There’s something wrong with this nail salon and I can’t point my nose to it.
This salon with all its daintiness and whimsical feel, is missing the toxic chemical smell that usually whiff up your nose the moment you enter a regular nail pampering salon.
There’s something wrong with this nail salon and I can point it with my eyes wide open.
There’s a woman nursing a newborn.
A little girl suppressing her giggles.
This salon with all its French-inspired interiors was painting a little girl, hers tips and toes.
They actually have the audacity to encourage expectant moms to loosen up, relax and give in to self-indulgence and pamper their way to their most deserving me-time before they dedicate themselves to their bundle of joys.
As for me, one of my dreams is to travel Europe with a backpack and sneakers on, catching trains and buses, eating gelato, feeding doves on my palm and basically just fall from the Eiffel Tower – I meant fall in love in the city of love at midnight, moon shining bright, hot summer breeze, a bottle of burgundy on my hands, jazz playing on repeat… Oh I could go on and on about this, blabbering and floating away… but then again, as a sane married mother of two, I have to prioritize the needs over the wants.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t sneak in some French-style me-time! Say hello to Frenchtips Eco Chic Nail Salon!
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.
And as the chatter in me is so strong it even have its own hashtag (#gerilenmbf), my Nail Technician, the jolliest bunso of French Tips Eco Chic Nail Salon, Mary Joy entertained me with trivia and tips all through out my pampering sesh.
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 selecting your preferred scents for your lotions and foot 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. To name a few of their polishes’ international brands are Honeybee Gardens, Beautylish, Piggy Paint, Suncoat Products, Acquarella, Pritinyc, Sparitual, Zoya, Misa, OPI, Orly, Nubar, Faby and Color Club.
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.
Oh, #TheEcoChicWoman in me is dancing with a pastel pink tutu and ballerina shoes because aside from the #FrenchStyle service, they only offer #HealthyChoice and #EcoFriendly products from their scrubs down to their #EcoChic nail polishes!
French Tips Nail Parlour opened last November 2016 and formally holds its grand launch on January 26, 2017 and yours truly was honored to grace the event.
More photos of the event here.
Dope. Drinking my second bottle of chilled blue pea and cucumber juice from Healthy Eats PH while waiting for my chic nails to dry like a helpless damsel in distress but without the stress.
Finally, a nail salon empowering and awakening the environmentalist in oneself. A salon letting beauty enthusiasts be aware that being chic can be parallel to being eco-friendly.
Finally, a nail salon for health conscious buffs. A salon for pregnant glow, to endow curious girls with fancy nails without the toxic harms and chemical fumes.
Finally, a nail salon that will transform you to a woman confidently beautiful with a heart.
A heart for Mother Earth, for the beauty of the future – children and nature, without compromising quality of service.
Finally, a French-inspired, feel-good nail salon without the guilt.
Now, women have a choice to be pampered and beautify themselves without turning a blind eye to the negative effects of it, and by it I meant the effects of chemicals and fumes would cause the future you (cancer) and the environment (pollution) because it basically has none, at the first place.
Now I can #LoveThySelf without spraining my ankle from catching the ride to the suburbs of France!
French Tips has 5 branches nationwide: SM Megamall, Nuvali Solenad, Ayala Terraces, SM Mall of Asia and recently opened branch in SM Aura. For more information, check out http://www.frenchtips.com,