(With reports from Trixie Reyna)
You're finally on a date with that cute guy you've always liked. It's going well. He reaches across the table to take your hand, possibly to tell you how much he likes you, and--OH NO! Your nail polish is chipped, you think there might be a little dirt stuck under your nails, and you're pretty sure your hands are a little rough from work and wear.
Let's face it, the state of our hands--and even feet--speaks volumes about our hygiene and how well we take care of ourselves. It can be embarrassing to be caught with nibbled nails--or ill-maintained feet.
It's a good thing hitting the nail spa is the farthest thing from being a chore. In fact, it's a great way to wind down, kick back, and relax after a long, arduous work week. It's a fabulous way to spoil yourself after a job well done. And when you step out after your treatments, you feel instantly gorgeous.
You know how typical nail salons and spas go: their interiors are done in pastel colors and they smell of fragrant oils that seem to lull you to sleep. But there's a great new place that offers something different--especially for on-the-go girls who want to pamper themselves but would rather keep their upbeat mood. Whether it's after a full day of work or a full day of shopping, Beauty & Butter in SM Megamall is your conveniently located one-stop shop for luxurious pampering--done with a little spunk.
Beauty & Butter is all about making you feel beautiful, fun, upbeat, and even bold, as you enjoy their superb pampering services in a hip, colorful room with super comfy seats. They offer facials (which cost from P250 to P350) specifically tailored for different skin types and your varied skincare needs. They also offer waxing services (starting at P22o for your brows and 'stache) and threading (for P170). If you want your body to feel as beautiful as your face looks after a treatment, get a back massage (P350) or a full body massage (P700).
Keep your hands perfectly pretty with their expert nail care services. A basic manicure (P180), a hand spa (P300; P400 with a manicure), or hand paraffin treatment (P350; P450 with a manicure) will breathe new life into your tired hands. Exfoliate that rough, tired skin, and let the heat of the paraffin wax (with a light, milky scent) soften up your hands.
Your feet deserve just as much love after hours in high heels. Pedicures start at P250, foot spas to scrub off dead skin cells are P400 (P500 with a pedicure), and foot paraffin treatments for soft and smooth feet are P450 (P580 with a pedicure).
Treat your feet to Beauty & Butter's fantastic foot reflexology massage (P300), or have it all in: a pedicure, a foot spa, and foot reflexology, all for P850.
Beauty & Butter has a wide range of in-house nail polish colors for you to choose from, but if you're feeling extra kikay, why not get some nail art (starting at P300), done by a specially trained artist?
What You'll Love
They don't scrimp on the details! The spa itself is bright, colorful, and fresh, with a hip, youthful vibe that gives it a lot of energy. The colorful seats are cushy and comfortable, and the sinks for the foot spa station are cleverly covered by leatherette footrests to match the cushions.
Each beauty station is soft and spacious, with a big enough area for you and all the things you just bought on your shopping spree, so you don't have to worry about crowding another customer.
The "Buttercups" (which is what the staff are called) are friendly and accommodating, and they take their time to make sure they're doing a great job. Your comfort is their priority. If you're wearing shorts or a skirt, they cover you with a towel (for modesty and warmth), and if they're done working on one foot during a foot spa, they wrap it in a towel to keep it warm.
The WiFi is free, so if you have a WiFi-ready gadget with you, like your phone or a netbook, you can surf the Net while you get gorgeous.
Best of all, if you're spending over P500 on services (which means you're likely to be there a little over an hour), they lend you an iPad to entertain yourself with! Play games, check your e-mail, browse your favorite websites, or chat with your friends while they work on your tips and toes.
And if you fall in love with your nail polish color, you can buy your own bottle of the same shade for just P120, which is great for future touch-ups. Other Beauty & Butter products sold in the salon include scents, sunscreen, toner, soap, lotion, and moisturizers for various skin types.
Spoil yourself a little—you deserve it! Drop by Beauty & Butter at 5/F SM Megamall Atrium for a truly satisfying spa experience. You can also check them out in SM Mall of Asia and SM San Lazaro in Manila. Visit their website, http://www.beautyandbutter.com, and their Facebook.
Click on the next page link to see Beauty & Butter's price list and service menu. View the Gallery for some photos of Beauty & Butter.
- Beauty and Butter Facial for normal skin, P250
- Baby Calm Down for sensitive skin, P350
- Bye Bye Blemish for acne-prone skin, P350
- Stop, Look, and Glisten for brightening your complexion, P350
- Those Were The Days anti-aging facial, P350
- Additional imported firming eye nutrients, P150
- Underarms, P340
- Whole Legs, P900
- Half Legs, P500
- Eyebrow, P220
- Upper Lip, P220
- Brazilian, P900
- Bikini, P600
- Eyebrow, P170
- Upper Lip, P170
- Full Body Massage, P700
- Back Massage, P350
HAIR EXTENSIONS, P200
- Manicure, P180
- Hand Spa, P300
- Hand Spa with Manicure, P400
- Hand Paraffin, P350
- Hand Paraffin with Manicure, P450
- Pedicure, P250
- Foot Spa, P400
- Foot Spa with Pedicure, P500
- Foot Paraffin, P450
- Foot Paraffin with Pedicure, P580
- Foot Reflexology Massage, P300
- Foot Reflexology Massage with Pedicure, P480
- Pedicure with Foot Spa and Foot Reflexology, P850
HANDS AND FEET
- Manicure and Pedicure, P350
- Hand and Foot Spa with Manicure and Pedicure, P999
- Hand and Foot Paraffin with Manicure and Pedicure, P999
- Facial, Manicure, and Pedicure, P680
- Classic, P300
- Designer, P600
- Couture, P800
- 60 minutes, P1,000
- 90 minutes, P1,200
- 120 minutes, P1,500
- 3D stickers, P30/nail
- Rhinestones, P50/nail
- French Polish, P250
- Gel (Full Set), P2,500
- Gel refill/repair, P300/nail
- Artificial Extensions (Full Set), P800
- Artificial Extensions refill/repair, P85/nail