The love month is here! As always, we were looking for little ways to spend Valentines together and be able to share what we find with you guys. How about an organic nail pampering session for you and your special someone?
Reposting a tutorial vid I made way back. Animal print is a trend that never goes away!
Just of those days when our planners are all filled in save for a couple of breaks. Feeling-paparazzi shot by Janine. Haha.
We decided to make use of our short free time to go to Nail It! salon in Katipunan to get our paws pampered. We’ve been hearing about how fast and pleasant the service is at Nail It! for a while now and we thought we’d check it out for ourselves.
The interiors are a clean purple and white, which coincidentally is one of our favorite color schemes. Seph’s bedroom is actually purple and white!
I opted for a mani-pedi with paraffin.
The warm paraffin and cotton gloves felt as comfy as a baby’s mittens that I actually fell asleep, after which my girls thought it would be funny to put floral shades on me and take a picture. (Okay, it is funny lol)
I want these “mittens” at home! Along with the paraffin, it does feel nice and soft on the hands.
Meanwhile, we didn’t really take a break from work. Mobile devices are both boon and bane, we find.
Shai: I was asked to choose from a variety of nail art and nail colors. But being a girl who’s constantly running errands and doing my own housework, fancy nails wouldn’t be practical. I chose this nude color called “Silk Stocking” by Orly. It’s a pastel barely-there shade that makes nails look simple and clean.
We were done in about half an hour, just in time for our next appointment. As refreshing as taking a power nap! Thanks, Nail It! We will definitely be back.
Check out Nail It! branches, website, Facebook and Twitter.
Adidas shirt, jacket from Bangkok and Bench jeans on Seph, Human shirt dress and Abercrombie & Fitch cardigan on Shai. And check out these cool digs and umbrellas! In school, we are taught that there are only have two kinds of weather in the Philippines: sunny and rainy. We’re also taught which months fall in the wet season, and which ones fall in the dry. In real life though, as evidenced by the December rains, we learn that we only have one kind of weather here: unpredictable. Which is why we should always be rain-ready.
We got this katana (samurai sword) umbrella from Bangkok. The tour guide and airport clerk actually made us place this under the “Dangerous Goods” scanner, along with knives and other sharp objects. Pretty badass, eh? Perfect for guys who feel carrying an umbrella makes them less like a boss.
The greatest thing to happen to mens’ footwear: Tingley Galoshes, from ReadyForRain.com! Simply slip on your shoes (in this case, Seph’s Ferretti espadrilles) into the galoshes to protect them from puddles.
We also got this schoolgirl umbrella from Bangkok. So handy and cute!
These Plueys nude rain booties with bows from ReadyForRain.com are both adorable and utilitarian. Makes wading through mud puddles and shallow floods sort of bearable—or at the very least, stylish.
Nails that match the weather. Shai calls this the “Nimbus Gray and Silver Lining” manicure, courtesy of Freyja Day & Nail Spa.
So. They say the rains aren’t going away until at least February. Are you rain-ready? We know we are :)