Adulting is hard at times; it’s a reality we all need to embrace. And there are times when we’re all stressed and slightly disheveled but as reality would have it, we can’t just take an extended leave to unwind whenever we want. So instead, we opt for little mini-breaks that are about an hour or two long. Enter our favorite bimonthly activity at our favorite nail lounge – the sacred mani/pedi at N’Style.
While many might view this as vain, we at bazaar view it as a retreat with a treat. Let’s face it, it’s a chance to let yourself be pampered and you walk out of there with prettier looking nails. Let me tell you about my last visit and what it entailed – level of pampering: Superstar. As my nails click away at the keyboard, I’m plotting my next appointment and anxiously counting down the days till my next hour of Zen.
They don’t just offer a regular mani/pedi, their latest additions epitomize relaxation. Serenity and calm exude from this place as you walk in. Check out their extensive collection of nail polish and take your pick. Given the option of choosing mani/pedi treatments was a lot of fun. Not a stranger to their incredible treatments – I’m a total addict to their Brazilian mani/pedi – I decided to go for two I haven’t tried before: an almond treatment for my hands, and their specialized Amber treatment for my feet.
The air around me was misted with a light, floral scent – which I learned was part of my super special amber treatment. As opposed to the usual fizz bomb, I was treated to a detoxifying amber crystal soak. While I relaxed and let the day’s stresses melt away, I was being treated to a regular manicure while my feet gloriously soaked in the amazing detoxifying amber concoction.
With my nails clipped, buffed and glorious, the actual treatments began. My hands were treated to a lightly almond scented scrub followed by an intense moisturizer. After a healthy helping of almond oil enriched moisturizer covering my hands I put on some heated mittens, sat back and enjoyed a much needed shoulder and neck massage. When the mittens came off, I was surprised with the result – baby soft skin. As for my feet, once the pedicure that came after the soak was done, I was treated to a wonderful smoothing scrub. With that rinsed off, and my feet diligently moisturized, the amber massage began.
An energizing and clarifying stone, the amber is known for its wonderful properties. The massage is done by means of the stone delicately, yet firmly, rolled over the pressure points on the feet. Pure bliss. Once the massage was completed, my feet and calves were covered with more moisturizer and wrapped in clear wrap before a hot towel was placed over them. I was left to relax for a little while, and also treated to a warming cup of green tea before I was unwrapped and yet again, polished. I was then left to finish my cup in peace while flipping through copies of my favorite magazines. Needless to say, I walked away feeling absolutely relaxed and pampered – the perfect end to a long day.
Experience a true pampering session by the lovely technicians at N’Style by calling them at 2571 9050 or WhatsApp them on 9724 0087 to set your next appointment. N’Style is located on the top floor of Al-Bustan Mall. Follow them on Instagram @nstylekw for the latest treatments, colors, and techniques.