The moment I open my eyes in the morning, I always wish I can instantly transport to a relaxing and peaceful place. Who wouldn’t?! With the horrendous Manila traffic, add to that the Christmas rush, I can’t stop thinking of an escape. Hmmm… France maybe? Why not? It’s not that impossible to go for a quick trip to France and see the gardens of Provence.

Recently, I visited French Tips Nail Parlour at SM Megamall and this is what I saw the moment I entered. It’s like the city’s best kept secret, where you can unwind in the picturesque gardens of France.


What makes Frech Tips Nail Parlour different? It combines bespoke pampering experience with a unique French themed ideal. The moment you step in, you’ll be ushered into a luxe escape from the daily grind.



Before I started my luxurious journey, I was asked how I wanted to customize my French Tips experience by selecting my preferred scents for the lotions and foot soaks they will use on me (choices include: wild rose and pomegranate, mandarin and grapefruit and olive and green tea).

As for the interiors, it reflects the quiet luxury of France as each element inside French Tips Nail Parlour lets you bask in the elegance that the country is known for – from the high back armchairs that invite you to sink yourself in to the intricate details like the faux grass and white reindeer heads that adore its walls. Of course, I didn’t pass the chance to take photos around. Thanks to my beautiful photographer, Alyssa! Haha!


When it comes to the polishes, they have wide range of brands and colors to choose from! They have Morgan Taylor, Gelish, Zoya, etc.


During this visit, I tried on Zoya’s matte polish. I’m always drawn to matte polish, maybe because of its uniqueness and “character”. I will have to try Gelish next time. They said it’s not that hard to remove, unlike other gel polishes.


Aside from the usual manicure and pedicure, French Tips Nail Parlour offers different hand and nail treatments. As for the price points? You would be surprised that for a luxurious place, prices are almost the same as regular nail salons.

Hi Alyssa! Thanks again for taking my photos! Hehe!

Oh, the relaxing vibe and the instant getaway make us want to stay longer!

French Tips Nail Parlour is located on the 5th floor of SM Megamall Fashion Hall and on the 3rd floor of Ayala Fairview Terraces. Soon to open locations: Nuvali Solenad and Uptown in BGC. For more information, check out, Twitter and Instagram (@_frenchtips).

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