My experience at Urban escape spa and all you need to know about gelish

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I love visiting spas it’s always such a treat to be pampered. Last week I was invited by Sonette to come in and visit the Urban escape spa situated in Hobart grove shopping centre in Bryanston. Whenever I attend a spa I love getting gelish done on my hands and feet and a facial or massage. At urban escape I opted for a gelish mani and pedi and a dermalogica facial.

a lot of dermalogica
a lot of dermalogica
The entrance
The entrance

 

pedi and mani lounge
pedi and mani lounge

 

the gorgeous view
the gorgeous view

 

The facial room
The facial room

Here is some info about urban escape which I got off the website www.urbanescape.co.za. Check out the website for all the prices and treatments.
URBAN ECAPE owners Ilana and Jean have used their diverse knowledge of different industries to create a novel experience for their guests. Ilana’s long-standing track record in the beauty industry and Jean’s interior-design and hospitality skills, all play an active role in bringing the unique, distinctly Urban elements of the salon to life!Whether you are looking to improve your skin through targeted treatments, to find the perfect gift, or to celebrate aspecial occasion with friends in our pedi lounge; our stylish, vibrant spa will lift your spirits and feed your soul”
The staff were really friendly and the view was gorgeous whilst I had my mani and pedi in the lounge. Tanya took care of me during my visit and she did an amazing job.

I chose gossip girl and waterfield as an accent nail
I chose gossip girl and waterfield as an accent
what i would do for a nail polish displayer like this
what i would do for a nail polish displayer like this
all the gelish colours you can choose from
all the gelish colours you can choose from

 
Now let me chat about gelish as many of you are still pretty uncertain. Gelish is basically what you can call a permanent nail polish, it goes on just like a normal polish would by being painted on with polishes. Trust me if you go gelish you will never be able to look at a normal nail polish the same way ever again! I’ve been using gelish for 3 years now and it’s so much better than normal nail polishes because I am really bad at waiting for nail polishes to dry and gelish dries instantly since you pop it under a UV or LED lamp. It does not damage the nail at all and actually strengthens it since it makes the nails super hard. I get high gloss nails that don’t chip since gelish doesn’t budge it only grows out with your nail, I can wear it for a month before I remove it. Removal is really easy too you just need to buff the shiny part of your nail and the soak a cotton ball in acetone, place it on your finger and wrap in tin foil, within minutes it will melt off. If you don’t want to go into the salon to have it done Nailene sells a gelish kit where you can do it yourself and for colours a helpful hint is that you can actually just use normal nail polish so you don’t have to invest in specific gelish polishes, the only thing that is important really is the gelish base and top coat.

3 thoughts on “My experience at Urban escape spa and all you need to know about gelish”

  1. I love gelish but have recently been converted to SNS it’s very similar to gelish but without using the UV Light (the only negative for gelish). They’re great and find that they last even longer! You should check it out X

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