I usually get my nails done at #1 Nail and Spa in Walden because it is so close to home and they do such a good job. I always ask for Helen when I go because she is so delicate and careful and really takes her time to make your nails look exactly how you want them. This year I have been obsessed with baby pink nails. This Christmas is the first time I’ve had them a different colour in a long time. I always get a little longer than my regular nail, rounded, Gel nails, like in the picture. This shape is my go to because it looks almost natural and it rarely breaks. They also look so feminine and classy without looking like you are trying to hard. I got baby pink for vacation this year because I’ve realized it goes with almost every single colour. I love how you can wear red or even white with them and it still looks flawlessly matched.
Highlights. Highlights. Highlights. I love getting a good lightening before I go away. It makes me feel like a real beach bum or something and whoever said, “Blondes have more fun” wasn’t lying. I love being blonde, tanned and on a beach somewhere. It just sounds so perfect to me. I get my highlights at Glow Hair and Nails in Cranston by Mike and I love it! He does such an amazing job with my hair, I leave satisfied with the blonde he gives me every time and he also uses Olaplex when doing highlights so it doesn’t damage your hair. Mine even feels better sometimes.
I always try to start with a base before heading on vacay because I never get any sun living in Calgary. I use Jergens tanning foam that you can pick up at almost any drugstore or Walmart. Any Jergens tanning product works super well for an affordable quick fix if you take a bit of time to apply it. I usually apply it after my shower, using a generous amount to coat every inch of my body, like a lotion. It is really hard not to make some sort of mistake with self-tanning but I find if you take your time to rub it all in and air dry, then you get the best results. I try to do this every second day for a week before my trip.
Eyelash extensions are the perfect thing for vacation so that you never have to wear makeup but still feel flawless. I love them so much and they are definitely worth the money if you are going away. I usually get mine done by Meredith, a self-employed lash artist in Okotoks. She only charges $100 for a fresh new set and she does such a good job. Her Instagram is @Scandalash.