Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shellac

We are soooooo excited!
(Was that enough o's to demonstrate how excited we are?)

One of the great things introduced at the Peerless Spring Hair Show was from Creative Nail Design. It is called Shellac. You've probably seen it in nearly every beauty magazine or heard the talk online. This is a nail polish that cures under the UV lamp. The first of it's kind. And it's crazy popular.

Why is this so great? Because you can get your pedicure or manicure, then get your nails polished, and then leave with them completely dry and looking fabulously shiny. Best of all, it lasts! Shellac wears for 14 days on the hands and over a month on the feet, and still looks shiny and freshly polished. Previously, you could only get that kind of wearability by having artificial nails, which can feel bulky and require a lot of maintenance. Shellac feels just like a regular nail polish, but it's ultra shiny and made to last. When it's time to change polish, Shellac can be easily removed with 10 minutes of soaking - no drilling, filing, or damage to your natural nails!

Love having polished nails on your hands but your polish chips in like a day? Get Shellac and you will look great for 2 weeks. Come try it!

Shellac alone is $30
With a manicure or pedicure, it is only $15
Want more info? Check out this video from CND:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Prep Time

Now is the perfect time to start waxing for the up and coming summer months. Get ready now for all those summer shorts and days spent in the dreaded swimsuit. At least there is one thing you won't have to worry about... If you start a waxing program now, it will dramatically slow down the growth process, so you will have less maintenance in the summer.

It takes a few times of waxing to catch up to all cycles of hairgrowth, which is why it is best to start your program early. A great way to judge if your hair is long enough to wax is to pull out a strand with tweezers. If the hair underneath that you just pulled out is as long as the hair on the outside surface, then it is ready to wax. In general, it usually takes about a weeks worth of growth to have enough to wax. Waxing slows down the growth process, it thins the hair out, and it can lighten up the color and texture of the hair. Now is also the perfect time to start because it is still chilly, so no wearing those precious shorts or capris just yet!

If you don't want to go the route of waxing, bettybeauty has just come out with the readybetty hair removal product that is safe to use in those very sensitive areas (bikini) and works much better and lasts longer than those other hair removal products. And, you can do this in the privacy of your own shower. (The kit also comes with stencils, if you become daring and adventurous!)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day

Want a good gift idea for the mother(s) in your life?

I think my all time favorite and original gift idea would be to get her a subscription to our Pedicure of the Month Club.

She can relax with all of the different scents we introduce each month. Some of our recent spa pedicures have included Cupcake, Lemonade, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Blueberry Muffin.

What better way to "make" her take some much needed time out? We all know mom won't usually spend the money on herself. Offer to watch the kids for her and she will be ecstatic!

What if your mom doesn't live close? We have a Pedicure of the Month Club by Mail too! Every month she'll receive a personal pedicure in the mail, including instructions, tips, and all of the supplies she needs to pamper herself at home. The kits are also handy for taking to her favorite pedi place. They can do the work, and she can still relax with our delicious featured scents.