Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pink Me Up Beauty (Nail and Dry Bar)

Hello everyone! How long I've been out of the loop? Sorry to keep you all waiting but just like before, I'm still adjusting with the fact that I have to take care of two canines. One adult and one puppy whom I compare to a two-year old boy. Terrible twos indeed! Because of the stress that is slowly consuming my body, I decided to schedule an appointment in Pink Me Up Beauty Nail and Dry Bar. I've been hearing a good feedback when I did a research about this place and just like a fairy godmother who heard my thoughts, a deal came up in Deal Grocer last February and I couldn't pass up the chance to check out the place.
Pink Me Up Deal
Deal Grocer Deal of Pink Me Up Beauty Nail and Dry Bar.
I have to remove my name and the redemption code for security purposes.
Last Sunday was my scheduled appointment, my friend and I went to Pink Me Up located in Lee Gardens Condominium. I purchased two vouchers as I was thinking to share it with my sister but her schedule the last time she was here in Manila was hectic so I decided to share it with a friend instead. The building is right after the first Petron Station you will see on your right side if coming from Edsa. Below the building, there's Security Bank and Starbucks. It's only a 5-10 minutes jeepney ride from Starmall.

I read somewhere before that it's like a maze before you can find Pink Me Up on 2nd floor of Lee Gardens Condominium but now it was easy breezy as they decided to put up a stand-up tarp to show you the way to the nail spa bar.
there it is! Pink Me Up Beauty
There it is! Found it after a series of turns...
Now, I'll be posting some pictures inside this nail and dry bar. I was not able to get a picture of my own as there are customers when we went there and the lightning inside is a little dim with all the curtains drawn. Good thing I stumbled on the photos taken by Paolo Feliciano where he was able to capture the place all lit up.
Reception Area
They have a cushioned sofa which can seat 8 people comfortably.
Below each designated seat on the sofa, they have a sink which they used for soaking and rinsing your feet.
Now that's what I call, space efficiency!
You will notice that there's a vanity mirror and a chair on the left side of the picture,
this is the place for the hair dryer/blower service. Yup, they offer this service for as low as Php 280.
You will notice that there are cabinets on the far end of the picture, that is the pantry for the Pink Me Up staff.
The second curtain on the right side of this picture, has a massage chair.
I'm not sure how much they charge for  that service.
This is the focal point of the Pink Me Up. It's hard to miss this area as it screams,  girly and princess!
Would want this kind of office/study area in our home.

I forgot to wear shorts that day (stupid me) and instead I'm wearing my ever reliable comfy leggings. The staff was kind enough to offer me a towel which I have to wrap around my body during the foot spa and pedicure.
the sink tuck below the chairs
Time to soak our feet.
 See what I told you earlier, their sink is tucked securely and neatly below the cushioned sofa.

Our deal is the Red Wine Foot Spa with Pedicure and a Red Wine Hand Spa with Manicure. We started off by soaking our feet in warm water. I'm not sure how long it was soaked but definitely it will not go over 10 mins. Then the staff started scraping the bottom of my feet. I was not happy with the way she did the scraping to remove the excess skin on my sole. I felt that she was in a hurry and didn't bother to check every inch of my feet. Up to now I can still feel some hard portion of skin in my sole. Then a scrub was applied to my feet up to my knees. Again, the staff can't wait to be finish with me that I can't help but compared her to the attending staff (name tag says Melanie) of my friend whose very keen that every fingers on her foot should be scrubbed. I didn't get that kind of scrubbing thus I end up checking her name and taking note that I will never ever get her should I come back to Pink Me Up.

Our feet was rinsed from the scrub and a moisturizing mask was applied then we were wrapped like a ham or chicken...
wrapped like food =P

....a hot towel was wrapped on our feet afterwards to help absorption of the mask.
hot towel wrapped in my legs

After 20-30 minutes, our feet was freed from all the towels and plastic. Imelda offered me a basket full of nail polish. I saw a lot of Orly and Essie with a few Ciate.
Imelda suggested I used the nude/beige color by Orly. Normally, I would choose red but since I can't find a suitable shade of red that I like, I agree with her in using the color on my nails.
Just like her previous acts, I felt that she wanted to get rid of me and attend to other customers or avail her much deserved break. It's not my fault that you scheduled us for 11am. After applying the nail polish on my feet, it was time to prep me up for the hand spa.

Waiting for my hand spa...and there's Imelda, the staff attending to me which I 'm not happy with her service....
Imelda cleaned my fingers by cutting the nails and filing it. Then Janice (another staff) came out to start the hand spa. My hands were soaked then a scrub was applied. She rinsed the scrub and applied a cream. She massages the visible part of my arms then wipe the cream with a wet towel. Then an oil was applied for moisture.Kudos to Janice as I never felt that she was beating a timer.

Imelda came back to apply the nail polish on my fingers. I say she will be a perfect candidate for the fastest staff in in Pink Me Up.

my super effort grown nails
The effort I made to grown my nails....
Yeah, I know it's not super long like the others  but knowing me I have a habit of biting my nails so this is a milestone!
Finished Nails
My nail polished nails. Notice that my nails are not thoroughly covered by the nail polish.
I know you were all thinking that since the package I got was a deal thus the service is not explicit as the paying customers will get but I beg to differ. Posting a deal in Groupon sites is one of many ways to market and advertise one's product and services so the service shouldn't be less equal. They even mentioned on the  voucher that you will get a "very thorough 2-hour Red Wine Foot and Hand Spa". It's not so thorough as they say that I can't help but compare my experience to the best foot spa and pedicure service that I got way back years ago in Let's Face It Greenbelt 1. My feet was scrubbed and scraped until I can't feel any hard layers of skin caused by constant walking and wearing heeled shoes. My feet was soft and smooth.

Here are some of their Nail Spa Services should you wish to visit them:
The price for the Pink Bubblegum Foot Spa with Pedicure for Kids is Php 380. 
I was able to email them before and made an inquiry for their Spa Party Packages. I hope that the prices are still the same since I made an inquiry with them last January.
Pink Me Up Spa Party Package for 8
Spa Party Packages for 8
Pink Me Up Spa Party Package for 10
Spa Party Packages for 10
Pink Me Up Spa Party Package for 12
Spa Party Packages for 12
Will I be back? Yes as long as another staff will attend to me like Janice or Melanie for the nail spa service.
I still do recommend the place since Pink Me Up Beauty is clean, chic and you can actually relax as they play music that is just so right for you to unwind. They're using Orly, Essie and Ciate Nail Polish plus, I love their spa party packages! Perfect for bridal shower, birthdays and girl bonding. Apart from that, some staff are attentive. Proof is the staff of Pink Me up whose manning the reception area that Sunday, sent me a SMS yesterday informing me that I can drop by the place anytime to get my missing USB. I sent them a text message late afternoon on Sunday that I probably left my USB on the couch. Good thing they found it stuck at the back of the sofa to where I was seated. I'm glad that I didn't totally lost it . So thank you so much for that.

I apologize to Imelda if I mentioned her name but I just want to point out the flaws and things to improve if you want a happy customer. Or maybe it's just me because I availed a discounted deal. If that's the case, it's kind of disappointing on my part as I've been one of the few thousands who patronize Groupon deals.

Pink Me Up Nail & Dry Bar
Unit 2D Lee Gardens Condominium
Shaw Boulevard corner Lee St. (near Old Wack Wack Road)
Mandaluyong City
Telephone Nos. (02) 358-24-12
               (0915) 1392234
               (0947) 9650507
Operating Hours: Daily 10am-9pm
Pink Me Up Beauty Nail and Dry Bar Facebook Page

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