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…)
Healing in the Waters
A day spa is an excellent place for you to enjoy the healing power of water therapy in addition to getting a professional pedicure and manicure that includes trimming your toenails and fingernails along with applying a beautiful and long-lasting polish. If you are suffering from frequent anxiety caused by problems at home or work, then ask the manicurist for a specialized foot bath with hydro-jets that will provide stress relief after it massages your tired and sore feet. (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.
Spa Products to Use at Home
Choose from an Assortment of Nail Polish Colors to Take Home
When you visit a day spa for a service such as a manicure or pedicure, it is possible to purchase high-quality products to take home. Taking home a nail polish after a professional pedicure or manicure is especially important in order to touch up a chip or scratch on a fingernail. Nail polish colors are unique, and if you want to keep your fingernails or toenails looking perfect after a manicure or pedicure, then you must ask to buy a bottle of nail polish before leaving the day spa. (more…)
Just Because It’s Winter Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Take Care of Your Feet!
Many people do not make trips to the day spa during the winter months. They think that a pedicure or manicure is not necessary during the winter months. However, there are a number of ways that you will be able to benefit from getting a spa treatment during the winter months.
The colder temperatures cause your skin to get drier. If your feet are dry, then they are likely to develop cracks and blisters. A spa treatment helps keep your feet moisturized. This can help prevent your feet from developing cracks and blisters. Keeping your feet moisturized can prevent them from developing an infection.
Soothing Power of the Human Touch
There is something significant about the human touch. It can communicate in a way that makes words unnecessary. As newborns, we soon recognized that our mother’s touch meant comfort and security. A hug can tell people how much we love and appreciate them. Even a gentle touch on the hand or shoulder can convey our support for the other person. Human interaction is an integral part of life. It provides relaxation and stress relief.
Since ancient times, people knew how beneficial human interaction could be in the form of touch. Most cultures had their own style of massage that was said to invigorate the body, soothe the mind, and refresh the spirit. Eastern philosophy and medicinal treatment have used this relaxation therapy for millennia. Just since the last century or so have Western doctors and therapists considered massage as a viable form of therapy for stress relief. (more…)
Don’t Forget The Guys this Valentines Day!
Spa Gift Certificates Make the Perfect Gift for Guys, Too
Ladies, while you’re busy dropping your man hints about flowers and jewelry for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to find something memorable for him to show that special guy in your life how much he means to you. Most men are practical creatures, so finding a gift he will actually use rather than the ever popular, yet never coveted fruit basket will make this Valentine’s Day a hit for him.
While your guy might not outright ask you for it, a spa gift certificate is the perfect gift for your man to relax. The best part about a gift certificate is that it shows your man that you were thinking of him, yet gives him the freedom to enjoy something he really wants. Spa services aren’t just for women. A spa gift certificate allows your man to choose from a variety of services, including pedicure, spa treatment, manicure, massage, or enjoying a rejuvenating day at the day spa. Besides, de-stressing with a massage and spa treatment or getting spiffy with a manicure and pedicure, could put your guy in the perfect mood to take you out for a romantic night on the town. There’s no shame in you reaping the rewards of sending your man off to decompress at the day spa while you binge watch that guilty pleasure Netflix show he just can’t stand.
So, this Valentine’s Day consider giving your man the well-deserved gift of relaxation and pampering. Let your man relax and enjoy the finer things in life to show him how special he is in your life. And, now that you’ve upped the game with memorable Valentine’s Day gifts, you will be sitting pretty next year when February rolls around. A relaxing trip to the spa is an experience he won’t soon forget!
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…)
Proper Spa Etiquette
Whether it’s a first time massage or your weekly manicure visit, etiquette is always important to keep in mind for a trip to the day spa. While you’re there to relax and rejuvenate, there are a few important spa etiquette tips to keep in mind.
Arrive On Time
Start your spa treatment right by arriving on time for your appointment. If it’s your first time to the spa, plan to arrive a few minutes early in case there is paperwork to fill out before you begin. This helps the spa employees and other guests avoid delays.
Turn Off Electronics
Visiting the spa is about relaxation, so be sure to turn off or disconnect your electronics when you arrive. No one wants to be halfway through a peaceful massage or pedicure, only to hear a cell phone ring!
Remember that some people find silence relaxing while others just need to get it all out. Whether you talk with your therapist during a spa treatment is up to you, but keep the other guests’ preferences in mind when you’re in public areas such as the waiting room, saunas, or locker rooms. Usually the spa center will have soft music or other relaxing sounds to listen to while you’re waiting.
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…)