02/25/10 03:03 - 24ºF - ID#51074
New Nail salon and spa
I am always getting manicures and pedicures, but I always hate how gross and dirty most nail salons are in the area- but no need to fret anymore because I found the most amazing nail salon in the Buffalo area!
It's called Nail Style and Spa- address is 1727 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda (next to the Panara in that new plaza near Delaware RD).
I went there yesterday for a fill (I have acrylics on right now, who knows how long that will last), but I went in for a fill only after a week of having them on- I got them originally done at the nail salon in Allentown on elmwood at North, and they sucked so bad, and the place was horribly dirty. My nails were horrible, they were already turning yellow, and they just did a horrible job.
So, I just so happened to realize there was a new nail salon on sheridan on my way home from work yesterday so I thought I would stop by. My old manicurist from AB nails actually runs the place, Andy, and he is great.
The prices were the average- about $15 for a manicure and $25-$45 for a pedicure (depending on whether you would like an express or spa), and about $15 for a fill. They have a customer card too that you can get punched for every manicure and you get a 10th free.
It was very nicely decorated, the staff was very welcoming, and the place was CLEAN. Hardwood floors, comfortable chairs, and calm soothing colors on the walls.
They take appointments and walk ins- number is 873-9400.
Location: Buffalo, NY
Category: top ten
02/24/10 01:09 - 33ºF - ID#51070
Top 10 favorite lipglosses!
10.) Ulta Super Shiny Lip gloss
This lipgloss literally makes your lips look like glass. And it's not a super sticky formula. I love it- and it comes in a nice variety of colors! And it's cheap- and generally on sale buy one get one....
9.) Korres Lip Butter
This stuff is great- super moisturizing, and a high pigment color. I recently bought the mango and really like the color, and the flavor!
8.) CO Bigelow Mentha Organics
A popular favorite for many reasons- good shine, great tingle, fresh breath and cute colors!
7.) Lancome Juicy Tubes (Loreal Color Juice)
Lancome and Loreal are owned by the same company, and if you have tried both of these products you know that they are virtually the same thing, one is just much cheaper than the other (and the color selection in the Loreal collection isn't as vast as the Lancome collection)- Either way, they are both originals and are staples in any makeup lovers lipgloss collection!
6.) Covergirl WetSlicks- Amazemint
A bargain, and a great lipgloss. I love this stuff. It comes in a slue of great colors and feels great on your lips!
5.) Body Shop Hi Shine Lip Treatment
Forgive me- I am partial to all Body Shop products- one a store manager for the shop, I have fallen in love with virtually every product they sell, not only for the niceness of the products, but the way the Body Shop is involved in a ton of great world wide programs and is really conscious of it's impact on the world. All of their products are made with such care, and this lipgloss is wonderful.
Another Bath and Body works favorite, I love this collection. I especially love the color shown- it's the raspberry- beautiful color!
3.) Aveda Lip Shine
Great scent and flavor to these lip products, and are pretty colors and just feel right on your lips. I like the fresh scent- very natural!
2.) Nivea- A Kiss of Shine- One of the best new lipglosses I have found this year, and probably the cheapest. Comes in 3 colors; can be found in the skin care section, and is amazing. I love this lipgloss, i love the colors, and I love the way it makes my skin on my lips feel. And it's tastes delicious!
1.) And the number one favorite- it's actually a set- Philosophy Kiss Me- very emolliant red for day and the balm for night.
I got this as a valentine's day gift from my man (after begging him for weeks) and it's the best lip stuff ever. It moisturizines, give you great color, feels amazing, has a minty feeling and it's just superb. The balm is the best product EVER. It's made as a night treatment, but honestly, I use it all day- it stays on, and really penetrates the skin on your lips. Highly recommend it!
Others to try: Chanel lip gloss, bare minerals 100% natural lip gloss
Location: Buffalo, NY
02/09/10 02:59 - 26ºF - ID#50990
Wen, Cleansing Conditioner
So here is the deal. You have to use a lot of the product to get the best results, so I recently ordered the giant 32 ounce bottle since my hair is getting long. You have to use 20 pumps initially, put it in your hair as if it's a conditioner, and just comb it through. It doesn't lather or foam like shampoo, which is actually stripping agents that take all the healthy natural oils and strips your hair of the color. You leave it in for about 5 minutes, so start with putting the conditioner in, and then end the shower with rinsing it out....
I chose the Lavender scent. I absolutely love it. It smells so fresh and clean, and leaves my hair absolutely amazing- light and bouncy and filled with life. It is made with all natural products and has essential oils to stimulate your scalp.
It is kind of expensive, but when you have been working on your hair for as long as I have, you are willing to pay the price to keep it healthy- and think about all of the products you will no longer need to buy...
Now the average person probably gets a little scared about using a creamy type conditioner as a cleansing agent, and I was weary of it as well, but just in the few days I have been using it, my hair is shiny, clean, not oily, not weighed down, and just healthier.
I highly recommend it....
here is what the product looks like:
You can get it at Sephora and even the Wen website (it is designed by Chaz Dean I think the guys name is...), but I would recommend getting it on QVC (of course) since they are an exclusive dealer of the products and get the giant sizes at a good price.
And they have the product on easy pay, so you can pay like $15 to get the product home, and if you don't like it, send it right back, but if you are anything like me, you will never want to use shampoo again....I am so excited about my hair.
It comes in a variety of scents, sweet almond mint, lavender, cucumber, a whole slue of them...
Let me know if you decide to try it, and if you like it!
Location: Buffalo, NY
02/02/10 01:23 - 27ºF - ID#50953
Purity Made Simple
Hope in a Jar
These 3 products are amazing.
Purity is a clean, fresh, gentle wash that leaves no residue and is all natural. It feels great on your skin and removes make up and other impurities, along with toning your skin while you use it. I use this face wash in conjunction with my clarisonic brush. It's wonderful.
Microdelivery is amazing as well. The key to using this product though, is to not use too much water. You want the tiny microbeads to exfoliate, and when you combine too much water to the product, it doesn't seem as effective. It's one of the best exfoliators out there.
And last but not least, Hope in a jar. I love this moisturizer. Nothing beats it. It goes on your skin like water, and has the best feel when you put it on. It is extremely moisturizing, and as of yet, I don't have a single wrinkle on my face.
I have all 3 products in super size bottles.... QVC sells them for great deals, and honestly, the huge sizes last forever. All of Philosophy's products are reasonably priced as well. If you want to sample the products before you invest in the giant sizes, I would start with the make-up optional kit that you can get at Ulta or Sephora. It has everything you need in it to get a jump start on your new beauty regimen!
Location: Buffalo, NY
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