The Nail Lounge Turns One

The Nail Lounge Turns One

A favorite relaxing and pampering place in Laoag, The Nail Lounge, just celebrated its first year. I was sent a yummy almond doughnut in a gold box. Congratulations and warm wishes to the kind owners, Claire and Sheena, and their nice and efficient staff. With thanks.

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The Nail Lounge Gel Manicure, MeMeMe Coral Cloak Lips and Buzzed Hair

EzFlow TruGel Fairy-Pairy-Winkle

Hey, girls! The Nail Lounge in Laoag has gel manicure. Manang Biday is on trend, ha! Found time this afternoon to see my fave nail artists Queenie and Maricel. You should reserve at least 2 hours for this indulgence ‘coz it entails 2-minute curing with UV lamp after every coat, which is 5 coats of color during the entire color process.

EzFlow TruGel Polish

I fancied the crayola periwinkle, named Fairy-Pairy-Winkle, which brings back childhood memories. According to those who’ve tried it, gel polish is chip-resistant and outlasts the time of (obvious) nail growth. As for now, I like the shiny finish. Pricey, but it’s the price of 3 regular manicures, so it’s not that expensive, on second thought. They have a special color remover for the gel manicure, but they advise you to give your nails a rest, about one week in between manicures.

I’ve started writing about something on reliable names in the beauty department in Ilocos. Not yet complete ‘coz I want to try for myself all the suggestions from friends in Facebook.

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I put on the MeMeMe Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in Coral Cloak I bought earlier this month. It looks exactly like the color in the box, a coral, leaning more towards orange that screams retro. The British drugstore lipstick looks pretty expensive. It comes in a box with a Greek goddess on it. The tube itself is lovely. The lipstick is enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, which actually keep the lips soft. It’s very creamy and fairly pigmented, but the excess shine bothers me a little. It lasts quite long.  After dinner, I went out without retouching and the stain looked nice. I think I want to just dab it in the lips when I use it again.

MeMeMe Long Wear Satin Lip Cream Coral Cloak

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Have I told you I cut my own hair? Except the back, of course, when it’s as short as this. A barber does it for me.

Have a happy Sunday, everyone!

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Color Crazy

Lippies

Can you imagine the world without color? I like it a little exaggerated:) Tested three Revlon lippies. Next to MAC lipsticks (which I’d usually order from Manila or abroad) I’m biased towards Revlon (available only at the Robinsons here in Ilocos), first of all, ‘coz they don’t test on animals and secondly, ‘coz they constantly come up with new intriguing colors and formulations.

Revlon Lippies

1.) Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in 020 Baby Pink, 2.) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain Rendezvous, 3.) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain Sweetheart

I’m loving the balm stains that look like crayons. Omg, the color stays on forever! The downside — the color comes out darker than what you see in the tube. I suggest you test them at the store. Looks like any highly pigmented creamy lipstick for the first couple of hours afterwhich it turns less glossy and leaves you with a rich stain. The color is buildable and won’t feather nor dry out. I plan to get the more natural Honey next. Oh, there’s that Carmex-like minty feeling that goes away pretty quickly.

Baby Pink Color Burst is a pretty subtle pink that’s not too blue which makes it more wearable than mauvey pinks. You need to emphasize your eyes if you’re wearing an icy tone such as this one. The texture is ratherish sheer and needs touch-ups if you babble a lot:)

Kyuteks

I used the Nail Lounge discount coupon Red Dot gave away at the MUD class. I’m beginning to adore the Klean Color nail lacquers. I’m constantly typing and the nail tips still look fresh on the sixth day. I got tired of the pearly baby blues I had last week, and so I fancied the Bang! Bang! Color! Neon Aqua that is more like vintage-y Wonder Woman blue than Cerulean.

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Gosh, the youngest, cutest client at The Nail Lounge! My friend Jo’s little darling named Daphne. No worries, she’s wearing kid-safe nail polish:)

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