Project 365: I <3 Pink Friday! (Day 162)

OPI came out with a limited edition Nicki Minaj collection nail polish and was available at my favorite nail salon, Nail Tropics. Love the Pink Friday color on my toes!


The Beauty Book: Nude Nail Polish

Its my monthly visit to my favorite place: Nail Tropics, and today I decided to try something new. I usually don’t put nail polish on my hands as I usually tend to ruin them before I even come out of the salon, but after looking at the nail polish selection rack, I spotted a cute nude/brownish color and decided to take a risk and put it on my nails.

And voila! This is the finished product:

OPI’s Barefoot in Barcelona

I am really loving my nails and would love to try again next month 🙂

The Beauty Book: Nail Tropics


Weekends are always time I allot for myself to rest and rejuvenate for the upcoming week ahead. One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to get my hands and feet pampered at my favorite nail salon – Nail Tropics – with branches located in Eastwood City and Serendra.

I’ve been going to Nail Tropics since 2005 when my sister introduced me to them and I’ve never gone anywhere since for my regular mani-pedi.

I love their spa-like ambiance and you get to sit in comfy lounge chairs. Its usually quiet as the other patrons are also keep to themselves, and they play relaxing music in the background. Its also my favorite place to catch up on my reading and this was my choice for the afternoon.

Their staff is also very, very friendly and very competent. I haven’t had to raise a complaint about their service yet, except when its occasionally fully booked.

I got my regular treatment that day – a manicure and foot spa. The best thing about the services are the little extras. Their manicure come with a short massage, which their foot spa already includes pedicure service.

Their staff each has her own tray filled with different paraphernalia for pampering and the tools are carefully sanitized.

For my foot spa

For my manicure

Despite the full room, I was able to get immediate service and a seat from the staff. Armed with my book, I eagerly started the treatment. The foot spa went first as this always takes longer (roughly about an hour and a half). The manicure goes for about 30-45 minutes.


Foot Soak



What I like best about the shop are the variety of nail polish they carry and they also offer the best brands of nail polish such as OPI, Orly, Essie, China Glaze and Sation.

I chose a pretty pink color for my toes, but kept my fingers bare as I tend to ruin them almost immediately.

And the end result:

I am always happy with the end result of my mani-pedicure and this one didn’t fail either.

And its also very reasonably priced for a mani-pedicure as compared to other nail salons. It might come out a bit more expensive but the service and the place heavily makes up for it.

Manicure is at P170, while pedicure is at P190. Hand Spa is at P290, while their foot spa is at P470, both inclusive of swedish massage. Use of brands like OPI, Orly, etc have extra charge.