Look and Feel Great this Christmas with these 4 Highly Recommended Beauty and Pampering Places!

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I believe that we all deserve to look and feel great as often as possible especially during the holidays since we get extra cash from our 13th month pays and also to look our best during reunions and company parties etc. Personally for me, I always make it a point to pamper myself because it’s my way of rewarding myself from working hard and to relieve myself from stress.

I mostly blog about food and travel related stuff for WhenInManila.com ‘coz I simply love discovering new eats and traveling to places. Not many people know that I’m a sucker for nail spas, facials and massages… these are actually the things which I look forward to after every trip, as long trips and exposing myself in the sun a lot can be stressful too. I may not be a beauty blogger or a model (I know I never will), but I think that even ordinary looking people like me (and the rest of us) also deserve to look pretty and feel like a million bucks! So for this feature, I hope you don’t mind if I share with you some of my highly recommended establishments which I’m sure are worth your every hard earned peso!


1. No time to go to a salon? Get an instant make-over at Tokyo Posh! (3/F Eastwood Mall)

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Meet my  yuppy friend Kat… she had a big party to attend to that night, but couldn’t afford to spend hours in the salon for her work ends around 6pm…. so I told her I’d take her to Tokyo Posh for a quick hair make-over! As you can see in the photo above, her hair was in that “alanganing length” stage….

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Good thing Tokyo Posh‘s owner Denise was there to help us out!

Honestly, I didn’t like the idea of wearing hair extensions/wigs before, for they look sooooo fake but the ones at Tokyo Posh are just… WOW!! 

Here at Tokyo Posh, you can either have hair extensions which can last for months or you may also get clip-ons which you can easily wear whenever necessary. The prices vary of course depending on the length and style you want. 

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Denise introduced Kat to one of her clip-on extensions and clipped it  underneath her hair and in less than 1 minute, Kat instantly had this elegant looking updo!


Getting bored with your short hair? Glam it up in an instant with a long pony extension from Tokyo Posh! So easy to use!


2. Stressed out and in need of a major make-over? Leave it to the professionals at Menage Salon! (G/F Unit 116-117 Forbeswood Heights,  Rizal Drive, cor Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig; Tel no 831.72.44 or 831.77.81)


I would have to admit that I’ve exposed my hair to lots of sun the past months, no wonder it became all dull and frizzy! huhuhuhu

I knew I needed to go to a salon for a treatment, but I just can’t just entrust my hair to amateurs….

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That’s why I didn’t mind going to Burgos Circle to consult the hair professionals at Menage Salon! Super galing nila!

Here at Menage Salon, you’re in good hands!

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I even convinced my co-photographer and partner in crime, Frank to try it too!



I’m one of those “cowboy” “walang arte” girls. I hardly have any idea about the latest salon trends so I trusted their senior stylists to do their magic! hihihi

It is also right here at Menage Salon where I gained profound respect for these Beauty Professionals for they are so skillful and passionate with their craft, that it felt such an honor to know and work with them. The people working here are super kalog and friendly! Never a dull moment! =)

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Meet Frank and his expert stylists Sir Gilbert and Anne!

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Honored to have a photo with these styling idols: CJ, Ronald and Tata! They also have a wonderful resident make-up artist by the nickname of “Mommy D” who did my make-up and taught me how to fix my eyebrows! 

If you want to look and feel like a gazillion bucks, you’ll never go wrong with Menage Salon!


3. For neat and perfectly trimmed eyebrows, visit The Brow Studio (Eastwood CityWalk)

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Threading for me is better than waxing, and with all the salons I’ve tried offering eyebrow threading, I must say that The Brow Studio is by far the BEST because they are the least painful and their work is super neat!

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price list


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That day, I also invited my friend Kat to have our eyebrows trimmed.


They use 100% cotton threads and their style/way of doing it is very different compared to others that’s why they are the least painful. It seems they are trained not to directly touch the skin to have less irritation. Kat has low pain tolerance but she said the pain was tolerable. In my case, I enjoyed it too much, that I almost fell asleep while they were threading my eyebrows!

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The Brow Studio: The Eyebrow Experts!


4. For professional primo pampering at budget-friendly prices, visit I DO NAILS! (G/F Building 1, Tuscany at McKinley Hill, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. For appointments, call or text 0917-8388095.)

I DO NAILS is a constant innovator and always up-to-date with the latest machines and manicure trends. No wonder they are one of the most respected names in the industry. You’ll never go wrong with I DO NAILS!

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I Do Nails is also a full-service nail and waxing salon that specializes in quickie mani-pedis for on-the-go gals. 

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Nail stamp addicts will love the latest addition to their service roster, which is the Peel-Off Guard—perfect for those who want an ultra clean mani since it ensures easy clean-up around the cuticle. For those who are fans of gel manicures, only the best and the newest machines from OPI are being used to guarantee that their manis stay chip-free and shiny for up to two weeks. Want to add more oomph to classic, clean tips? I Do Nails only uses the cult-favorite Seche Vite top coat for a super glossy, gel-like finish that allows your polish to dry ASAP!

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choose from a wide variety of the latest nail polishes..


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expect primo pampering at I DO NAILS!


Price List

Price List


For this visit, I had their “Soothing Mind” package (P800) which includes IDN manicure, Ooh la la footspa with mask. Just what I needed!


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They also have these shiny temporary tattoos on sale for P200! 

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I was super impressed with their service and also noticed that my nail polish dried instantly! WOW! Best for girls on-the-go like me!



 As a Pre-Christmas treat, I Do Nails  will be offering the following from Dec 12-23,  2-5pm for Mckinley and 9-12 for Eastwood:

•free polish upgrade for every spa package

• 50% off on all glitters and charms

•10% off on any service worth 1000 /pax



Do you have other recommended spa/pampering places too? Feel free to comment your suggestions below!


Wishing you a happy and stress-free holiday this year!!



Look and Feel Great this Christmas with these 4 Highly Recommended Beauty and Pampering Places!

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