When In Manila, women just love getting their nails done. Besides helping them look good on the outside, it also gives them the much pampering they need for just a few hours.
This is Cheryl by the way, doing this feature for WhenInManila.com. When I was younger, I remember having my nails done in beauty salons. They would cut my hair while trimming my nails. Today however, there are already specific places to go that focus mainly on caring for our hands, feet and nails. Nails salons and spas are slowly growing all over the metro. I was lucky enough to have been invited one of them.
Get Polished is a Nail Spa (on its 3rd year) which will really give every woman the pampering she deserves. I visited Get their branch in Timog, Quezon City, though they also have 2 other branches in Aguirre, Parañaque and Loyola Heights, Katipunan. I was told that their branch in Timog was the smallest, but I already fell in love with it, so what more with their other branches? Upon entering the spa, you would be welcomed by their very hospitable staff and the beautiful purple wallpapers and green couches.
I don’t often get my nails done because I often find the service not worth it of the price I pay. If I pay too cheap, I usually get a bloody fingers; on the other hand, if it’s too expensive, I feel as if I’ve wasted money because the polish will be gone in just a week. So what do I do? Well, GET POLISHED just answered my questions!
Get Polished nail Spa offers great services and good quality at a low cost! And your polish definitely stays on for more than a week! Mine had already lasted 2 weeks!
I availed the signature manicure and pedicure, as well as the gel polish and moisture spa. Upon arrival, I was immediately asked to choose what scrub scent I wanted. They had a variety of scents to choose from such as Mango and Banana, Peach and Ginseng, and many more!
Afterward, I was led to a huge shelf full of nail polish colors and asked to choose which color I wanted! I honestly did not know what to choose! There were so many colors, I was instantly hypnotized. Moreover, the brands they had were really good. They used brands such as Nail Lacquer, Zora, Color Club and more. Eventually, I slimmed down my choices to just two.
Now it was time to sit down and relax.
Get Polished Moisture Spa Pedicure
The moisture spa started just like any other foot spa, they soaked my feet in warm water and later on started exfoliating. I’m really ticklish so I really had to suck it in, else I would’ve kicked the lady scrubbing me by accident! The scrub scent I chose earlier which was Mango and Banana was now spread all over my feet and lower legs. The lady massaging me was really nice and would constantly ask me if it hurt. Do not feel shy to ask them to apply more or less pressure. It was similar to the salt or sand scrub only the grains were a little bigger. I could really feel all my dead skin falling off! Once it’s done, you would really feel how smooth your legs and feet were! My friend even said that she felt as if those were no longer her feet. One thing I also liked about the moisture spa was the electric booty! They literally placed our feet inside this sock-like/boot-like thing that was pre-heated by plugging it into the wall. My feet felt really warm and I no longer wanted to have it removed! (hehe) This was the first time I experienced it.
I asked Rene, the owner’s daughter to tell me more about the Moisture Spa Pedicure. Here’s what she said:
“This signature treatment makes skin so soft and touchable its fast becoming the favorite service of Get Polished! client base. An alternative to paraffin wax treatments, GP Moisture spa pedi deeply hydrates the skin using our proprietary Shea butter treatment and heated mittens and booties. This heat therapy allows the rich emollient shea butter to penetrate dry skin and bring it back to its original touchable state.
Get Polished moisture pedicure starts off with a luxurious foot bubble bath, followed by a thorough callus removal and an exfoliating salt scrub. We have 8 signature salt scrub scents to choose from, Peppermint – the all time favorite, lavender&orange, citrus&green tea-my personal favorite, peach&ginseng, tangerine&lemongrass, mango&banana, melon&pears, and the very refreshing cucumber&aloe vera variant. Meticulously custom made, these salt scrubs will make your skin softer, smoother and definitely glowing with radiance after. A pedicure follows this step including nail shaping, cuticle grooming, “dry skin” and/or ingrown removal. Next is the Shea butter treatment where our nail technician will brush on the Shea butter to your feet- from the ankles, soles,and toes. She then will wrap your “buttered”feet and put on the heated booties for 15 minutes. 15 minutes of hydrating goodness which is followed by a relaxing massage for your legs and feet. After which this spa treat is capped off with your choice of imported polish. Get polish carries only imported product lines from Essie, OPI, China Glaze, color Club an Orly.”
UV Soak off Gel Polish
I really wondered what the Gel Polish was all about and what made it different from regular polish. I was told it lasted longer and it helped nails become less brittle. So I decided, why not give it a go. After applying the polish, they used some sort of machine to make it dry faster. Finally, after an hour or so. It was done. It really felt different and my nails felt much much thicker! It’s actually been 2 weeks since I got the gel polish, and it’s still almost flawless. There were a few cracks but barely noticeable. Also, just a reminder for future purposes, the polish does not come off with acetone. You may head back to the nail spa to have it removed or maybe ask for an alternative method.
Here’s what Rene shared about it:
“UV Soak off Gel Polish is the breakthrough alternative to nail polish. Unlike traditional nail polish, soak-off gel polish is painted on with a brush and each layer is “cured” under a UV light to dry. Soak-off Gels come in a wide array of colors, and has many benefits:
Dry time – The UV light dries the polish within minutes which means no dry time, no smudging, no dents. No more worrying about your keys ruining your mani the second you’re out the spa.
Long lasting – Soak-off Gel lasts from 2-3 weeks with no chipping.
Less damaging – Unlike traditional enhancements you don’t have to fear the drills or filing down of your nails.
Works on natural nails – While you can add length if you choose, Soak-off Gel Polish can be used over a natural nail like traditional polish.
You can layer polish on top – If you want to change your color mid-manicure, you can. Paint right over Soak-Off Gel with regular nail polish and remove it with non-acetone remover.
What about other nail enhancements? Gel polish trumps acrylic nails because – there’s no horrid “nail salon smell” with gel polish, because of the soak off solution it can easily be removed with no damage to the nails whatsoever, nail extensions look and feel more natural, and its perfect for those wanting to grow weak and brittle nails too.
Take note however that Gel Polish should only be applied by professionals, Get Polished offers the full range of Gel Polish services including removal using its own soak off solution to ensure nails come out stronger and less damaged. Using only the best brands we make sure you are given quality service every time.”
Everything done to me felt really good. I felt really pampered and well taken care off. I even started several conversations with the ladies doing my manicure and pedicure. I asked them to explain what they were doing and why they were doing it. Surprisingly, they really knew their jobs. They clearly explained every step with confidence. I was told later on that each of their staff members/technicians undergoes training at Get Polished to ensure that they give nothing less than the best to their new and returning customers. My friend and I really had so much fun here! Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out or a place to really get pampered, Get Polished is definitely the place to be! The staff were really nice, the service was really good and the place was really cozy! Of course, besides the services I’ve mentioned above, they offer even more services such as Nail Art, Eyelash extensions, Waxing, Threading and more!
Also, being that the company has already lasted 3 years, they are also open for franchising already.
“A simple manicure and pedicure becomes an escape from one’s hectic schedule. Key to this idea is creating a sanctuary for sheer indulgence and pampering. Through the use of creative lighting, soft sound of music and the aroma of essential oils, the entire atmosphere is designed to be relaxing and rejuvenating. Care and attention in a relaxed and peaceful manner brought service to a new level in the Metropolis. The goal is to share the philosophy and values of the company to other entrepreneurs who would like to go into the beauty service industry.”
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Locations and Contact Info:
189-B Aguirre Ave. BF Home Phase 3, Paranaque City
Tel. No. +63 2 4915934
Cellphone No. +63 9175779494
38 AC Building Mezzanine, Sct. Ybardolaza St. Timog, Quezon City
Tel. No. +63 2 4092235
Unit 104 Loyola Heights Condominium #23 dela Rosa St. cor. Abada St. Loyola Heights, Quezon City
For general inquiries about Get Polished please email to [email protected]getpolished.com.ph