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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Nail Cocktales: Hand and Foot Pampering at Bluebay Walk

Call me a late bloomer when it comes to nail kaartehan. But ever since I first applied nail polish, my nails were almost never seen naked. So when I received a timely invitation to visit this new nail salon in Bluebay Walk, I didn't even thought of passing up the chance.
Bloggers at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk

Located at the 2nd floor of the retail cluster of buildings in Bluebay Walk, Nail Cocktales is a chic paradise for women (and even men) who loves glamming up their nails. Since it's not too "out there" unlike most nail salons inside the busy and bustling malls, Nail Cocktales also offers more privacy for an uninterrupted hand and even feet pampering.

Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk

And although it opened not too long ago, Nail Cocktales in Bluebay Walk has already been a destination for a destressing getaway within the city. With a more muted color scheme accented by bright-colored sofas and throw pillows, stepping in inside Nail Cocktales has instantly turned my relax mode on. Yup, after a long commute from the northern boondocks, I was more than ready to sit back and get a well-needed pampering!

Zoya and Morgan Taylor Polishes at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
Chanel Polishes at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
Nail art tools at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk

As a nail salon, Nail Cocktales in Bluebay Walk has a good selection of polishes aficionados can choose from. Some of the nail polish brands they carry are Orly, Zoya, Essie, Misa, Cuccio, and even Chanel! They can also do nail arts, although unfortunately, their nail art specialist was out when I visited. *sigh*

Interior and Waxing Room at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
More seating and the waxing room at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
Bar at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
The drinks and cocktails bar
Nail Cocktales doesn't just do nails. They also offer other services like waxing. But my favorite part, aside from their hand and feet rituals, would probably be the fact that they don't have the "cocktales" part on their name for nothing. If you haven't guessed it yet, yes, they do offer alcoholic cocktails and shooters apart from the usual complimentary hot or cold tea. Now, ain't Nail Cocktales the perfect venue for your next sparty?

Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk Menu
Nail Cocktales' Menu of Services; Click the photo to enlarge menu
Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk Princess' Station Menu and Color-Changing Polishes
Princess' Station Menu and Ruby Wing color-changing gel polishes
For the little princesses a.k.a. chikitings who also love to have their nails done, Nail Cocktales also carry an array of services especially tailored for them -- the Princess' Station, where they only use children-friendly products. And to make the experience more fun, Nail Cocktales also has a menu of alcohol-free cocktails, or mocktails.

My Yummylicious + Therapeutic Foot Reflexology Experience

The place has a good selection of hand and feet-pampering services. And since I wanted a more holistic experience, I decided to go for their combined hand and foot treatment.

Whipped Cream Vodka-Lemon Iced Tea and Nail Colors at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
Nail polish swatches and Whipped Cream Vodka-Lemon Iced Tea
But first, I was served with this vodka-spiked drink which was far from being too alcoholic as it was actually rather refreshing! And with a cold, thirst-quenching beverage on one hand, I took on the hard task of choosing which nail polish I'd have for my nails. So hard!

nail cocktales bluebay walk rainy day special

By the way, the Yummylicious (P700) treatment which includes manicure, pedicure and foot spa is currently on promo! Just call up Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk to reserve.

Going back... While still having a hard time deciding which polish to choose, my nail technician Geraldine, already started with the foot spa -- soaking, buffing, and wrap.

Foot soaking at Nail Cocktales
Time for foot spa!
The Purple Doll at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk

Geraldine then proceeded with the Therapeutic Foot Reflexology (P300). Although this girl seemed petite, she can really do hard massages! I found the 45-minute foot massage bitin, since it was too good. Painful yes, but really good and so relaxing.

Nail polishes Nail Cocktales

It took me a while to decide what color I want to have my nails painted on. But after some time, I finally set my eyes on Orly Butterflies, which is a not-quite-neon medium pink jelly creme polish that can look a little peach-coral-y, for my fingernails and Sweet Color in a powder blue-gray shade (didn't get the number/color name), for my toenails.

Orly Butterflies
Orly Butterflies
Pedicure at Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk
Sweet Color Polish
(Please excuse my stubby toes!)
Though I went back and forth with these colors, I'm really glad I decided to choose them in the end. Love how bright and happy my fingernails look like! And I can't help but gush over the unique shade of my toenails. My nail technician Geraldine, really did a good job. Will definitely ask for her service again, especially for the foot massage!

WHAT I HAD DONE:
  • Yummylicious (P700, NOW P499)
    - Manicure, Pedicure, Foot Spa
  • Therapeutic Foot Reflexology, 45 minutes (P300)
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Would I recommend Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk? Definitely!

Apart from the great service, this nail salon offers a good selection of nail colors to choose from. The ambiance is definitely relaxing (Gotta love the comfy couch!), the location offers privacy, there's free Wi-Fi, and there's even an alcoholic bar for drinks! And how can I forget to mention the very reasonable pricing?

So if you find yourself in the area, definitely give Nail Cocktales Bluebay Walk a try. I'm sure you'll love their service as much as I did!


Nail Cocktales, Bluebay Walk
2/F Bluebay Walk, EDSA Ext., Macapagal Blvd.,
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
0915-691-7782
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9 comments :

  1. Seems like it was a really relaxing experience! :) I love the shade on your fingers :)

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  2. The colors really pop out. Very nice! I'm just so happy you liked it. :)

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  3. Hope I could also pamper my nails there, I love Orly nail polish

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  4. I love nail spas and salons. After a week of hard work I always make a point to visit my fave local nail spa here in Olongapo. But we don't have that concept where cocktails and nail care can be found in one place. I could have a frozen margarita while I enjoy that refreshing mani and pedi. :)

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  5. ganda ng colors..especially sa hand mo mam

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  6. Ang cute ng place, marerelax ka talaga habang nagpapa manicure at pedicure ka. Thanks for sharing this.

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  7. Ang cute ng place, marerelax ka talaga habang nagpapa manicure at pedicure ka. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. I love treat a heated foot therapy .It,s my favorite therapy.Rainy day special is my choice able therapy center.Every often we go there take therapy and also take body massage.

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