Review: Posh Nails (Megamall)

When I'm stressed or feeling restless, or don't have anywhere to go, I always have this urge to go to a nail spa. Last month, my computer at the office was scheduled by the IT department for hard disk backup since it will be replaced by a new one. When I asked how long it will take, I was told that it'll be 2 to 3 hours. What am I going to do without a PC? I do have some docs that need to be sorted and filed, but I can do it in half an hour.

I thought of trying the new nail salon I saw at Megamall so I filed for a 2-hour leave (yes, that's allowed in our company but maximum of 8 hours a year only) instead  and off I went to Megamall. I bought some polishes from Orly first before visiting the nail salon.

When I first saw the nail salon, it reminded me of Elle Woods from the movie Legally Blonde. It's just so her, the color and design!

I checked out their service menu and went for Posh Grooming for hand and feet. I also asked the receptionist what are the brands of their polishes. She replied (proudly), "a  lot, all are imported brands ma'm!" Okay then! On my way inside, I noticed some OPI polishes near the receptionist, the suede ones, nice!

As soon as I sat down, I asked for some magazines since I already read the ones besides me (I have my personal copies). The magazines are pretty worn down even if they're current issues. They offer drinks free of charge - iced tea, coffee, or juice. No one offered it to me though, until after another attendant offer one to the client who sat next to me, maybe she realized their mistake by not offering me the moment I was sitted on my sofa, good thing I'm a water person so I don't mind.. But still, there's the feeling that I'm a li'l less special than their other clients.

When I was asked what polish to use, there's this white mini-cart brought to me so I can choose. I'm quite familiar with the bottles of polishes that when I saw that most of the polishes on the 2nd tier of the cart are all Orly (upper ones consist of The Face Shop, Elianto and some unknown-to-me brands), I asked if they have Essie's, I was thinking maybe they have too much polishes it won't fit that first minicart. The attendant excuse herself and told me she's not familiar with the brand so she'll ask someone. I was like "huh", ok, maybe she's new, but even so, I asked for a certain brand not a shade, is it too much to ask that they at least know the brands they use in the salon? Anyway, when she came back, she told me they only have one Essie and presented it to me. Wasn't able to see the shade but it's a bit whitish, the type you use for French manicure. I asked if there's more, the nail tech told me that's all they have.

Huh? What happened to the "A-lot-all-imported-ones" reply to me? I was waiting for the nail tech to offer me the OPI suedes but she didn't. So I decided to just use the Orly polish I bought before going there and chose a darker one for my toes (from their selection).

From their website, Posh Grooming includes 5-min massage (both for manicure and pedicure). I dozed off (haha) while the nail tech was doing my right hand. I woke up when she's about to transfer on my left side. And guess what, she did massage my hand, but not for 5 minutes. She massaged it for 20seconds!!!! What the!!? Even if the 5min-massage is to be allocated per hand, making it 2.5 minutes each, that's supposed to be 150 seconds, NOT 20. How did I know? I counted, dunno why I thought of . Hay, too dissapointed!!! One of the reason I go to nail salons for a manicure is for the massage that comes with the regular package. If it was just a manicure or polish change, I can do it myself right?

Oh well.

What to like from Posh Nails?
- the color scheme, same with my blog's theme - pink and purple, that is if you're into these colors
- they offer nail art.
- they have one of the lowest prices in the market, Posh Grooming is less than P400 I think, sorry, I meant to post this review right after my experience with them but  I got busy hence the late post and I lost the flyer I got from them. Will try to update this post later If I get hold of their prices.
- they don't charge additional if you want to use one of their branded polish (in my case Orly)

What I don't like
- location!!! they're located in front of Megatrade Hall, didn't they know that everytime there's an event at the Megatrade Hall, it's soooo noisy! Yeah, I dozed off but that's because I lack some sleep. I was there for almost two hours and I wasn't relax because of the full blast sound system outside.
- the sofa, it's not as comfy as I want.
- the local celebrity portraits all over the place, it makes the place a li'l bit tacky.
- the topcoat they use, Elianto.
- they use quick dry drops which tends to be messy afterwards. I hope they have this UV Ray polish dryer or the spray one from China glaze. Or they could use Seche Vit or Poshe Quick Drying topcoats.

Will I go back? NO.  Dissapointed with the kind of service that I got from this branch.

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nikkiz. said...

Nail Spa na lang at Shangrila Mall. That's my fave for years! Although I go only 1-2x a year, LOL!

lelila said...

Mahal sa nail spa eh haha. pero one time itatry ko lahat yan haha. so far luxe lounge tops my list pa rin

Askmewhats said...

I don't like the drops too! They are a bit too oily and I don't like the oily feel! Gosh, I dont' like the 20sec hand massage! Hay..nabibitin ako!!!

ThRiSzHa said...

ohh oh... Im glad that I u post a blog about this posh branch in Megamall Im about to visit pa naman this saturday.. grabe naman!! para saan naman ung mga OPI polish nila?? pang display lang?? awwwwwwwwww!!!

Pammy said...

Two words: Poor service.

They didn't even bother to offer you any drinks. And the massage is bitin lang.

tasha~ said...

I bet they will still draw lots of clients in because the place is really cute, too bad the service sucks :(

rhaindropz said...

parang nakakita din ako nito sa SM Bacoor

Posh Nails Megamall said...

Thank you very much for your comments. This will be very helpful in evaluating our service to you, our Valued Customer.

We regret this unfortunate incident and hope that you could try our services again in the near future. Please email us at your availability so we can schedule your pampering session with us.

Sincerely yours,

Posh Nails SM Megamall Management

Maria Cheyene Penaroyo said...

Woah. I didn't know there's a free drinks offered? Hmm. If i will rate my experience with them I will give them a 5. 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. I agree with you their sofa was really a bit uncomfortable and their 'manicurist/pedi' was 'mataray'.


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