Healthy feet are important all year round, yet we seem to pay more attention to them in the summer months. I guess it’s because we show more skin in the summer. The sandals come out and it’s time for a summer pedicure. Most people wear closed shoes in the fall and winter months and probably will stretch a pedicure an extra month. For healthy summer feet, it’s time to pull all the stops out and do some prep work for summer. It’s time for a trip to the day spa for a pretty summer pedicure and massage therapy. Treat yourself to a facial while you’re there. Exfoliate those dead skin cells and get ready for that summer tan. (more…)
Hot fun in the summertime! Summer is a time for vacations and family fun. A lot of celebrations take place in the summer like weddings and graduations. So how are you going to squeeze a little “me time” into all the festivities and family obligations? Maybe a little “staycation” treat for yourself at the day spa is just what you need. A day at the spa is a great summer treat. Massage therapy is very relaxing. If you have the time for a complete spa package then get the works. If you are pressed for time chauffeuring the kids to soccer practice or play dates, then how about a quick manicure or facial? It’s time to slow down and enjoy the summer. You deserve it! (more…)
There is nothing more annoying than someone talking on their cell phone in a public place. It’s very rude, and really no one is interested in anything you have to say. A little common courtesy goes a long way. Besides, why go to a day spa if all you’re going to do is talk and text on your phone? How relaxing is that?
It’s called spa etiquette! I’m sure every day spa you go to displays their policies. Turning off cell phones should be a given. It’s not rocket science. But, after all, why are you there? You are seeking some form of treatment. Whether you are there for a facial, manicure, pedicure or even massage therapy, the idea is to relax and enjoy. Shut your mind off and separate yourself from reality and most of all electronic technology. This is the time for you to unwind and re-energize yourself both physically and mentally. (more…)
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…)
When we think of Independence Day, we think about planning summer parties and barbecues, children all excited waving sparklers and eating ice cream. We make memories every holiday for the family photo albums of pool parties and beach days and more. We are celebrating the Fourth of July, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We enjoy freedoms in this country that a lot of people in other countries around the world envy. We should never take our freedom for granted.
Most of us also look forward to a holiday for a day off from work too. Our days off are usually filled with chores and appointments. It’s a nice treat when you can take some “me-time” and plan a day spa massage to relax and unwind. Maybe even a manicure and pedicure celebrating the Fourth of July with some red, white and blue nail art to make it fun. Celebrate your freedom with a soothing facial. Invite a few friends to your spa day and go out on the town to watch the fireworks at night. (more…)
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…)
Every day should be Mother’s Day. Don’t ya think? After all, this is the wonderful amazing woman who gave you life. What a blessing. She deserves to be treated with love, respect and appreciation every day. A mother’s love is like no other, and she will move mountains for her children. Show Mom how much you love her by giving her a day spa gift certificate for Mother’s Day. (more…)
Thank you! These two little words are so powerful and often taken for granted. Whether you are on the giving or receiving end of a “thank you”, it’s important know it’s value and truly be sincere. Some people use it as a reflex and don’t really feel its value. If you are going to say it, then please mean it and show it. A gift is a perfect way to say thank you. Why not show your appreciation with a day spa gift certificate? It’s a great unisex gift for men and women so it covers all the bases. They will love you for it. (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.