6 Tips On Getting Your Beauty Sleep

6 Tips On Getting Your Beauty Sleep

Today we have top models, actresses and super moms providing tips about a variety of topics such as hair care, skin care, make up, blemish removal, and many others that will help you highlight your natural beauty. Some of these ideas cost thousands of dollars to $50 or less. However, if you truly want to look your best you should make sure you sleep through the night. If you are not sleeping 8 hours a night, all of the other beauty tips are useless.

But you ask, “How can I sleep through the night? What should I do?”

There are so many methods out there today that claim to cure insomnia by ingesting chemicals or the like. But, rather than using a quick fix to a long-standing problem, perhaps there are other things out there you could change instead. Below are 6 things you can do on your own to solve your insomnia:

Reduce or Eliminate Background Noise

If you do not live alone, it is easy to assume that there are several distractions that can get in the way of a peaceful night of sleep. But, even when the dog is barking and the cars are honking, there are still things you can do to cut out excess noise. Leave the television and radio off, even if you feel they are helpful tools to lull you to sleep. Close your bedroom door if you can. Or, ear filters can be also be a way to prevent extra loud noises from ruining your sleep.

Limit Your Intake of Coffee and Soda

While you may need that jolt of caffeine in order to function at work or school throughout the day, there is no need to ply your body with five cups or cans per day. Remember that caffeine is a drug, and should be used with caution, because your brain will be constantly going as long as it is stimulated. And consuming these beverages too close to bed could mean that you will lie awake for hours trying to shut off the effects.

Aromatherapy

The next time you lie in that bed and stare up at the ceiling, wouldn’t it be much better to just roll over and be soothed into a slumber by pleasant and comforting aromas? This is such a natural way to fall asleep and it will have you engrossed in sweet dreams in a matter of minutes.

Adjust Late Night Eating Habits

It is very common to lie awake in bed and crave that snack at midnight to help relieve stress. But this form of instant gratification will not help you rest on that pillow any sooner. In fact, this will hinder any hope of having a truly restful night of sleep at all.

Comfort

Perhaps you might be over-thinking your problems with insomnia, and it may be nothing more than a matter of changing a few things in your bedroom. Maybe that old mattress is a little too lumpy, or perhaps you should crack open the window for some fresh air. Whatever the case may be, the problems may be a matter of just setting the right atmosphere for a great eight hours of rest.

Take Your Mind Off the Stressors

It might be hard to try to think good thoughts when there is so much going on in your life, but if you want any hope of a restful night, getting rid of the mental clutter is a good place to start in shirking the insomnia. Replace all that negativity with a pleasant childhood memory, or switch it to a fantasy or good things to come in your life. You have plenty of good daylight hours to fret instead.

So, remember you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look great. The most beautiful women in the world get a good night’s sleep, so that they have that glowing, sensual appearance.

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At NáSah’s Nail Salon we pride ourselves in providing the best manicure experience. If you find yourself traveling through The Nashville International Airport please stop by and see us. We are located in Concourse C. Our Nail and Salon services are a good way to pass the time while you wait.

Manicures: Why We Love Them So Much

Manicures: Why We Love Them So Much

Getting a manicure is just about one of the best things that a woman (or man!) can receive. Not only is it an opportunity to improve your looks, but its also a chance to escape from the realities of the world and step into a state of relaxation. While the ultimate goal of the manicure is to improve the looks of the nails, its also become common practice to incorporate massage and various relaxation techniques while getting your nails done.

Most manicures done at salons are performed by technicians who are also trained in the art of massage. While they are usually not licensed therapists, they have acquired the skills to apply just the right pressure to the hands and feet that leave us in a total state of bliss. Its also very typical of nail salons to have their clients sit in a relaxing massage chair while having their nails and feet worked on. These chairs provide a deep back massage at just the push of a button, adding the finishing touches on a perfect spa experience. (Getting a manicure is a cheaper and often more convenient experience than a massage at a full-service spa.)

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Another great aspect of receiving a manicure is the heat therapy. Applying gentle heat to the body is known to have a calming and relaxing effect, so many nail technicians will place your hands in warming mitts to help soften the skin as well as relax the muscles in the hands. Many people also opt to receive a pedicure along with their manicure. These are also quite a relaxing experience, as the feet are placed into a warm and bubbling foot-bath and followed by a complete foot and leg massage.

At NáSah’s Nail Salon we pride ourselves in providing the best manicure experience. If you find yourself traveling through The  Nashville International Airport please stop by and see us. We are located in Concourse C. Our Nail and Salon services are a good way to pass the time while you wait.

French Pedicures Are Becoming A Popular Look

French Pedicures Are Becoming A Popular Look

French manicures have been very around for a very long time, but the look has found another place. The popularity of French pedicures has certainly increased in recent years. This look is a clear base and with top or the toe nails featuring a think band of white.

It does take some time to complete the look for a French manicure. Yet if you use quality products it is very likely that it will last you at least a month. The toes do not get as much exposure as the fingers do. Therefore you end up with less of a risk of them chipping and so the look will stay. It does cost more to get a French manicure at most locations due to the amount of time it takes to pain the toe nails.

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Yet if you are looking for a refreshing look that goes well with any style of clothing this could be it. How many times have you had to change your outfit because you didn’t have time to change the polish on your toes? A French manicure certainly matches with anything regardless of the style or the color of it.

If you aren’t sure if you will like the look of a French pedicure give it a try. You may find it really is the look that is right for you. There is nothing to lose either because if you do not like it you can easily change the polish on your toes without too much trouble.

With a French pedicure you can be sure your feet and your toe nails are going to look great. When the weather warms up and you want to go barefoot or wear sandals this is important. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a location around you that offers French pedicures. If you find yourself traveling through Nashville International Airport please visit our location in Concourse C. We would love to provide you with a beautiful French Pedicure.

What Is A Manicure?

What Is A Manicure?

We talk a lot about manicures on this website. But what exactly is a manicure?

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. A manicure can treat just the hands, just the nails, or both. A standard manicure usually includes filing and shaping of the nails and the application of polish.

As part of the manicure, treatments for hands usually include soaking in a softening substance and application of hand lotion. The word “manicure” comes from the Latin manus, meaning “hand,” and cura meaning “care”.

The process for a manicure begins with ensuring that the working area and tools are sanitized and conveniently located. This might include sanitizing the working surface, such as a table top, placing clean metal implements into a jar with sanitizing liquid, and having sanitized towels and such near the working area.

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Normally a manicure starts with sanitizing of the subject’s hands. Old nail polish or artificial nails are removed. The hands are then cleaned with soap and hot water and rinsing with hot water.

During the next phase of a manicure, the fingernails are then trimmed and filed to the desired length and shape using a fingernail file. Metal nail files can be used for rapid removal of nail material, however, fine glass files are preferred. Disposable two-sided emery boards can also be used.

Proper filing technique starts with the file at the outer edge of the nail, moving towards the center. This is repeated from the other side of the nail to the center. The file should not be moved back and forth in a saw-like motion.

The cuticles are then pushed back with a cuticle pusher. A cuticle pusher is simply a wooden stick with a flat end, sometimes wrapped in cotton. Metal cuticle pushers should be used with great care, as they can damage the fingernail matrix. Orangewood is the preferred material because of its softness.

In this phase of the manicure, the fingernails are polished with a polishing board made of hard foam, paper, or plastic. A softer foam layer is added to each side, and fine polishing surfaces are placed on the foam.

To conclude the manicure, in most cases, the manicurist applies at least one layer of either clear polish meant to strengthen weak nails or several layers of color polish and top coat. A manicure is usually finished with a hand massage using hand lotion or oils.

Men and Manicures – Not Just for Women Anymore!

Men and Manicures – Not Just for Women Anymore!

When passing by a nail salon, typically all you see are women at first glance. You’ll see them having their nails painted or soaking their feet in the amazing relaxation of a footbath. But sometimes if you take a second look, you’ll see a man in the middle of all the estrogen. And no, he isn’t there waiting on his wife to get her manicure. He’s getting a manicure himself!

It’s not totally uncommon anymore to see this type of thing at nail salons and spas. And contrary to popular belief, it usually has nothing to do with the man’s sexual preference. Although it’s not yet something every woman is accustomed to seeing, it certainly doesn’t make the man any “less of a man”. If women have the privilege of getting pampered through a manicure, why can’t a man have the same right of passage without being labeled or laughed at? Granted, a man having his nails painted pink might just send out a snicker or two, but this usually isn’t the case when men get professional manicures. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for men not to have the actual manicure as a top priority when visiting a nail salon.

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If you were to ask any random guy if he would ever get a manicure, a good majority of them would probably say no. Why would they risk that type of judgement? But in the back of their mind, they’re thinking, “sure, why not?” Some men will even admit to having a manicure with no shame. Unlike women, they don’t visit their nail salon to have a French manicure or leave sporting the latest shade of ruby red. They are there to relax, unwind, and perhaps even to impress a lady for occasions like date nights or weddings. Everyone knows that getting a professional manicure is fun and enjoyable. You get to sit in a big chair that massages your back, sip on bottled water or tea, and enjoy the temporary escape from the world by having your hands and arms massaged with aromatherapy oil. Some nail salons even let you watch TV as you get pampered. And although the home should be a haven, you can’t get this kid of star treatment when you’ve got kids and laundry piled up on the floor. It’s the perfect mini-getaway for males and females alike!

A typical manicure for a man includes all the pampering the ladies receive, minus the nail painting and acrylic tips. Men are usually given a thorough inspection to remove any hangnails and calluses, followed by their nails being filed down and buffed to add a natural shine. Pedicures are usually performed in the same manner, as men enjoy the deep relaxation a foot massage provides. This is the real treat behind their visit to a once all-women escape place. There’s nothing wrong with this type of pampering, regardless if you’re male or female! Men experience stress just the same as women, and everyone has a desire to look and feel their best. What better way to fulfill these needs?

Lets Talk About Manicures

Lets Talk About Manicures

“Manicure” is a word that is typically familiar among women. However, it is actually quite common for men to indulge in manicures too, especially before an important event such as a wedding or business opportunity. People often get or give themselves manicures for various reasons. Sometimes it’s to simply be pampered, as getting a professional manicure is often a very relaxing experience. Other times it’s to get ready for special events, or to simply look one’s best on a daily basis.

Manicures can be done at the home or in a salon, with most people choosing to head to a salon. This is because salons provide several options for the ultimate manicure. For example, you can choose from hundreds of shades of nail polish or choose a customized manicure. French manicures are often a popular choice among women obtaining a professional manicure. Other popular options include American manicures, diamond nails, gel nails, and having cute, trendy designs painted on your nails. If you don’t know the difference between these types of manicures, this article will help you choose which on is right for you.

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An American manicure closely resembles the French manicure. It’s beautiful, subtle, and classy all at the same time. The major difference is that the American manicure is thought by many women to look more natural than the French look. American manicures usually do not contain a color base, but are painted clear or an opaque white prior to painting the tips. The tips are still painted white, but don’t appear as bright as French manicures. Diamond nail manicures are a slightly more expensive form of manicure, but for very good reason. The concept formed from creating a base coat made from real diamonds, which bond to form a hard, protective coating over the actual fingernail. This provides a glamorous look while helping the nails to grow rapidly. Some places may not use a base coat containing actual diamonds, but the concept and look remains the same. Gel nail manicures are done using an acrylic base over the top of the actual nail, providing strength to enhance the growth of the nails. It should be known that eventually this layer begins to break off, but some women prefer to keep up this form of manicure to keep their nails hard and strong.

For those opting to do their manicures at home, it’s possible to achieve the same professional look for a lot less. Look for professional manicure kits. You can choose from a French, American, or classic (a color is applied to your entire nail) manicure kit. If your nails are long enough, you can purchase the kits with adhesive strips to help you perfect the white line that is painted over the tips. If you have short nails but wish to make them look longer, you will need to purchase artificial tips and the supplies needed for these manicures – acrylic powder, bonding solution, professional nail cutting scissors, and a buffer. Sometimes you can purchase the acrylic kits already containing these items. However, be careful when choosing an acrylic kit. Choose one from a reputable manufacturer, or visit a beauty supply store where the kits are the same ones used in nail salons.

Learn All About Jelly Pedi

Learn All About Jelly Pedi

Jelly Pedi is a new term that a lot of people are hearing when they visit the nail salon. There are two components to Jelly Pedi. First is a powder that contains natural plant extracts and oils and when combined with warm water, transforms into translucent jelly within minutes. Customers can soak exfoliate and massage in a tub full of jelly for a unique spa experience.

When finished, add the Mineral Salt and watch as the jelly is dissolved back into water for easy drainage.

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Developed in Japan, used by the hottest leading salons and enjoyed by many celebrities, Jelly Pedi is now available in America. Salons and Spas all over the country are currently offering Jelly Pedi to their customers; it is the latest trend in Spa Pedicure.

Aloe Vera extracts, which is gentle enough for sensitive skins, act as a burst of hydration for dry and tired skin. The bits of jelly work as a natural exfoliate while plant oils deeply moisturize skin. Highlight of this experience is soaking in this gelatinous foot bath and massaging Jelly Pedi into the skin and muscles, stimulating senses that has never been touched before.

At Home Treatments For Beauty On A Budget

At Home Treatments For Beauty On A Budget

What would you do if you could achieve the benefits of a professional skin care treatment at home for a fraction of the cost of a visit to the doctor or aesthetician? Cancel your next appointment, of course!

Today, at-home skin care kits are becoming more popular and more advanced, giving consumers an affordable option for looking beautiful.

“There is a significant increase in the number of women who are looking for affordable, at-home, anti-aging alternatives to professional treatments,” said Dr. Lydia Evans, consulting dermatologist for L’Oreal Paris.

One of the most requested and most expensive cosmetic procedures today is microdermabrasion, a treatment in which irregularly shaped aluminum oxide crystals are used to exfoliate dead skin cells, lifting them up and off of the skin’s surface.

With professional microdermabrasion, it takes typically four or five treatments to really see the results, and that can add up to about $1,000 or more.

If you want similar results at home, Evans recommends L’Or

Sensible Beauty Tips For Enhancing Your Appearance

Sensible Beauty Tips For Enhancing Your Appearance

There are many simple beauty tips that don’t have to take up a lot of time. These simple tips can be accomplished in a matter of minutes and can have a noticeable improvement on your appearance. These beauty tips include simple suggestions such as getting enough sleep each night, drinking plenty of water each day and completely removing your makeup each night.

Getting adequate sleep is one of many simple beauty tips that simply cannot be overlooked. Consistently getting inadequate sleep can have a negative effect on your appearance. Under eye circles is just one of the many unsightly side effects of not getting enough sleep.
Drinking enough water each day to maintain hydration is another of the very important beauty tips. While studies have shown that drinking water does not affect the moisture levels in the skin, dehydration, however, can affect the appearance of the skin in an undesirable way. To avoid an unhealthy pallor to the skin and eyes that appear dull and sunken it is wise to maintain sufficient hydration levels each day.

Another one of the very simple beauty tips available is to completely remove your makeup each night. This is important because failure to do so could begin to have effects on the skin. The clogged pores that result from not removing your makeup each night can result in unattractive skin problems such as acne or blackheads.