As part of #manisweek, Jennnifer in 5pm’s Customer Care team visited Beauty Boutique and Day Spa on Glasgow’s Bath Street for a 21 day gel manicure.
Like Ruth when she got a manicure at PURE Spa Silverburn, Jennifer told them to do whatever they wanted, she gave her therapist Laura total control over colour choice.
Laura opted for a beautiful bluey green shade because it’s a colour that matched Jennifer’s skin tone really well. The salon uses the brand Magnetic Nail Design and the chosen colour is Blue Glazier.
People often wonder why some nail polish colours suit others and not them but this can be down to differences in skin tone.
If you have a pale skin tone (like Jennifer), shades with pink or blue undertones work best whilst fair complexions suit more of a variety of colours with blue or yellow bases.
Tanned skin looks great with warmer colours to accentuate the tan e.g. pinks and purples.
Those with a medium or olive complexion are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a wider variety of colours, from dark burgandies to vibrant pinks and oranges.
Dark skin tones really suit polishes with yellow or brown-based undertones especially suiting deep dark shares like a deep purple.
Colour & accent
After thoroughly preparing her hands and nails, Laura applied the polish and used a Blue shimmer overcoat to bring out a sparkle. A diamante accent was added to highlight Jennifer’s wedding ring.
Jennifer was delighted with the result: “it’s not a colour I’d normally go for but I think it really suits my hands. It has a nice shimmery look and isn’t too glittery”.
If you fancy giving Beauty Boutique and Day Spa’s gel manicure a try, they have a great offer on 5pm Health & Beauty at the moment:
21 day gel manicure available all week – normal price £25 – 5pm price – £17.50 – book here.