NEXT STOP - My Maria Carau Date In Bali
What to do on a rainy day in Bali? A rainy day in Bali!? ( I know, it's a liberty right!) But when it rains in Bali, it RAINS! It can sometimes mean being stranded inside, and although theres so many gorgeous cafes and cool bars, there's only so much you can eat and drink. One of my favourite go-to choices for a rainy day is...pamper sesh! Whether it's in the form of a mani/pedi or a good ol' head to toe massage, Bali has you covered, and for cheap! My choice yesterday, was a classic mani pedi, as it had been a lifetime since I had painted my nails. The main reason for this was because my nails just wouldn't stop breaking. I was addicted to Acrylics, and then to gel polish, and finally took the leap to go naked. Four months later and its totally paid off, so a good manicure was my treat to myself!
I heard of a vegan nail spot called Maria Curau which was just along from Canggu. The spa is walking distance from Echo Beach, or a just a short drive from the main road ( Jl Raya Pererenan Tanah Lot ) . The space is charming, with a real soothing, tropical vibe that incorporates a beautiful modern balinese interior. Not only did Maria Curau look great, but what was actually the reason they were so appealing to me is the fact that they are an earth conscious spa.
"Our Polish - Reflecting the vibrant colours of our tropical surroundings, our nail polish is free from the 10 most toxic ingredients. There is no DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal derived or tested ingredients in our polish, making it the most gentle and harmonious polish to have on your body."
It's very refreshing to stumble across these lovely little spaces which have a real commitment to beauty but also the impact and impression it leaves on our earth. All of the products at Maria Curau are free of toxins and chemicals...AMAZING! And everything else such as creams, scrubs and oils are plant based materials and the ranges sold are all vegan and cruelty free. Not only is that all perfect, but the service is incredible, with the sweetest most caring staff! And just to top it all off, you get free Kombucha!!
I chose to have a classic mani and pedi, which includes a fresh cucumber and peppermint soak, clean up and conditioning of the cuticles with tea tree, coconut and jojoba oil, and a shape up. Finally, followed with a no less than wonderful hand, foot, head and shoulder massage, and an application of polish.
Thankyou Maria Curau , I'll most certainly be back!