After getting back my holiday and sending a picture of a sparkly new addition to my finger, after the initial ‘oooohs’ and ‘aaaaahs’ from family and friends, I was hit with a resounding ‘now you need to get your nails done’!
I’m a terrible nail biter, so I felt my short little nails could also do with a bit of elongating. Having never had any form of gel polish before, I was a little hesitant on what to go for – gel or acrylic? I also struggled on where to go. Sure there are plenty of nail salons in Aberdeen, but I’d heard some horror nail stories and didn’t want to end up with wrecked or super broken nails after.
Upon recommendation, I got in touch with Linton and Mac who were great at giving me advice over the phone, telling me the differences between acrylics and gel extensions. Opting for the gel (a lesser evil on nail damage compared to acrylics – apparently!) I booked my appointment and headed along.
Kayleigh was also so good at letting me know the process and was lovely chatting with her through the 1hr 15 appointment. With a great selection of colours, I opted for this festive red.
Advising that the nails usually last 2-3 weeks before needing infills (or removal), I left the salon admiring my talons!
I love love love my longer nails, if only I could grow my nails this long in real life (and save me from the £45 bill! 😀)
Happy Halloween Everyone!!! I hope you all enjoyed a spooky weekend – I’ve loved seeing everyone’s fancy dress efforts on Instagram and Twitter 👻
I had a lot of comments on my DIY Unicorn costume, so thought I’d post a step by step guide for you to follow. It might be a little late to for your trick or treat costume this year – but you don’t always need an excuse to dress up as a unicorn (right?!) 😜
Everyone loves a bit of snapchat action, so if you’re looking for some inspiration this Halloween, why not try looking at some of the filters. Whether it’s classics such as the dog face or floral headband – or newer ones such as the dear or diamond glasses, there’s plenty to get creative with.
You might have read my previous post (Lucy Bee Intensive Hair Mask) where I put Lucy Bee’s Natural Beauty Book to the test and made an intensive hair treatment for my coloured hair…with mixed results! In this post I mentioned how a Cacao Face Mask also took my fancy and I finally got round to making it.
I struggle to get my nail polish to stay chip free for longer than a day (or night out!), so love a longer lasting Gel option. I’ve had big problems with allergies when getting my nails done using the UV option before (swollen giant fingers are not a good look – and v painful!!), so the lure of a gel finish from a ‘normal’ nail polish range was too tempting to knock back – especially when it was by Rimmel, one of my fav ‘drugstore’ brands.
I put the ‘Super Gel’ varnish to the test and rated how it performed over the following categories…
As a lover of homemade beauty treatments, when I saw Lucy Bee had released a book containing 50 of her top natural beauty recipes, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Arriving through my door the next day (gotta love Amazon Prime!), I started to flick through the pages to see what I could make first! 😀
Broken down into separate sections containing recipes for Hair, Beauty and Skin, the book ranges from various masks, lotions and even smoothies & energy bites to help give your body that natural boost.
It’s been a big year for Linton & Mac, who within the past 12 months have become Aberdeen’s go to place for hair, makeup & nails and a won host of industry and business awards – including Best Business in Scotland at the Scottish Business Awards held in Edinburgh last week (28th August 2016).
Since launching last year (September 2015), the original team of 10 has more than doubled in size and the salon now employs 25 members of staff, adding to the skills and services the salon can offer.
After sending out an open invite on social media to all customers and friends of the Salon, Linton & Mac’s 1st Birthday Bash had all the elements of an event not to be missed. With Proper Corn, Porters Gin and Fierce beer kitting out the party, my friend and I headed along on Saturday to join in on the fun!