. In the event that the e-book is to large to be sent online, you will be sent a download link where you can download it directly from my online database. 🙂

Let’s all share the gift of love for reading!

*E-books at Sophya Libris normally costs 10 – 20 pesos depending on the type. UNLI E-books Promo is also available for only P500 which includes a lifetime unlimited access to the online database (updated weekly with new e-books).

*Promo lasts until October 31, 2012.

Mullet Dresses, Sheer Tops, and more at Anthea

Anthea Contact Info

Anthea Contact Info

Anthea is now selling new and trendy pieces straight from Singapore. Since we’re still in the mullet and sheer craze, why not add to the frenzy? Check out these cute fashionable finds!

Mullet Dress with Sequin

Mullet Dress with Sequin

This mullet dress with sequin is available in creamy white. Made of chiffon material and comes with inner lining. It has gold sequins on shoulders and an elastic, stretchable waist.

Sheer Button-up Cut-out Shoulder Blouse

Sheer Button-up Cut-out Shoulder Blouse

Sheer + Cut-Out = LOVE. This cute blouse comes in black.

Sleeveless Mullet Dress with Detachable Collar

Sleeveless Mullet Dress with Detachable Collar

This mullet dress comes with a detachable collar attached using the top 2 buttons. 🙂 Cute, right? It is available in blue.

Stretch Dress with Chiffon Cover Up

Stretch Dress with Chiffon Cover Up

This cute stretch dress comes with a collared chiffon cover-up. Available in black and blue.

Asymmetric Ruffled Spaghetti Strap Dress

Asymmetric Ruffled Spaghetti Strap Dress

This spaghetti strap dress comes in asymmetric ruffles on the shoulders. It’s cute yet sexy. Available in teal.

So what are you waiting for? Call or text now for orders. 🙂 Thanks!

Please like our Facebook page.


Model: Joan Mariah Sanchez

Photographer and Stylist: Jean Monique Sanchez

Congratulations to the winners of our Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway! :)

Hey everyone!

We had our first draw on June 10, 2012 and the 1st winner was Ms. Allyssa Viel Lumbis, a student from Adamson University. 🙂

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway - 1st Winner - Allyssa Viel Lumbis

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway – 1st Winner – Allyssa Viel Lumbis

And we just had another draw. The 2nd winner is Ms. Samantha Kaye Rodriguez, a student from Paranaque Science High School.

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway - 2nd Winner - Samantha Kaye Rodriguez

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway – 2nd Winner – Samantha Kaye Rodriguez

And here is the winner of our last raffle draw on July 8, 2012. Congratulations to Ms. Amerah S. Mangambit, a student of University of Perpetual Help Rizal and an intern at Generika Drugstore!

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway - 3rd Winner - Amerah Mangambit

Berry Lenses Blog Giveaway – 3rd Winner – Amerah Mangambit

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants! 🙂 Till our next giveaway!


♥ Monique ♥

Anthea Blog Giveaway: Berry Lenses

Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses to 3 lucky winners of our Berry Lenses giveaway promo! 🙂

Berry Contact Lenses

Berry Contact Lenses

Want to have your own pair of Berry Lens 16mm contact lenses? We’re giving away 3 pairs (of your own choice of design and color) to 3 lucky winners!

You only have to do the following to qualify for 1 entry:

1. FOLLOW me on Twitter.

2. LIKE Anthea on Facebook.

You can have more chances of winning if you also do the following:

(Make sure your posts are viewable by the PUBLIC and don’t forget to TAG us.)

1. Post this status on FB: “@Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses. Join now and get a chance to win your choice of contact lenses. (+ 1 entry)

2. Tweet this on Twitter: @JMoniqueSanchez of Anthea is giving away 3 pairs of Berry Lenses. Join now and get a chance to win! (+1 entry)

3. Or you can blog about this giveaway. 🙂 (+2 entries)


Doing all that just once gives you 6 entries!!! The more times you post on FB, tweet, or blog about this giveaway, the more chances of winning! ♥

There will be 3 draw dates:

  1. June 10, 2012 – 1 winner
  2. June 24, 2012 – 1 winner
  3. July 8, 2012 – 1 winner

All entries who weren’t picked during the 1st draw are still qualified for the 2nd and 3rd draws. Same as with all the non-winning entries during the 2nd draw, they will still be qualified for the 3rd draw.

So what are you waiting for? Just FOLLOW, LIKE, and SHARE! ♥

*No purchase required, just follow, like, and share. 🙂

*Winners will be chosen via

*For Philippine residents only.

*Winner gets to choose the design and color of the prize. Available for both graded and non-graded contact lenses.

*Shipping fee will be shouldered by Anthea.

Thank you sooo much and good luck everyone!


♥ Monique ♥