Yesterday I finally got a chance to review the Tavi Nail & Body bar at Illovo Junction, and like Illovo, it is incredibly chic. I was pencilled in for a Shellac Mani and a Classic Pedi. The minute I got to Tanvi I felt right at home. Preya and her team are so friendly and laughed at some of my awful jokes (because there are many). It was my first ever pedicure and instead of ‘tutting’ at me, they welcomed my grubby feet into their salon.
The Shellac Mani looks incredible. If you don’t know what the Shellac Mani is, it is a specific type of polish that needs to be cured with a UV lamp, much like a mini spa bed. Once the manicure is done, the polish is known to last for around 14 days. I’ve heard of some ladies keeping it on for longer. So, it is a great solution for ladies who need to have nail polish on for long periods of time, it looks quite neat for that whole period and doesn’t chip at all. I’m really looking forward to seeing how long mine last. A shellac mani is not something I would do often, mainly because I try to restrict my radiation exposure (sounds archaic, I know). My bitten left hand nails were filed and cleaned to perfection so much so it looks like they’ve forgotten their horrid past. I chose a mandarin colour because I couldn’t decide between pink and red and it worked out perfectly.
The pedicure was amazing. The classic pedi includes a yummy mask which is applied to the feet and covered with booties to keep the mask warm. The beautician told me the process had similar results to a paraffin dip. I chose a Zoya polish for my toenails. And yes, Tanvi stocks Zoya, I am so in love with Zoya nail polishes, the polishes last forever and are Top 5 free. Tanvi also stocks OPI for those ladies who don’t know about the power of Zoya.
I love Tanvi, and Illovo is just so convenient for me. I might just end up giving myself a pamper more often.
Now for the Giveaway!
Tanvi are offering a Signature mani AND a pedi for one lucky reader of Complete Disbelief worth R380!
Tanvi is in Johannesburg, so you have to be able to get to the spa 🙂
How to enter:
This competition is now CLOSED
Congrats to Saadiyah Parbhoo! We hope you send us a photo of your pretty nails and ring 😉