Gel nails at Littlebirds deal
A set of gel nails for hands or feet at Littlebirds Therapy Centre worth £30 for £15. YOU SAVE £15. That's 50%!
Available in North Devon
This deal is ON!
If you want shiny, strong nails that really last and a touch of pampering to boot then this is the one for you!
With this GrooVee you choose manicure or pedicure with application of gel nail polish cured under UV light to fingernails or toenails followed by a gorgeous relaxing and moisturising hand or foot massage. It’s a treatment that will boost your mood and give you a fresh and confident look that lasts!
If - like me – you’re not so savvy with regards to beauty treatments it’s worth noting that ‘Gel nails’ and ‘Shellac nails’ are the same thing, only Shellac is trademarked treatment with a specific brand of polish. The treatment involves application of polish to your own nails rather than adhesion of long acrylic nails with strong glue. So, on the one hand, it’s less likely to damage your nails but on the other hand, it’s not suitable for clients with already extremely damaged nail beds, split or peeling nails. It’s more natural looking and if you choose to have your fingernails done and you’re anything like me you will be relieved that you can go about normal activities such as picking up coins and removing contact lenses without poking your eyes out! It’s also worth knowing that it’s best to get the gels removed professionally so as to avoid peeling the top layer of nail off in the process (it sticks that well). When you get gel nails done at Littlebirds you would automatically get a half price soak off (£5 instead of £10) the next time you have them done but in addition to that with this deal you will get a half price soak off even if you have had them done elsewhere previously.
The treatment is at Littlebirds Therapy Rooms which is easy to find on Ilfracombe High Street opposite the Co-Op, and within very easy access of free off-street parking. It is Karen herself, the owner of this extremely popular little therapy centre, who will be doing your treatment. Once you have your voucher you can simply book your appointment with her Monday to Friday. Littlebirds is a sweet little place, converted from what must have once been a Victorian shop with its mix of different original tessellated tiled floor covered in rugs, and its painted bumpy old walls and ceilings, and Karen has brought her own gentle style to it, with a lilac and purple colour scheme, and decorations, ornaments and with shelves of trinkets, candles and angels for sale. You will be welcomed with the offer of a glass of water or a herbal tea and you'll be shown to the seating area or treatment couch (if you’ve chosen the foot and toe nail treatment) tucked away at the back of the salon so you have some privacy but can still watch the world go by if you so choose. You will be invited to take a seat or lay back on the heated (yes it's heated and wonderful!) couch where you can begin to relax into the pampering session.
Karen will carefully tidy cuticles, file and buff your nails applying a special product that ensures they are ultra dry before applying the gel polish of your choice (up to 3 layers of colour) and the final varnish to seal it in. It is Karen’s skill and meticulous attention to detail in the preparatory stages that that ensures the nails last extra long. Karen explained that she started off using the top salon brands but found that they didn’t all necessarily last as long as you would hope so she has experimented with lots of different ranges and settled on two that were the most resilient - both of which have a large array of gorgeous colours to choose from. Once applied, the gel varnish is cured under a UV lamp. This means your nails will be completely dry by the time your manicure/pedicure is over, and strong enough to withstand accidental knocks. It acts like a plastic coating, suitable as a long lasting polish and adds strength and durability to your manicured nails. The nails will be chip resistant and will look good for 14 days. Plus it means you’ll be able to completely relax and enjoy the gorgeous massage (arms or legs depending which treatment you choose) without worrying about the nails getting smudged. The massage will leave your hands & arms/feet & legs feeling soft and hydrated. As well as being a fully qualified beautician and nail technician Karen is also a highly sought after massage therapist so you are in for a treat. The whole thing will last approximately one hour and it is certainly time well spent.
I loved this treatment because Karen is so relaxed and Littlebirds so warm and welcoming that you instantly feel at ease. I was absolutely chuffed with my toe nails and even bought a pair of new flip flips so I could show them off! I am amazed that they were perfect for more than two weeks and even now, 4 weeks after application they are still pristine – the only problem being that if you get up and close you can see where the nails have grown but I can hardly blame Karen for that! So I will definitely be going along to get them done again. I may try fingernails too and although I am aware they may not last so long as the toes given the extra wear and tear you get on fingernails - I’m confident I will get a least a couple of weeks glamour out of it.
About Littlebirds Therapy Centre:
Littlebirds Therapy Centre was set up five years ago by experienced and fully qualified therapist Karen Vogelin, who has been giving massage in North Devon since 2010. She works alongside her sister, Becky who had also qualified in a range of holistic and beauty therapies in Hastings before moving back to Ilfracombe. It's probably no accident that Littlebirds has a kind of sisterly, familiar, family feel to it, and Karen's sweet and gentle personality is reflected in the soul of this place. They offer a wide range of treatments including sound therapy and gong baths, aromatherapy, salt scrub aromatherapy, hot stone and swedish massage, as well as reflexology and beauty treatments from manicures and pedicures to waxing. For more information about Littlebirds go to www.littlebirds-holistics.co.uk