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Spring Time & Fresh Ideas

Spring Time & Fresh Starts

There’s no better time like spring to start clearing out the old.

Not only because of the arrival of longer days and better times ahead but because time could be better spent doing the things we love, so clearing out the old not just because we need to spring clean our lives of clutter but to create more time to spend having fun and taking better care of course ourselves.

Zoya Peach Pedicure @Nail Crew

I myself, step by step, took the time to reduce and refresh the contents of my beauty regimen, threw out anything that has not been used in 3 months or more, products that contain any SLS, parabens or sulphates, old nail polish colors that don’t suit my skin tone, and items bought online on a whim and voila!

I decided that the only items that I really want to keep must contain only ingredients I can understand on the packaging, items that contain all natural ingredients, items that have more than one use, and the packaging must be able to be disposed of responsibly and recycled or reused and re filled.

If your truly considering the same then remember when aiming for all these goals at once it can get expensive when starting out your eco journey so try one item at a time.

I started with one small habit about a year ago with household items and getting my laundry liquid from Infinity foods refill station, and slowly but surely creating basic skin and body care products at home for my own use combining all natural ingredients from scratch and containing them in glass wear, products that we now use at Nail Crew.

Infinity Foods Brighton

But understandably if you don’t have that extra time and other hobbies you find more stimulating then there are plenty of beauty brands who have created great ethical, sustainable, natural, economical and environmentally friendly products that you can shop guilt free!

We also have some great new colors to choose from @ Nail Crew.
Please come try out our pastels range of nail polish from Zoya to freshen up your winter color palette.

Buy Zoya Nail Polish @Nail Crew

Zoya is a 10 free nail polish which means its ingredients are free from toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, parabens, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, dibutyl phalate and lead, yes exactly what we thought, if you can’t read it or say it forget it! Zoya is also cruelty free and vegan friendly and breathable.

Zoya Lilac Manicure By Bea @Nail Crew

May we recommend also a pedicure, come on now you know its time!
Book online or if you haven’t already down load our booking app to secure your appointment on the go.

Talk about missing the point, Right ?

Talk about missing the point, Right ?

Mother’s Day Pamper Packages at Nail Crew

Finding the perfect Mothers day gift is a task in itself as I discovered this time round after realising for 3 years in a row, I’d been serving up tulips from a ‘said’ supermarket, we won’t mention, offering a home delivery service on the day, the mistake is blooming obvious……now anyway.

Alternative’s may include elaborate gifts just to up the sibling stakes, but I’m bound to get it wrong and living so far from family members leaves me feeling guilty and spending money assuming this will make up for it.
Having missed my nieces and nephews growing up as they do so fast, and my sister embracing motherhood, very well for the third time, I feel, I really have missed the point somewhere !!!

 Beautiful blooms exclusively by Go Botanica.

I heard an expression once and this really rings true, ” Spend all your money to make time “.

Mothers day. Not just to give back and say ” cheers mum, your not bad after all “, but embracing all that being a mother is about and the legacy they leave behind, the most precious gift you can give someone really is the gift of time, to chisel out a weekend or 10 minutes to make the call.

Lilac Zoya Manicure at Nail Crew

@Nail Crew this year we “ve taken all this into consideration by creating the perfect Mother’s Day pamper packages, so you can give back by giving your time to the ones who truly deserve it.

Signature Pedicure at Nail Crew

Offers exclusively available when you book online or booking through the Nail Crew UK booking app.

We Look Forward to seeing you soon !

My Love Of Nails, Clients & Organic Wine

My Love of Nails, Clients & Organic Wine

Alex , founder of Nail Crew was recently asked about her entrepreneurial journey and  how Nail Crew began.

Question 1. Have you always wanted to own your own beauty business ?

Being a good mum, I wasn’t sure what to do with my life,  so  she offered me a few suggestions (eager to get me out of the house) I think I was 18, so being a perfectionist, creative and nimble fingered, making a living from nails kind of made sense. Feeling inspired I decided to take the plunge and was renting a space in a tanning shop in the same year.

 Mum’s The Word

Question 2. What is the best thing about your job ?

The best thing about my job… mmm,  well, there are a few things !

I love when I hear our clients say WOW !
At any part of the experience, I make it a priority to give people an experience they’ve never had before.

The moment it clicks when you’ ve been teaching a new team recruit , to where they no longer need you.

The ‘aha’ moment. Thats’s really rewarding for me.

Accidentally stumbling across a great new idea that inspires a nail design or way of doing things.

 

Question 3. What do you like to do in your free time ?

Well if I can stop scrolling, which can be both good and bad, I also love strolling in Brighton for just as much inspiration, and finding new places to eat, and new organic wine to try. Lols pff

 The Foundry Pub In Brighton

 

Terre Di Faiano Organic Primitivo Available at Waitrose

 Question 4. What are your best nail care tips ?

Treat your nails like your best hair day.
If you want your nails to grow long and strong, trim and file every two weeks like trimming your split ends, and nourish the cuticle and nail with a rich penetrating balm.
Conditioner is to hair, like cuticle oil is to nails. You have to look after them in between salon appointments.