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Manicure  // Posts tagged as "Manicure"

Get You A Shellacin’!

manicure, gel polish, gel manicure, spa treatment, day spa, manicure, massage, shellac manicureI don’t know about you, but I just feel awesome with a new manicure and pedicure. I love being pampered. My mani/pedi’s are so refreshing and boost my self esteem. We all feel good when we look good.  Whether you have a regular manicure or high end, every working girl would benefit with a good manicure in the professional world.


It’s all about preference for most people. A basic manicure is fine. But when you want to go beyond the basics and explore other options, it can become confusing to know which one you want to try. So let’s take a look at the differences between Acrylic, Gel and Shellac Nails. I’m sure you will be able to decide which option is right for you.  (more…)

Are You Gellin’?

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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…)

Just Because It’s Winter Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Take Care of Your Feet!

pedicure, spa treatment, day spa, manicure, massageOh that dreaded winter time again. Baby its cold outside. Time to put away the summer sandals for closed shoes again. Our poor tootsies, if they could only talk. Wintertime can be hard on the feet, literally. So it’s important to take care of your winter feet all year long.


Your feet really need a lot of love in the winter. They are tucked away in thick socks and boots, not getting any air and sweating. Boots and closed shoes fend off the cold. Dry air outside and overheated air inside will result in dry, cracked heels, and itchy peeling skin. It is important to properly clean, moisturize and exfoliate to protect your feet. This skin care regimen will help keep your feet feeling comfy and beautiful all season long. Winterize your feet at the day spa. Treat yourself to a pedicure spa treatment and massage.  (more…)

Spa Products to Use at Home

Massage therapy, massage, stress relief, relaxation, day spa, and aromatherapyHave you ever considered purchasing some of the salon products at your favorite day spa or salon? Maybe some of you already have, and the rest may not have given it a thought. Some of you like to use the same products the technician used on you. What’s nice about buying spa products at the salon right after your spa treatment is the technician can offer some insight on the products she used.  Mostly, you can continue your at-home treatment and make your spa visits last longer in between. Look at it as a cost savings; prolonging spa treatments.


There are many at-home spa products sold in stores and online. Coupons and sales are great for purchasing online. Even discount stores like fancy drug stores offer a wide variety of spa products.  It’s understandable that many of us have to watch our spending and live on a budget. Once in a while we can afford to splurge a little and buy our favorite aromatherapy oils and lotions, and a variety of nail polish colors. There’s no harm in saving, but there’s no harm in spending either – within our means of course.  (more…)

Enjoying Your Day Spa Visit

Massage therapy, massage, stress relief, relaxation, day spa, manicure, pedicure, human interaction, and human touch relaxationHave you ever experienced a Day Spa before? If you’ve never experienced a Day Spa before and would like to try it, ask your friends to recommend one to you. Word of mouth is usually a good reference locally. You really want it to be a pleasant experience, so why not do a little research on some local spas and look for reviews.

Some people complain about daily tension in muscles and joints due to their busy careers and family responsibilities. Relaxing at a local Day Spa is an excellent way for you to relieve the mental and physical symptoms of stress. Continual tension and stress can actually make your immune system ineffective leading to a lowered resistance to infectious diseases. Local Day Spas employ estheticians offering relaxing spa treatments such as massages, manicures and pedicures.  All Day Spas offer a welcoming and relaxing environment. The staff is friendly and nurturing, and is there to listen to your needs and offer treatment options. The goal you are looking for is stress relief and you are at the right place.  (more…)

Make Mine Marsala!

Manicure, pedicure, nail polish, nail polish colorsAre 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…)

Healing in the Waters

Spa, manicure, pedicure, body wrap, stress relief, relaxation, day spa, aromatherapyThe 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…)

Soothing Power of the Human Touch

Massage therapy, massage, stress relief, relaxation, day spa, manicure, pedicure, human interaction, and human touch relaxationThe squeeze of a friends hand, a big bear hug, a relaxing kneading massage, even a little bedroom fun, it’s all about the human touch. Touching is shaping up to be the ultimate mind-body medicine. Touching or getting touched makes some people feel happier and less anxious, also feeling healthier. From lowering your heart rate and blood pressure to increasing immune function and relieving pain, the human touch is healing.


If you’ve ever had a massage you already know it helps you unwind. Even those quickie mall kiosk massages are a pleasure to have when you are on the run and pressed for time. During your massage muscles begin to unclench and your heart rate starts to slow a little. If you have high blood pressure, massage helps the numbers come down, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol may drop. You begin to feel recharged and happy with a robust immune system; all this because of the soothing power of the human touch.  (more…)

Don’t Forget The Guys!

Pedicure, spa treatment, day spa, manicure, massage, gift certificateHave you ever thought of giving a spa gift certificate to a guy? Why not? Maybe you have already.  You would be surprised at how many guys would jump at the chance to have a spa treatment but would never think of getting one themselves.  This makes it easy for gift giving for you and them.  A massage spa treatment gift certificate is a great gift for birthdays and Christmas. I’m sure he will never forget your generous gift.


Since its Christmastime, why not make it a couple’s gift.  How about spending the day with your boyfriend or hubby at a day spa and get the works done? You both will be so relaxed and prettied up for your New Years Eve party.  Remember, when you look beautiful you feel beautiful. That goes for guys too. This holiday season make it a double and go with your man to a day spa and try something new together.  (more…)

Spa Etiquette

Pedicure, spa treatment, day spa, manicure, massageWhether you are experienced or receiving a spa treatment for the first time, you really should familiarize yourself with spa etiquette. You don’t want to be embarrassed or upset other guests or technicians with your behavior or attire. Reading the spa brochures and website ahead of time is a great way to find out what is considered spa etiquette and what you might expect.


First of all, you know how annoying it is to hear people on their cell phones everywhere you go. Cell phone usage at the spa is no different. Turn off your cell phone. You’re supposed to be focusing on relaxing.  You’re not relaxing if you are talking, texting or emailing your friends. Keep in mind this is just as upsetting to the person next to you, and the technician trying to work on you too.  Even if you’re just getting a pedicure, read a magazine instead and enjoy the day spa.  (more…)