Pampering time at California Nails and Day Spa

I had errands and work to do in BGC a few days ago when I decided to take a bit of time off at California Nails and Day Spa in Market! Market!. I thought I’d try their bestselling Gel Manicure (P750), Gel Pedicure (P800), and Aromatherapy Massage (P600).

California Nails and Day SpaCalifornia Nails and Day Spa is located on the third level of Market! Market!. The place is pretty big. They offer all the usual nail services like manicure, pedicure, foot spa, paraffin treatment, etc. Body treatments like Aromatherapy Massage, Filipino Hilot, and Fusion Massage are what sets them apart from other nail spas.

California Nails and Day SpaI have never tried real Gel Polish. I’ve only experienced the home versions with no UV lamps involved. They were not much different from regular polish, truth be told. Anyhow, I was given a literal basket of gel nail color samples to choose from at California Nails and Day Spa.

California Nails and Day SpaI picked Milky Blue as my shade.

California Nails and Day SpaWe started with the Gel Pedicure. I was asked to soak my feet in warm bubbly water.

California Nails and Day SpaThen my nails were filed and my cuticles were trimmed.

California Nails and Day SpaI just lay back and did some online stuff on my phone.

California Nails and Day SpaLike the Gel Pedicure, the Gel Manicure started with soaking my fingertips in warm bubbly water.

California Nails and Day SpaSince I went in at opening time, there weren’t a lot of customers yet. Two nail specialists were assigned to me, which was great because it meant I’d finish faster.

California Nails and Day SpaGel polish requires a lot of layers. Prior to applying the polish itself, they brushed on what I’m guessing is the base coat.

California Nails and Day SpaThe gel polish followed. Several layers of it was applied.

California Nails and Day SpaAfter each layer of polish, I would be asked to place my fingertips under a UV lamp. The purpose of this is to “cure” the gel polish.

California Nails and Day SpaI love how quickly the gel polish dries. There was virtually no waiting time. It was completely dry after the last time I put my fingers under the UV lamp.

California Nails and Day SpaAfter my Gel Manicure and Pedicure, I went to the spa room where they do the full body massages. The Aromatherapy Massage makes use of essential oils to soothe and massage the body. You can tell the masseuse what level of pressure you prefer… in my case, it’s light. The session lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes so you’re completely relaxed afterwards.

California Nails and Day SpaI’m pretty amazed with the Gel Manicure. It’s now the 4th day and my nail polish shows no signs of chipping. I’ve been doing all the usual things I do too — cook, wash dishes, work out… they’re really solid! The home gel polishes I’ve tried would usually chip within hours of application. No wonder people keep coming back to California Nails and Day Spa for this service.

All in all I had a lovely pampering session at California Nails and Day Spa. The staff are attentive, courteous, and efficient. Prices are very reasonable too. If you are looking to visit the Market! Market! branch, I suggest going early (like opening time) because the place gets packed quickly. By the time I was done, all the seats were already occupied and there was already a queue of people waiting to be serviced.

California Nails and Day Spa
3rd Level Market! Market!
26th St. cor. C5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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  • Reply Josephine Mansilungan March 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Pampering is all we need

  • Reply Love Compoc March 3, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Saw this everytime nasa Market , Market kami or kapag nagpapa threading ako sa Laybare. Ang ganda pala sa loob, ganda ng ambiance pero all i know is mani pedi lang siya talaga. How nice na you can have a total package to pamper yourself esp that hilot. The uv lamp too is advanced for me unlike dati na nag aantay pa ako na matuto bago aalis ng parlor shop.

    • Reply Love Compoc March 3, 2019 at 2:33 am


  • Reply Cris Vergara March 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Wow pampering time … ang saya naman na dala-dalawa pa nag lilinis po sa inyo. Parang yayamanin lang ang peg. Sulit pala talaga ang pag papaPedi at Mani kasi matagal matanggal ang polish.

  • Reply Anafe Compoc March 5, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Wow..ganda.din talaga maka experience ng ganto..sobrang nakaka happy din ma try ang ganto..reward man lang sa sarili as a full time mom..napapansin ko to sa market2 everytime nagawi ako dun..ang ganda sa loob pero hanggang tingin2 lang muna kasi wala pang enough budget..
    Ig: @iam_anafe08

  • Reply Elvie Mae Balea March 5, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Would love to try the Aromatherapy Massage with my mom.

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