Seriously, the cheapest Davao salon manicure I know costs P50 and the most expensive one (the basic one, not the one with nail art) costs P180. The thing with manicures is that they should always look perfect so you will be pressured to keep them up…because unmaintained polished nails look very tacky.
If you are used to getting a manicure (especially with a colored nail polish on) it’s difficult to get by with naked nails. Plus, there’s the pressure brewing if you go to a place where all the female members have manicure-maintained nails. (An expensive college? A bank executives floor?)
My advice: get a manicure set and do it at home. This helps you spend time with yourself, away from chores and work, lets you save, and most of all, you can pick the exact color that you want. If you don’t want that, get a basic manicure session, skip the color and do with colorless polish. That way, you’re not pressured to do upkeep and return to the salon after a week.
Let’s say you’re a manicure addict and you used to get weekly manicures. Now, since the price for manicures range from P50- P180, the average falls on P115. And since there are around 48 weeks in a year, you’ll actually save yourself P5,520 in a year if you just stay away from manicure. Imagine that. That could be another Nine West bag, a nice piece of jewelry, designer shoes or a Terranova shopping spree!
I have a nice manicure set a home but sometimes, when I am getting my hair and make up done, I usually pop in a mani-pedi session to make it one really relaxing salon day. Best part: hand and foot massages come with it! For all my hair, makeup and nail care worries, Pink and Gold salon takes care of them! 🙂