Get You A Shellacin’!
What Is A Shellac Manicure?
A shellac manicure is also known as a gel manicure. It involves applying gel polish to the nails and then curing it with a LED or ultraviolet light. A gel manicure is designed to last much longer than your typical manicures. In fact, the gel manicure can last up to a month without chipping. The gel polish is thicker than your standard nail polish, which is one of the reasons it lasts longer. You can also get a massage during your manicure. The massage can make your nail treatment even more relaxing. (more…)
5 Types of French Manicures
5 Types of French Manicures
French Manicures don’t just come in one classic form; there are actually dozens of types of French Manicures. Although all French Manicures are the same essential design, the smallest alteration can be done to make a whole new style. If you’re going to a day spa to get a spa treatment, consider also getting a massage and trying a new nail look.
1. Non-Traditional Colors
Get a massage and your nails done in typical gel polish, but consider choosing unique colors. For example, match your color palette to a theme such as choosing nail polish colors for spring.
2. Painted Details
Whether getting an air rushed pattern over a classic manicure or having a nail technician freehand designs over the finished product, your gel manicure can be easily adapted to something unique. A shellac manicure guarantees a loner lasting design.
3. Glitter and Sequins
While at a spa treatment, add shine to your gel polish nails by having a coat of glitter, glitter painted on in stripes or other patterns, or even by adding sequins to the design.
4. Stamped Designs
A very easy way to add variety to a French Manicure is to add stamped designs to nails during your day spa treatment. A top coat over this stamped design will protect it from chipping, as will having a shellac manicure base.
5. Upside Down Look
Rather than paint a classic French Manicure, have one done upside-down at your day spa. Instead of a white tip on your gel manicure, the white edge will be at the bottom of the nail and the pink will run to the ends. Combine this with another twist, such as
nail polish colors for spring, and find endless possibilities for new nail looks.
Are You Gellin’?
Is a Gel Manicure For You?
Getting a manicure can be a soothing, pleasant experience for anyone. Yet manicures don’t last. The polish often ends up chipping after a few days, no matter what the manicurist uses for a topcoat. This is where a gel manicure can be a better option. This type procedure is a new beauty innovation. The gel polish can last up to two weeks without chipping, fading, crackling, or peeling.
A gel manicure is a simple procedure, but it is best done by a trained professional. First, the manicurist will file and shape your nails, then push your cuticles back. Next, a base coat is applied and allowed to dry, followed by the gel polish, in whatever color you choose. After the first coat is applied, you will place your nails under a special UV light for up to a minute. This sets and hardens the gel. Two more coats will be applied, and the UV light will be used after each coat. After your nails come out from under the light, they will be completely dry. The result is glossier and shinier than the polish used for a regular manicure. (more…)
Great Colors for winter 2015-2016
Whether it’s fashionable or not, let’s face it everyone has their own style and taste. Some of us just like certain nail colors we feel look well on us. There is nothing wrong with that. We will look at the latest and greatest nail polish colors for the winter 2015-2016 seasons.
Manicure and pedicure styles are diversified. Many color choices are being used from very pale to black. A simple plain manicure is fashionable as well as a manicure using nail art and embellishment accents. Anything goes today. Every nail polish is your own style so wear it well and enjoy it. (more…)
Glitzy, Gold Manicure!
So let’s get your glitzy and gold on for the holidays. Now is the time for glitzy ways to dress up your nails and sparkle with a gold manicure for the holidays. There is nothing more festive than a glitzy gold manicure. There is always several nail color choices of silver and gold and other metallic’s for the holiday season. Whether you want a straight gold manicure or some nail art design with some hints of gold and glitter, the day spa has the style for you this holiday. Go all out with a matching pedicure with some pretty nail art on your big toes just for fun. (more…)
Peachy Keen Nails
Is there really a best time to wear peach nail polish? Peach is a color that can be worn year round. Lighter shades are grade for spring and summer. Deeper shades compliment the fall and winter months. Peach nail color is a very popular manicure choice at the day spa. Peach tones are very versatile and can be worn with many colorful outfits.
Bursting with color, peach tones are mouthwatering colors that can be both refreshing and powerful. Peach shades range from very pale to very deep dreamy corals to almost orange. Add some nail art to your peach manicure and wow them with your sexiness. (more…)
Fall into Color!
Summertime has withered away (except in Florida), and it’s time to put the whites away and start thinking about the fall season. It’s time for fall and time for a new look. One of the best ways to accent a new fall look is with a fresh manicure and pedicure. A visit to the day spa is a great place to find your favorite fall nail color. While some colors are trendy, there is no law that says you can’t wear any color you want in any season. (more…)
Don’t Forget Nana and Papa!
Grandparents gotta love them. Our grandparents are the good guys that spoil us and give us everything when we are little kids. If you were lucky to have grandparents in your life then you get it. September 13th is Grandparents day and a great time to give back and show them how special they are. A day spa gift certificate is a great treat to show them some love and appreciation. They would love it if you tagged along for a spa treatment and a lunch date. It’s all about making more memories to share. (more…)
What Your Nails Say about You
Our nail care can tell a lot about a person. They can be visually appealing or a clear indication of lack of hygiene. Even if you have a busy lifestyle, there is no reason not to groom your nails and hand care. Nails that are strong and healthy look beautiful. There are some very simple things that you can do to improve the health and appearance of your nails. A day spa visit twice a month for a manicure is a very inexpensive way to treat nail care. (more…)
I Love Watermelon!
Well with the 4th of July finishing up with all the red, white and blue; how about adding the rest of the colors bursting with flavor for summer? This is the season we enjoy our mani and pedi’s because we can play with bright, bold and even shocking nail colors that really show our summer tan off. It’s fun to visit the day spa for a summer manicure with some sweet nail art designs. How about asking for a watermelon nail polish shade or watermelon nail art design? Your nails will look good enough to eat! Watermelon nails are a perfect summer mani.
You can really add a pop of color this summer with gorgeous shades of reds, oranges and pinks for your pedicure. Your toes will look so sexy in summer sandals. Shades of coral are very popular in the summer. They even work well matching with a coral lipstick. (more…)