COVID 19 UPDATE: I’M BACK!!!!!!!

You won’t be able to see how big my smile is because of my mask but holy hell I am so happy!

I will be reopening my doors now that phase 2 has started on Monday June 15th. Here are the protocols that I am going to be following for you to look at.

I am contacting all who pre-paid and got their booking codes first and then I will be open to everyone else waiting for their appointment. Please be patient.

Here are a few important changes that will be made for now:

Reduced hours:

I will be working Monday- saturday from 10am till 3. I have to get back on track with anxiety and sleep and on top of which getting my kids off to their sitters for the day on the days my husband is working days. I can’t provide evenings just yet as the mall is still going to be under restricted hours as well. These hours will be in effect until September when the kids go back to school.

By Appointment only:

I have always kinda been this way but now the mall isn’t letting people without an appointment in to wander around and I need structured cleaning times to sufficiently prepare for the next client. This also means that no guests will be allowed in as well, no kids or partners or friends. Which also means no deals for mother/daughter or friends spa days will be available right now.

The doors to the mall are going to be restricted as well with security making sure everyone is just coming in only for appointments. 2 entrances will be open with security which is the MacKeller entrance next to Renco foods and the Patio entrance off of Justice ave (where Unveiled Bridal and Giorge’s restaurant are). I believe that the ticketing for Centennial Square is suspended but I will update that as soon as I know.

Reduced Services = No facial services:

Because everything is about face, face, face right now I can’t help you with yours at the moment. This means that no brow, lip, chin or face waxing; no facials or skin care treatments; no eyelash or brow tinting; no lash extensions and no makeup services can be preformed. This unfortunately also means that I can not be available for bridal day of makeup but I can still do your nails and waxing.

Masks are Mandatory:

I will require everyone to wear a mask (cloth or medical disposable) while they attend their service.  If you do not have a mask, I will have masks for use by clients that you can place in the laundry when you leave.

I will be wearing my mask and gloves for all services.

Hand washing is Mandatory:

Once you come in before anything I will need you to come and wash your hands.  I will also to ask you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and any photos for reference for nail art I ask that you please send/text to me before your appointment.

New No Show Fee: 

Due to the long wait list and strictly managed booking times to be able to fit in proper infection control cleaning. If you miss your appointment without contacting me your rebooking fee will be 15$

Thank you so much for all your support!!!!  Stay Safe, Smart and Sweet!

News: quarantine update

Hey everyone I just wanted to share with you that during quarantine that I am still here for you! i hope that you are all staying safe and happy.

I have been busy working with new nail art and learning how to be a stay at home mom and homeschooling my kids. But I also have been keeping up with staying relevant. Every spring I take some sort of continuing education whether it be taking a nail course, first aid, business management or a product course. This year I was looking at online courses and there are tons of free webinars that I have been looking at for different styles or products. I have been accredited with the Aesthetics Accreditation International (AAI) Blood born Pathogens Certificate which is a online course. Estheticians in Ontario are not required to have this course, piercers and tattoo artists are though. From my previous work in the funeral services and tattoo shops I had taken this course before but it was many years ago, so I wanted to renew it. I will be renewing all my certificates online with AAI during this time at home.

I also wanted to let you guys know that right now on my facebook page I am taking Mother’s Day orders for Hempz, Zoya and Derame E packages that come with Free delivery and flowers from Switzer Floral!

Exclusive Sweet Cherry Merch

I was thinking of doing this before the quarantine but now it seems like its almost my only option for the time being. I made all my merch available online and added new items!

I was getting feedback from everyone that they’d like to see more styles in men’s and larger sizes with different colour options! SOOOOOOO I did that! I also made mugs and a limited time only shirt featuring art from my most recent vampire dinner party photoshoot!

 

and now this limited time only print is available!!!

Click now or above on the tab SHOP to check out all I got up, like and share!!!

How Do I Take Care of My Self During Self isolation?

So many of you have just squeezed in your last appointments before the total shut down of non essential services . We have all seen this meme and laughed at how true it is.

So what can you do to keep up your beauty routine and make what services you just got last you? or how to deal with grow outs if you can’t get in. Also I loaded this with extra memes to brighten up your day!!

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Nail Sprains…..Yes They Hurt!

Ever just go to grab your car door handle and your hand slips just enough to bang your nail…and it hurts soo much!?

No you’re not being  whimp. Nail sprains are very common and they can cause tons of damage.

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How Young Is Too Young for Nails?

I have lately been getting many younger girls coming and booking appointments online for acrylic or gel nails.  Getting nails is a big step for young ladies and social media makes it seem so normal that tweens think: ‘No big deal”. But they are.

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Transitioning Beauty

This week is PRIDE MONTH!! As a cis-bisexual ally I love celebrating pride and meeting new people. I get to talk to many different people going through different transitions (coming out, speaking up or starting a full medical transition). I thought that this year I will officially share what I can do to help professionally on here.

In the past few years I have become very accustomed to talking and helping transitioning clients with figuring out new beauty and health routines. I am no medical expert and can only go by what feels right for each client.

But in lieu of people asking the difference between a men’s pedicure or a men’s leg wax than a woman’s: I say there’s none. Hair coming out of skin and nails growing aren’t much different between men and women.

I want to share some very basic information about this process. I am not a doctor but having guided research from great places like Elevate and Thunder Pride and talking with trans clients, friends and their families. This is just speaking from a professional esthetician and makeup artist.

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DIY Lip Plumping Scrub

if you missed the Your Best Face Forward Workshop 

 

Guests of Plan Your Day Thunder Bay 2019 made their own lip scrubs hosted by Scotia Kauppi of Sweet Cherry Spa & Carly Hughes of Wink Beauty Studio. 

 

Cinnamon Lip Scrub + Plumper 

Why This Works Cinnamon is a natural lip plumper, so if you want that Kylie Jenner pout without the lip injections, this scrub is a foolproof technique to achieve that. Cinnamon also acts as a natural exfoliator and helps you achieve smooth, soft lips instantly. 

 

 

We Talked About….
  • How to prep your skin prior to your wedding so that your makeup will last longer, not budge or flake off.
  • 2 weeks before your wedding do not try any new products, spray tans, or tanning beds. 
  • If you have dry cracked lips, brush your lips with hot water on a softer toothbrush after your brush your teeth nightly. 
  • If you have problematic skin, have a facial/skin care consult with an esthetician a month or two before. 

 

Why a Makeup Trial is Important 
  • To test out their products to make sure they work with your skin type. 
  • To get to know your artist and make sure you are both comfortable with eachother 
  • To test out your ideas of how you’d like to look 
  • When trying a new trend of makeup if you think it will reflect your timeless natural beauty or reflect your style and personality (Blushing Bride or Sultry/ Smokey Evening looks or Themed makeup for a Themed wedding) 
  • When to have the trial done 2 weeks – a month before ie: don’t have your trial in the winter if you are getting married in the summer. Your skin tone will not be the right shade and will mess up your contouring and foundation shade. 

Varicose Veins + Spider veins

When you follow a bunch of medical stuff on instagram like me you find other random videos and photos that are very intriguing. Being a ex-morticians assistant and a esthetician: I love anatomy. I follow podiatrists, estheticians, dermatologists, nurses, morticians and corners/pathologists. My newest obsession is watching sclerotherapy videos; the removal of spider veins and varicose veins

It looks like a reverse lightning strike in your skin!

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Presenting at Plan Your Day Thunder bay 2019

I will be presenting and having a vendors booth at this year’s Plan Your Day! Plan Your Day TBay 2019 is getting ready for a new year of wedding planning!

Get ready for tons of fun seminars, workshops and panels. New to our event this year – the vendor showcase & thrift shop!
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We’re more than just a wedding show – we’re Thunder Bay’s one and only wedding planning conference!
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More info coming soon! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @planyourdaytbay

I will be in the morning on the “Highlight Your Highlights” seminar with Carly of Wink Beauty and Daniela Ross of Deluxe Beauty and Drift Spa. We will be talking about how to prepare to plan your hair and makeup and nails looks before the wedding and what to expect the morning of.

Then join us in the afternoon at 1pm for our “Your Best Face Forward” hands-on workshop where we will be making Lip Plumping Natural Lip Scrubs to enhance your pout and add longer lasting effects for your lipstick!