Recently I’ve learned the importance of self love and self care as I quite often find myself burnt out from working through long stressful hours. My favourite form of self care is treating myself to a monthly mani and pedi session, and that’s exactly what I did last Friday – a mani at Four Seasons Beautique.
Four Seasons Beautique located in QV (they also have a salon located in Craigieburn). Upon arrival I was greeted by the friendly staff who guided me to my seat and offered me a drink and SNS colour samples to choose from.
Whilst I had my nails cleaned and prepped, I went through their extensive range of colours.
If you’ve never had a manicure before the manicurist will shape and file your nails for you. Luckily at Four Seasons Beautique, you won’t need to google nail shapes as they have a chart for you to point to. For myself I love to shape my nails to an almond shape as it helps elongate my nails and making my fingers even slender.
As a little girl, I have always loved to paint my little finger nails with bright pretty colours and have continued til this very day, but what I hated was the colour chipping. It wasn’t until I started working in the CBD, that I started to pamper myself with a shellac manicure and more recently I have been using SNS (Signature Nail System) as it didn’t use LED / UV lights to dry the nails, leaving my nails healthier.
Once the nails have been cleaned and prepped the manicurist will then apply a top coat before applying the colour. Originally I chose a baby pink colour however after seeing the manicurist’s nail colour I opted for colour #99 which is an almost white lilac colour.
The manicurist will go through the process of applying a coat of brush on gel and dipping into the coloured powder. Depending on the colour you choose, you may need two or three coats. Once completed the nail is buffed and reshaped before a top coat is applied to make it looking shiny.
Voila! The nails will look beautiful for 3-4 weeks depending on your lifestyle. I love having perfect nails on all occasions, whether it is for client meetings, attending a blogging event or even being a hand model for another blogger ;)
Thank you to my manicurist and the lovely staff at Four Seasons Beautique who have made this truly a personal and relaxing experience. Four Seasons also offers other beauty treatments including eyelash extensions, facials and even massages to check their website for more details!