Feb 27, 2013

Manicure Spa + Body Massage at Amante + High Tea = Perfect Girls Day Out

What is your favourite kind of girls’ day out? I used love going for fine dining and then hit the club and party like there’s no tomorrow. But late nights, alcohol and boisterous music are not my kind of tea now. It must be the aging factor, I much prefer a quiet and relaxing girls’ day out now.


Last week, I dated Christine for a supposedly quick manicure session, and booked for a two pax manicure service at Amante, Times Square. I just wanted to catch up with her and check out how she is doing.




Once we’re there, we got attracted by the spa menu that they offer. Check out the discounted services they have...


Our plan for a manicure quickie turns out to be a half day pampering session. We just couldn’t resist the good deals that flashing at us on the board. RM49 slimming massage from professional masseurs, seriously where to find???


We started with a thorough manicure spa. This is my first time doing manicure spa after so many years! I’ve been painting my own nails because I hardly have the time. Check out my cacat  manicure, which I painted over and over again after they chipped off.


The manicure/pedicure area.


It is a bit hard to capture the whole place because they put up curtains at the manicure/pedicure area to ensure patron’s privacy.


Mimi (my manicurist) spent so much time trying to remove my nail polish. Poor Mimi, she didn’t complain. I think I painted five coats, with glittered nail polish underneath. I wouldn’t have the patience to remove those damn glittered nail polish and will just paint another coat of nail polish on top.


I love Mimi’s nails. She did it herself.


While the manicurist pampering our hands, we had our usual gossip discussion session. The staff overheard our conversation (they can’t help it, I guess. We’re quite loud) and laughed along. In the end, we had our little girl club in Amante.



Hand scrub and massage like a tai tai...


After scrubbing, cleansing and massage, Mimi put some hand serum on my hand and wrapped them in cling wrap. I manage to take photo of Christine with her robot arms...


Then they put a warm hand mitten over hands for steaming...


I can’t stop doing my robot dance with the warm mitten. It’s so funny. Next is the hand mask time...


This thing is amazing! The texture is quite thick and the color is just weird. It looks like a mermaid scale when it is even out on my hand. I took a look at the packaging, it’s the NailTek hand mask and it’s not for retail sale and can only be used in professional saloon L Means, I have to go back there more often if I want a wrinkle free hand.


The fine lines on my hand got totally erased off by that metallic green thingy. Check out the obvious result after the hand mask!!!


Before our manicure, we were ushered to the massage room. We had the double room, which means we can still chat while having our massage. Christine was having hot stone massage, while I opt for a conventional aroma therapy massage. I chickened out after hearing how hot the stone would be.


Christine asking about her hot stone massage procedure. 


And here are the stones...



I manage to snap a photo of Christine before I strip naked.


At this point, I don’t have any photos to show you guys. But I can tell you the massage is awesome! My masseur knows which part that needed extra attention when I didn’t even tell her anything. She also praised me, “Urat kamu ni bagus”. So I asked her what she meant, and she said I have good blood circulation. That’s quite true. When she reached my thighs, it was so painful for her to rub the inner thigh. I had to scream my pain off. Then she said, “Ini urat utama. Macam tiang rumah. Sebab kita kena jalan banyak, kaki kita nak tampung berat badan kita. Urat ini sangat penting.” I trusted her, so I just let her induce pain on me. The pain didn’t last long, it just felt unbearable when she pressed that specific part on my thighs.


It was a fun session, we had so much laughter and I didn’t know a massage session can be so entertaining.


After getting dressed up, we proceed back to our manicure section and started painting our nails. To me, this is the most exciting part!


Amante is using OPI products for their manicures. By now, you guys already know that I’m a big fan of OPI right? So, I’m not complaining...


I choose a multicolour manicure because I can’t decide which color to go for. Hahahaha!!!! When you face with hundreds of color, it is really a tough choice. Here are the colors that I picked...


L-R: Elephantastic Pink; Greenwich Village; In My Back Pocket; Sunglasses; Do You Lilac It?


Ok... I actually can’t remember all the color names. If there’s any mistake, please let me know. It’s very hard to remember all the names when I been flipping through so many colors at once.


Meanwhile, Christine did a custom French manicure, which means they use the French style but with different color and not the classic French color. Multi-color manicure and custom french are the same price as normal manicure. How generous of Amante. Some salon charge multi-color and french for nail art price. 


Here’s our result...


Our pampering session lasted for 4 hours!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s mainly because we were chatting and laughing with the staff at Amante a lot. I think they like us *shy*. We ended our girls’ day out with a simple tea at TWG. Girls love sweet stuff..




If you’re looking for friendly and affordable nail spa, I totally recommend you to go to Amante. They have a lot of branches around Klang Valley, do check out their Facebook page for the nearest location to you.




My nails are so colourful, they cheers me up everytime I look at it...

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10 comments

prince n princess mum said...

Nice day pampering yourself...

Tammy Miu said...

love your review!!!! & pics of your nails!

they didn't charge for multi-color & french? last time they charge me woah :((( maybe last time lah..


Choi Yen said...

I love pampering myself with mani & pedi session :)

Cathy Tan said...

Love your blog on beauty tips.
I have a BCG keloid scar as large as yours on my arm. I feel conscious about it. What do you do to conceal it or reduce the scar redness and size? I feel people are staring at my BCG scar when I wear sleeveless clothes. Any advice?

Christine K said...

my hair looks sooo oily!!!!!!

Jerine said...

@Tammy: Maybe the changed their pricing.

@Cathy: There's nothing you can do about it. I tried to consult a plastic surgeon and he said there's no point having surgery because the skin is prone to scarring. I already learn to live with it. Actually hardly anyone stare at mine though.

@Christine: Mine too!!!!

Isabel said...

Actually your scar looks just like a bad BCG one. No problem lah

Cathy Tan said...

@Jerine: Thanks for your advice. I suppose I just have to be less conscious of my BCG scar and live with it :( You are so cool about yours and I should too with mine.

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Mira Hastings said...

Getting pampered is one of the most satisfying bonding activity out there. The two of you really made the best out of your break. I am especially curious about the hot stone massage. Mind asking your friend what she thought about it? Anyways thank you for posting this and have a great day ahead!

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