Free Manicure and More at Nailaholics on National Pampering Day

I can’t believe it has been a year ever since Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa launched its very first National Pampering Day!

I was so excited when I heard about it, considering I rarely go to nail salons; that is why you can imagine how I must’ve felt when they brought in the news that they are celebrating their 2nd year!

 

The National Pampering Day last year was such a big hit as they offered free manicure service and soothing hand massages from 1-AM to 12NN.

This year is so much better though because everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: calming foot spa, a relaxing foot massage or a lulling manicure.

With Nailaholics’ recent partnership with O.P.I., a leading and well-loved nail lacquer brand in the world, the National Pampering Day will welcome more guests with an extension up to 1PM!

Moreover, this year’s celebration will also support the World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save the Philippine Seas.

I took this chance to experience Hand and Foot Paraffin! It was hot at first, but you’ll get used to it in no time!

When I got into their Fisher Mall branch to have some perfect nail-time,I also saw a good friend! Yay! It’s Me-an Clemente of Yogo and Cream! I remember being extra chatty with her during a pampering session last July.

I was also with John that day, and he also had his manly pampering. Who says guys don’t need a mani-pedi? 🙂

Now save the date, October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10AM to 1PM, and head on to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa and go get yourself a free relaxing foot spa, foot massage or manicure!

Your only responsibility tomorrow, is to loosen up and enjoy!
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11 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Nail Polish – Nailaholics, Unimart Greenhills

 Nothing spells “high-maintenance” than having well-groomed and polished nails. I learned this way back in my training about power grooming and business etiquette.

Having nicely painted digits is a must especially if you always find yourself meeting a lot of people and exchanging more handshakes than cards.

With all the talks I am conducting and the presentation preps, I rarely have the time to visit a salon. Good thing I learned that Nailaholics will open its newest branch to date at the new Unimart Greenhills! Of course, I wouldn’t miss being there for the world!

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Alongside with the nail pampering, I’d like to share with you some tips I took away from the Nail Experts of Nailaholics Unimart at Greenhills in extending the life of our mani and pedis!

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  1. Make sure your nails are moisturized before getting your manicure. Hydrated nail beds cause less nail breakage and chips.

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2. Always use a base coat before painting colour on. This protects your nails from staining and also acts as a great adhesive for the polish ensuring lasting colour.

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3. Apply thin coats of polish with every stroke. It dries quickly and doesn’t cause bubbles.

4. Wait a couple of minutes between each coat to make sure the nail polish adheres properly to its base.

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5. A horizontal swipe across the tip of your nails after your final coat, along the edge, seals the colour in and protects your nails against chipping.

6. If you’re rushing, dip your tips in ice cold water to harden the nail polish quicker.

7. To extend the life (and shine) of your manicure, apply really thin coats of topcoat every other day.

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8. Be sure to wear gloves while doing the dishes—water expands the nail bed and causes the nail polish to chip.

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9. Cuticle oil helps freshen up your manicure and moisturize your hand.

10. Don’t bite your nails!

11. Be careful when applying skin care products. Certain types can cause the nail polish to dull and discolour like sunscreen and mosquito repellents.

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Make sure to keep in mind these very helpful insider tips from Nailaholics’ expert nail technicians or better yet, get them first-hand when you visit Nailaholics Unimart located on the Mezzanine Level of Unimart Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. To book your appointments today, contact 0956-846-2352.

 

I can almost hear the cheers from my merfriends who live and hang out in the area!

 

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My Vivere Salon Glorietta Experience with Hairstylist JC Espiritu

Two months ago I decided to dye my hair rose gold but got out with ginger hair instead. If you happen to read my post about it, you might get a flashback. 🙂

But what seemed to be a mistake, turned out to be a unexpected blessing! Because with this new hair color, people recognize me more!

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I remember one time when I was eating in Trinoma, a friend passed by the glass window and immediately caught sight of my hair. She wondered if it was really me! Haha It was! 😀

In Gateway, I was walking on the grounds surrounding the coliseum, when a friend got out of a nearby restaurant and approached me. Whenever there’s a blog event or a speaking engagement, people call me “Via” already, without asking for my name! It’s crazy! 😀

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So I guess ginger hair helped me in more ways than I expected. I haven’t even thought of it as a part of my branding. 😀

My publicist actually advised me to maintain it, because it has provided me an extension of my brand as a blogger and as a shoe designer.

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(April 2017)

And of course, we know that a lot of things don’t lasts forever, especially hair color and length. As my hair grew longer (as if it’s not long enough),  the roots are starting to show, and the once highly pigmented strands is beginning to fade.

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That is why it was so timely that I got to visit Vivere Salon in Glorietta, and have my much-awaited hair retouch and makeover!

I booked an Uber to Glorietta 2, and surprisingly I found the salon too soon than I thought I would. It’s on the  3rd floor, in front of Electro World.

I love how posh their salon is. It even has this geometric design I am so crazy about! 😀

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Since my hair color was actually just an accident, it may be difficult to duplicate. The original hue wasn’t red, or orange, or pink, it seems like a fusion of all 3. The tint changes magnificently in different levels of lighting.

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My favorite was the one under a yellow misty light in Francis Libiran’s Fashion Show. It had a rich, romantic and regal tinge to it.

So this is my hair that needs all the love it can get!

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JC Espiritu, the resident Senior Hair Stylist in Vivere Salon Glorietta worked his magic in creating the color I wanted. He posed some techniques about the duration of the bleaching cream on my crowning glory, and some hairstyling words that sounded alien to me.

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I specifically told and showed him that I have to achieve THAT certain color because it’s part of my self-branding. People recognize me to have that red-orange hair color.

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Ms Eveb (Junior Hair Stylist) helped me bleach my hair roots until they turned corn yellow. The rest of my mane has already been bleached previously, so there was no need for additional creams.

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The concoction was painful as expected, but I didn’t mind. All for beauty!

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I got my hair washed, and I swear I look like an easter egg here! I was actually in doubt whether I should upload this, but hey, we all got flaws! Haha 🙂

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After an hour or less, my hair was ridden off the cream, and had to be blow dried. Honestly, I didn’t mind going out of the salon with a gradient yellow to orange hair!

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I look like a total walking sunset in this! But, the process isn’t finished yet, so I have to stay seated.

This was the time Sir JC showed me the hair dye emulsion. They particularly look like the pigment I wanted, so I was so excited!

He said, “Ms Via, nag-magic ako!”

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(Redeeming my egg face with this tilted lying-shower-pose! Haha 😀 )

It was Sir JC’s idea to have my eyebrows dyed as well. They turned shades lighter as in! 

My “kilay is life” game looks more appealing, and suiting for my raspberry hair!

True enough, his potion-skills were excellent!

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I didn’t just get the color I wanted, it was even better! 😀

I have never wanted a hair color so much in my life! Not to mention, that finally, there is a salon that exists that can actually make your hair color dreams come true!

My signature hair is BAAAAAAACK!

And it’s better, red-oranger, gingerer, mermaid-ier and Ariel-er! 😀

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IMG_20170708_163014I can’t contain my happiness, this is even better than having legs! That is why I can’t help but splash out hugs and flipping fins to the best hair experts in the land!

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Thank you Sir JC and Ms Eveb for bringing back the life and luster of my hair, and making it more beautiful! 😀

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It looks very cotton candy on this side of the salon! Took a snappy with Rayrose Samson, a fellow blogger!

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My hair makeover is valued as follows:

Haircut: P390 / Hair Color: P5,000 / Hair Treatment: P1,500

I highly recommend Vivere Salon Glorietta for those seeking trusted salons to take care of their hair! 😀

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Reach them through the following:

https://www.facebook.com/viveresalon/

(02) 584 6610 / http://viveresalon.com

I am literally a walking ad! Girls and some kids are pointing their stubby fingers at me, asking where I got my hair dyed!

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You know where! 😀

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The Newest Pampering Place in Cagayan de Oro: Nailaholics SM CDO Premier

I am super kilig with Nailaholics’ newest branch! I’ll never have to worry getting my nails done when I’m in Cagayan De Oro City!

Can you imagine being stuck in the office—amid the flourescent lights, meetings, deadlines and the humdrum of corporate life. Sometimes, all you really need to get back in the groove is to get away for a bit.

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When the mood strikes, get up and head over to our newest nail salon – Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life and into the relaxing world of pampering.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

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You may visit us to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of our Friendly Technicians. Located at 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere is NOW OPEN.

Book your appointments today: 0933-8581475

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3 Excuses You Can Tell Yourself to Visit Antara Wellness Spa

If I ask you to make a list of your once-you-try-it-you’re-never-gonna-stop things, what would they contain? Well, I started pondering on mine, and here is what I came up with:

  1. Getting a good massage
  2. Traveling
  3. Shoe Shopping

Were you surprised by my number 1? Well, I guess shoe shopping and traveling is pretty self-explanatory, and probably they’re also included in yours. And so I would like to write more about my first addiction, which is getting a good massage.

I have read in one article, that it’s good to get regular massages at least once a week. I even know someone who has it every day. Lucky guy! But for busy people, especially those who are always on the go, this luxury isn’t quite the same. Hello! Someone signed up for that roster, right here! And so I have always been in constant search for good places to get reflexology services.

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How fortunate it was when we found Antara Wellness Spa! “Antara” was taken from the concept of Indo-China which includes the countries of Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

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The spa features eight well-appointed treatment rooms, a scrub room and a dedicated area for foot washing and leg massage. Each room is decorated in relaxing tones, ever so gently calmed by shaded natural light.

It is located in the heart of Manila and they offer amazing packages, same as with their individual rubbing magic!

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I know, I know, you’re probably thinking about the rates right now. If it’s that good, that I had to use the word ‘magic’, the services must come in pricey. Plus, you’re so busy you don’t even have the time to visit, hence, even read this blog! So allow me to share you my list on why you should give yourself some slack, and head on to Antara to start your weekly massage routine.

  1. Experience divine flavored sea-salt body scrubs!

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The last time I had a body scrub was way waaaay too long that I can’t remember. Goodie I was able to experience it again and refresh me my memory. I availed Antara 3 that includes Antara Signature Massage and Body Scrub.

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There were two flavors to choose from. Strawberry flavor was recommended to me since most girls really love it. The other flavor was Lavender, and men prefer it more. Although Dennis, the owner of Antara, mentioned that they’re going to be offering Vanilla and Chocolate flavors soon! Yummy!

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I had my body scrub in their washroom, and it was such a delight! The bed was surprisingly comfy, and the water can be easily adjusted based on how you want it. According to my masseuse, Ms. Alma, their foreign clients who come from colder places like it really hot. Although, I just stuck to lukewarm.

The body scrub felt nice on the skin, and the smell of strawberries made me want to eat yogurt after. Actually, it was more like I felt how it was like to be a fruit with yogurt. I never felt more pampered!

It was as though my head was separated from my body, haha in a good way of course! I had my hair and face all dry, and my body the opposite. It was like feeling dry and wet at the same time, it was crazy!

  1. Be pampered with Antara’s (must-try) Indo-China fusion massage techniques!

I have never experienced a combined massage techniques from Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, that is why I was so excited to try this one, plus they’re going to use ice packs and bamboo mini sticks. I was psyched to know how it would feel.

It first started with normal kneading and rubbing, until the ice packs were placed on areas that needed some change of temperature. It was too cold for my lower back but felt normal and reassuring on my shoulder blades. My masseuse said that these areas are the most exhausted, that is why it can withstand the external stimulus. My muscles knew they needed that comfort.

I was in disbelief when the bamboo mini sticks felt comforting. They tapped on my skin gently, and just gave the right amount of impact to my weary muscles. All these different sensations were crucial to creating a whole new relaxing experience! Trust me, level up from Swedish, and try an Indo-Chinese massage!

  1. Avail a massage with your beau in a ‘Couple Room’ with no extra charge!

This was another shocker. I know most spa salons offer couple rooms for a minimum extra charge. But if you and your partner are practical, you’d probably just pick the usual cubicles and save a few extra bucks.

But I’ve always wanted to try these. It’s an awesome date idea! Plus you get to look at each other before you even doze off from the relaxing pressures and bodyworks!

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I tell you with all sincerity in my heart, you have to go to Antara Wellness Spa, at least once a week, and create a weekly routine out of it! You and your body will thank you for it! Trust me!

You can find Antara Wellness and Spa at Ground Floor of Fems Tower 1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue Malate Manila.

I got there on their 17th day of operation, about two weeks ago, so keying Antara Wellness Spa in Uber/Grap or Waze may not appear just yet.

However, it is highly waze-able via typing “1289 Zobel Roxas Avenue”.

Operating Hours: 1:00 pm to 3:00 am daily

For more information, please contact them at:
Tel.No. 02-587-8258
Cell. No. +63917-118-8272

Look them up on Facebook or email them at antarawellness@yahoo.com .

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With my beautiful babe, Lou!

All pampered and rejuvenated, Team Aldous!

Good news! An upcoming branch in Quezon City is on its way! So celebrate fellow Northerners! Our wellness, pampering, and rejuvenation dreams are up and coming.

In the meantime though, you can head on to their Manila branch to experience Antara’s  promise of complete wellness and relaxation in one home.

When are you going then my merfriend? 🙂

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Celebrating Easter the Nailaholics Way

With all the busy schedules we’ve been tirelessly managing for the past months, it could be easy and convenient to forget to set some me-time! I should know, because I am one of those girls!

I only needed one event for me to realize how important this is. It was when I absent-mindedly wore peep-toe heels with my unpolished toenails.  I know, it’s no big deal! You just go there with your raw beautiful self! No problem about that!

But since I’ve been talking and blogging about maintaining a professional winning image, it’s a grave responsibility to yourself to always look presentable. It’s also proper grooming. Remember? You are your message. You are your brand.

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That is why Nailaholics is in such good timing to answer our nail dilemmas this season! And there’s nothing like Easter to remind everyone that summer is finally here. It’s an occasion defined by sunny days outdoors, beautiful pastel hues, bonding with family and friends, and of course, Easter egg hunts.

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To make sure your hands and feet are perfectly Instagram-worthy for the occasion, head over to Nailaholics where you can enjoy some much needed “me time” and take part in the premier urban nail salon’s first national Easter egg hunt.

Dubbed #NailaholicsEasterHoliday, watch out for announcements on Nailaholics Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest beginning April 9 to 15, inviting the entire country to take part in a national hunt for key prizes hidden in each branch.

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Lucky hunters who manage to find prize eggs can get a FREE manicure, FREE pedicure, or FREE pedicure and foot spa—all with themed Easter nail art. Just be sure to post your photos with the eggs and post it on social media and tag Nailaholics. It’s a unique and memorable way to celebrate this holiday. So be sure to visit your nearest Nailaholics branch to celebrate the occasion in true pampered bliss.

Like and follow them for more updates!

Website: http://nailaholics.com/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/nailaholics/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/_nailaholics/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_nailaholics

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See you at Nailaholics!

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Leave No Digit Unpolished at Nailaholics’ National Pampering Day

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“She’s got the six-carat Harry Winston on her bonyunpolished finger.”, says Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

I remember watching this movie when I was younger, and began asking myself, “Does she really have to mention that observation? I mean, do nails really have to be polished all the time?”

Small wonders, but fast forward to 15 years after, I could say that it wasn’t meant literally, but rather connoted to something that warrants women should always take care of themselves. May it be via self-expression, passion, beautification, or relaxation: A woman should always look, think, and feel good about herself.

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And what better way to rejoice the delights of being a fabulous woman than celebrate it on the National Pampering Day!

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Consider this the best excuse to give yourself that much needed day of pampering.

Mark October 17 on your calendars—because from 10AM to 12 noon, you can head over to any Nailaholics branch nationwide and get a relaxing manicure and free hand massage for free.

Yes, you read that right! Embrace the bliss of getting pampered by the most trained and adorable nail fairies only at Nailaholics!

For many, a trip to the nail salon is a rare indulgence. All too often, work and the daily grind of busy schedules keep them from getting the necessary “me-time” that everyone craves and needs. But as Nailaholics celebrates and takes part in the country’s first ever #NationalPamperingDay, the brand hopes to remind everyone that it’s OK to take some time for yourself and indulge.

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Perhaps no other nail salon in the country is better known for having perfected the art of a quick, urban pampering the way Nailaholics has. Their interiors are inviting, their service is efficient, and the promise of getting whisked away from realities of looming deadlines, to-do lists, traffic, and whatever else awaits outside the doors of this quaint Hamptons-themed escape, becomes possible—even if it’s only for a few hours.

“We get that,” says Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head. “And it’s exactly why we we’re celebrating National Pampering Day. We want to give people who need a break a quick escape where they won’t have anything to worry about. So be sure that you head over to your nearest Nailaholics branch to get pampered for free.”

My pampering session made me sleepy after, for real! The interiors of the salon, sweet music, and how relaxed I felt when I was being pampered made me totally unaware of the time!

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Now, I am ready to bend, and snap! (Mimicking Elle Woods voice and steps!)

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#Nailaholics #NationalPamperingDay #GandangLeomy #CrownlessBeautyQueen

See you on the 17th? Yeah?

**Via