Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day

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When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

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The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

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Pampered at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Centrio, Cagayan de Oro City Branch

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM.  Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and SpaTwitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.

Nailaholics is an urban destination that offers its customers an escape from the daily grind through its exceptional interiors and exceptional pampering service. It currently has more than 50 branches nationwide, including in Gateway Mall, Eastwood Citywalk, Cash and Carry Makati, Harbor Point Mall Subic, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, Ayala Centrio Mall CDO, and SM Lanang.

In Cagayan de Oro, You can find Nailaholics on the 4th floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier and 4th floor of Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro. See you on the 17th!

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Pampered At Nail.a.holics Nail Salon & Spa

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I had such an exhausting day trying to balance a lot of things both online and offline. I have been so stressed out lately and the Spa Party with my CDOBloggers family came right on time to rescue me from further stress! I had an amazing time with my lovies while we were pampered at Nail.a.holics Nail Salon and Spa. I don’t normally have someone else do my nails but this time I made an exception because I definitely needed a break! Thanks to Paz who took care of me. I had the Color My Cabana Package, it’s a Gel Manicure + Pedicure + Footspa package.

Quick info ladies, gel manicure/pedicure are quick, practically bulletproof, and the shiny, glossy color that won’t budge for at least two weeks! So that means I don’t have to worry about doing my laundry 2 days after because my nail colors won’t peel off! yey!

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Ladies, if you drop by Nail.a.holics, make sure to check out their pampering packages especially for nails and foot because your nails deserve the best care and you can absolutely save.

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Giving Yourself a Little Extra Attention

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Staying refreshed can be difficult, especially if you have a busy schedule. It is important to spend some extra time treating yourself to a bit of pampering. There are plenty of ways that you can spend time relaxing. Here are some ideas to help you unwind at the end of a long day.

Soak in a Hot Bath

Taking a hot bubble bath can be incredibly relaxing. Many bath pillows are available that have suction cups that attach to the bathtub. Using a bath pillow will help you lean back comfortably and enjoy the warm water. You can also try to use a bath bomb with a relaxing scent, such as lavender, as part of your bath. Bath bombs are available in many scents, and these scents can invigorate your senses and help you relax. Many people enjoy reading a favorite novel or magazine while relaxing in a warm bath.

Give Yourself a Manicure

You can also give yourself a manicure as a way to unwind. After you are finished with your bath, gently push your cuticles back. Cover your nails with a natural nail base coat and follow this with your favorite color of nail polish. You may also want to give yourself a pedicure. You can try a variety of colors or techniques to enhance the appearance of your nails. For example, you can choose to polish your nails slightly different hues of the same color. Adding white tips on the end of nails can create an incredibly sophisticated style.

Use a Facial Mask

Many facial masks are available that offer ingredients that can soothe and refresh your skin. Applying a facial mask can help exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skin cells. When you rinse the mask off, your skin will feel clean and smooth. The mask can help your skin gain important nutrients and vitamins that promote healthy skin.

Try to set aside time at least once a week to pamper yourself. Doing some of these spa services at home is easy and affordable. You will be delighted with the revitalized feeling you have after you have a chance to relax.

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The Bubble Nail Trend

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This is probably among the craziest nail trend I have ever seen! It’s something I don’t see myself trying in the near future 😀 but you might want to give it a try yourself. This nail trend is called the “Bubble” Nail. It’s been circulating around instagram lately and I thought of sharing it with you ladies. Do you wanna go crazy with it?

Call it a “hump” day when you get into this bubble nail trend. In order to get the bubble nail look, start with a ball of acrylic in the middle of the nail. In an article from NailsMag, a certain Hoa Bui (Nail tech) at Ann’s Nail Salon in Philadelphia explained how bubble nails is done. And I quote:

“Bubble nails require building and sculpting of the acrylic until you get the look your client wants to achieve. You have to know exactly where the hump is supposed to be, then slowly build the nails. You start with a ball of acrylic in the middle of the nail, which is the highest part of the hump. The nail has to be thin at the cuticle, then it gradually gets thicker as it gets to the middle of the nail plate. Then from the middle of the nail plate it has to gradually get thinner at the tip of the nail, like a nice smooth hill. The curve has to be perfect.”

 

Uusi ilmiö… #bubblenails #humpnails #whatthefuck #whatistismadness #sisäinenoksennus #areyoufuckingkiddingme #puremadness jos teistä kukaan ikinä koskaan tulee multa pyytään tämmöset, tapan. Aivan varmasti tapan. If someone ever ask me to do this kind of nails, i probably kill someone…

A photo posted by Ella Manninen (@elboou) on

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So what do you think? Is this something you want to sport? Let me know your thoughts!

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Summer Nails 2014

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It’s summer officially and because I am such a lively person (*eherm*) I obviously love colorful stuff. Summer is do doubt the perfect season to be all colorful and bright! But don’t get too excited with colors ladies, make sure also you won’t look like the red traffic light stopping everyone at your very presence and worst leaving them to stare (in a not so good way). What I am saying is, do your research and look for the bright colors that compliment your skin tone the best! THAT – talking about clothing fashion.

Anyway, today is not for OOTD. I want to share my nail color pegs for summer. On being colorful, the nails are the best accessories we have that we can afford to be changing as often as we want to! Different colors, different shapes and coats! However you want it, it’s up to you. Here are SOME colors I would recommend to sport on this bright and hot season.

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Green BeauTea Tips and Benefits

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It’s not a secret how beneficial is green tea for our health. I have started drinking green tea every after meal for a week now in my effort to live a healthier life and losing a little weight. But do you know that green tea is a great source to include in our beauty regimen? Here are some of the amazing beauty benefits of our favorite green tea.

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For a Healthier and Shinier Hair – yes I know! I didn’t think aside from sipping it, my hair is also craving for it. Green tea is also known to stimulate hair growth and softens hair. For 15 minutes, steep 3-4 bags green tea bags in boiling water (half a liter) and allow to cool overnight or few hours if you are doing it during the day time. Wash hair (not necessarily shampooed) and then pour the cooled water with green tea onto your hair and leave it on for 10 minutes. Make sure you shampoo and condition your hair afterwards to seal in the shine.

Healthy Skin and Sunburn Remedy – a healthier skin with the help of green tea can also be achieved by using it externally.

Mix 100 grams of green tea in ½ liter of water and let it sit for 30-40 minutes at room temperature. Strain the liquid and store it in refrigerator. This mixture can be used to refresh your tired face or a treatment to cuts, blemishes, minor rashes and sun burns. This also will help clear acne from skin and prevents it from coming back.
On the other hand, Oligomeric proanthocyanidins is known to be one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and Green Tea is found to have this. This helps in keeping the skin youthful by slowing down its ageing process. Use Green Tea as a gentle exfoliator by mixing 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves to 3 teaspoons of yogurt and slowly massage it on face then let it stay for 5 minutes before washing the face with lukewarm watter.

Natural Sunscreen – The free radicals of the UV rays settling between skin cells weakens the healthy protection system of our skin resulting to unwanted formation of wrinkles in the skin. A sunscreen is a must in going out especially during times where the sun is up. Commercial sunscreens is undeniably expensive and some doesn’t even live up to their promises of protection. The good news is we can make our own sunscreen protection at home using the Green Tea we have.

Boil 2 cups of water with ½ cup of green tea leaves for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Separate leaves and let the solution cool down. As simple as that! To apply, take a small quantity of the solution in a clean cotton ball and then apply it on a clean face. The rest of the solution you can store it in an air tight container. Use regularly.

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Kikay Store Haul

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By saying haul, I don’t mean a whole lot of stuff in my bag. Just enough to make me happy :). I happen to drop by my favorite kikay store where I can get all items in very affordable prices. It’s basically my favorite place to go when I have this urge to buy new accessories and fashion jewelries. They also have other stuff like makeup (not branded), bags, hair accessories, school supplies etc. Well anyway, here’s what I got from my last visit.

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The blue gold metal in a glossy rope is very appealing to me. The combination of the gold metal and the glossy rope brings casual elegance and I find this perfect for a casual chic look.

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And here! I am totally loving this year’s color radiant orchid so when I saw the array of nail colors displayed, I figured out I need to update the colors in my manicuring set so I got these two! I got these for only P45/each. This is actually the first time I am trying this brand and I am loving it! I love how solid the color is when it’s applied to my nails. It’s also a quick dry nail polish so it’s perfect to have when you don’t have much luxury to sit and wait until your nail polish dries up completely.

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The result (please excuse my amateur output)

 

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Gwen Stefani and O.P.I Collaboration

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I guess there’s no doubt Gwen Stefani is among the world’s most stylish celebrities.  I just love how versatile her fashion statement is. She can go from badass to sweet without hurting my eyes. But generally when I think of Gwen Stefani, I think of platinum hair, red luscious lips, fierce eyes and No Doubt some sexy top showing her sexy abs! Well, this time, Gwen’s nails will be the center of the attraction as leading Nail Color brand O.P.I collaborates with the No Doubt front singer.  O.P.I’s brand new line “standout color in breakthrough finishes”

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This collection of nail polish is created to celebrate “the role of music as a major influence in fashion” and is said to reflect the the 2013 Met Gala theme, “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. Gwen Stefani will definitely represent this perfectly. The collection will have mattes and glossies and glitters *Insert my giggly, excited face here*.  The 7 nail polish are the  Hey Baby, I Sing In Color, Love.Angel.Music.Baby, 4 In The Morning, In True Stefani Fashion and Push & Shove. The line’s signature shade, Over & Over A-Gwen (a red to rival Stefani’s perma-rouge pout) will also be available as a box set which will come with fun things like Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs! I am just soooo excited!

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Gwen Stefani x OPI is expected to hit the shelves in January 2014.

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My OPI Find

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One of my pet peeves is a lousy and almost does not last nail polish (the type where it wears out the next day after application). I have tried local brands and nothing seem to really work for me. I figured it must be my oily nails or must be the lack of base coat or whatever! It’s really a hassle having to re-apply nail polish very often.

Tips for longer and lasting Nail Color

With my recent trip to my favorite “ukay” spot, I dropped by a local taiwanesse store to buy some school materials for the kiddos and I was so thrilled to see some OPI Nail Polish on their nail care section! Geeezzz! at first I thought it was one of those imitations stuff they are selling. I checked it out and found out to be authentic, and guess what?! it’s on sale! (50% off at that!). Check out the little “hoard” I indulged myself into.

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I super love these shades :). Glitters!

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Finally, a nail polish that last! 🙂

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Tips to Stronger Nails

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Are ridged, brittle and dented nails a part of your beauty worries? These are the common undesirable nail conditions many women even men normally suffer. Don’t take this for granted as unhealthy nails will reflect those who owns them :P. Seriously though, you cannot take this for granted. May these tips for healthier nails help you achieve those smooth, without pits or grooves fingernails.

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Trim and file your fingernails regularly
Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. Match your nail shape to that “moon” (white part) at your cuticle. Don’t file your naturally oval-shaped nails to square-ish as it weakens it and will most likely to break. Trim your nails and file your fingernails when they’re soft, such as after bathing.

Limit your use of polish removers
Be aware that polish removers contain alcohol and other solvents that dry nails out, making them more prone to breakage and splitting.

DON’T Bite your fingernails or pick at your cuticles!

You will damage the nail bed if you make this a habit. Even a minor cut alongside your fingernail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter and cause an infection.

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