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I was quick enough to say “yes” when I was asked if I wanted to be a Butter Girl. Without question, my manly hands need all sorts of pampering they can get to look better (at this point, almost anything is an improvement). And from what I knew of Beauty and Butter then, I was happy to place myself in their capable hands.
For those of you who don’t know yet, Beauty and Butter is touted the hippest destination for fashionable nails and luxurious pampering. They’re best known for their nail art and using nothing but Orly nail polish (which I’ve found to be the best and toughest nail lacquer I’ve ever tried), but they also offer other services like foot spas, massages, facials, waxing services and more. A few weeks ago, they gathered all their Butter Girls for brunch and a pampering session while we get better acquainted with their branch in Megamall.
Photos by Adrian Gonzales.
The interiors are immediately arresting. Colorfully designed with pop art graphics inspired by Alice and Wonderland, you feel a different vibe compared to regular nail salons. The girls who attend to the customers are called “Buttercups” and are very accommodating. I like that there’s a flats creen where you can view movies and TV shows, but what I really loved was the fact that they provide their customers with iPads for browsing and surfing while waiting. I didn’t need it myself, having Pepper Potts with me, but I did ask for an outlet so I could charge her batteries and continue reading my e-books, and it was easily provided (there are outlets at practically every seat, which is convenient).
Tara with her fab nails, browsing with an iPad
The hand rest beside Tara also doubles as a container for whatever purpose you need it for. I myself was eating and drinking while they were doing my nails, so I actually had my food inside that compartment. For others, you can store small purses, bags or even your gadgets there. Pretty convenient!
I especially loved the macarons!
Just reading my e-book, before Adrian sat beside me and we chatted for the rest of the morning, haha!
My “mugshot” as a Butter Girl (LOL). I forgot what shade I got, but I immediately gravitated towards the orangey/coral hues. Since this was a few days before the Parisian shoot, I decided to get bright nails! Though on hindsight, I should probably have went for nail art to go with my aztec outfit. I’ve never been interested in nail art before, but I think I’ll get one next time I drop by Beauty and Butter again. I’ll also be having a Beauty and Butter giveaway soon, so please stay tuned for that! You wouldn’t want to miss it.
Want a pampering session for yourself? Visit a Beauty and Butter branch:
5F Megamall Bridgeway – 470.4239
2F Mall of Asia’s Entertainment Wing – 556.9383
2F SM San Lazaro – 353.7576
2F SM Cebu – 236.9133
I’m also interested in their party package, it’s a good venue for spa parties with your girlfriends or a “wholesome” bridal shower option.