I badly needed some TLC so I did some nail care. I treated myself to a basic diva pedicure today at Dashing Diva, Mall of Asia. So yes, it’s a bit expensive, Php450, but it was worth it. Absolutely worth every cent I paid. I didn’t always go for these expensive nail salons. I always thought “Why should I pay that much for a pedicure when I can get one somewhere else at a fraction of the cost?” But that was the old me. The smarter Liz, me, no longer thinks about scrimping on pedicure.

I used to scrimp on nail care by going to lesser priced salons where my cuticles and dry skin are pushed down and cut. The result is usually not worth it at all because I usually ended up with my big toes normally bleeding and wounded. There was a time when my big toe really swelled up so bad (yes, I’m talking infection here people) I could not wear closed shoes for like two weeks! Needless to say, those experiences were bad! And it’s because my feet have been murdered before that I’ve been afraid of getting pedicures. To this date, I actually hold my breath whenever the nail technician is already pushing my big toes’ dry skin until it’s finally removed.

That’s why I love Dashing Diva. The nail salon located inside select Beauty Bar stores looks nice and simple with its white walls and comfy seats. Of course the most important thing is the service! The nail technicians are well trained to handle your feet with tender loving care. What I like about their nail technicians is that they don’t force it when your ingrown refuses to get cut up. They apply that softening liquid on it again and they wait for a bit before going back to pushing. As a result, no wounds! No blood! Just gorgeous footsies again.

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My nails are so dashingly pink!  

I have another fave nail salon for nail care. Check out my experience at Nailaholics.