The first time I got my nails done at Beauty & Butter was last year for the launch of Max Factor's new nail polishes. View my post about that *here.* In that post, I said that I would come back because I loved the colorful interior and the service.
|Beauty & Butter|
A few weeks ago, I finally came back with my friend Eyah for some pampering.
Beauty & Butter claims to be 'the hippest destination for fashionable nails and luxurious pampering.' Let me tell you why I like getting my nails done here.
First is the colorful interior. Love, love, love it.
It's not difficult to relax inside.
Once you enter the salon, you'll be greeted by this large display of different brands of nail polishes, hand and foot care products and even a few makeup items!
Beauty & Butter uses nail polishes from OPI, Orly and SpaRitual, in case you're wondering.
One of the newest addition to their nail polish selection are these Ruby Wing color-changing nail polishes.
Unlike the common temperature-based color-changing polishes, though, these Ruby Wing polishes are solar-activated that change color once exposed to UV or sunlight. (Speaking of temperature-based color-changing polishes, local brand Bobbie has recently released some. Check out their Kaleidoscope collection.)
Ever since I saw Frmheadtotoe's video on color-changing polishes, I've been wishing for them to be available locally, so imagine my surprise and excitement upon seeing these.
|Beauty & Butter nail art display|
Of course I didn't let my B&B visit pass without trying out these really cool nail polishes! The use of Ruby Wing polishes required an add-on of P60 (regular manicure was P180), but I didn't mind because I really wanted to try them.
I chose these two shades.
|Sweet Rose (L), Desert Valley (R)|
Sweet Rose, soft pink that changes into hot pink under sunlight, and Desert Valley, a chunky glitter polish whose base turns from clear to dark blue/purple.
As for the manicure, it's the usual old polish removal, trimming, shaping and cleaning. The whole process was painless, and the manicurist was very gentle on my hands. Beauty & Butter has nail dryers too (fan for regular polish, UV for gel polish).
Not that I needed the nail dryer. Seche Vite, the fastest-drying top coat I've used, was used as the top coat for my mani.
The results? Nails that change color!
Sweet Rose changes color from soft pink to a hotter pink, while Desert Valley's clear base changes to purple when exposed to sunlight. When it's really, really sunny, the hot pink and purple colors become even more intense! So cool.
Over-all, I enjoyed yet another visit to Beauty & Butter! I love the ambiance and the great yet affordable services. Aside from nail services, B&B offers facial, massage and hair removal services as well, but I haven't tried those yet. Visit their website for the complete list of services.
Oh, I wish they'd open a branch near me. Beauty & Butter, pleeeease open a branch at SM Fairview! Hihihi.
|Do you like my crown headband? <3|
Ending this post with a photo of mini-bottles of SpaRitual nail polishes!