It’s always such a treat for us moms to receive pampering on our hardworking hands and feet. I was the recipient of such a treat from Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell. The branch I went to was the newly opened one located on the 2nd floor Alfresco area Robinsons Las Piñas. I went along with my husband Ricky to photograph the nail salon’s facade. The outside kind of looks like a café, don’t you think?
The ambience of this nail salon was very welcoming. I think it’s because of the friendly colors yellow and blue. They kind of remind me of a country home. The grey wall served as the perfect neutral background for the interesting painted hexagonal patterned wall panels and for the yellow & blue tufted armchairs where the customers sit and relax.
I like the VIP room very much! It’s cozy and I can imagine making chika with a friend in here.
I was treated to the Primadonna hand and foot spa. For the feet, a relaxing soak came first. I never wanted to remove my feet but the heels needed to be scoured. After a bit of massage, some cling plastic wrapping and slathering on of some products, a pair of pink heated booties were slipped on. The fact that they needed to be plugged in made me a bit nervous, but I had nothing to worry about after all. Before my toenails got some cleaning and nail polish was applied, a pouch with stones was rolled on my legs, maybe as another form of massage. I chose the color called Eternal Optimist.
As for my hands, they were also massaged, exfoliated and then placed in a Wave Pack glove. I was glad the glove was big so I could retract my hands a little from the fingers part, especially the thumb, because my hands couldn’t take the heat. Unlike the booties that were simply hot, the glove had herbs inside that could not only improve circulation, but could also relieve the joint and wrist pains. My right hand was feeling a bit weird before I went to Nail Spa Lounge. After the treatment, my hand felt better. I opted for a light color for my nails, but is still glittery in keeping with the holiday season. Haha! The name of my color was called Luscious Los Angeles. Reading the names of the color choices kept me entertained. Coming up with them must have been such fun!
Instrumental versions of some popular but old, sentimental songs (Unbreak My Heart) were playing in the background. I was not sure whether to sing along aloud or to relax and “feel the moment”. To prevent the attendants from rolling their eyes at me, I chose the latter. I wanted to sleep then and there, but we had to head home afterward.
This is the waiting area. Isn’t that love seat endearing? The word propped on the side table was a reminder for women (and men!) to love themselves.
In what ways do you show love to yourself?
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