Gel and acrylic nail polish have ruled the roost for a long time. While being attractive to look at, the manicure is a convenient process. However, there is a disadvantage with gel polish. Your nails require curing under a UV lamp. Ultraviolet rays can be harmful to the skin. Therefore, women globally are shifting allegiance towards a nail manicure that does not require such UV exposure. Dipping powder has thus, become the favorite of women worldwide.
Compared to gel and acrylic nail manicures, dipping powder has its advantages. Gel polish has a glossier coat, but dipping powder is preferable because of its longevity. Here are some benefits of having Nugenesis nails.
Advantages of Dipping Powder – Why women prefer it to other manicures?
No UV Exposure
The most significant benefit of using dipping powder is that the manicure does not require exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Dipping powder is a dry coat. The topcoat layer you apply at the end of the process dries within no time. Thus, you do not expose your nails and skin to UV light. It is not so in the case of gel polish because it is compulsory to cure the gel polish layer under UV/LED lamp. (more…)
There are unlimited possibilities in the world of manicures. New styles are being invented every day, and modifications are being made to the existing designs to improve their mien. Nowadays, there are polishes and nail products for different seasons and occasions. Also, different manufacturers have taken a step towards the manufacture of different products such as gels and dip powders under the same brand name to increase their market share and cater to their customers’ needs. This way, customers are given a huge variety of products from the same manufacturer to choose from. Therefore you will have an opportunity to enjoy products such as SNS, Kiara sky, DND, or OPI nail polish in the form of gels or even dip powders. Therefore, no one will be surprised to find you with DND or OPI gel nail color today and dip powders tomorrow to show brand loyalty.
Acrylic nails, on the other hand, are an exquisite option for every manicure lover. Do not be fooled that acrylics start and end with classic French Manicures because there are unlimited options that you have not yet explored. As such, we have compiled a list with some of the best acrylic nail designs that will leave you looking more elegant than you ever imagined.
Top-requested Acrylic Nail Designs
Image: ND Nails Supply
This subtle design is one of the most romantic designs approved this season. It has been popping all over Instagram and other social media sites as one of the best acrylic nail art. Furthermore, the design is especially trendy on long nails. The look can be achieved by first using neutral nude-pink nail polish to gloss some long, clear coffin-shaped acrylic nails. Proceed to add some gold star accents and ombre white clouds to get the desired look. (more…)
Fashion enthusiasts love the trendy look of nail arts while nail art stickers are becoming widely used for nail care. Walk into any fashion store, and you will see lots of nail stickers to suit your fashion needs.
Aside from the uniqueness and beauty, most nail sticker arts are quite affordable and simple to apply. Predesigned nail stickers save time and energy while you spend your spare time preparing for the special occasion.
With predesigned nail art, you won’t need to draw or create new designs with your freehand. Those that are great with art and drawing skills can prefer to do the freehand sketch themselves. But, for fashion enthusiasts without knowledge of nail art drawing, you should choose ready-made nail-stickers.
Often, nail stickers are referred to as nail stickers, nail decals, and nail wraps. Every nail art has its unique application method, which brings out the beauty of your nails. Learn more about nail art stickers by reading further.
The uniqueness of nail art stickers
Chief among the latest nail trends are nail stickers because of their classy and beautiful look on users. There are several reasons women love nail stickers; one is its uniqueness and convenience. (more…)
Sound sleep is essential for your productivity during the day. However, it is becoming difficult to sleep due to digital toxification. Resorting to deep sleep requires proper ambiance. If you find the place you sleep to be relaxing, chances are you sleep better.
Best Essential Oil Diffuser for Sleep
Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
This aroma diffuser has a one-of-a-kind technology that atomizes the essential oils and circulates in the form of waves for an ultimate experience. It comes with seven ambient light settings with two intensity modes allowing you to enjoy 14 different lighting combinations.
The 4-timer options help in the quick operation, and the auto-shutoff facility, when low on water, is a convenient safety option. It is one of the best essential oil diffusers as it promotes your sleep with its unique dispersion technology.
COOSA Glass Essential Oil Diffuser
The elegantly designed essential oil diffuser looks modern in your home or office. It has a 9-hour working capability due to the 250ml sized water tank. It comes with ultrasonic technology and auto-off ability when it runs out of water.
This aromatherapy is suitable for both adults and babies to keep you relaxed. As the diffuser works, a cool-mist is dispersed into the air, which keeps the air moistened. Also, the scent it adds to the ambiance keeps the atmosphere lovely.
ASAKUKI 700ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser
The 5-in-1 cube-shaped aroma diffuser is sure to offer you fantastic service owing to its ultrasonic technology along with its multifunctionality. Its large water tank of 700 ml capacity is also easy to clean. This device has multiple mist diffuse modes that you can select according to your mood.
You can select from 7 different LED light modes for displaying different colors. This humidifier cum aromatherapy gadget not only keeps your place smelling good but also offers you mental peace and promotes sound sleep. (more…)
Innerwear such as bras offer comfort to your body and enhance your confidence by making you look decent or glamorous depending on your choice. When you choose the right kind of bra with the correct size apt, you feel them as your second skin.
There are several types of bras, but the wireless bras are far more comfortable among them. Find below the five comfortable wireless bras that give you complete support.
Calvin Klein Women’s Invisibles V Neck Bralette Bra
The v necked seamless bra offers a flexible fit all day long. As the microfiber is clean-cut in making this bra, the seams are invisible under the dress. This bra is machine washable. It is smooth and stretchy as the composition of the fabric is 77% nylon and 23% elastane.
The solid design, lightly lined bras elastic waistband, is also hardly distinguishable. It does not have any hooks, and you need to slip on these bras. It contains removable pads and a logo at the hem. Due to its sophisticated design, it is suitable for daily wear.
SYROKAN Bounce Control Wirefree Support Sports Bras
The two-layered fabric of the full coverage bra has limited stretch, enough to offer you good support. It has adjustable straps that help in comfortable wearing and also offer a custom fit. Its elastic edges are very flexible and provide complete support. The breathable bra has mesh panels at the front and inside the bra.
These are the best bras after menopause as they provide reasonable shock control and are comfortable. The wide strap offers extra support, does not stretch, and also reduces the pressure on the shoulder. The under band is slightly cushioned for a comfortable grip. (more…)
I’ve never really been one for lists… just ask my husband.
As life progresses and I find myself on the other side of 25 and closer to 35 I’ve come to realise that maybe there are a few good reasons why a list is important. This truly isn’t even about age, (I don’t even know if I believe in ages and the social constructs and ideologies built around them – that is a conversation for another day!), however; there is a natural progression and growth to all things in life and with that comes a deep understanding that our time is so devastatingly brief.
There is shift happening in the conscious of the world, everyone is a little more woke these days. I have found myself drawn to mad people – mad to live, mad to dream, mad to be saved! People that burn with a fire to feel and experience life without conforming to the dictated script of life that is given. There is nothing more I love then seeing someone alive – eyes burning, radiating positive energy and pulling those around them into their light. It’s contagious, that feeling of freedom, recklessness, determination, happiness.
I have found a lovely balance of this in my life, which is perfect for where I am right now. I can set goals, work to achieve them and still fill my “real life” cup. My “real life” cup isn’t about jobs, deadlines, payments, mortgages (bluhhh), it’s about feeling joy and connecting with nature and giving in to pleasure!
SO, HERE THEY ARE. THE FIVE THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE 35 – OR WHENEVER! REAL LIFE CUP FILLERS THAT TRULY MATTER FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SOULLLLLLL.
What you need to do now is get a pen and write down five things under these headings…
Think about that one thing that has been bubbling inside you that you have never had the courage to sign up for/ committed to/ admitted to…
For me this came in the form of facilitating at a Self Love retreat. I have loved writing for as long as I can remember. I’ve used it myself to heal emotional wounds. I have practiced, refined and worked to use it as a self love modality. My beautiful friend Sally saw the potential in me and helped me realise that this is something I am capable of. When Sally offered me the chance to facilitate I almost said no because of fear. I knew I wanted it though so I said yes before I could say no and bought my ticket. No. Backing. Out. Someone once told me excitement is the difference of one breath from fear, so I kept breathing, meditated focusing on my solar plexus chakra and imagined it a million times. IT WAS SO WORTH IT! Being brave feels fucking awesome. What is it you fear and want to face? Book it in and don’t back out.
There is nothing that raises your vibration level to JOY faster than… dancing. It is time for you to dance… I have participated in a few ecstatic dance workshops now and it is exhilarating, freeing and utterly empowering. You shake off the nerves, close your eyes and give in! Feeling silly? Be silly! Feeling sexy? Be sexy! Something I love about dancing is you can either withdraw into your own world following your own intrinsic movements, or gravitate to someone and FEEL your energies collide! I have felt this and it is awesome! The awkwardness falls away and you just be and it’s so cool. Now if ecstatic dance is too far out of your realm start in your own space. Dedicate one hour to be alone with music and let yourself feel each song and let your body go! If this isn’t an option in your house then it’s time to book a dance class, adult ballet, adult jazz, ballroom or salsa. Start with one class, I challenge you not to find joy!
This one is important – Yoni mapping. I have written a whole post on this (here). Yoni mapping changed my life, it changed me and continues to change me. The effects of Yoni Mapping ripple into so many aspects of my life. It is a guided journey into your body by a trained female practitioner who not only helps you understand the physics of your body but connects you to the energy and life force within. There is no right or wrong time, no right or wrong reason to have this done – it is right for every woman and I swear you’ll walk away feeling deeply connected to yourself! I recommend Mariam, check out her site here.
There is nothing greater in this world than feeling pleasure and don’t you ever feel guilty about it! What makes your eye lids heavy? Your body respond in all the right ways? A blissful moment where you feel nothing but the state of pleasure? Think about the pleasure you have in your life and I mean deep pleasure! For some it may be sexual, others food or perhaps massage… what brings you extreme pleasure? Is there a fantasy you haven’t fulfilled? I won’t share my pleasure list item as it is yet to be fulfilled… It involves an overseas trip, with my husband and a magical lagoon…. DREAMING BIG for this one. In the meantime though I have made everyday goals for finding pleasure, right now it’s indulging in a saucy novel.
Here is something you need to do, right now – book in a boudoir shoot. It is extremely important here to know that boudoir shoots are specialised areas of photography, not just any photographer can create the atmosphere required, make you feel the way you should or show you just how beautiful you are. Mothers more than anyone else in the world know what I mean when I say I don’t like my stomach… Yes it gave me a baby – but fuck it’s never going to be like it was (which is okay!). The tits have been drained, the hips have stretchies and my hair has thinned…. (but dang I made a cute kid!). I know when my skin is thin, my hair is gray and my eyes are milky i’ll look back and think, silly girl, look how gorgeous you were! SO i am telling you… capture the raw images of yourself that show you for who you are. My dear, sweet, gorgeous, hysterical and giving friend Jodi is a boudoir photographer specialist. Jodi booked this rock star room at The Slow in Bali, where we drank a cocktail and had the best time! Jodi has a true affinity with ease. She makes everything seem possible, nothing to risky and the whole process effortlessly natural. Her gentle encouragement turns into passionate cheers and you’ll actually end up delighting in her pleasure of capturing an image she is genuinely stoked on. She captures your physical form in the most flattering way that also somehow shows your inner beauty too – Your inner beauty and light beaming out! A boudoir shoot really encompasses all of the five goals – Courage, Joy, Self Discovery, Pleasure and Beauty.
So please, take a moment to stop and think about these five important elements that will help you grow, expand your understanding of yourself and fill your high vibration cups!
Let me know how you go!
Lisa and Jess coming to you live from Bali.
Without kids. You heard right, best friends in Bali, without children. Who would have thought such trips were possible after kids? We are here to remind you that you have other relationships in your life outside of your family nucleus. After children it can become really difficult to maintain strong friendships. Friendships often take a back seat to all of our families needs, this is okay and very natural as we adapt to our new family world.
As a parent, we don’t need to tell you how isolating it can also be. We don’t need to remind you that you will crave adult interaction and conversation. We also know that you don’t need us to tell you that there will be moments where you wish you could just disappear to an island for a moment of peace, just to reset.
Hitting the reset button is what we are all about. Kids need timeout to reset when they are cranky, tired and just bloody over it – and so do we.
We understand that once you have kids taking time out can seem daunting- who looks after the kids whilst your away, how do you afford where to go? All of these things can be solved. Sometimes it may take careful planning and giving yourself a time frame to save. Sometimes you can do it spur of the moment.
This Bali trip was booked 9 months in advance. We found a time, a cheap flight and a friend with a Villa. Open conversations with your partner will help them to understand why you need this reset- in tune partners normally don’t need a reason they might encourage you! We are both lucky to have husbands who support and understand us. They don’t see taking the kids as “baby sitting”- they are a parent also. For you it may be that you need to call in reinforcements- grandma, aunt, poppy, cousin, neighbor, paid help etc.
We are having the best time talking about the kids, our husbands, our life- everything with no judgment. Take a trip with a friend you love, trust and can just chill with.
Your trip may be a week in Bali or a weekend in Byron… it doesn’t matter. It is just so important to have time to be yourself without your kids. We often hear a lot of parents talking about “The loss of identity” after having children. There is no better medicine than travel to find out who you really are. If you’re thinking you need a moment to reset, we encourage you to have a family conversation, start a savings account and book a special! Booking flights first is always the sure way to make sure you commit to it!
Here are some happy snaps of us being so wonderfully free in Bali, dreaming and missing our babies, and being grateful for the lives we have and the families waiting for us at home.
Lisa & Jess. Xo.
P.s- We are staying at the amazing Del Boca Villas, post to come!