We don’t often talk about beauty here on Travelshopa. But we thought this Mother’s Day we would make the exception. Earlier this week I was asked what I would like for Mother’s Day. Naturally my response was ‘everything in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide‘. OK perhaps my wishes are not going to come true this year. But, one of my favourite gifts is a little pampering, and a great manicure at that!
I think there are few better feelings than a fresh mani! (OK perhaps a facial or fresh hair cut). But a mani really is a pampering experience. A little something that can give you an immediate mood booster and has the ability to make you feel ‘dressed’. There is something therapeutic about the removal of the old, followed by cleansing and hand massage, topped with a splash of new polish no matter how you like it – neutral, bright, dark, glittery, clear, and of course French.
With the rise of various acrylic options, and our preference for a good old natural manicure, we quizzed mobile manicurist Mich Nails about her secrets to a longer lasting manicure.
A GREAT BASE-COAT
Invest on a good base-boat as it immediately extends the life of your manicure, keeping your nails free from unpleasant chips.
A QUICK DRY TOP-COAT
No matter how hard we try, we’re bound to smudge our fresh manicures from time to time. Applying a top-coat not only dries your nails in minutes, it also leaves your nails looking chic and glossy.
Completing your manicure with a little cuticle oil helps protect your nails from damage. It also increases circulation in your nail bed, stimulating growth of healthy new nails.