When it comes to beauty, I think it’s safe to assume that we fall firmly in the camp of “one style does not fit all.” After all, a fiery makeup consisting of vibrant-colored cheek stain and a bold, red lipstick could look great on your friend but may make you look like a walking tomato—and vice versa. That’s why I love it when we’re given lots of choices to match up our personal style and call it entirely our own. And we have to put hand and foot care including nail polishes on the list. In this post, let me share how I got pampered at Make Me Blush Nail Spa and Beauty Lounge (Hemady Square, Quezon City) yesterday. 🙂

In a perfect world, most women prefer getting pedicures and manicures with nail polish every two weeks. Why two weeks? I guess it’s usually within this time frame when nails begin to chip off. In real life situations though, most of us end up stretching it. I’d cite my own life story as instance. 🙂

My visit to nail spa centers and beauty lounge at most happens once in a quarter of a year. For the rest of the time, I just do the same-old DIY manicure and pedicure at home, entering the danger of achieving what I refer to as the “Jurassic Park” status. 😯

As compared to fingernails, my toe nails are more resilient because they don’t get as much exposure and use. Still, the skin on the toes build up and thicken over time (also, think painful ingrown toenails). Hence, not properly taking good care of them is not the best idea, especially if toes are cooped up in closed-toe shoes (and that’s exactly one of the reasons why I dislike wearing closed-toe shoes).

I just had the luxury of time to visit Make Me Blush Nail Spa and Beauty Lounge along E. Rodriguez in Quezon City. This place has enough arsenal of trendy beauty products plus a bit of classic ones, as arms to services they provide: Hand and Foot Care, Paraffin, Reflexology, Waxing Threading, Manicures and Pedicures, Eyelash Curling and Ironing, Hair Spa Treatment, and Hair Styling.

I checked Make Me Blush’s operation hours on their Facebook page and learned that they’re open Mondays to Sundays from 10AM to 8PM. Because I wasn’t familiar with the area, I left home early and arrived at 9:30AM. The staff gave me a warm welcome with friendly smiles. They were still cleaning and preparing the setting while anticipating customers in the reception.

Make Me Blush opened on Chinese Near Year 2014 and it’s thoughtfully maintained every day. The decorations are comforting and eye-candy, with colors that bring out the girly fashionista in you. The rooms for massage, waxing threading, hair styling and treatment and nail spa are uniquely designed and separated, to give a sense of intimacy and privacy while the customer takes her time to nurture her inner self.

Massage services: Back Massage (PhP 180/30 minutes, PhP 350/60 minutes), Full Body Massage (PhP 380/1 hour), Foot Reflexology (PhP 200/30 minutes, PhP 350/60 minutes)

Waxing threading services: Eyebrow (PhP 230), Underarms (PhP 350), Upper Lip or Chin (PhP 230), Face (PhP 450), Full Arms (PhP 500), Half Arms (PhP 320), Full Legs (PhP 750), Half Legs (PhP 500), Stomach/ Back/ Chest (PhP 600)

Paraffin: Hand (PhP 350), Foot (PhP 450), Hand and Foot (PhP 750)

Hair services: Shampoo and Blowdry (PhP 250), Set Curling/Iron (PhP 430), Color Treatment (PhP 1000/Short, PhP 1500/Medium, PhP 25000/Long), Hair Spa Treatment (PhP 780), Hair and Make-up (PhP 2200/Traditional, PhP 2800/Airbrush)

Eyelash services: Eyelash Extension (PhP 800), Eyelash Perm (PhP 350)

Manicure: Plain/Basic (PhP 160), French Manicure (PhP 200), Spa Manicure (PhP 350), Polish Change (PhP 100), Manicure and Hand Paraffin (PhP 490)

Pedicure: Plain/Basic (PhP 180), French Pedicure (PhP 260), Spa Pedicure (PhP 450), Polish Change (PhP 100), Pedicure and Foot Paraffin (PhP 590), Foot Spa (PhP 300)

I received the “Love Me or Leave Me” special-offer package. It consisted of manicure, pedicure, and 30-minute foot spa at PhP 590. Before getting the procedure done, the staff asked me if I want anything to drink. Choices were iced tea, hot tea and coffee. I chose coffee and thanked her profusely. It wasn’t’ a damn-good drink but something that kept my hunger at bay during the two-hour nail spa service.

The leg/foot massage as part of the foot spa was calming and the exfoliation was gentle and good to boot. The staff asked me several times if I was okay with the pressure and the temperature of water. Clearly, she was concerned about the state and feeling of customers. I saw this as a sign of commitment to doing a nice job even in the absence of the owner. Both the manicure and pedicure were decadent in the most wonderful way possible!

From Make Me Blush Nail Spa’s massive selection of nail polish colors and brands, I picked the Essie Bikini So Teeny for my fingernails. Essie Bikini So Teeny is a soft delicate periwinkle color that’s so lovely. The formula though is quite thin and the manicurist had to apply three coats after the base coat to get the color opaque. And the result (without the top coat):

For my toenails, I opted for the beige and pink OPIs. The beige OPI polish is, I think, part of the Ballet Soft Shades Collection which had a jelly finish. I love that it has this nice flesh tone that’s almost translucent. The pastel/bubble-gum pink OPI polish was applied as an “accent color” for my fourth toenail. I just had it following the pedicurist’s suggestion. Part of the Nicki Minaj collection, this color appeared to be incredibly sweet, one that has a strong presence on my nails.

Wrap Up

In sum, Make Me Blush Nail Spa and Beauty Lounge in Hemady Square is definitely a place where you can relax and get a beauty fix, while spending some “me” time in your rest day. It can easily become your regular nail spot. The ladies did a good job and customer service was great. One thing I liked most was that they were nice and not too chatty, because talking or hearing other people talk loudly is last on my agenda.

Bottom line, Make Me Blush is a gem. This is a nail spa that you can trust, given the following: great ambiance and upkeep, flexible in booking appointments, accommodating staff, and fair prices. For people who follow a regular mani-pedi routine, having the service at Make Me Blush will be worth a try! You definitely get what you pay for, plus the confidence that they stand behind their work and want you to be happy (showing interest in making customers feel important). I recommend Make Me Blush and will be back for a girls’ day. 😀

Hemady Square, Unit 303 86 Dona Hemady Street Corner E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
Date Published: 07/20/2014
For inquiries, call (02) 234-9529 or email makemeblushspa@gmail.com
5 / 5 stars

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72 Responses

  1. Kimberly

    OMG you said Jurassic Park Status…I just about died reading that!!! I’m going to have to use that one.
    I never tried threading before and I don’t trust myself with anything sharp near my face…if you have ever seen my year book pictures, you’ll understand why…LOL

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha whoa I think the term will really suit the description so you’re free to use it as you like. 😉 Now I’m curious to see how you look back when you were a student!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sure. Getting pampered will make you feel relaxed and pleased. Try their special packages as they are more worth the price to pay rather than taking the solo ones. 😀

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  2. Heather

    Oh that really does look like being pampered! Tea, a massage and I am quickly falling in love with nail art. Looks like you loved the experience.

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  3. Aldous Calubad (@team_aldous)

    I would love to recommend this to my girlfriend for her next pampering session soon. =)

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  4. Kungphoo

    This is a special treat my daughter gets with my wife once in a while.. she always wants to be pampered.. look out future husband in 20 years.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah. I seldom treat my nails well so I felt really happy to have visited Make Me Blush. It was great that the pedicurist carefully scraped the callouses off my grody feet (caused by a lot of walking from our Malaysia tour) and took care not to tickle me. 😀

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  5. Chrissy

    I’d love to go to a place like this and get pampered! Your color choices are also so pretty, Essie and Orly rock! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Chrissy! I have seen this Essie color in shops a number of times but hesitated to buy it every time because I think I won’t be able to put off such a neat application. 😀 Fortunately, Make Me Blush has it!

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  6. Danielle

    First off that nail spa looks amazing and second I am totally in love with the nail color. I love pretty painted nails.

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  7. Dawn

    I love getting manicures and pedicures. They’re so relaxing! Speaking of relaxing, the atmosphere at Make Me Blush seems very soothing. I’ll have to visit if I’m ever in Quezon City.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup! I was happy with the service and thought the value was great for the amount of time they spent on me. Clean instruments, clean basins, clean floors. Good service!

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  8. Jessica Peeling

    This looks like a great spa and lounge! I love the way your manicure turned out..that color is one of my favorites. 🙂

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  9. Kath Rivera

    You picked a lovely nail polish shade for your manicure. I miss going to spas to have a pampering session. Definitely getting one soon but I’m not sure if I can visit this place because it’s too far from where I live.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I see. Do give them a visit when you’re in the area. 🙂 Make Me Blush might become your new happy place to be. They have the prettiest and cutest bottles out of any brand of nail polish. The number of swatches would result to analysis paralysis.

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  10. Mrs. Mashed Up

    Wow, that looks like fun. What plush chairs, compared to normal. As soon as I saw those I would know I’m about to get treated like a queen.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Ahh, a queen, you say? I quite agree. The ladies that work here are just very nice and welcoming. They don’t rush you and they make sure that your nails are perfect by the time you leave. I seriously can’t stress this enough! 😛

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  11. Joyful Gifts by Julie

    They really do have a lot of different services in one shop. I could spend the whole day there if my husband would let me. I like the nail color you picked out. Very pretty.

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  12. Brijdeep

    wow, loved the interiors and everything else.. every woman needs to be pampered now and then, and yeah once in a quarter year; like the same for me.. loved the color on your hands.. loved that shade.. 😀

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  13. Mindy

    Wahhh, the place looks so nice! The decor and all totally up my alley haha! People thinks i do nothing but go to hair salon and nail spa every day *LOL* but i very very very rarely do, i just don’t have the patience to sit still to get my nails or hair done! That’s a very pretty color you’ve chosen for your manicure!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Ohh so you do your nails, hair and everything by yourself? That’s great because you can save more money. 😛 But it’s also good to come visit these nail spa and beauty lounges once in a while so you receive “royal treatment” and not stress about the outcome as you will be sure they’ll come out nicely (especially when you go to places that have good reviews from many customers).

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  14. alesheadominique

    1) I love your photography skills. So vibrant and fun,
    2) You nails are too cute. That color looks really great on you.
    3) Looks like you had loads of fun. Glad to hear it

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  15. cococute life

    You made this place really inviting and that is because of your photos that really showed how relaxing this place is, I hope I can treat my Mom soon here.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I hoped this post also served as a good reminder that women should take the time off and discover how they can pause and make themselves more presentable with clean and pampered hands and feet. 😉

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  16. Maria Oller

    I’m so jealous the salon looks amazing and I love the nail polish hues you have in your mani and pedi!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You can head out to the nearest nail spa center of if ever you’re visiting the Philippines, why not try Make Me Blush services as I did? I’m sure you will also be one happy customer!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Don glamorous finger or toe nails with a top brand gel nail polish that will stay vibrant for at least two weeks when you choose to have either the Hand Gel Polish or Foot Gel Polish. 😀

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  17. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love getting manis and pedis. I also love polishing my nails in fun colours like blue or green. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a fantastic place to visit.

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  18. Kristen

    OMG this looks so perfect! I need a pedicure SO bad this looks so beautiful! P.S LOVE the blue!

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  19. Natalie

    Why cant I ever find a fun place like this to get my nails done at? It’s so homey and colorful, not boring looking, that’s what I love about this place! Your nails look amazing as well.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Natalie! Do your research on the nearby nail spa centres you have there and you might be also surprised that there will be one that would you’d fancy. 🙂

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