Instead of scoffing chocolate eggs, Holly Sands checks out the Easter mani-pedi offer at Nail Corner.
The promise This Dubai Media City beauty salon is offering free Easter nail art for anyone who books a mani-pedi between Friday April 11 and Sunday 20.
Step-by-step Upon arrival, we’re invited to choose a base polish colour for hands and feet by a rather grumpy receptionist – though she does offer a good tip to choose a light colour for the art to show up best. After sliding into a comfortable armchair, the therapist shows an example of the nail art – cute painted Easter bunnies – and asks which fingers and toes the illustrations should go on. Following a thorough trim, file and buff, the polishes are applied in layers before the bunnies are added. Once the art is done, we’re offered the option to add Easter eggs to some of the other nails, but deciding less is more, we decline. Just an hour and 15 minutes later, we’re out the door.
The results Both the polish and nail art are surprisingly long-lasting, and as we opted for a nude base, with just a single white bunny on one nail of each hand, the effect is kitsch-chic, rather than tacky.
Pros • The polish is long-lasting. • Prices are keen.
Cons • The greeting was a little unwelcoming.
3/5 Mani-pedi Dhs130, free Easter nail art April 11-20. Office Park Building, next door to Aswaaq supermarket, Dubai Media City (04 434 2392).