The Chelsea Day Spa manicure!

Last month I was invited to have a complimentary manicure in Chelsea that I just couldn’t turn down (a manicure… in Chelsea!!!).  So off I trotted on a sunny Monday morning to have my talons preened and made beautiful.

The salon itself is pretty small but they offer a wide variety of treatments (massages, facials, waxing, pedicures etc).  The interior is decorated beautifully and was very comfortable and I had a lovely girl (I can’t remember her name!) make my nails look beautiful.


The Chelsea Day Spa use ‘Jessica’ nail products – I’d personally never heard of the brand but learnt that they are a professional nail brand who only supply to salons (which is a shame because I loved the colour that I chose). 

The mani started off with a nail soak, followed by a removal of the cuticles.  I always expect this part of the manicure to be quite painful but because of the soak before-hand I didn’t feel a thing.  My nails were filed down to a natural curve and then the Jessica ‘Phenomenal Oil’ was applied to my nails and cuticles for some moisture, this smelt lovely, I didn’t want to take it off!  At this point I was also given a hand massage which was very relaxing. 

After a bit the nail oil was removed with remover and the base coat was applied.  She explained to me that if there are any oils on the nail before applying the polish then the manicure won’t last as long (because the polish won’t attach itself properly, and so it will chip easily) so always remove anything on the nails with a remover before-hand. 


When the base coat was dry she applied the nail polish shade I chose, which was ‘Temptress of the Sea 675’.  If I could buy this colour, I definitely would because its stunning – a sheer, pale pink, opal, shimmery shade.  She applied three coats, sealed them with a topcoat, and then applied a nifty little bit of Jessica ‘Quick Dry’ on the nails.

My nails weren’t in the best condition before hand – I have a nasty habit of picking them with I’m bored, but they looked lovely afterwards and the polish lasted on my nails for at least five days afterwards which was impressive.


The New York Manicure at the Chelsea Day Spa is currently only £12.50 which I think is really affordable for a treat every month.  For my next date I’ll definitely be popping back down for another mani!  
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How often do you get a manicure?  What kind of colour do you choose when you have a mani?




  1. August 16, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Great value! You can buy Jessica polishes at some of the online shops such as Look Fantastic. x

  2. Eve
    August 16, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Your nails look lovely!
    I always read about using nail polish remover before applying nail polish to remove oils, but I just can't stand to leave it on my nails as it's so drying 🙁
    you can buy jessica products from!

  3. August 16, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    I hardly ever have them, but when i do, I love it! Usually go for a colour unlike any i have at home. Great post. xo

  4. August 16, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    I don't get a manicure very often because I don't really think about it, I used to get it all the time though. £12.50 is very affordable, I shall remember that next time I'm near Chelsea! xx
    Sirens and Bells

  5. August 16, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    They look so pretty! love that color 🙂



  6. August 17, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    Do you have a sallys beauty supply near you? As my local sallys sells Jessica products, i only heard about them when i worked at a salon 🙂 x

  7. August 17, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    Jessica polishes are available outside salons! My friend gave me a set of three for my birthday which she ordered off the internet 🙂 xxx

  8. August 18, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    I really love Jessica nail products. I get mine from – which is great as they have free worldwide shipping & I think that they currently have 20% off all Jessica products.

  9. August 19, 2011 / 8:40 am

    Lovely nails Katie! The therapist you had that day was Pinky – she's an angel. Just had a French manicure and pedicure in Jessica's amazing colour, Royal Red, done by her yesterday and I'm all ready for my best friend's wedding!

  10. August 19, 2011 / 8:42 am

    Lovely nails Katie! The therapist who looked after you is called Pinky – she's amazing! She gave me a beautiful French manicure and pedicure using Jessica's hot shade of Royal Red and I'm all ready for my best friend's wedding! xx

  11. August 25, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Your nails look great and what great value! I think I will definitely be getting myself down there when my tuition loan arrives! Fantastic photos as usual

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