Why Won’t Shellac Stay?

Shellac nails are a nail lovers dream come true. No longer the days where it only lasts 2 days, and the waiting……. and the waiting…… and more waiting… and the “Sh*t. I touched them.”

Shellac (which is a brand name) is a gel polish which cures in a LED/UV light. They are dry the second they come out of that bad boy and are supposed to last up to 2-4 weeks. But what if they don’t? What happened? Who’s fault is it? Should I get my money back?

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Last Wish: Pretty Nails

Last week I was asked by a young woman if I would come to her Grandmother’s nursing home and give her a last present: a manicure.

I want to warn you: grab your box of tissues now..

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Back to School Quick Manicure

Everyone’s going back to school(students & teachers), or you are sending your kids off to school now. It’s so hard switching from summer mode and it might take you a month to get back on track.
Typing away new assignments, making lunches and flipping through books can get hard on your hands. Here are some tips to keep your hands soft and your skin and nails strong.

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Tip #1: I always suggest keeping a small bottle of hand mositurizer in your bag and apply at lunch, or 3-4 times a day if your hands get super dry from touching paper all day.

Tip #2: Make sure that you always have a small nail file in your bag as well, typing with long nails is tricky. I know once my nails get to the length where they will either hit 2 keys at once or get stuck underneath the keys on the keyboard and then they break or bend(I think the bending is worse and way more painful). This will help you figure out what length you should keep them at, this is your call of what you can handle.

Tip #3: If you find that your nails are getting weak from typing or just from more general ware that they are used to in comparison to the summer vacation, 2x a week get some vitamin D gel capsules from the pharmacy and cut 1 open and rub the gel over your nails. Lots of hand moisturizers and cuticle creams have vitamin D in it(and more), but the gel capsules are more concentrated and work faster I find.

Tip #4 : Finally as usual make sure to drink lots of water and eat healthy! Drinking water flushes out your system, removing toxins and helping your cells to stay strong. Eat foods with protein, but key vitamins such as the B-complex, C, A, E (alpha tocopherol), D, calcium, zinc, iodine and iron for stronger nails(and Hair!)

Questions for Scotia: What are these bumps on my hands?

“I have these hard little bumps on the palms of my hands, I get them on my feet too. They aren’t contagious, the Doctor told me what they were once but I can’t remember.” – M

It is a very hard word to pronounce: Pompholyx / Dyshidrosis

“When they blisters aren’t as hard and dry and the surrounding skin is plump and moisturized it helps keep the itch away.”

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Nail Biting and How to Stop

I have a lot of clients who come in for one thing and then say “I wish I could get a manicure, but my nails are too bad I bite them.”

A Manicure is EXACTLY your answer!

Have you ever tried to keep a bandaid on the end of your finger past a few hours that it isn’t chewed up on the end with a million pet hairs, dirt and fluff on the ends?!  This may work with small kids, but lots of people don’t want to go to work with fingers all bandaided up. 

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Make Your Service Last

In some spas you will be told how to keep your nails, lashes, whatever when you go home and maybe some tips too.

I come from working in tattoo and piercings shops so I like to give handouts to make your service last, to keep it clean and healthy too!

Here are some tips and tricks to keeping up your service at home or on vacation  between now and your next appointment.

dont forget to get ready for your vactation

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Trends: Wedding Nails

There are so many options for nails for on your wedding day. Do you want all the attention on your ring? Nails? Hair? Makeup? Dress? or the whole package?

Let’s go through what has been coming through my spa lately…

these were my wedding nails
these were my wedding nails: my wedding was vintage pirate themed so pearls, jewels and a little skull on the accent finger with a cream base.

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Nail Packages

Are you looking for spa packages for your hands and feet? Check out all the great combos we have for yourself or a gift for a loved one.

ZOYA natrual nail polish products are used and available for sale.

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Product Knowledge: ZOYA Nail Polish

In my quest of providing smart, safe and sweet services to all of you, I always have a few things on my mind that I know that I and Yourselves care about.

-cruelty free

-natural

-toxin free

So the newest addition of products that I have for use and sale is Zoya Nail polish!

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Nail Polish: Is It Safe for My Kid?

With princess parties, watching mummy and all the new makeup barbie heads and other toys like that, little girls really want to play with makeup. Yes they usually end up looking like the joker, but its cute and usually safe. But what about nail polish?

yes hunny you’re soo pretty *cringe*

Regular makeup we know has natural ingredients and if its for your face, the assumption is that its safe. But Nail polish lasts for  days-weeks! We know its made up of harsh chemicals, but which ones? Is it safe?

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