Looking for another salon to unwind and relax? If you’re an 8-5pm girl, you definitely need a pamper. The Works Salon & Spa is close to Dubai Media City Metro Station and 5 minutes by cab to reach GBS Building in the heart of Media City itself.

THE WORKS is a place where you can unwind and de-stress as we work away the worries in your day. Whether you escape the office midday or walk-in after hours, you’ll always get the total Works welcome. - The Works UAE

Read on and join me on my experience, plus be excited because there’s a big surprise at the end of this post!

Processed with VSCOcam with e1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

The moment i arrived, everyone was welcoming and very friendly. All smiles out and it felt like we’ve been friends since forever haha. Not only that,  they also served drinks and hey, they have mocktails!

So what did i get?

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

Full Lash Extension. I’ve been procrastinating whether I should get one or not. Main reasons were the cons about it like: it’s gonna pull off your real lashes, it won’t look natural, and it will be heavy.

Since it was my first time doing the extensions, it was mixed emotions in the room and all I was thinking about was, “Dang! I wonder how I will look like!”. Because you know, Asian; my lashes are short. Haha!

Before we started, they asked what length an thickness I wanna go with to make sure I get the result I want. I chose to do a full natural lash with longer lengths on the end. Her hands were really gentle and the session lasted for about 30-40 minutes. I fell asleep in the process, and I woke up with fuller lashes. Wow!

So these extensions will stay for about a month and a half depending on how you take care of it. The video below was taken 2 weeks after the treatment and it still looks fab. It was a bit tricky to wash my face at first because I was being careful but it was definitely manageable after some time.


Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

This whole manicure session was done at the same time during the lash extension treatment, so my eyes were closed and I gave my full trust to Tari (who was doing my nails). Let me repeat, I fell asleep during the process so I wasn’t aware of what’s happening but hey, look at that nails doeeeee.

Hair: Full blow-dry.
I mean okay, to be honest, I already know how a full blow-dry looks like. But since my blog anniversary was the same day I went to the salon, I wanted to style my hair a little bit. Katie gave my hair volume by adding big curls from half way ’til the ends. We went for a sophisticated look but also a casual one. What can you say about my hair below? :)

Plus, I enjoyed my time with Katie so much and we were chatting like there’s no tomorrow! Plus, her pink hair was the bomb.


I was really sad as most of the pictures during that day got deleted because my memory card got corrupted. Sucks so bad! But still, that did not stop me from sharing my experience. I’ve been posting pictures on my Instagram MARJANNE.PH and snapchat BOHOWANDERS so you guys can check it out over there also!

If you guys are planning to book a session with them, head over www.theworks.ae or visit them at Dubai Media City. I swear guys, no regrets!

Overall, I can honestly say that I had an excellent experience. How do you even explain excellently? Well, i guess you girls gotta experience it. So...
I have a big announcement!

You and your girlfriend can enjoy a surprise treatment at The Works Salon & Spa by joining this exciting competition!

How to win:

  • Make sure to follow @theworksuae and @marjanne.ph
  • Tag a girlfriend whom you would like to join with you
  • Head over to my blogpost and comment why you want to win this.
  • Double Points: repost the picture with the hashtag #ilovetheworksuae and #bohowanders

Terms and Conditions: Must be a UAE Resident. Account must be public. Any skipped steps will not be counted The announcement of winners will be on the 1st of April, Friday.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for The Works UAE. All opinions are solely my own.