Giveaway- Win a decadent mani/pedi from Soho NYC Salon worth R490

I went to Soho in Sandton City this weekend and had SUCH a luxurious mani/pedi. It was just what I needed to destress me from all the studying I’ve been doing.

Soho has kindly offered to give away a Signature Mani/Pedi on this blog 🙂 Read on to find out what the winner will experience, as well as how to enter.

The owner from Soho is from NYC, and most of the shop’s products and fittings are sourced from NYC. I love their pedicure chairs, they heat up and massage you while you’re having your treatment.  They even have a tray table for your laptop or tablet and a nook for your handbag!

In terms of a quick in/out mani and pedi, this is definitely the place to go. I’m not at all saying that the treatments are rushed, you’ll get a full hour long mani as well as pedi, but everything else is tailored to be convenient for the modern working woman who has to multitask and never has enough hours in the day.

Firstly, their opening hours. Now that I work in the CBD, it is impossible for me to take time out of my working day to have a beauty treatment. Fortunately. Soho is open 7 days a week, till 7pm Mon-Thurs, till 8pm Fri & Sat and till 5pm on Sundays. Tres convenient!

Secondly, they have free (fast) wifi in the store. So, if you work in the Sandton area and need to have an emergency pedi, you can take your laptop along and have a working lunch. I spent the duration of my pedi on Pinterest 🙂

Thirdly, I don’t know about you girls, but I’ve had more than my fair share of fighting with people in the Sandton City parkade over that last parking spot which I know I indicated first for. Soho has thought about this, and they offer parking at Sandton City EXCLUSIVELY for their clients, outside Entrance 6. How awesome?
The treatments themselves were fabulous. I started off with choosing my nail polish. I like that they stock OPI and Essie so if you have a favourite colour, you’ll be sure to find it.
I was really impressed when my therapist, Tumi, revealed a sealed packet with a newly sterilised nail clipper, buffer, nail file, pumice stone and cuticle-push-backer (no idea what the proper name for this is) just for me. You don’t see that very often.
My pedi started off with a soak in the foot bath (which is part of the chair!). Tumi then spooned these pink crystals into the water, which turned into gel! This was great for squishing my feet in 🙂
She then applied a balm onto my heels, and covered my feet in cling wrap so that the balm could absorb into my skin.

After that, I had a lurvvvly foot massage and then it was time for the usual pushing back of cuticles, filing and painting.

The mani was just as decadent- I thought the mani stations were so cute.

The best part for me is those grey box like things at the back of the picture below- they’re hand drying stations! They’ve also got feet drying ones below. 5 mins in there and you’re good to go! No more desperately running back to the salon asking them to touch up your 1 nail which got smudged when you were looking for your keys. You can also see a plug point at the bottom right side of the picture. A therapist noticed that my Blackberry was flashing a yellow light (which is always the case), and offered me a charger to plug my phone into! Apparently they have chargers for every type of phone, how cool!

I will definitely be returning a bit closer to my exam when I’m in need of some more pampering. They also offer massages, waxing and threading, which I’m a big fan of. In addition, they sell perfumes and jewellery, both imported from NYC.
Now, if you’d like to win a signature mani + pedi worth R490 at Soho, here’s what you need to do:
1) Like Soho’s Facebook page here and/or
2) Follow Soho on Twitter here:
3) Comment on the below post to tell me you have done so.
and for an extra entry, 
Copy and paste the below tweet:
“I want to win a mani/pedi with @sohonycsalonsa and @hasmita on Jozilicious
Good luck, y’all!
The competition will close on Friday 11 May at 9am and the winner will be announced soon thereafter on this blog. If you are the winner, you will have 72 hours to send me your details, failing which, another winner will be drawn. Please do not enter this giveaway if you have already won on this blog in the last 3 months 🙂