How To Do A Gel Coated Manicure At Home And Other Tips

Gel coat manicures are nice because the gel coating gives your nails a protective coating that helps your manicure last days longer without the color chipping or cracking. You can get gel manicures at a salon like Nails By Yen, but there are a number of gel coat polishes on the market today in case you want at -home option to supplement your salon visits. These gel polishes are fairly inexpensive, and are great for an at-home manicure in a pinch. See below for instructions to do a gel coated manicure at home and other helpful tips. What You Need: Gel coat polish Nail polish (color of your choice) Clear top coat Nail file and buffer Dry oil (to dry nails faster – optional) Nail polish remover Cotton balls Instructions: Start by filing your nails in one smooth motion across the entire nail. You can file nails so they look square, rounded, or pointed – the choice is yours. Buff your nails to help smooth the surface of the nail and to help smooth out ridges on the nail. Remove Continue Reading →

Self Care: Improving Your Emotional Health By Visiting The Spa

Taking the time to get a facial, or to get your nails done does more for you than improve your appearance. Getting treatments at a salon is providing self care, a habit that more people need to develop. With the stresses of everyday life, everyone needs some time to take a break. While some people may enjoy spending time alone reading a book, practicing self care is an excellent way to improve your emotional health, reduce stress levels, and leave you feeling relaxed. Most Parents Neglect Taking Care of Their Own Needs As a parent, it’s hard to put some of your own needs first. The problem is, if you are exhausted and never take the time to recharge, you will always be running on empty. Moms tend to spend a lot of time during your average day taking care of everyone else, particularly when the children are little. A visit to the salon gives moms (and dads if they like facials and manicures) a chance to rest without having to worry about anyone, even if it’s only for a Continue Reading →

Only One Month Until Your Wedding Day? 2 Steps To Achieving Glowing Skin In A Rush

Is there only one month left until your big day, and you are still dealing with complexion problems? Even the best makeup artist can’t help you look your best on your wedding day when your complexion, which is the artist’s “canvas,” isn’t looking its best. However, don’t despair! When you plan the next month of your at-home and professional skincare treatments well, you really can achieve glowing skin by the time your wedding day arrives. While it would be ideal to begin a new skincare regimen at least a few months before your wedding, life isn’t always ideal. Here is a guide to getting glowing skin in just one month.  1. Plan Your At-home Skincare Regimen Wisely and Start It Now No matter what skincare problem you are facing, there is a product that can help you get the problem under control or even eliminate it altogether by the time your wedding day arrives. However, now is not the time to begin super-powerful retinoids or other prescription skincare products if you don’t already use them. Why? Retinoids, such as Retin-A, Continue Reading →