Beauty, Buttered and Win a Nail Spa Date with Me!

>> Sunday, April 1, 2012

I woke up one morning and decided that I would follow my heart and do something that involves tinkering with my nails, the smell of pampering, a lot of stress-sloughing, giggling, fruit juices and chika time. There's something with being in the corporate jungle, the busy Manila streets and the overdose of internet that makes one want to take off every now and then and forget the rest of the world. That day --- that was exactly what I did.

Beauty and Butter, a fairly new nail salon in Megamall, was a 20 minute drive away and after I've dressed up for the occasion {a simple white dress and a colorful cape from the department store} and I was ready to just slink off to happy land and forget the rest of the world.

I think I'm getting into the orange thing -- swiped a dash of the orange eyeshadow from the shu uemura Celestial Garden collection and I can almost smell the orange juice! xx

Brights + Soft cushions + Dimmed Lighting = I am away from my world. Yay :D

The salon was equipped with all the latest colors from our favorite brands OPI, Orly, China Glaze, Sparitual, Revlon etc.

Sort of a one-stop shop for beauty, Beauty and Butter carries healthy makeup brand Priori and skincare line iSkin.

Beauty and Butter non-nail services: Facials, Waxing, Spa <3

Manila's fashion and beauty bloggers come together to relax and have a half day of pampering.

 Beauty and Butter's pretty Kwey Landayan introduces Beauty and Butter to B&B newbies like me. Notice the not so girly interiors? Kwey says that the point was to cater to not too girly girls {unlike me, ha ha!}. I still like the edgy vibe of the salon, though.

 Yummy and light brunch care of The French Baker. Eating these while having your feet done made me wish I could do this day over and over again.

My choice of Butter service is definitely the Organic Foot Spa -- where I get to have a foot scrub, massage and an organic pedicure <3

 Sparitual, a calming, exfoliating and cleansing organic line was used during my foot spa session and until now, I can remember the ginger-citrus scent it had, plus the moisturizing properties that leave the feet soft!

There's something about the scent that makes me want to sleep.

A shade of butter: Pastel peach nail color from Sparitual --- organic and dainty. Just a little coarser than normal polish and not too shiny but that's a given trade off and I'm just cool with that.

After the manicure, pedicure and foot spa, I was led to the back of Beauty and Butter to get stripped off leg hair:

Pre-Base and Milk Cleanser by Depileve to prep the skin for some wax and hair removal.

Depileve and Beauty and Butter use these handheld wax applicators which makes the wax spread out easily {and thinly}. 

Waxing strips are pressed against the skin and get ready to say 'Ouch!' NOT. It was relatively pain free <3

After the entire waxing session, the skin is massaged with an oil cleanser.

 ... and finally soothed with a camomile cleansing cream.

 Hello, hairless legs!

Now, here's the fun part! Yours truly is one of Beauty and Butter's select Butter Girls and as a treat to my dearest readers, and because I've been wanting to meet you,  I'm hosting a sparty {nails, foot spa or whatever service at B & B that you like} to three readers, pink cupcakes and pink champagne on me!

Mechanics to Join:

  1. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect.
  2. Comment on the post why you want to go on a spa date with me at Beauty and Butter.
  3. Like Beauty and Butter on Facebook {optional}. But if you win and experience the nice services at B&B, you definitely will =)
  4. The most adorable / kikay / entertaining answer wins. =)
  5. Leave your email addy so I can contact you when I announce the giveaway winners.
  6. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2012.Every individual winner gets services worth a total of Php 1,000.
  7. Smile and feel pretty <3
Some guidelines:
  1. Giveaway is open to Metro Manila residents only {B&B branches are located at Megamall and MOA}.
  2. We'll schedule the spa date when I've identified the winners so the four of us can choose the best date.
  3. UPDATE: I figured it'll be tough to schedule something so how about a Php 1,000 GC at Beauty and Butter instead? =)
Please spread the word and I'm hoping my dear readers will be joining! Good luck!

22 butterfly kisses:

ThePinkMargarita ♚ April 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM  

was there just last week! it was the perfect week-ender :) relaxing has never been that good.

The Pink Margarita

roxyfoxy April 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM  

Name: Roxanne Perez

Hi, thanks for this giveaway.. I would definitely love to have a spa date with you because i love everything about spa, and meeting you is such an excitement overload!haha! i love being with kikay gals, just because I know we're in thesame interest..(wink! wink!) i love a companion who loves everything about beauty and wellness, and of course - make-up! and meeting you would be an opportunity because i really want to have a beauty blog of my own,,hahaha! so, in that way, i can ask you insights about having such..! thank you Tara! More power!

Margaret Gomez April 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

Margaret Christine D. Gomez

Hi Tara! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I want to win a spa date becaise, First, our BEAUTY is incomparable, nothing compares to us. LOL =))))) which will make boys melt like BUTTER when they see our awesome sexy hot boooddyyyy. Hahaha. I love everything about spa, and what made it more special is I will be experiencing it with you, hopefullyy :)) I want to learn a lot from you especially about make-ups :))and this is what I'm longing for ever since, I want to have a date or a day with a blogger.

Thak you :)) Much LOVE <3

alpha April 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM  

Thinking about spa always makes me wanna freak out because of too much excitement.. ANd treating my nails?? it would be a big gift for them since I havent gone to pedicures and work sched is very complicated that my rest days are spent for recharging my energy through sleeping because I'm always on a graveyard shift..

By the way..thanks a lot for this lovely giveaway.. I just heard this giveaway from Ms. Martha, and meeting bloggers like you guys is such an honor..lovelots!

Pie Jamarie April 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM  

Pie de Castro Jamarie

Hello Tara :)

Before when we were young, it was only hilot when we have aching backs, feet or whatever it is aching in our bodies. And then the emergence of spa, massage and SPArty came and these became an avenue for relaxation,pampering, and "me" time that we all deserve. I used to go and be addicted with it but after some time due to some factors it became a rare thing for me but wouldn't let it become a thing of the past because I still believe that one thing to live and enjoy life is to nurture Relaxation, it comes in different forms and now to have a Spa date party is something to look forward to.

I would love to have a date with you not just because of the contest because I didn't get the chance to really get to know you way back before (promise yan :P) and I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog and was reunited with you more than ever and plus, plus, as I always say learned to live life more because of you.I'm sure given the chance we would be able to dissect more about life and its beauty :)

Oh and truth be told, one of my fingers is patay na so to speak (what a revelation) but am still proud of it coz it's still part of who I am but lately she said, she wouldn't mind having a pink coating and I said sge girl for you will make a way :)

Inside this girl's heart,

Allyzon Mae April 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM  
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Allyzon Mae April 6, 2012 at 10:23 PM  

Hi Tara! I would definitely love to have this spa because I need something to relax my senses and I simply love having myself pampered! Plus, it'll be a nice birthday gift to me. If I'll win this definitely I'll be screaming and jumping to the top of my happiness since my birthday is on May 1 which is the announcement of the winner. More power to you and keep your blog burning. God Bless!! :)

LOVE, Allyzon Mae S. Sabio

Marie Castro April 7, 2012 at 2:40 PM  

I want to go on spa date with you because I am still dreaming of having that relaxing getaway, even not a vacation but just time to relax, and pamper myself. To relive my stress in life and one be rejuvenated.

Thank you!
Marie Castro

jla April 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

I would love to win a spa experience at Beauty & Butter because I think everyone deserves to have a good day and feel great about oneself. I know after a spa day at B&B, I won't only feel pretty outside but also inside because of such a relaxing, stress free day. B&B has the cutest interior plus the awesomest services. A day there would surely melt my worries and stress away. I definitely would love to win! :)


iamyssa April 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM  

Hi Ms. Tara! You should choose me to be your spa date partner in Beauty And Butter because it's absolutely my desire to have this one of a kind pampering experience especially with a new friend like you. It's also a great opportunity to have girl talks and little "kikay" bonding moments with you. And I know at the end of the day if I'll be chosen as your date, aside from being the lucky winner in your contest; we'll both look pretty and chic as we walk outside the Beauty And Butter salon. :)
I'm excited to meet a new friend like you and I know for sure that I will definitely enjoy your company. :)

my email:

Gemnikka A. April 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

Gemnikka Alcantara

Hello, Tara! :) Wow, thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I want to win a spa date with you because I want to treat myself for some relaxation and pampering, and of course, to finally meet you in person!! :) I really have this thing for spas! I mean they are stress-relievers. Actually, I always get giddy whenever I am going to spas... and I guess I will be much more excited if I will be one of your lucky readers who'll win this giveaway because I will have the chance of getting to know you more, Tara! ;) I am so much ready for some "kikay" sessions with you. :)

Precious April 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM  

I would definitely love to have a spadate with you miss tara to know the author of one of my favorite blog reservoir. I simply been invigorated with the fresh and fab ideas and stories you'd been telling us readers. Though Im a silent reader, meaning I dont get to comment more often (cuz im at the office reading this and commenting might caught me.) I now wanted to meet you up.

so help me God. LOL. :P

Gift Punzalan April 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM  

Maan Gift Punzalan
Why I should win?! I am a bum as of the moment. No work is equal no money! huhuhu! But I am expecting a job in the near future! And for that, I want to show them my best self! I want to be in my best shape but cannot afford one as of the moment! So I am hoping to win this very fab giveaway! :))

Gift Punzalan April 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM  

oooppppssss! I forgot to mention my email add! I sent the entry about a bum girl about to get a job soon! :))

bochog April 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I want to give this gift to my wife to have a spa date with you because she badly needs a friend right now.

Shen April 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM  

There is nothing like a sparty and getting to know 3 other girls over. It would be like forming the next sex & the city gals! :)

I look forward to talking about nonsensical things, laughing at ourselves and just enjoying having our hands and feet pampered.

And boy do I just love anything pink! And I know we'll just have a great time. :)


zeerzoid April 23, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
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Francis Falucho April 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM  

I want to go on a spa date with you at Beauty and Butter because if ever I win, ill give the GC for my mom so she can be relaxed sometimes. I wanna gift it as a thanks for all her love, care and teachings.

Elaine April 26, 2012 at 1:07 AM  

As much as I would have wanted to go back to my high school days then live in Paris, host a Kate Spade party with pinwheels and french macaroons and live young forever, it could not happen. So probably the next best thing to living like a Blair Wardolf is being invited on your Pink sparty, having my nails done and sipping on pink champagne. :)

Tina Elaine Resuello

Mish Rendon April 30, 2012 at 7:11 AM  

I would definitely want to win a spa date cause I badly need a mommy time out. You see, I just had a beautiful baby boy 5 months ago and I didn't have time for myself ever since. I'll be entering law school this coming semester and I'll have no more time for myself cause I'll be juggling my time with my kid and school. I didn't even had time to have my nails done when I graduated last April. :| And besides, I need to prioritize my baby first than my self. :)

Anyway, I still want to feel beautiful even if I'm a young mom and I don't want to feel losyang cause hey, I'm only 21 years young! :) This spa date with you would really help me destress from everything and probably bring back the confidence I once had. Besides I've never really had my nails done at a gorgeous spa like Beauty and Butter. :)

Thanks Ms. Tara for this opportunity! :)

Mish Rendon

Sammy Samson,  April 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM  

I want to go to a spa date with you at Beauty & Butter to have my super tired hands and feet some looovvve, care and pampering. Plus to get to chika with you to the max and learn more about girl stuffs (do's & dont's, styling etc) that would help me gain confidence as a girl too :)

I'd love to experience being a Butter Girl and get some time to relax and release the "kikay" in me!

- Rosemarie Samson

Rina Ignacio April 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM  

Rina Ignacio

Like any other kikay girls, I extremely love to pamper myself by basking in a salon, getting my nails done, and having a spa. It would be even more exhilarating if I’d be getting hold of it for free while enjoying pink cupcakes and pink champagne on the side! Now that’s an ideal sparty!

I’m dying to win these GC’s because Beauty & Butter is one of the best salons in the country for crying out loud! And meeting fellow kikay girls (especially you!) would really help me make new friends with people who have same interests as mine. You know, we can talk about our fave celeb hotties, shows, fashion statements, girly stuffs – just about anything under the sun! It’s like living the life of the rich and famous in the making! PLUS, it’s my birthday on May 1! It would be the most remarkable and superb birthday gift ever! It would be an absolutely amazing experience! :)

Love and rockets,
Rina ♥ xx

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