REVIEW | Fall for Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Her Majesty’s Pleasure is a dream come true for girly Instagrammers. It’s a stunning spa-meets-bar hybrid on King West with all the white marble and natural sunlight you need for your lifestyle flat-lays.

I grew up in Asia so I know a gorgeous manicure doesn’t always equate a fancy nail salon. As much as I’m guilty of going to places for the sole purpose of getting a good Instagram shot, I had never visited Her Majesty’s Pleasure until this week. And that’s because I stumbled upon a good deal that I couldn’t resist – they’re currently offering $25 signature manicures (originally $38) that come with a glass of Prosecco. So I dragged my coworker here with me during our early lunch break for a cute pampering date in the middle of the week. Clink!

Once we checked in with the receptionist, we were led to the wall of polishes. It features a wide array of colours and shades from various brands: your standard OPI and Essie, the more luxe Butter London and Deborah Lippmann, as well as niche brands like Treat Collection and Smith & Cult.

After we picked our colours, we were seated at the nail bar by our manicurists and the bartender brought both of us a glass of bubbly. My manicurist Helena asked me about my preference on nail length and shape, and started working on my nails. She was very professional and I enjoyed every minute of it. She filed my nails to the perfect almond shape and cleaned up my cuticles with such precision. I also loved the hand and arm massage she gave and secretly wished it lasted longer! Her nail polish application was flawless and I was very happy with the end result. We also bonded over the fact that her white Persian cat looks exactly like mine! #crazycatladies

Et voilà, this is my manicure – please bear with my chubby hand and fingers! The shade I opted for is The Other One by Treat Collection, and I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I like the shade. I am usually intimidated by reds, but being in a new place gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone. This gorgeous deep cherry is perfect for fall and my first impression on Treat Collection nail polishes is a big thumbs up!

All in all, I had a wonderful experience. I’m not a nail snob so I probably won’t come back regularly. But this is a great place to spend time with your girlfriends for a special occasion, or when they have a great offer and you deserve a nice little treat. Their regular prices are definitely on the higher end but you are paying for the beautiful interior and ambiance, as well as the amazing spa services. If you have time next Monday to Wednesday during 11am-4pm, I suggest you book your appointment with the code fallforHMP right now as the offer ends on October 26th. Have fun and enjoy, your majesty!

*Updated on November 1st: Just saw on their Instagram that they have extended the promotion until November 23rd. Take advantage while you still can!

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