Friday, June 24, 2011

Duct Tape!

Nail technicians I find are crafty people and wear many hats in life.We are therapists, friends, co-workers, moms, wife's, and magicians! I find myself laughing when the other day I had a client walk through the door of the spa with duct tape around her nail to prevent it from splitting! I was not only laughing at her but also at myself. My chair had split at the beach and remembering the last time I was at the hardware store i saw pink duct tape. I thought I could just duct tape it and no one would know. I was impressed with her creativity. Then I started thinking about the time I used nail glue on one of my girls toys she had broken!Or the time I used Black nail polish on a shoe I had scuffed! I also had a squeaky door on my nail station which solar oil fixed that in a jiffy. I call the art of finding a solution to a problem with unconventional methods! Who Knew nail products had multiple purposes!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Who's Your Daddy

Alright, I know this is not all dads! But it is a cute picture capturing the innocence of life. Every father's day I struggle with getting my father something unique and special. What do you get someone that has helped you out so much in life and your family. A dad that has given you an easier path, given you advice that sometimes you didn't always want to hear. My father has had his struggles with alcoholism. I think of all my younger years growing up in a house of egg shells and turmoil. I often let the past go and focus on the presence. My father has been sober for over 20 years and Im grateful to know the man he is now. It is quite a accomplishment to succeed in overcoming such an awful addiction. Im happy his granddaughters get to see what I missed growing up. A thoughtful, caring, smart grandfather that loves them. I see the way he looks at his granddaughters and that makes me appreciate my father for who he has become. I tell him all the time how much I appreciate him. I think fathers day should not be celebrated on just one day, but everyday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nailing New Trends

As we all know you can never go wrong with a french pedicure! Its a timeless look and brides are now sporting it with bedazzled flip flops!
OPI recently came out with there newest nail polish called Shattered. It's a nail polish that goes over your regular polish to give it a "shattered" look. Ive tried it on a few daring clients. Honestly not a big fan. Another new trend to come is wild blues, greens and purple toe and nail colors. Hmmm I guess im a traditionalist at heart. Nail art I don't mind if its on one toe! Not every toe. To much distraction for me. A simple flower or gem is good. Over doing nail art can look somewhat obnoxiousness. But as we all know The client is always right! If you are in New York they are providing the new Dashing Diva Caviar Nails. That's right they glue what looks like Caviar to your nail polish! If you try them and don't like them I guess you can always have a snack at your fingertips!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Say Goodbye to Bacteria

Friday, April 15, 2011

5 Reasons Why Pedicures are Fabulous!!

5 Reasons Pedicures Are Fabulous!!

1. After a long winter in socks its nice to get those heals exfoliated and have them not snag on the sheets when u climb into bed.

2. The cuticles pushed back and cleaned up.

3. Nails clipped and filed so they don't stab your partner!

4. Soaking in a hot stone bowl thinking summer is around the corner.

5. Relaxing with a hydrating foot rub and leg rub, to diminish the dry white skin!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Business Exploration Tool

This new social media is taking a new level to advertising. Its a competitive tool for finding local businesses in your area. Ive been ramping up on my business,B-Polished, and exploring all avenues in advertising. I must say Foursquare is the next big thing in the "Facebook" era for businesses. Not only fun but entertaining. It allows clients that come to my spa to have "real time" reviews, as they sit and enjoy there services.This means a client can post her fabulous pedicured feet on my Foursquare page and show off my work to future clients. I can also have discounts for client check in's to my foursquare page. There are Badges to be awarded and prizes to capture on this exciting new Foursquare!I'm hoping to open a few new doors and get connected with expanding my clientele by having my regular clients post there favorite services. Not only with words but pictures! Ive always believed in promoting from within, so come check out the latest from B-polished.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yes everyone this is the new Hybrid polish that lasts up to two weeks. I have some clients that have gone 4 weeks without a chip! Great for those that are not so delicate with there hands. In review this new polish is exciting because its taken nail polish to a new level of performance. Come try it out and see what the talk is all about. Brides love it because it stays shinny and lasts threw the wedding and honeymoon! Creative Nail is leaving the competition behind. Why didn't I think of it......