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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

Like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/manipediph

xoxo,

♥ 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.

PaZtel Nail Spa: The New Spa In Town

Paztel Nail Spa

Paztel Nail Spa: the new go-to for all pampering needs!

Three new stores opened just beside our village gate: a nail spa, a restarant, and a café bar. Sounds interesting right? I got curious since I pass by the area everyday—to and from work.

So today, Mama and I tried the new place out. We’re mostly interested in the nail spa. Mama actually invited me to watch “No Other Woman” since she hasn’t watched that yet. So I said, “Why not?” It’s her treat anyway. Before going to the movies, we checked out Paztel Nail Spa first to check if the rates are affordable and if they are using imported nail polish. Check to both. We told them we’ll be back tonight. It’s a date. Yey!

By 7pm, we were back at Paztel Nail Spa. We asked my sister Mariah to join us there. I availed of the basic manicure (P110) and foot spa with pedicure (P320). Having been so busy at work and being on a tight budget, it has been 3 months since I last visited a salon.

Mama

Mama

Mariah

Mariah

Me

Me

Stepping inside the store is actually like visiting Barbie world. Everything is PINK! They have several chairs for the use and comfort of the customers. Those pink chairs with pink pillows are so comfortable; it would be hard not to fall asleep during your visit.

Now, let’s talk about the treatment. For the foot spa, the attendant first soaked my feet in the bubble bath then removed the hard skin. After that, the attendant scrubbed my feet and legs with coffee grounds scrub. She massaged it all over to exfoliate my skin. The result: smooth and whiter skin! I’m impressed! During the scrub, I checked out their array of nail polish. I picked Orly’s Samba nail color for my toenails and Catch the Bouquet nail color for my fingernails. They also use The Face Shop nail colors. Though there are still few choices of colors, I’m glad that they picked out really nice ones for a start. Mind you, they’ve just opened 6 days from our visit.

Okay, so after the exfoliation comes the rinsing and moisturizing part. They used strawberry mint cream as moisturizer. It feels so cool afterwards. Plus, I really loved the strawberry scent.

So after the foot spa came the pedicure and manicure part, which consists of cleaning, cutting, filing, buffing, etc. They also give 15-minute massages for both hands and feet before they apply the base coat, nail color, and top coat. So relaxing indeed!

After my session, I can say for sure that I’ll be coming back there for my nail care needs. Why would I go to places so far and out and which would cost more when there’s a nail spa near home that offers great service from highly-trained staff plus affordable treatments. I spent only P430 there when I usually spend a little bit to so much more in some nail spas much farther away from home. Btw, the nail spa is open from 9am to 10pm. And they also offer services like massage, eyelash perming, waxing, and paraffin treatment.

Admittedly, some places in the shop still need improvement. But overall, the place has really great potential. The café bar and resto can be the new tambay spots in the village for those times you want to spend just hanging out with your friends while eating and talking. The nail spa may also be the new place for girlfriend bonding, chitchat, and just simple relaxation while being pampered.

Since we toured the whole area, I’ll give you a glimpse of what’s inside the café bar and the resto.

The Amiga'Z Restaurant

The Amiga'Z Restaurant

The Amiga’Z restaurant is open from 4am to 12mn. You can order your favorite dishes here from AM to PM. Just a preview, they offer SILOG dishes for only P60. You can choose from tapa, tocino, hotdog, longganisa, and daing. Comes with iced tea too. I cannot say much about this since I haven’t tried any dish here yet.

Ms. Z Brew Cafe

Ms. Z Brew Cafe

The café offers drinks such as ice blends for P55, frappes for P75 to P97, hot drinks from P35 to P85, and more. They also have pasta (e.g. spaghetti Bolognese at P90), sandwiches, and other appetizers. Café is open from 7am to 12mn.

And then, there’s also this area where you can stay when you don’t want to stay outdoors while having a drink at the café bar.

A nice artwork

A nice artwork

Nice place to dine

Nice place to dine

More tables and chairs

More tables and chairs

More decorations

More decorations

All 3 stores are located at 1325 Borman St. corner Armstrong Ave. Phase 2 Moonwalk Village, Paranaque City.

That’s it. Let me know how it goes on your visit.

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥