Who doesn’t like snacks? I love snacks. They are a great in between meal pick-me-up as long as you choose healthy snacking. Today there are many healthy snack recipes out there on the internet. If you are trying to avoid snacking then stay active and occupied. For instance, go for a manicure and pamper yourself. Use this treat as a way to stop a snack attack. Plus if your nails are wet you can’t put anything in your mouth LOL. It can be a challenge to avoid snack attacks, so why not try some healthy snack recipes that you can carry with you wherever you go? (more…)
Manicures and pedicures are an absolute must for summertime. You’re living in pretty sandals and cute flip flops most of the time. So your toenails should be dressed in pretty vibrant colors to show off those sandals. Maybe you are a more neutral kind of girl who likes softer summertime nail color. That’s fine too. You want your toes to be groomed and appealing. I love pedicures, not just for my toenails, but for the great massages too. The day spa massage chairs and the foot rub by the technicians are so relaxing both physically and mentally. Did you ever think a pedicure could relax your mind? Hey, I say whatever works just do it. (more…)
Having beautiful nails are one of women greatest assets, and taking care of them is even more important. When nail maintenance is needed, most women will find themselves visiting the nearest nail salon for a manicure treatment. And if they just want a day of spoiling, they can opt out to visit a day spa for the full package of services that include facials, body wraps, and massages. If the spa is equipped with its own nail salon, pedicures and manicures can complete the “me time” list.
Although there are many types of manicures like gel manicures and shellac manicures that are available in nail salons today, one of the most popular and requested with nail polish colors for spring is the French manicure. This manicure features a white nail tip with a clear coat covering. But if you want your nails to stand out from the norm, there are other choices to select from, which is discussed in the following:
• Colored French Manicure. Other nail colors than the classic white are used on the nail tip.
• Free Hand French Manicure. Painting the tip and other designs on the nail without using a template.
• Air Brushed French Manicure. The airbrushing technique sprays the colors on, using a guide on the nail to create the white tip. To add more creativity, designs can also be incorporated to add flair to the nail.
• Glitter French Manicure. Use a glittery top coat on the tips of nails to achieve the look.
• Stamped French Manicure. Use a KONAD Nail Art stamp to put tip and/or design on nails.
• Sequins French Manicure. Use a coat of clear gel polish; add glitter polish to tip of nails; then add sequin while wet to get the required look.
• Upside Down French Manicure. This includes uniquely placing the tip color at the bottom of nail and the color that would be used at the bottom of nail on the tip. The shape would be reversed at the bottom.
When it comes to choosing which French manicure is the best for your usage, there are few things to consider including health issues such as allergies, asthma, or bacterial nail infections. Then there is the cost of the procedure. Make sure it is within your budget for the first visit and the follow-ups. If you ask questions and do the research, then you will be able to decide which French manicure will best benefit you.
Do you suffer with brittle nail syndrome? Well it’s not the end of the world. Seek a remedy for brittle nails that works for you. It’s so annoying when your nails start to grow and you think “wow, they’re lookin good”, and then they start to chip and break. I hate when I see that tiny little white crack on the side of a good nail. You know that’s not going to end well. Sometimes it’s below the skin level which really means a big “ouch” if it tears or breaks off, it’s a bleeder. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but a manicure is a fun and inexpensive way to lift my spirits and make me feel pretty. We all need a little pampering and it doesn’t have to be expensive. With the abundance of nail polish colors for spring, we can play every week trying out different colors. Whether you’re the type that just wants to match your nails to your skin tone, or enjoys matching colors to your outfits, there are so many choices to play with.
When looking for a beautiful color to match your skin tone, think of this as finding your facial foundation shade. Check out these tips for matching nail polish to your skin tone. (more…)
If you are thinking of getting a gel manicure, talk to your day spa technician and ask questions. It may not be for you. It’s always a good idea to ask questions prior to any spa treatment. There are pluses, but there are also some risks that might affect you and your health. For some it’s just a cost issue. A gel manicure costs more than a regular manicure because there is more involved and different products used. Many women prefer to have a gel manicure because it saves them time out of their busy home/work life because it will last longer so they don’t need to make frequent weekly trips to the salon for a manicure. Time is precious, yet we still deserve our little luxuries. (more…)
Are you one of those people who follow fashions hottest colors and trends for the New Year? Well if you haven’t heard already, the new hip hop hottest color of 2015 is Marsala. Marsala is a versatile, warm and rich color, with hues that evoke images of Indian spice and red wine. Pop artists Taylor Swift and Beyonce have been wearing the latest shade already. Reminiscent of a fine Italian wine, Marsala is thirst quenching.
The brownish red rich color of Italian wine is predicted to become the hottest hue for weddings too. Just think of all the sexy dresses you’ll find in Marsala that you can mix and match with the perfect nail polish and jewelry. Wow, just imagine how hot and sultry you will look. Some brides might even consider Marsala as their choice of bridesmaids dresses too. What a beautiful rich color for your wedding photos. (more…)
The ancient Egyptians recognized the healing powers of water in 2000 BC. The Romans were very strong believers in the power of hydrotherapy. People travelled from all over England to Bath to wash away infirmities as early as AD 1138. Several modern treatments have evolved from the ancient tradition of bathing.
Different treatments use water properties, such as pressure and temperature for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat symptoms of some diseases. Hot water immersion is said to be good for the heart and can lower blood pressure. A warm bath and hand soak before a manicure will quiet and soothe your body. The warmth we feel during a pedicure or body wrap at the day spa is a stress relief and an excellent form of relaxation. (more…)
The holidays come to mind when we think of winter time. Silver and gold, red and green abound as the colors of the holiday season. So with these festivities we also like to dress up for Christmas and New Years. Nail polish colors are an important part of our holiday attire. It’s a fun time to get a fancy manicure or pedicure with holiday flare.
Red nail color tones are always popular in the winter months. For some, that’s as festive as it gets. Others will go all out with decorative nail art and fancy glitter tones mixed and matched. But, there are still some people who desire a neutral color manicure and pedicure. French manicures are very pretty and popular for every season, not just the winter. (more…)
If variety is the spice of life, you can compare the Fall 2014 nail polish trends to a Moroccan souk. The manicure trends for the upcoming season run the gamut from sheer, ladylike nudes to space age gunmetal talons. Here is a rundown of each fall trend and where you should show it off:
Nude polishes are ladylike and understated, and they were all over the runways. Some polishes are transparent, making you have to have to look twice to see if the nail is really painted at all. Other versions of this trend appear more opaque, even venturing into white.
Where to Wear It: This is a great look for everything from playing tennis or giving a presentation to a board. People might not notice your nails, but they will hear what you have to say.
Oxblood or burgundy nail polish lends a big-city vibe to your manicure. Darker and deeper than traditional cherry red, this fall trend is broody and works great with fall’s grey, navy, and, of course, black clothes.
Where to Wear It: Oxblood is the color to wear to an art exhibit or film festival.
The shiny metallic nail trend for this fall is a way to get your nails noticed, so only go this direction if you are prepared for that kind of attention.
Where to Wear It: Whether you wear this trend in typical ovals or daring claws, this is not something you are going to want to rock in the board room or court room. Wear a shocking, shiny gunmetal manicure to the party of the season.
Try whichever fall trend speaks to you, or, better yet, go for them all. You have all season, after all.