I am really bad at this, I look after everyone else first, I look after the house, the dogs, the cat, the children and my husband. I pack for the holiday, I unpack when we get back, I do all the washing … I iron most of it and put it all away …. And the result has been that I am exhausted this week.
So yesterday I slowed down a little and took some time out. First in the morning I had an appointment with my wonderful homoeopath, she always makes me feel better, and then in the afternoon I had a nail treatment with Gill from Ambience Beauty.
My nails have never been great and with years of acrylic extensions then gel and they really do need a breather. I had a paraffin wax treatment on them – first of all your hands are exfoliated and moisturised then the warm (very warm) paraffin wax is brushed onto them, it cools quite quickly but it is a shock at first. Each hand is then placed inside a plastic bag and into heated mittens to allow the wax to do its job. The treatment is really good for moisturising and softening the skin as well as relief from arthritis and joint pain on the hands or feet. The wax is then peeled off in one piece, more moisturiser applied and you are good to go!
My plan is to keep using the Jessica Phenomen Oil that my therapist recommended to me, keep the gel off for a couple of weeks and then go back for another treatment, I am hoping this will improve the condition of my nails, making them less prone to breaking and I can go back to regular GELeration manicures..
I’ll keep you updated on my progress.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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