Day 20 of 31
I am yet to travel to a country where I can have my nails done at the amazing prices I enjoy here in China while also ensuring that the result is satisfactory, well not just satisfactory but amaaaazing .
I had hoped to find a one stop shop like Sorbet when I moved here. I did not. But what I did find are next level negotiation skills.
The cosmetic services this side are positioned in quite an interesting manner, it's often a crazy display of direct competition as stores face each other on one floor, one after the other with each vendor saying what they can to get you on their seats.
We all know that when supply trumps demand consumers are bound to have a ton of fun. I have haggled my way through the past 3 years. Coz why would I pay 100 when the lady next door is offering the same thing for 99 with a smile that suggests I could bring the price down to 60.
I have a few favourites now of course, mostly coz we chat about all sorts from the work/life balance, boys and travel plans usually designed to escape polluted winter holidays. I mean, who doesn't want to hear more about romantic trips to Hainan or Thailand while they get their nails done or while lying there for ages getting lashes in.
These cosmetic services have also been an awesome way of meeting up with my girls for a very chatty afternoon of pampering. I will miss all my girls so much and of course, all the ladies who helped me keep things in order these past 3 years.
#pinkhappiness #pink #pinkpower