Saturday at 10am I had my Luxury Mani/Pedi appointment at Nailopolis and let me tell you for $39 it’s an amazing deal. My Esthetician was Tyra and she was absolutely fantastic so make sure you ask for her!
Everyone was super nice and friendly and I felt right at home as soon as I walked through the doors. The salon had been there for some time under previous owners and the new location and name Nailopolis has been open for a few months now.
I started with a yummy chocolatey chai tea and ginger snaps – and I forgot to take a photo but it was served in a proper china tea cup and saucer – which totally speaks to my tea-loving, girly side.
I had my pedicure first – regular, not shellac – and chose the Mint soak with brown sugar scrub. It was refreshing and soo relaxing I almost fell asleep. I got a nice scrub and learned a great trick of the trade – they use Grapeseed Oil for your cuticles! Then came the Pomegrante & fig lotion along with a heavenly foot massage! Next was the polish and I of course chose the sparkly red James Bond OPI colour for my toes.
The shellac process wasn’t any more time consuming then a regular manicure and in fact I think it was a faster process! Tyra used Acetone to dehydrate and make sure there was no trace of moisture or oil on my nails. She then applied a base coat which you dry under a UV light for 90 seconds. Of course she told me that the UV light was not enough to give me radiation OR give me a tan, but just enough to dry the polish. After the base coat was dry she did 2 coats of polish – and after every coat they dried under the UV light for 2 minutes. Finally she did the top coat which seals the polish and it hardened/dried under the UV light for 3 minutes.
I would highly recommend the shellac manicure and you should go to Nailopolis and ask for Tyra regardless. She is knowledgeble and pretty fantastic. I really enjoyed chatting with her and will go back in 2 weeks to get the shellac removed and another manicure done.
She did give me some words of caution – if I peel off my nail polish it WILL take a layer off my nails. You have to have it removed professionally. So take note and don’t peel!
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