No Frills, No Fuss. Just Nails: Elle Nail Studio

Establishment Name: Elle Nail Studio
Date Reviewed: September 2013
Reviewer: Eliza

Crash Test Challenge: {Orly Gel FX} Wore it for a month!

In my constant search for new places around the Mandaluyong-San Juan area (the less bored I am while waiting for you, Basti dear), I was introduced to Elle Nail Studio by a fellow mommy from the online group, Mommy Talk Philippines. I was graciously invited to try out their services. Located in the Libertad area, it was the perfect way to spend one of the many afternoon waiting periods I have while waiting for Basti to come out from school.

It’s on the second floor of a building along Libertad. It’s a small studio, with enough seating for about 8-10 people. The place is comfortable enough and the staff are very friendly. I do hope they have some other music to play other than samba-fied pop hits. #petpeeve

They have a full range of services at pretty reasonable prices. They only use Orly products. One of the things that alert me to a good nail salon is if they charge extra for premium polish. Personally I don’t like it when salons do that. (Click on the pic to enlarge)

They are also one of the few salons I’ve encountered with a more affordable Orly Gel FX manicure package. It was my first time to try gel manicure and I must say it was a very interesting experience. It felt like a craft project with all the steps.


  • Elle Nail Studio is a straightforward nail salon with good services in an affordable price range. They have kiddie mani-pedi packages also, so if you want to bring your little girl, do so.
  • The place is accessible for Mandaluyong-San Juan residents. Also accessible from EDSA.
  • Limited parking and limited seats. Best to come on a weekday, expect waiting time on weekends.
  • If you don’t want to go to a mall for a pedi and you’re in the area, this is the place for you.

Elle Nail Studio
2nd Floor, RL Bldg. 50 Domingo Guevara St. (formerly Libertad St.),, 1550 Mandaluyong
0927 713 8778

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