Thursday, January 6, 2011

Atomizer Kit -- 3 Sprays Away from Calm Bliss

Sometimes it is the littlest things that make an impression. Recently we added a tiny atomizer kit for under $4. It can be filled with any fragrance or liquid and voila -- a pocket sized spray. I took mine and added a few drops of ESS Lemongrass Water-Soluble Essential Oil and then added water. A few times during the day, I spray a few pumps in my workspace and... ahhhhhhh, instant calm. The Lemongrass is calming, reduces stress, helps fight jet lag, and it is also great as a toner for oily skin. The Atomizer Kit facilitates the dispersion.

The Atomizer is just too cool! ALSO Great for quickly scenting your spa room, a quick refreshing water mist on a hot day, or even odor control in the bathroom... all from a discreet bottle that easily slips into your purse, pocket, or the palm of your hand!

See the Atomizer Kit Here:

See the ESS Lemongrass Water-Soluble Essential Oil/30 mL Here:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17 of Gelish Manicure - Shine & Color Still Going Strong

Hello all! I just wanted to give some personal feedback on my Gelish experience since we picked up this amazing nail line.

My Gelish manicure was done 17 days ago....and all 10 nails are still holding on strong! As you can see from my photo, the color has not faded, scratched or chipped. The color intensity and shine is still rich and glossy. Though this polish could go the 21 day distance, my nails are growing strong and fast with this product on! I do have some slight wear at the edges, BUT that is because some of my nails were extremely short at the time of the Gelish application. I've learned that capping the edges properly can be challenging when the clients' nails are extremely short. The nails that I am showing wear on were definitely not capped at the edges because they were only nubs at the time of application. The official Gelish trainer repeatedly stated that there were 2 points critical for Nail Pros to follow to ensure lasting Gelish manicures:
    1. Apply Base Coat as thin as possible. It should not be "slick or shiny" looking - it should look "orange peel shiny -- with texture". Overuse of base coat is the most common problem with applying Gelish. If you have slick shine BEFORE you cure, you have used too much foundation.

    2. CAP THE FREE EDGE WITH EVERY LAYER! Our recommendation is to cap the free edge first, then apply product to the nail bed. If you cap the free edge first, when you pull the color down the nail plate, you remove the bulb at the free edge. If you cap at the end, you risk leaving a bulb at the free edge.

Other than some grow-out (hey, I can't control how fast my nails grow, they thrive with Gelish!) my polish still looks great. At 17 DAYS! Under normal circumstances, I can't keep my polish looking this good for 7 days! It is still in tact, with a shine that looks like it was just applied. Definitely A++++, Gelish!

Gelish...The Gel Manicure that's getting everyone Jealous!

What has been missing from the manicure world??

Gelish…..The product that every nail tech needs to know about!

By now, I am sure that every nail technician has heard of the gel manicure and most of you have probably even heard of Nail Harmony’s Gelish, but how much do you really know about the Gelish products? Gelish isn’t like every other gel manicure on the market. What sets Gelish apart from other gel manicures is how it is formulated.

Gelish is a pigmented gel whereas other gel manicures are lacquer/hybrids. In simpler terms, this means you will never have to shake a nail polish bottle again! Ever have a client complain that there favorite color looks a little different this time then the last time they got it? Gelish will make that question completely disappear! The reason that makes all this possible is because a pigmented gel means the color of the polish is always going to be the same, causing consistency bottle to bottle, application to application. Being that Gelish is a pigmented gel also means that you will be providing your customers with a product that lasts longer, won’t deplete or damage their nails, and will give them the strong nails they always wanted.

How Will Gelish benefit you, The Nail Tech:

  • With Gelish’s proven performance, your business will expand like never before.
  • No girl left behind! With 48 colors and 48 more coming in soon there is a color for everyone, every age.
  • Gelish will attract a whole new clientele that you haven’t been able to reach with other products, including girls that have never gotten manicures before.
  • With 20-30 seconds cure time, you can do more manicures a day then you ever thought possible which will increase your profits.
  • No more smudged nails which means no more wasting time fixing a smudged nail.
  • From French manicures to multi-colored glittered manicures, Gelish will allow you to provide clients with a variety of options.
  • When placing a Gelish order with Pure Spa Direct we will help do the advertising for you! Each order will contain a Shelf Talker at no additional charge.

Why your clients will fall in love Gelish:

  • Clients will finally be able to have a long lasting manicure, up to 21 days of perfectly polished nails!
  • Clients will have piece of mind before vacationing, finally their manicure will make it past the plane ride.
  • Clients will be given the opportunity to have fun with the variety and options Gelish will offer them. Something for every occasion – all year long!
  • Clients will feel confident in knowing that they can have a long lasting manicure that protects the nails instead of depleting or damaging the nails.
Your clients will appreciate not having to get a manicure every week, and a happy client makes a happy business & referrals!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gelish Manicure Benifits. A Client's Prespective on Gelish

Article Written By Gelish client Cecilia from Arlington, TX.

Hands can tell you so much about a person. As a professional business woman, keeping my hands and nails presentable with regular manicures is essential. But for years, I, like so many other women, found myself with polish chipping in just a matter of days, or sometimes hours post-manicure. The only alternative I was offered to avoid this was acrylic nails, but after years of wearing them I ruined my natural nails and vowed never to go back.

So then I heard about a product called Gelish, which offers long wear gel polishes in a generous array of colors that can endure up to 21 days of wear. A polish that can last more than a few days without compromising the "well being" of my natural nail sounded amazing! Price doesn't matter at this point, I just HAD TO HAVE IT! Not only is this ideal for my everyday life, while sorting through 48 gorgeous colors, I was thinking about how great a Gelish manicure would be before a beach vacation (my mani / pedis don't hold up well at the beach), or how perfect this would be for my next trip overseas (I hate traveling with polish). My mind was racing with excitement about how a polish with this kind of longevity will make my nail issues a thing of the past.

The Gelish process was seamless and quick! Basically, the process is painting and sealing, leaving me with high gloss, smooth, and completely dry nails. The tech used an LED curing light that took only seconds to "cure" the Gelish and my nails looked perfect! Despite my busy lifestyle of gardening, working out, lots of housework and lots of typing - there are NO signs of chipping, peeling or lifting. I love the peace of mind Gelish gives me: I can relax and live my life, without worrying about my nails looking ugly or unpresentable for the next few weeks! Gelish addresses my 2 major concerns, polish longevity and beauty while keeping my natural nail protected and healthy. Gelish is an excellent quality product, and I highly recommend to my friends all over the country to find a salon that offers Gelish manicures. Finally, a way to conveniently have healthy, beautiful nails!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nails are HOT HOT HOT - Gelish, the 21-Day Manicure!

2010 has shaped up to be the year of the nails - everything nails is hot, hot, hot! We are up for almost anything on our nails these days - bold colors, textures, and even nail art. What is most exciting are the new products to keep those nails looking hot, hot, hot for as long as possible!

As a buyer for Pure Spa Direct, I am constantly on the lookout for innovative products to help our clients grow and succeed in their businesses. A few months ago, we reviewed the CND Shellac products. As we all know, the backorder situation with Shellac has made obtaining all parts for the Shellac system extremely difficult. So, when I began hearing clients talking about Nail Harmony's GELISH products, I was off and running to find out what all the chatter was about!

Gelish is similar to Shellac in that it applies like a polish, yet wears like a gel. It's easy to apply, and the high gloss and beautiful colors make it a popular choice with most clients! Gelish boasts a 21-Day manicure - although you might want to do a fill on your clients during that time to maintain their gorgeous look.

You will be able to reach a wider client base with Gelish, as Gelish currently offers 48 polish colors, with another 48 planned for release soon. The colors range from sweet and mellow pinks, creams, and nudes to fierce and bold blacks, purples, and greens - as well as everything in between! There is a color choice for everyone - from 8 through 80, all of your clients will be satisfied!

Nail Harmony has developed a UV LED Light to cure the Gelish products in seconds instead of minutes. The LED bulbs put out virtually no heat, so there is no discomfort for your client. Also, while UV bulbs rapidly decrease in potency (which leads to problems getting your gel to cure), LED bulbs have a life of approximately 50,000 hours! You will NEVER have to change the bulbs in this light - EVER! Best of all, using the LED lamp allows you to shave up to 20 minutes of cure time from each service. As we all know, Time = Money, so faster services means more clients per day!

Another product featured in the Gelish system truly sets Gelish apart from its competitors - the Structure Gel. While Shellac is not recommended for clients with weak, peeling, or troublesome nails, Gelish has embraced these clients by offering Structure Gel. This is a clear gel you apply after the base coat to strengthen the nail and prevent peeling and breakage. While not all clients will require this step, the clients who do need it will now also be able to benefit from beautiful, glossy, long-lasting manicures!

Also, removal is a breeze. Gelish offers an acetone hybrid remover, which contains proprietary conditioning agents, so it is not harsh on your client's nails and hands. They recommend you lightly buff the gel before applying the remover to "break the seal." Whatever Gelish did not come off when I removed the cotton ball was easily removed using an orangewood stick. Simple, with virtually no damage to the nail!

All in all, Gelish is an awesome addition to any nail salon. Between the color selection, ease of application and removal, and longevity, these manicures are beautiful and designed to stay!