We had to shop for shoes and stuff. This little girl has little feet so hers was harder to find for a match! Dang! With mine, I already had the perfect plan hohoho~ But aside from all the others (make-up, shoes, other paraphernalias) ... every girl wouldn't be caught without maniped right? T'was rush hour already and gosh! Every store we went to were full! How many party-attendees were they servicing? LOL. Plus, some of the other stores were too-expensive! Gee! So being the thrifty shoppers that we were, we wanted a budget-friendly store and it was sheer luck that this store was open and available to service us; two (2) more girls in the room. The name was catchy as well - MINT nails + wax + relax.
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So, we just had the fastest service we could get - manicure + pedicure (foot spa).
|My wiggly toes! Still had my PINK pedicure :)|
I like how each client gets her own soft chair and personalized staff working on your services. You get your own light stand as well - which I find really cool. The ambiance is relaxing already due to dim lights, which made it look darker in the room; so the light stand really helps you see through things. LOL.
|The Bully Melanie on her seat ...|
|Mint Service Counter|
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|Mint's ZOYA Counter|
|My MINT nails|
and VNC shoes + La Senza stockings
One reason I guess, is the fact that after the 2nd coating - they let it dry for a few minutes and then they used warm towels to relax the hands (they said!) However, that just makes the nail polish wet right? Doesn't help it dry. Yes, that's comforting for us but not for the nails? Had that been cold or icy cold, the polish would dry faster? I dunno ...
They were kind enough to put natural-colored polish and finally, after a few minutes, the quick dry nail polish top coat. We stayed on for a few minutes, still; but that didn't help much I guess. As soon as we went out, we had to rush and I bumped into a few folks ... and to my sadness, my nail polish was ruined! *sigh* Partly my fault I guess! But I believe, had it been a stronger enamel or coating; it wouldn't have been destroyed that much. Mel experienced the same.
As soon as we arrived at her elder sister's condo (to change clothes, put on make up, fix our hair, etc.); we had to hurry for final preparations. As I expected, my nails were totally tortured. I had to tap them and squeeze the drying enamel to cover the spots. Good thing I had my own natural + quick dry top coating to help. Mel had her own nail hardener as well which really helped even out the nail polish we saved. In this picture above, you'd see that my nails were fixed but still had the blotches and rough edges already (and the pores / bubbles). The price you have to pay for beauty ei?
It wasn't too bad of an experience anyway. Next time, we wouldn't be too much in a rush. The pampering / relaxation was really nice. We really needed that. I guess the only improvement area on their actual services is to find a way to make the nail polish dry faster. Is that too demanding? Is it too much of a request? Not really, right? Just more ways to satisfy us, customer. (^_^)
CHAI'S VERDICT: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (3 Stars!!!)
Anyway, I got the color I wanted! My overall look was good! In love with fashion & style woot! Will post more photos soon. (^_^)v