The Best Nail Polish Strips For Hands and Feet

best nail polish strips

I am absolutely in love with nail polish strips! They are so easy to apply, have ZERO dry time, come in 1000’s of colors and designs, and last for up to two weeks! And of course they last even longer on toes! Keep reading for my recommendations on the best nail polish strips!

The Best Toe Nail Polish Strips

You really can’t beat polish strips for your toes! I hate waiting for my polish to dry when I paint my toes and it seems like no fail I get a chip within …

An honest, brief history on gel polish–Gelish, Shellac, Gelez, Gelac, Axxium, you name it!

Gel Polish review

Gel Polish in 2019!

This is by far my most popular article on my blog! I wrote this article back in 2011 not too long after I had been licensed as a new nail technician. Times were so different in so many ways. Shellac was the first gel polish I bought and it was a game changer for me! I started researching like crazy and found Axxium by OPI and Gelish, which wasn’t available locally yet. Instagram hadn’t come out yet, so beauty products were only discoverable through trade shows, internet …

Beauty 101: Camping Essentials List

Camping Essentials List

How to camp like a beauty boss!

My sister and I recently took a quick camping trip with our kids to Pine Valley located within the Dixie National Forest. It was only for one night, which was the perfect amount of time to kick off the summer camping season! I love going to the mountain as much as I love going to the beach and it really got me thinking how to enjoy camping while also keeping up a beauty regime, if that’s even possible. You’ll need to make make some …

The Best Purple Toning Shampoo For Blonde Hair

The Best Purple toning shampoo

I am so THRILLED about this Framesi Dynaminc Blonde shampoo I found at the beauty supply store this morning! I am always on the hunt for the best purple toning shampoo for blonde hair and I think I found it! I’ve tried so many different purple shampoos and like them but wasn’t in love enough to be faithful…until I tried this one…

The Best Purple Toning Shampoo

Results From Framesi Dynamic Blonde Toning Shampoo

I noticed the biggest difference with the Framesi Dynamic Blonde Toning Shampoo versus other shampoo’s I’ve used is it …

Spring Gel Polish Colors 2019

Gel Polish Spring Colors

Spring is in the air..finally! As far as the weather goes, this has been the craziest spring I can remember! Once it starts warming up a bit more the flowers are going to be so beautiful…and it really gets me excited for all the new spring gel polish colors being released this 2019 season! I love spring so much…our cherry tree in our front yard is covered in the most beautiful white blossoms right now and there is a faint tint of pale green on all the trees around town. …

Maskcara Makeup & Milk Review with Before & After Photos

What is Maskcara Makeup?

Have you heard of Maskcara? I’ve been following Cara for years…I did a blog post a long time ago about one of her makeup tutorials you can read about it here. I absolutely love what she has been able to accomplish! Not only is she a crazy successful boss lady, but she’s also spreading huge awareness about foster care, which is just so extraordinary. And just like her beautiful face and soul, her products are amazing. I received a makeover a while back by the best in …

4 Spring Nail Art Ideas

spring nail art ideas

Spring is almost here! Sunny days, budding bulbs and trees, warmer nights…I love everything about spring. Especially after a colder than normal winter! It’s supposed to be in the 60’s all this week and I couldn’t be happier. With the warmer weather I love planning nail inspiration. Which made me excited to share some fun spring nail art ideas!

OPI Taupe-less Beach with Black Geometric Stamping

I know this isn’t the typical spring look, but I love a great neutral color scheme and think this is perfect for coolish/warmish weather. I used …

Nail Technician Organization Solutions

nail tech organization

How to keep your nail supplies organized

Nail technicians seem to acquire TONS of supplies over the course of their careers. I thought it might be helpful if I did a post on how Nail Technician Organization Solutions. There are so many great ways to organize your products and supplies and make your life easier!

Nail Polish Organizers

I love these durable plastic polish organizers for gel polish and regular lacquer alike! They hold anywhere from 36-64 bottles, have a convenient carrying handle, and I like the clear plastic for visibility while you …

Pedicures: what matters most?

how to get the perfect pedicure

I’m curious, what do you look for in a pedicure? Is it a big, fancy, jetted pedicure basin with massage chair? Is it a serene spa environment? Is it a nail tech who takes their time and communicates really well and focuses on the areas you are particular about? I would have clients talk about the best pedicure they’ve ever gotten quite frequently. I believe it is an elusive experience to find the perfect pedicure, but here is what matters most to me when I get a pedicure.

Here’s my top …

Hello Summer!

Hi Everyone!

Summer is here and it is rocking! The Beauty Lab is staying busy and we have had an awesome first month! I just wanted to do a quick update to let everyone know what is going on with my summer schedule.

First off, I will be taking off the week of July 18-23 to go on a little vacation with my family. Oh! I’m also going to IBS in Las Vegas at the end of this month, June, with my co-workers and I am so excited about this! I’m also …