The Makeover Lounge

Everyone needs some pampering, agree? But for practical moms like me, it shouldn’t be too costly. That’s why I am recommending The Makeover Lounge, experience inexpensive, fuss free but first class services here!

The interior makes you feel relaxed. The white walls and blue furnitures will definitely calm you, especially after a stressful day at the office.

Upon entering, you will be greeted by the staff and asked what services you’ll be availing. Since it was a weekday and they were only attending to 1 client, I was immediately seated.

Don’t let these chairs fool you! These are high tech massage chairs. It even comes with a foot spa basin and it comes out with a push of a button! No need for palangganas (plastic basins) to be carried out.

It has its own water jet system too!

There are so many brands of polishes to choose from. From OPI, Revlon to Bench, they have it all. So many colors that I chose to just have the basic red from OPI. ūüėā

This was me feeling sleepy and super relaxed! Did I tell you that the chairs are massage chairs? All through out my mani, pedi and foot spa session, I was having my back massaged. It felt so good, kneading through my aching back.

After simple joys like this, I am recharged and ready to take on my mommy duties again!

Don’t feel guilty mommies, it is our right to feel pampered once in a while.

The Makeover Lounge is located at 81 Xavier Residences, City of San Juan.

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Voucher Review – Ensogo – Nail Files

When:  April 13, 2013
Where: Nail Files Wilson Greenhills Branch
What:  90-minute ultimate Hand & Foot Package: Foot & Hand Spa + Foot & Hand Scrub + Foot & Hand Reflex + Callus Removal + Mani-Pedi with upgraded polish
Price:  Php 349.00 valued at Php 1,100.00 / savings Php 751.00
Groupon Site: Ensogo / Deal Here
 
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I bought this deal a long time ago, I was still pregnant then.  I needed to pamper my hands and feet, I thought!
 
The baby came and so much has happened, I wasn’t able to find time to use it. ¬†Until the voucher was about to expire, I didn’t have a choice but to fit it in my schedule. ¬†One Saturday night, my loving husband dropped me off at the Greenhills Wilson Branch. ¬†Of course, I made a reservation already. ¬†We all know that deals like these, a reservation is almost as important as the deal itself.
 
The branch was located at 2nd Floor, I got up the stairs, walked a few steps and a small door at the end of the hallway greets you.  When I went in, no one is inside yet.  This is how it looked like.  A cozy and dim place to relax and unwind.
 
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I love their interior, the colors lavender and apple green help you achieve that calm state. ¬†After I gave my voucher, I immediately settled in and took my spot for the night. ¬†So many fluffy pillows to use! Used it to prop my head! Here’s my smiling face.
 
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I waited a few minutes.  Then it was time to start the pampering!  They soaked my feet in the foot spa machine.
 
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While it’s soaking, the Nail Files staff started with the Hand Scrub. ¬†I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. ¬†She scrubbed my hands till the half of my arms. ¬†It was so-so. ¬†Not really as good as it’s supposed to feel like.
After the Hand Scrub is the Hand Reflex, just like the Scrub it wasn’t something explosive. ¬†She just massaged the hands.
 
About this time, there was a family who walked in and everyone chose a Foot Spa Package, except for the little girl about 6 or 7 year old who chose the Kiddie Manicure. ¬†So cute because all four girls were with their dad. ¬†Then, a voucher holder like me came in with her hubby. ¬†The place was jampacked and what’s funny was there were only 3 staff to accommodate and do everyone’s nails! Imagine that! ¬†It was a mess!
 
Fortunately, I was the first one to arrive, so I was the priority.  They do me first in every step of the way.
 
After soaking my feet, it was time for my feet to be scrubbed. ¬†This one’s a little better than the Hand Scrub. ¬†But I felt that the staff is hurrying because there were people waiting. ¬†They covered my feet with a towel after.
 
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Same process with the Hand Scrub, after it was the Foot Reflex.  It was more like a Soft Massage.  
 
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Time for the Mani and Pedi!  They stayed true to their package, it comes with upgraded polish.  You can choose from a variety of colors from different brands like LA Colors, The Face Shop and Orly.  You can also choose from different designs of  nail art.  
 
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I chose a pink hue from the Orly Brand.
 
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I forgot to take a picture of my hands and feet after. But I took a photo now of my feet and the polish is still ok!
 
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As for my hand nail polish, I just removed it yesterday.  But I still love the after effect, no yellow nails even after 2 weeks, no cracked end and my nails still look good even without the polish!
 
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So there, still happy overall! ¬†If you’ll ask me, I’ll definitely go back, but not for the spa package anymore, I’ll just go for their mani pedi combo! Rating’s 8 of 10! See you soon Nail Files!
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