Pretty Nails for Spring

Spring is almost here and I couldn't be happier. Not to mention Sephora has a new spring line of colors by OPI. Yippee!! These colors will look great on a fresh mani or pedi. I'm so excited! But wait, are your feet ready to be seen in public? Outside the confines of those winter boots? Let's find out....

Was your last mani and pedi over a month ago?
Does your partner complain of being stabbed in their sleep by someone's toenails?
Have your cuticles grown to a ridiculous length and you can't tell what's cuticle and what is actually your finger nail?
When you walk across the carpet, do sparks fly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please for the sake of the rest of us follow these tips and take care of your tootsies!

Soak Away

Soaking you nails and feet is the first step to recovery. You can make your own soak by adding a little Epsom salt and essential oils to warm water. If you like your water bubbly, add in a few drops of body wash (but don't overdo it). Soak your nails for about 10 minutes. Give your feet more time based on their condition, usually about 20-25 minutes. Herban Renewal has a great soak if you don't want to make your own.

Buff Away

Once you're done soaking, lightly pat your feet dry and take out your foot file. Buff your heals and bottom of your feet until they are nice and smooth. For your nails, use a cuticle pusher and nail brush. Finish off the buffing process with a nice scrub. You can make your own sugar/salt scrub or if you don't have the time for that, Whole Foods in John's Creek has a super variety of scrubs to choose from.

Hydrate Those Hands & Heels

Finish off this easy process by moisturizing those hands and feet with a hydrating lotion. An affordable, but quality, product is Shea Butter in Brazilian Nut lotion by Tree Hut sold at your local Wal-Mart. Liberally apply to your hands and feet.

Top this treatment off with one of those pretty new nails colors from Sephora and you are officially ready for Spring!

Beauty Tip#1 Even Oily Skin Needs Moisturizer

Clients often tell me they don't use moisturizer because they have oily skin. This is a big mistake! Every skin type needs some form of hydration, whether it be creams, oils, or water based emollients. When skin is deprived of moisture, it compensates by over producing its own oil. If you have oily skin there are alternatives to help you avoid this oily pitfall.

A light moisturizer such as Arbonne's FC5 Oil-Absorbing Daily Lotion with SPF20. It's an oil-free moisturizer that helps absorb oil while hydrating skin, giving a fresh, cool sensation. Contains antioxidants and filters UV rays to help prevent sunburn and maintain skin’s youthful appearance. It contains natural ingredients such as Fresh kiwi cells; Matte Fresh Complex of mallow, melissa, watercress, ivy; grapeseed oil, pomegranate extract, vitamins A and E. FC5 retails for $39.50. Click here to get yours.

Another great product that not only hydrates, but fights the effects of aging is NutriMinC RE Daily Creme SPF 8. This creme protects, moisturizes and visibly firms. Daily Creme reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makes young, beautiful skin a daily REality by delivering key RE9 elements that strengthen and firm while protecting against oxidative stress and exposure to the sun. The Daily Creme retails for $49.50. This is a versatile product, it's for all skin types. Click here to purchase.

The best form of hydration is provided by nature. Water. Your skin can never have enough water. You can always tell when a person drinks plenty of water just by looking at their skin. Water gives you clear, fresh looking skin. My 52 year old father has beautiful, youthful skin and all he drinks is water. Drinking at least 64 oz. a day is ideal for well hydrated skin. Hydrated skin also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This is the first and easiest step to better looking skin. Start today. Set a goal to drink at least 3 glasses of water today and increase your intake at your own pace. If you don't like the taste of plain water, add lemon, lime or mint to your water. Even drinking tea counts as water intake and you'll be getting your antioxidants.

What Is a Spa Party?

Spa, meaning a place of relaxation. Party, meaning a social gathering for pleasure or amusement.

Spa parties are meant for fun and relaxation. A time for a group of friends to come together to fellowship and get pampered at the same time. However you want to party is up to you - at your house, your girlfriends apartment, a Mommy and Me class, or even at the office. Food, drinks and manicures, you can't beat that kind of fun! Sit back with your feet in a nice warm tub and sip on a glass of wine while your girlfriends tell jokes and make you laugh. There’s nothing like good friends, good food, good drinks and a good pedicure!

During a spa party you can have the pleasures of a manicure, pedicure, facial, or massage. For a really good time go for all four treatments! Here are a few parties that easily be transformed to Spa Parties!

A Birthday Party

Going out to eat at the same boring restaurants can give anybody the birthday blahs! And no one wants to be depressed on their birthday. So stay home, invite a few friends over (let them bring the food and drinks - it's your birthday), and have have a pamper party! No matter what age you are, everybody loves manicures and massages!

Baby Showers

Ok, we all know those fun baby shower games: guess how many q-tips, jelly beans or whatever in the jar, Guess Mom's Tummy Size, and Never Say "Baby". Now imagine how fun all those games would be if you were getting pedicure in the process. Yes, it can be done! Make your shower the talk of the town by turning it into a Spa Baby Shower with certified therapist at you beck and call. The mommy-to-be would love to be pampered before the big day (because the next time she hears the word pamper, she may not get too excited).

Girl's Night In

Martinis and Manicures. Enough said. Picture it - it's Friday night, you've just left work, drove in rush hour traffic, picked up the kids, cooked dinner, and fed the angry mob. You think to yourself "what about me?". But wait, all is not lost. You remember it's Girl Night In and there's a Spa Party going on. Oh the relaxation! Now you can kick back and relax with the girls while a nice massage melts away all that stress the week so kindly brought you. Finally, it's all about you. Aaahh, so this is a spa party...

Unique Romantic Valentine's Idea

Flowers and candy. If we don't make our request known, this is what most of us usually get for Valentine's Day. Do something different this year. I know lots of ladies love getting a gift certificate to the spa. So how about taking it a step further? Tell your significant other that your want a spa day from us. Indulge in a full body massage, facial, manicure or pedicure without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Imagine your family room transformed from the place the kids drive you crazy into a spa oasis. Picture this - the lights are down low, the glow of candles light the room, the soothing aromatic scent of aromatherapy oils fills the air and there you are lying on crisp, white linens with a line of warm stones relaxing on your back. Oh sweet bliss!! The candy and flowers aren't so bad, so we'll throw those in too along with a bottle of wine, champagne, or cider (your choice). Don't let this Valentine's Day go by without getting the gift you deserve. So go ahead and make your request known. Tell them you want a spa gift certificate from The Mobile Day Spa Company.

National Wear Red Day

Everyone can support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. It's a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. Join in and wear you red today!.

5 Herbal Solutions To Cure Acne

Natural products for men and women's health, along with other alternative health products, have been used around the world for generations. Chinese traditional medicine, Native American medicine, Ayurvedic remedies, and Armenian herbal traditions each encompass many thousands of years of development. You can take this knowledge and use it to achieve the blemish free skin you've always desired.

Dandelion root

Dandelion root contains a bitter, milky juice that is thought to be capable of energizing the body. It also has properties that can detoxify the body and purify the blood. The juice in the stem and root of dandelion can be used as an astringent to dry up acne.


The most common and well known use for licorice is to relieve upset stomachs however licorice root extract has been found to possess anti inflammatory properties and be able to clear up skin issues such as acne. Licorice root extract possesses natural anti-inflammatory agents that can soothe skin affected by blemishes. It also assists in limiting the production of irritants in the body that contribute to the formation of acne.


Peppermint is used topically for the cooling and relaxing effect it has on the skin. Menthol, the essential oil in peppermint, is credited with the herb's analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, and cooling effects. Menthol also helps subdue many disease-producing bacteria and fungi. When used on the skin, peppermints natural qualities can help promote the healing of acne and blemishes.


Mulberry is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It helps to reduce the appearance of cystic acne.


Alfalfa is a skin astringent and protectant. Alfalfa has been used as an herbal medicine for over 1,500 years. Alfalfa is high in protein, calcium, plus other minerals, vitamin A, vitamins in the B group, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. All which promote the generation of healthy skin cells.

Now you can have all these acne ridding herbal cures in one, easy to use natural product.

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