Nail Spa Lounge + NOTW: OPI The "IT" Color

Hello everyone. Yesterday, I was compelled to visit the nail salon, Oh how I miss our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man nail technician a la manicurista.  (I just love the new Amazing Spider-Man movie, by the way! #MustSee) LoL* Going back, it’s been a while since I had my toe nails done, and I’ve been very busy, but it’s more or less within the usual intervals, but I find my big toe aching, so I went to the Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell located at the top floor of The Atrium at SM Megamall, adjacent to the chapel.

How nice. ;-D
It was early, so I didn’t have to wait for my turn. I’m ditching manicures for now, since I’m keeping my nails really short for now. Both for practical and economical reasons. I just got the basic pedicure for Php 250. The service comes with a super comfy, warm, and bubbly foot soak, a relaxing massage (I love Honey!), the basic cleaning, and grooming, plus a choice of nail polish from their selections (OPI, Orly, China Glaze, Essie, and Misa).

 I’ve been told by the abled nail technician that the reason why my big toe hurts was because of the cuticle, plus dry patch of skin, plus the nail that is growing because somehow it was cut on the side, which shouldn’t be the case. Hmmm #bad She worked on it, it’s not an ingrown and it’s not swelling, although, it still feels a litte tender to the touch. I’m moisturizing it as I speak, and then did some preventive disinfecting just in case. She also offered to dry them just to fast ensure a great and lasting finish. Anyhow, on with my nail color choice. 

Several nail colors and brands to choose from. Finally, I went for this really Bright Yellow Color. ;-D
OPI The “IT” Color, meaning the In Thing? Perhaps. I tested it out, it looks so pigmented and bright in the bottle, but it’s surprisingly streaky even with a second coat. I went for a third, it looks okay, jelly-like even, but looks a bit thick. I was worried that it won’t be as strong with so many layers, so I settled for two coats. 
The color is either a reminiscent of a ripe mango or mustard. But as aforesaid, with two coats, it’s still streaky. Also, since most of the OPI’s that I tried before were applied by someone else, unlike this one, which I applied by myself to try, I had a hard time working around the brush, it appears too big. Anyhow, I wore them today to work, they’re not shouting too bright yellow, methinks. ;-D 
Orly Golden Jubilee. This was my first choice. Remember, I was hoping for an orange-y shade last time, but when I tried it out, it’s a tone down, demure shade of golden orange reminiscent of a classy halloween pumpkin shade that is shimmery. I’m up for a brighter and bolder shade, so I went for the The “IT” Color. I have to say though, that if I were to apply my own colors, I’d go for ORLY’s, the brush is nicer and more conducive to precise applications even for a newbie like me. 
Nail Spa Lounge by Ellabell at The Atrium, SM Megamall. 

I love that they have quality nail color selections without charging additional cost. I have to say too, that I love the added pampering treats that come with the pedicure. With it conveniently located, it’s the most accessible nail salon for me, so it seems I’ll be frequenting this. Also, I like the Nail Technician who attended me, she’s a keeper, maybe it’s high time to have a reliable and regular person to maintain my nails. There are more services offered, I’m off to indulge sometime again soon. Cheers! ;-D 


  1. That seems to be a nice color. I personally haven't tried using that; always Touch of Tan with tips. I guess, it's time for me to change my preference. Thanks for sharing this article 🙂


  2. I'm planning to have my feet pampered this weekend. I am contemplating of trying your nail polish but realized that I have fair complexion and the color might not compliment my toes / feet well. But just in case i would go for it, ill also make a post about it :0)


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