If you are anything like me, my nails have taken a bit of a beating over the last year. I haven’t been to the spa in WAY too long! With the constant washing of hands and using hand sanitizer, ( with no loving care ) it’s caused my nails to chip and fall apart a bit.
As a makeup artist I have tried having longer nails but for me personally I need a shorter manicured nail for my work. I am also so hard on my nails so a gel nail polish for me is my favourite. I decided it was finally time to get a little pampering and knowledge on how to keep up with my nail care and to know what’s on trend for fall this year.
I reached out to Melissa owner of Sage Beauty Bar to book in for a manicure and pedicure and it was nothing short of – incredible. We sometimes forget how important self care is and this was the biggest treat to be so pampered. As soon as you walk into Sage Beauty Bar you instantly feel relaxed, greeted with a beverage of your choice and seated in a lovely area to wait for your service. The Platinum package for both manicure and pedicure is the deluxe package and I added on the gel polish and paraffin treatment.
I started with my platinum manicure with Sage Beauty Bar’s esthetician Janine who guided me through on what was best for my nails and what’s on trend for fall. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my regular “nude” range selection of polish, is really always on trend! For me it became which shade of nude do I love best, and we selected a beautiful nude blush for my gel polish.
That being said there are some gorgeous nail polish colours this fall and a favourite is the Sparitual – The Story of Celebration Collection For Fall trends this collection is perfect!
To all free spirits and adventurers: Let’s celebrate the miracle of life – The Boho Style embodies exactly these attitudes towards life and the rougher the wind outside, the greater the longing for warmth and comfort. The six new SpaRitual Nourishing Vegan colour polishes of the Celebration collection are created with natural colours in harmony with nature and in a boho style. They are reminiscent of colourful leaves, yoga in the forest or meditation. Enriched with red tea, seaweed and equipped with the patented rubber cap. 100% vegan.
- Coming Together
- Love Lives Here
- Feel The Gratitude
- Laugh and Love
- Warm and Cozy
- Dance Of Life
Another product love goes out to one of Sage Beauty Bar’s main spa product lines – Lalicious. The scrub and massage using Lalicious products was heaven, I chose Peachy Keen for both the exfoliation and lotion for massage.
However – we all love pumpkin spice and it’s on its way back, so that’s definitely something I will be trying out next time, especially for fall. The bonus part is not only do you have these products for your service you can also purchase these products to stay on top of your nail care at home. It’s a win win!
I have decided that pedicures have become my new favourite self care treat after the pampering I received from Sage Beauty Bar. The ambience, the comfy chair, cozy blanket, warm tea and my feet soaking in warm water – so relaxing!
I also loved having my manicure first with gel nails, they are instantly dry and cured on, chip and smudge proof so I can catch up on emails ( I know, life of an entrepreneur ) on my phone while having my feet taken care of.
One of my other favourite parts of both services was the paraffin treatment. I highly recommend adding this on to both your manicure and pedicure. The paraffin treatment deeply moisturizes the skin.
Janine, Sage Beauty Bar’s esthetician recommends especially moving into dry winter months, we need these treatments to take care of our skin on both our hands and feet.
And last but definitely not least I was treated to one of my new favourite products which I quickly purchased after my pedicure. Footlogix is a gem for footcare and I loved how it melted into my feet. The foam melts into the skin leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and no greasy residue. There is a wide range of products in the Footlogix line, something for everyone!
If you are looking to treat yourself or someone, a mani- pedi combo is where it’s at! Make sure to book in or treat someone to the platinum ones…. and try out some of these amazing products too.