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.
Most people think feet are gross to begin with. 90% of my pedicure clients think they have the worst feet (trust me you don’t unless you are the 2% of clients that I do send to a doctor before I can take them). Pedicures can fix a lot of your feet problems that you may think are unsolvable.
Issues that I see the most in the spa:
- Dry feet
- Ingrown toenails
- No pinky toes (or barely anything there)
- Fungal Infections (in nails or athelet’s foot)
- keratolysis (pitted holes in soles of feet)
Regular Pedicures can help with all of these issues and if you also consult with your doctor; they can be totally resolved (minus pinky toes..if you can’t grow the nail that’s kinda it… but there’s a interesting solution to it!)
Since Sweet Cherry Spa opened in its new location a year ago I have been striving to bring new local gifts in to add to supporting the small businesses of Thunder Bay.
I wanted to share with you the newest line to come in from Dianea Creates
Diane takes custom orders, has also now just started making rings too! She also has DEALS! Buy any 2 items and at 10$ off! and an additional 5$ off after per item.
All items are handmade and the amethyst is local.
Next up is our good friend The Bunnydeer Hatbox! Another amazing local artist bringing in unique mini top hats, bows(can be used as hair bows, pins or bowties), fascinators and, custom wedding headbands, fascinators, top hats and other hair pieces.
Candice has been creating for many years and has been featured at Sweet Cherry Spa since the beginning. She also takes custom orders.
Last of our custom order handmade products is Nerdy Nails (made by myself).
Custom made, hand painted nails all in different Nerdy themes: Star Trek, Loki, Dragons, Lord of the Rings, Last Airbender, Sailor Moon, Kawaii Spring, Goth Queen, The Simpsons, Princess Monoke and more!
ON SALE right now 10$ a set! Comes with file and glue for perfect fit. Lasts up to a week. New Custom sets by
order only (currently not taking orders until July 2018) for 30$.
New Derma E Skin care! The new packaging is out and they have come out with a new line and fun new products like 1 time Mask Packs! Grab a bunch bring them over for your next ladies spa night! Derma E has also come out with some great skin oils to prime and prep for a lighter moisturizer and for pre-makeup applications!
Shellac nails are a nail lovers dream come true. No longer the days where it only lasts 2 days, and the waiting……. and the waiting…… and more waiting… and the “Sh*t. I touched them.”
Shellac (which is a brand name) is a gel polish which cures in a LED/UV light. They are dry the second they come out of that bad boy and are supposed to last up to 2-4 weeks. But what if they don’t? What happened? Who’s fault is it? Should I get my money back?
See that dear readers? That’s my nail technician text book from college, look massage! Not “slap on some cream”……*facepalm & eyeroll*
I keep getting told this by my clients lately: “oh is the massage extra?” “I didn’t know it was supposed to have a massage.” “wait you are supposed to get a massage???”
I get so many clients in here asking for fills or fixes or horror stories coming from other places (usually the quickie nail salons) talking about how they asked for gels and then didn’t get them.
Gel is the most popular form of nail extensions and everyone wants to do it. But are you really getting what you are paying for? Here in Thunder Bay many places charge 10$ or more above the acrylic price because it is in such demand. But why? What is really the difference between the 2?
Ever feel like your shoes are tight but only on your big toes? Or only on one toe, on the edge?
That is a sign that you may have a ingrown toenail.
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..
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.
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.
“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.”