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oshawa, durham region, Canada
I am a licensed aesthetician who cares about the wellness and relaxation of my clients. I like to provide more than superficial beauty (but it doesn't mean that I don't like nail art and designs). I work out of my home (walkout basement with separate entrance for clients) so there is no unnecessary cost added except high standards of safety precautions and quality products. For availability & pricing call me @ (9056)621-6050- (905)728-2080 or e-mail me at aestheticsbymaha@aol.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

What makes nail polish chip quickly?

For almost five years now as a certified aesthetician I never used a buffer on my client's nails, and it is all because of what happened to me when I was a student in the beauty school that I went to in Oshawa. While we were practicing artificial nails, a student who worked on me, she vigorously buffed my nails till it bled. But I have to confess that few weeks ago while in the mall, one of the sales selling an expensive skin moisturizer stopped me and she buffed my nails. I have to admit that what impressed me was the buffed nails not the prodcts used. My nail felt and looked beautiful, for a while I never stopped myself from touching my nail feeling how smooth it was.

Buffing gently can be very rewarding; rid your nails of ridges, take care of jagged edges, and even encourage the nails to grow.
What are the benefits of buffing?
  • Buffing can increase the blood circulation to the nail bed.
  • Buffing off the ridges also gives a smoother surface for the polish to adhere to.
  • Actually buffing leaves such an attractive sheen to the nails, that you might skip the polishing step. After all, buffed nails cannot chip.
  • Buffing encourages the nails to grow thanks to the improved circulation.
  • This procedure also helps to remove surface stains.

For COMPLIMENTARY cuticle treatment and nail buffing (15 minutes)

no purchase or obligation necessary, please call or e-mail. Offer valid till December15

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Manicure &Pedicure

Manicure/Pedicure treatments are not only a treatment for the natural nails but also for the hands/feet. The pedicure service consists of soaking feet in a warm bath with salts or herbal one (for relaxation of tired feet), filing the nails, shaping, cuticles' treatment, buffing of the nails (which helps in good circulation and growing stronger), exfoliation, softening and removal of callus, massage of the hands & half the arm /feet and half leg and the application of polish. Manicure is a Latin word derived from "manus" for "hand," cura for "care", pedicure derived from "pedi" which is for feet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manicure

Products used: Gehwol herbal bath& foot scrub, CND cuticle eraser, OPI nail polish and lotions

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ginger bells- a yummy shade of gingerbread

I don't know what you think but I definitely finds this colour is very complimentary to some skin tones and not to everybody and this explains why you get some wow responses and some don't. If you are not sure there is one way to know is to try.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cleopatra milk bath

Here are some of the beauty secrets from Ancient Egypt that proved efficiency up till today.

Milk Bath, probably you heard these days about the alpha hydroxy acid and its effect as a chemical exfoliant that eats dead skin. It is one of the major ingredients in many skin products sold in the market today. Queen Cleopatra symbol of beauty used to take a Milk bath every day.

One day I had the pleasure of visiting one of her baths in Marsa Matrouh, Egypt. It is located there in the sea, it is a beautiful engraved swimming pool in a huge rock, where fresh seawater enters from the one side and exits from the other. The remains of the chair where Cleopatra would sit at the centre of the bath can still be seen today. It was such a feeling of belonging to a great nation like the ancient Egyptians.

hot oil manicure

A hot oil manicure is a treatment using a blend of oils (I add vitamin E) which has many benefits. It helps to treat dry hands and brittle nails, and the hot oil treatment is also a great way to relieve discomfort from arthritis and stiff joints. Massage is a way to improve circulation and helps nails to grow stronger.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What is a pedicure service?

A pedicure is a greek word which means feet care. It was mistakenly used for nail polishing for a while. But a pedicure service as I was taught includes soaking, toe nail shaped, cuticle removed, feet exfoliated (removing dead skin), callus take care of, half leg massage and a lovely nail design.