Marilyn Monroe Spas
Today's post is sponsored by Marilyn Monroe Spa's. I received complimentary services to share here at BelleJheanell.com however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
When I was offered the opportunity to visit my local Marilyn Monroe Spa for a complimentary pampering session, I couldn't have responded "yes" fast enough. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I haven't had my nails professionally done since 2012. Crazy right? I've slapped some nail polish on a few times that year, but my nails have been bare for a couple years now. The thing is, I can't stand the smell of nail polish when I'm pregnant and since Grey's arrival I just haven't made "me time" a top priority. #MomStruggles. It felt nice to be out by myself and relax for a couple hours without having to be on mommy or wife duties.
Upon arriving to the spa, I was greeted by their friendly staff who confirmed my appointment. After some small talk I was led to the polish wall to choose a color for my nails.
As someone who has a penchant for natural living (even when it comes to my nails), I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Marilyn Monroe Spas carries a their own brand of nail polish that is vegan friendly. Additionally their polishes free of formaldehyde, DBP and toluene. As a former esthetician, I instinctively started taking note the cleanliness of the establishment and even paid attention to the way everything was properly sanitized after each client. The spa was well lit, tastefully decorated with Marilyn Monroe photographs and full of natural light.
After choosing my color I was led to my very comfortable mani/pedi station for my pampering session. I love when I don't have to get up in between services, I can lay back, relax and have both services done in one spot. I received the Signature Manicure & Pedicure which was an absolute dream! I was so relaxed that I was in and out of sleep towards the end. It felt so good! My favorite part of the pedicure was the Juniper Berry Scrub that they used for exfoliation and polish was applied to my hands and feet flawlessly. My nail technician was extremely professional and didn't kill me when I smudged one of my finger nails while tweeting about this amazing experience I was having :)
I absolutely loved the Signature Manicure & Pedicure! I also loved the fact that I got a cute bag to take my shoes home in as one simply does not carrying her shoes in her hand to the car. Silly me, I forgot to wear flip flips, but I was thankful that they had me covered.
Besides the level of the high level of customer service, cleanliness of the nail bar and an overall amazing experience with my nail tech - the quality of the actual polish is pretty amazing. My hands go through the ringer on a daily basis. I spend a lot of time typing, washing dishes, and changing diapers, yet my color has been standing strong. I went with "Dollface" which in my opinion, is an epic shade of orange that everyone needs to try this summer.
Have I gotten you excited to visit one of their 11 locations in the USA? Be sure to follow me on instagram at @bellejheanell where I will be announcing a contest today 6/17/15 at 6pm EST. One lucky winner will be chosen to win the service of their choice at their local Marilyn Monroe Spa! How exciting?!?
Thank you to Marilyn Monroe Spa's for this opportunity and a big shout out to staff at the Orlando Mills Park location for taking such could care of me. I'll see you soon!