A manicure can be a fantastic way to complete your look. Whether you are attending a special event or simply want a confidence boost, it is a good idea to visit the best nail salon. Melbourne beauty lovers will find a manicure is not only a relaxing experience but can showcase the jewellery you plan on wearing on your hands or wrists. However, if you have never had a manicure before, you may be a little daunted about your first appointment. So, here’s a rough guide to know what you can expect.

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Filing and Shaping:
Whether you have done your nails yourself or had a friend give you a manicure, it is not likely to compare to a professional nail salon. South Yarra residents will find that professional filing and shaping gives you a far more durable and attractive finish. You can choose a squared or rounded finish, but the technician may advise that one style is better due to the natural texture and shape of your nails. Once your nails are shaped, cuticle lotion or cream will be applied to each nail, and a cuticle pusher will be used to gently push the cuticles down.

Hand Massage:
Most salons include a hand massage as part of their manicure service. While the value of this can be overlooked, it is actually remarkably relaxing. Most technicians use reflexology techniques to relax your hands completely. If you are not used to this type of pampering, it can be a little disconcerting, but try to relax and enjoy the experience.

Applying the Polish:
Finally, the technician will apply nail polish. You will be offered a rainbow of colours, or you could opt for a French polish. Since the polish is professionally applied with the proper base and top coats, you can expect it to last longer than if you had applied it yourself. So, try to choose a colour that will complement the outfits you plan to wear. There is no point in choosing a colour during your appointment on Saturday morning that will totally clash with the uniform you need to wear to work on Monday morning. If you are concerned about choosing a bold colour, opt for a French manicure, which provides a natural and stylish look.
Some salons include additional nail designs such as flowers or gems for an even greater decorative touch.

Appointment Times:
While a standard manicure appointment is usually completed in approximately 30 minutes, you do need to allow more time. Your nail polish could take up to an hour to fully dry, so you may want to wait in the salon before trying to put on a jacket or dig around in your bag for your wallet.

 If you are interested in treatments at your nail salon, Melbourne CBD based Totally Skin & Beauty is here to help. Our technicians are available to answer any queries you may have and provide you with the best nail salon Melbourne experience.

Natural beauty takes center stage as Lazada holds its Naturals Beauty Fair from Sept. 27 to 30. The nature-based campaign led by Unilever will bring out your inner glow with your most-loved naturals beauty finds at a steal.

Give your hair the de-stressing it needs with TRESEMME's Detox & Nourish Range for as low as P106. TRESEMME's Detox & Nourish Shampoo 170ML will have a promo price of P106 while the conditioner will be available for P110 during the sale.

Enjoy up to 30% off on ST. IVES' body wash. Both of ST. IVES'  Purifying Sea Salt and Smoothing Apricot Body Wash will be priced at P168 during the campaign period - a 30% discount from its SRP of P240. Also to launch first in Lazada is the Natural Glow Kit. For only P171, you're getting not only the 170-gram ST. IVES Apricot Scrub but also a 28-gram travel-sized Apricot Scrub tube.

Other brands to participate in the Naturals Beauty Fair include DOVE which will have limited edition gift sets for only P99 and POND'S with its limited edition Washable Cold Cream gift sets. SIMPLE will also have as much as 50% off on its products and VASELINE will offer as much as 15% off. To top it all, you will also get an extra 10% off with the voucher code NATURALBEAUTY with a minimum purchase of P700 on participating Unilever products.

So mark your calendars and visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/naturals-beauty-fair/ from Sept. 27 to 30 to take advantage of these beauty treats!

Shopping online has been my favorite since college it is convenient, hassle free, you don't need to go on to the large crowd and most especially less compulsive shopping. There are lots of online shops out there like Lazada, Zalora also groceries and food outlets also dive into the trends that they are also catering online orders to their food.


Do you know that you can also benefit by buying things online? You want to know how? Well, let me introduce to you ShopBack. ShopBack was established around 2014, it is a rebate website. Basically, a rebate site is where users sign up to the site, choose which store she will be using shopping with and place an order to that store. The rebate site will give you an equivalent rebate amount depending on how much you spent in one of the merchants available on their website.Well, since that I love shopping most of the time I do shop my makeup online.

How do ShopBack works?

  • First, you need to go to https://www.shopback.ph and sign up using your email address.
  • Login to your account, you'll see a list of merchant stores that they have like Zalora, Lazada and many others.
  • Click on the preferred Merchant's online store and shop online as per normal. 
  • After making your purchase and receiving the payment for your items. Cashback would be awarded to their ShopBack account, which you can be cashed out to your own bank account or if you have a PayPal account.
Those are just an easy steps to follow and be rewarded while shopping! Here is the screenshot of what I already earned through ShopBack.


See, it is a legit application while enjoying shopping. By the way, if you are still hesitant to try out this shop. You can watch the video below to follow the instructions on how to earn cash thru ShopBack.

ShopBack is the best cash back app that I can recommend for you #DashingMomSquad. In my case, I frequently browse their merchants section to check the latest gadgets like Cherry mobile phones where I can enjoy discounts to save on your Cherry Mobile phones and to check if the latest Make-up collection from Rhianna is already available on Sephora.

However, it is not all for shopping. There are various services that you can enjoy discounts on. One of them is food delivery service for when you're hungry on your work and you have lots of things to do you can enjoy convenient Foodpanda delivery. Don't forget to browse Shopback's list of merchants to check the best deals on the net that they can provide.

With pompadours on the rise, man-buns making its way on the street, perfectly trimmed beards and facial hair making an appearance, it’s safe to say that male grooming is finally getting the attention it deserves.  

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But while men will admittedly make more effort by way of aesthetics, the process of getting the right look still prompts them to demand the simplicity and straightforwardness of traditional barbershops.

“Most women like being whisked away to a secluded world of pampering for their beauty treatments. The same can’t be said for men—most guys expect an efficient and clear-cut service—but not at the expense of style,” explains Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Sports Barbers Barbershop.

This gave way to a new breed of barbershops—one that delivers the kind of service that they expect; one that essentially gives a modern take on an old classic. And while there have been a few cropping up here and there, none have been more accessible or as successful in providing the stylish sense that today’s grooming generation seeks than Sports Barbers.

With 13 branches all over the country, Sports Barbers recreates the traditional concept of your go-to neighbourhood barbershop and offers a destination that is modern and stylish yet stays true to what men have been used to.

Its ambience and service, strongly anchored on its team’s ability to provide everything from on-trend cuts to classic styles, is a compelling reminder of inherent masculine values—adventure, straightforwardness, humour and at the end of the day, natural good looks (as opposed to self-conscious preening).

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The entire concept of Sports Barbers is to deliver the best cuts for clients, inspired by traditional hairstyles and the most stylish men. The brand’s crop of barber-stylists, a term derived from the fusion of Vidal Sassoon trained cutting and styling mixed with the efficient sensibilities of old-school barbers, mean clients can confidently step into any branch and emerge looking as dapper and effortlessly good as they can be.

“The idea is to create a go-to destination for men where they can expect the reliable, time-honoured techniques of traditional barbering and yet know they are in the hand of people who will be able to tell the difference between a short sides with brush top versus buzz crop or a pompadour versus a slick back,” ends Amaro.

Sports Barbers Barbershop has locations in UP Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Clark, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Bicutan, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod and its newest brand SM Mall of Asia.

To know more, like Facebook.com/sportsbarbersph; Twitter.com/sbbarbershop; Instagram.com/sbbarbershop.

Book your appointments today: 0915-5067655
Hey Sugar Marikina

Living in the Northern part of the Philippines can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! SM Marikina.

When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

National Pampering Day

The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM.  Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.

We are all big on self-love and self-care. To some, prowling over fitness gyms in the neighborhood, raiding vegetarian restaurants at the corner of the street, and looting for the most effective herbal supplement over the counter is loving and caring for oneself. For others, self-care and self-love comes through indulgent skincare. Yes, you read it right. Skincare.

Though beauty is only skin deep, how your skin looks can affect your self-esteem. Having that glowing, healthy-looking, supple skin gives you the confidence boost to put out your best foot forward. But, implementing the right skin care regimen can be quite a challenge for some who are clueless as to what will work for them or will not.

“Skincare addresses two concerns: wellness and aesthetics or our sense of of being attractive, that’s why we do have to take care of our skin and not take it for granted,” says Dr.Lalaine Salazar, medical director of the Svelt’i Health and Beauty Center. For the past two years, SvelT’i has become a pillar of promoting health and beauty inside out while preserving a healthy skin and body. And in those two successful years, Svelt’i has helped many individuals turn their simple skincare into a ritual of self-love and self-care.

The doctor shared she would get similar messages, either in Viber or Instagram, from patients sending their before and after photos, telling how happy they are with the huge difference and beautiful improvement on their skin. One satisfied client shared, “I remember how I was so ashamed of my face full of acne but now I gained the confidence to face every day without hiding anything and with a positive attitude.”

Aside from promoting proper skin care regimen, Svelt’i is also committed to aiding people achieve a physically fit body with the help of technology. The centre offers a variety of non-invasive treatments that promote healthy weight loss. “After 10 sessions of I-curve and several of thermogenic, I lost more than 12 lbs and 7cm off my waist line. This enables me to use the clothes that I want and have regained confidence. I now take time ensuring what I wear is nice compared to before where I have no choice but wear bulky clothes” shares one fulfilled client. Since the centre’s launch two years ago, Svelt’i has been taking care of its clients’ needs for body slimming. What’s more fulfilling for the people behind Svelt’i is that each client comes out of the centre feeling better and fresher.

“These are the words that inspire us to give the best services.  We are not just promoting beauty and health, we are building the self-confidence of our patients,” shares Dr.Lalaine.

Biting into the “health” and “wellness” craze makes one true to the epigram that says, “love yourself enough, to live a healthy lifestyle.” Taking good care of our body through proper skin care, eating a balanced diet, and sufficient exercise is the key to self-love and self-care we all deserve. And in our never ending journey to finding self-love and self-care, we can count on Svelt’i in achieving overall beauty, inside and out.

Christmas season is nearing and we are all getting busy preparing for it. Let's just first make a pause and try to have a me time for our selves and think of a quick getaway. The top pick for what to do? Short of packing your bags and jetting off to unwind in the picturesque gardens of France is to spend your precious few hours of alone time in the city’s best kept secret—French Tips Nail Parlour.

It’s a nail salon unlike any other, mostly because of the way it combines eco-chic pampering experience with a one-of-a-kind French themed ideal. And from the moment you step in, you’ll be ushered into a luxe escape from the daily grind.

To sneak in a luxurious and eco-friendly treat at French Tips is to be catered to for a few hours. Here, you become a woman of leisure and nature that is doted on and attended to, where you can choose to zone out or chatter idly, depending on your mood and pamper without putting your health at risk.

The scent of lavender gently ushers you to the gardens of Provence as you begin your luxurious, eco-chic journey, where you will be asked how you want a healthy French Tips experience using toxic-free nail polishes, beginning with a luxurious hand or foot washing using all-natural soaks (all of which are designed to whisk you away and take you to a lazy sunny day spent in the quaint orchards of the French countryside using Formaldehyde free and Paraben free materials.

The interiors certainly lend itself to the vibe. Impeccably designed to reflect the quiet luxury of France, each element inside French Tips Nail Parlour lets you bask in the elegance that the country is known for—from the high back armchairs that invite you sink yourself in to the intricate details that pepper the salon interiors like the faux grass and white reindeer heads that adore its walls. The team, all expertly trained to provide the best possible eco-friendly service, are attentive and accommodating—all intent on providing you with a few hours to escape and enjoy this rare, but much deserved opportunity to indulge in a salon which never use animal-derived ingredients in any of their products.

Here, the ideals of the country that inspired its aesthetic and brand of service are evident. Nothing feels rushed and anyone is welcome to pamper themselves for as long as they want in the capable hands of their technicians.

Once you’re done, the experience is certainly enough to make you want to wish you could stay for the entire weekend…but rest assured, you can always come back for more.

Philippines is known to have the longest Christmas Celebration in the whole world. And with that Last September 16 marks the start of the SM Supermalls 100 days to Christmas countdown as the retail giant brings new and fun experiences in 64 malls nationwide, drumming up glee and anticipation for the world's longest Christmas celebration - Christmas in the Philippines.

From carols in the malls to being a one-stop wonderland for holiday needs, SM has been part of every Filipino family's Christmas tradition in the past three decades. At a media launch on September 16, SM announced exciting deals and fun-filled activities for customer to experience a more meaningful celebration this year.

Media partners and bloggers tend to feeling an early Christmas spirit from SM Supermalls through the fun games and prices that they plotted for us. We are also surprised to hear carols from Marcus and Julia are such a great performance. But what I love about the event is that we are all shook that Jose Marie Chan is present and we all heard his beautiful composition and voice. Well a filipino Christmas celebration is not complete when we did not hear his voice right?

As sparkling lights and whimsical archways begin to greet customers on September 16, it is the perfect time of the year to create your Christmas list, especially with SM's upcoming pre- Christmas offerings in 64 SM malls nationwide. The well-loved Watson's Gift Sets starting October will be great for stocking up on staples for holiday gift options. Set in the whole of October is The SM Store Kids's Sale, where shoppers can enjoy big discounts on selected kids' clothes, shoes, and toys for the kids in their lives. The Pre-Holiday Sale then kicks in from October 20 to 31, offering up to 70% off on the Christmas deals and great finds.

Beefing up gift the selection in December is the Buy-3-Get-1 promo on featured home appliances at SM Markets, plus the much awaited Holiday Gift Baskets of SM Supermarkets. Also not be missed is the 10,000 Shopping Spree promo, where shoppers only need to spend Php3,000 at The Store for a chance to win P100,000 Shopping money!

As part of the 100 days to Christmas countdown, SM will also surprise 100 shoppers from September 16 to December 25 with special Christmas treats - something SM mall goers from Baguio to Davao must watch out for. 

 Giving is caring! SM Cares  will be having their Bears of Joy project wherein 1 "Bears of Joy" purchase worth P200 will be equivalent to another 1 bear to be given to their chosen charity. It's a small action of sharing to make kids have a memorable gift this Christmas.

To join SM's 100 days #SMMagicalChristmas countdown, check out https://www.smsupermalls.com/smagicalchristmas/ , or head to your favorite SM mall experience the merry and exciting fun that awaits you!