Our 5 Top Tips for Fresh Summer Feet!

Source: Nixsi

Source: Nixsi

It’s so easy to forget about our feet especially in the summer months when we’re just trying to stay on top of the heat and the partying. But when we’re wearing strappy sandals with our tootsies on display, our feet take centre stage and it's easy to be embarrassed by their state! These 5 tips will help you keep your feet looking mighty fine throughout the hotter months and all the summer dancing!

 

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1. Keep your feet hydrated! Generally our feet take a real beating, and it’s even worse in the summer when we’re hitting the beach all the time. We know the effects of salt water on our hair and faces, but we neglect the effect that it has on our feet. Walking on piping hot sand and then soaking our feet in salt water can leave our feet looking worse for wear. That’s why it’s important to keep feet moisturised to prevent cracking and dry feet. We suggest using a hand cream or jojoba oil on your feet just before bed -it won’t be too oily and it will be able to soak into your feet whilst you’re off them for a few hours!

2. All the parties and late summer nights are great, but can easily leave our feet tired and sore. Throw in a pair of heels and it’s a recipe for big, painful blisters. Take a pair of comfy small shoes with you (in a bag) if you’ve got a long event! Thongs or slides are perfect and we guarantee the journey home will be 100% more enjoyable! Best advice we’ve ever received!

Source: Reader's Digest

Source: Reader's Digest

3. Get rid of dry skin and calluses by grabbing a foot mask and a scrub! Tough skin on your heels can be vanished by a bit of TLC and this can rejuvenate your whole foot! Foot masks are now readily available at most beauty stores and exfoliating scrubs will make your feet feel like heaven! 

4. Sunscreen! It may seem a little silly, but our legs and feet are often neglected when we go out in the sun- but they’re just as important as any other part of our skin! To avoid a thong shaped sunburn/tan or any damage to the skin on your legs and feet, we recommend a non-oily sunscreen to apply to your feet and legs- so that your shoes aren’t slippery!

Source: Foot Files

Source: Foot Files

5. Get a pedicure: It’s sandal season, you’re going to be showing those babies off, so you have to take care of them! Getting a pedicure can go a loooong way. Not only is it relaxing, but instead of having to break your back trying to paint your toenails, you can have an experienced Purely Polished Nail Stylist give you the most blissful pedi of your life!

The Best Nail Trends for Summer 2017

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With summer just heating up, our nails are ready to do the talking. The hottest shades are in and this is what we we’ll be wearing over the next few months! Don’t forget, we’re all about the healthy alternative, so all of the polishes we mention are cruelty free, vegan and at least 5-free. You’re welcome and don’t forget to book in your summer mani with us!

SEMI-SHEERS

Semi-sheers are IN, and it’s all about SHINE! Semi-sheer nails shades along with natural beauty looks are predicted to be popular all summer 17/18, as it’s all about enhancing natural beauty. Sheer polishes compliment every skin tone and are well suited to work environments that don’t allow bright colours. Enhance your beautiful natural nails with a subtle tint, go semi-sheer! 

Check out the beautiful range by Gloss & Co, our favourites are Bare it All & Dreams! Dreams is the same shade worn by Meghan Markle in her engagement announcement pictures!

ULTIMATE GLOW & GLITTER

The highlighter trend has well and truly penetrated the beauty market, and nails are no exception! We definitely believe that your hands and feet shouldn’t be left out of the glow-up! Paint Nail Lacquer's Galactic Rose (made in collaboration with Purely Polished) is a gorgeous formula that shines bright like glam spaceship! Staying on trend with rose gold, If you’re looking for a subtle glow, try Sol by Sienna Byron Bay, or if you want the full glitz and glam of glitter try Kester Black’s Dasher which is a glitter rose gold perfect for Christmas.

60'S NOSTALGIA NEON

Does anything say summer quite like a daring manicure? Fashion is having a nostalgic 60's moment with the resurgence of mustard, but with a twist - we're going neon! The best mustard yellow from Faby, Torna a Sorrento, is an almost fluro mustard shade that we're going to be wearing all summer long! Bubblegum Bang is a beautiful neon pink by I Scream Nails and Paper Sky by Faby is a favourite blue of the moment. If fluro is not for you, but you're still feeling the 60's vibe, try Sienna Byron Bay’s Muse.

WHITE & PEACH STAPLES

As always, white polish comes back for summer, and with good reason- it looks great on everyone! Peaches are also back in full force, and are a refreshing option for those who usually opt for nude. Limed White by Paint Nail Lacquer and Optical White by Faby are our go to white polish, and the peaches to try are ‘In the Buff’ and ‘Impeachment’ by Kester Black.

 

Whatever you choose for your summer mani, Purely Polish has got you covered. We’ve got shades for everyone and will be able to treat you to the most refreshing mani of summer 17/18!

How to Nail Your Marketing

As a marketer, a key part of your responsibilities is figuring out new ways of differentiating your brand. Consumer brand activations are an integral part of any successful product launch, and crucial to build a positive brand perception. Samplings, in-store marketing, and sponsorships, it’s all been done before. To create a long-lasting emotional connection with your brand, think manicures and pedicures for your next brand activation. Purely Polished is Australia’s leading mobile nail service, with trusted professionals in the industry up to 25 years. Here are some of the benefits brands such as Samsonite Australia and Daniel Wellington have experienced when partnering with Purely Polished:

·   Customisation: We provide highly customised and affordable solutions to your marketing problem. You can choose the polish colour scheme to suit your brand, or even use your own polish. Purely Polished turns luxury into a convenience - two essential needs for the modern, stylish, consumer.  

·   Experience: Induce and reinforce the positive emotional feedback loop in your customers, as they relax and receive the ultimate care in their nails. The perfect opportunity to get highly attentive prospects - you can introduce your new products while your customers are grounded with their nails being done!

·   Convenience: Manicures and pedicures delivered to your event location. All we need are table and chairs, and we supply everything else. Your customers can experience our manicures and pedicures wherever you are located in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

·   Hygiene: We only use 5-free polishes, which don’t contain harmful chemicals such as Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin (Tosylamide/TSFR) and Camphor. Tools are sterilised after every use, ensuring the strictest level of hygiene by our nail technicians.

·      Not only for the ladies: We cater to both ladies and gentlemen with our manicures. Men can still be primped with a thorough file, shape and buff, and light cuticle care. Ladies have the choice of a wide range of colours to their choosing – or even your brand colour scheme.

We’ve partnered with brands such as: 

“Purely Polished were very professional and friendly. Beautiful work and the women were so delighted to receive this service” - Regina Lysaught, MKTG for Samsonite

Some of our work:

Samsonite Activation @ Qantas Club Lounge Sydney

Samsonite Activation @ Qantas Club Lounge Sydney

Daniel Wellington Activation @ The Ovolo Woolloomoo

Daniel Wellington Activation @ The Ovolo Woolloomoo

Vision Australia Nail Bar @ Ringwood Shopping Centre

Vision Australia Nail Bar @ Ringwood Shopping Centre

Mother's Day Nail Bar @ The Coogee Pavilion

Mother's Day Nail Bar @ The Coogee Pavilion

Westpac Home Loan Stand @ City2Fit

Westpac Home Loan Stand @ City2Fit

Case Study: Next UK Clothing

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“I was very happy with everything. Media and Influencers had a great time and this was all down to your lovely technicians. Everyone was happy with their manicures and pedicures, and we noticed how professional, friendly and conversational (in a great way!) they were. I will definitely be in touch if we ever require the same services.”
— Stefanie Gidaro, Account Executive, Tomorrowland Group

At Next UK’s launch of their online store, the media and online influencers were gifted a voucher to spend on the online store, and while browsing, they were given pedicures and manicures by our nail stylists.

Contact us at hello@purelypolished.com.au or 0430 924 931 now to see how we can help your brand achieve longer lasting emotional connection for your next activation.  

Attention all men: Do you have nasty nails? Suffer from bleeding cuticles? Jagged nails?

Men's Manicures

Personal grooming extends past the face and clothes. Hands are the first point of contact with people, because when you first shake hands, they’re the first thing they notice. A well-kept appearance following a manicure may make or break deals that lead to long-lasting personal and business relationships. What kind of first impression would jagged nail edges and bleeding cuticles make? Gone are the days where getting a manicure at a nail salon was a purely feminine pastime. It’s time to step up to get that executive aura you’re craving for. Purely Polished is a mobile manicure service that can help with your nail care and confidence – available in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast:

1.     Primp in private
Our mobile manicure service means you can primp in the privacy of your office, home or hotel room without the need to spend time to go to a nail salon.  For the ultimate relaxation, you can book our mobile pedicure service and enjoy a luxurious foot scrub and massage. It’s the perfect way to unwind if you’re short of time. Purely Polished is available in Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast.

2.     Caring for your cuticles
If you’re a chronic nail biter, or have damaged, cracked cuticles, you’re not alone. There’s little point in wearing a slick suit if your fingers look terrible. To help you look as presentable as you can be, our highly experienced nail technicians trim and moisturise your cuticles as part of the manicure. We prioritise hygiene and only use sterile tools.

3.     Experienced care
We’ve handpicked the best talent who have up to 25 years of experience training and working in the industry, and are personally vetted. They also undergo rigorous quality control checks to ensure you get the best professional service.

4.     Tidy and Groom
At selected locations, we offer a 15-minute tidy and groom service specifically tailored to the busy professional – featuring a file, shape and buff and light cuticle care, all the essentials to give your nails a healthy shine and boost your confidence at work and leisure time.

Nail care is an essential part of personal grooming for many men, so why isn’t it yours? Get your polished look now!

Wedding Manicures

Wedding bridal nails

Getting a bridal manicure and pedicure is often overlooked by brides, considering all the other elements that go into planning your wedding. But if you’re getting your make up done, it makes sense to hire a professional for your bridal nails. Your hands will be the centre of attention, especially since your rings will be on display together with those close up shots. Our mobile manicure service means our highly trained professionals travel to anywhere in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, so you don’t have to waste any time getting prepared on your special day.

Steps to Wedding-worthy nails:

  1. Pay attention to your hands in the few months leading up to the big day. Moisturise your hands vigorously. Take special care not to damage your hands when dishwashing, cleaning, or gardening.
  2. Apply cuticle oil if your cuticles are damaged, cracked, or broken. This nourishes and protects them from splitting or drying out.

  3. If your nails are not looking great in the weeks leading up to the wedding, consider getting a gel manicure professionally maintained by us.

  4. Stress can show up on your nails - from brittle, peeling nails to developing nervous habits of biting nails. Take a breather and relax with a soothing manicure or pedicure.

  5. Don’t forget your toes! Your feet may be hidden under your dress but they won’t be during the wedding night or honeymoon


Here’s some ideas on how Purely Polished’s other services can help make your nuptials even more perfect:

Pamper party with your bridesmaids

Spend quality time with your bridesmaids with our mobile manicure service. This is the perfect activity for catching up with long lost girlfriends, or bond with new ones. Manicures and pedicures are a great way to take the stress or nervousness out of your day as well.

Men's manicure

Groom’s MAN-icure

The men can primp in the privacy of his home with a quick 15min groom and tidy. He’ll emerge from the experience with buffed nails and neatly trimmed hands, to match yours!

 

 

What are you waiting for? Book here now!

Winter skin care tips from Salus Body's Jason

Salus Body

What is Salus and why did you decide to start the business
'Salus' was the ancient Roman Goddess of health and prosperity. I love our connection to the Salus Goddess and developed our spa inspired range to help calm the mind, nourish the body and reconnect. Salus began after spending over 20 years in the spa and fitness industry. I saw an opportunity to introduce unique range spa inspired products that were Australian made, botanically rich and affordable. 

Your range of products have amazing combinations of essential oils, what was your inspiration
When developing new products I was inspired by nature. When developing a new combination of essential oils we focus on the purpose in which they are being used for. When developing a new hand cream, for example, we look to use lavender essential oil to help with inflammation, rose essential oil for scaring or mandarin to promote repair. 

Why is using natural and organic ingredients so important to you
Natural and organic ingredients provide skin benefits that synthetic or chemically manufactured ingredients are unlikely to provide. When considering what products are right for your skin it is also worth considering what ingredients companies don't formulate with eg: synthetic fragrances, synthetic colour, sodium laurel sulfates, glycols, parabens or mineral oils. Including these 'skin nasties' will often counteract any benefits the inclusion of natural or organic ingredients provide. 

Our clients, and not to mention our nail stylists, are loving your range, what are your top three selling products
With the onset of winter we're seeing an increase in popularity for our Lavender & Mandarin Hand & Cuticle Cream, our Calendula & Shea Butter Hydrating Body Cream and NEW Vanilla Lip Balm.

Do you have any advise on caring for your skin during the colder months
Winter months tend to be more drying on the skin as we spend more time beside heaters and fires. To get more out of your body hydrators we recommend you exfoliate before applying your oil or cream - regular exfoliation will help promote healthier skin through removing dead skin cells and increasing blood circulation. 

Purely Polished @ Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017

Nails by Purely Polished at Bec & Bridge at MBFWA 2017

"The Bec & Bridge girl has always been a rule breaker but this season, she is really pushing the boundaries. Spirited and bold, she has retained the innocence of youth. Alluring and enigmatic but seriously cheeky."

Bec & Bridge MBFW 17 Show notes

Gracing the runway at David Jones’ On Seven runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017 Australia was the ‘Meow Meow’ collection from Bec & Bridge. Cheeky and rebellious, the resort collection was reminiscent of the 90’s, touched up for modern ladies with bold coloured silk slips, pastels and some ruffles.

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Purely Polished teamed up with FABY Australia, giving the models fabulous manis and pedis for the show.

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Scroll down to see our nail technicians hard at work backstage at the magical Santa’s Cave!

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Jamie in uniform

The Purely Polished & FABY team, and possibly a team mascot!

Pampering Mum With Purely Polished

“Behind all of your stories is your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.”  Mitch Albom

Sometimes, there aren’t enough words to express your gratitude for Mum. In other times, you can’t just find what you really want to say. Purely Polished offers the perfect solution with a mobile manicure and pedicure service to make your Mother’s Day plans go as smoothly as possible. Our highly experienced nail technicians are the best in the industry, and our mobile service ensures Mum can be pampered in the comfort of her own home. Because after all, home is where Mum is.

Luxury Mani Pedi  - $150
The perfect way for a mother-daughter catch up, or with close family and friends. Purely Polished pampers Mums to their fullest for two hours with a luxurious mobile manicure and pedicure. We travel to you to deliver nail shaping, light cuticle care, exfoliating scrub, nourishing cuticle and deep moisturising oil treatment, followed by a hand and arm massage, and ending with your choice of polish.

Classic Mani Pedi  - $110
If you’ve already got a big day planned, that’s ok! The classic manicure and pedicure only lasts for 1 ½ hours, but you will still feel beautifully relaxed. You will begin with a soothing hand soak, and then your nails will be filed and shaped. This is followed by light cuticle care, a nourishing cuticle and hand massage and end with your choice of polish.

Express Mani Pedi - $90
The Express package brings the ‘mobile’ into mobile manicures. We’ll make sure you’re ready to get set and go in an hour. It includes nail shaping, light cuticle care, followed by moisturising and  a light massage, ending with your choice of polish.

And if that’s not enough, here are some gift picks to complement a Purely Polished experience.

The Soak Essentials Set of 3 by Soak Society

Loving Earth Chocolate

Little Flowers bouquet

Book in one of our mani-pedis for your mum now! Gift vouchers available and you can view our service menu here.

5 mins with Katy Beeson, the maker of skin care range Theseeke

Why did you decide to start Theseeke?

I started working on the idea of the brand when I was a stressed out fashion designer. I found that my only time of calm each day was becoming my time in the morning and evening when I showered. That time each day kept me sane, it calmed me. I have always made my own natural skincare at different times in my life due to my skin being sensitive to most skincare brands that I had tried. I was constantly looking to deadlines and designing ranges that were a year in advance, I got in to the mindset of always looking at the future and never really having an awareness of the moment I was in, I began not really enjoying my everyday life. I decided to start the brand as a way of reminding myself to live in the now and enjoy the moment I was in, because we're not guaranteed anymore than that. I wanted the products to smell, look and feel beautiful as well as create a peaceful environment as a daily reminder to stop and appreciate those simple little tasks that make up so many moments of our lives.  

What has your journey been like so far?

Up and down! It's been a massive learning curve and not one I would likely take if I knew then what I know now. It's definitely been worthwhile though. It's a lot of work and now I think I must have been a little bit bonkers to take it on.

We love using your products in our treatments, and our clients adore them too! How did you get the formula so right?

Lots of testing and samples and a lot of failed attempts. I've had a great group of family and friends that have used everything when it was being developed and a lot of honest feedback. I also have a great chemist that helps me refine formulas.

Your products are all plant derived and natural, why is natural skin care important to you?

We live in a pretty toxic world, so I don't see the sense in adding more chemicals to our bodies when there's so many better alternatives. We've got all these amazing plants on this earth, why not use them? It's also really important to me to make sure we aren't destroying the earth in harvesting these products, so I make sure my ingredients are cruelty free and ethical. 

You recently had a re-launch, which products are your favourites?

It changes all the time but I'm using the roll on rose elixir as my face moisturiser at the moment and always my hydration spray, I love hyaluronic acid which helps the skin to absorb all the fantastic antioxidants and enzymes in hydration and pineapple  which contains an enzyme  called bromelain, it helps the exfoliate the skin! 

Do you have any tips on how to care for skin during winter?

Keep up the hydration, drink lots of water and exfoliate, you should always listen to your skin and change your routine accordingly. Your skin changes all the time, don't get in to the mind set of thinking you have a particular skin type, it's a trap! 

Office Manicures with Purely Polished

Purely Polished Office Manicures in Sydney and Melbourne

Life as a modern lady in the 21st century is difficult, especially with greater responsibilities and higher work demands. Females are expected to ‘be on top’ of their careers, while also being held to stringent beauty standards in the workplace.

So it’s not difficult to see why workplace stress is a constant issue for HR managers and company directors. Literature with regards to the detrimental effects of ineffective organisational management are extensive, with empirical evidence showing ‘presenteeism’ – the act of attending work when unwell and unproductive – was 50% higher for highly stressed employees.

Here’s how we can help. Office manicures are known to increase employee confidence as well as boosting employee engagement, leading to more energy in work and higher performance.

Working females are also being held hostage to inconvenient beauty services. Sometimes, wanting access to a nail salon means sacrificing weekends, often having to wait in line for basic beauty treatments in unhygienic conditions.

The Purely Polished Experience

Purely Polished is a company that rethinks manicures in Australia, and empowering busy working women to make efficient use of their time. Benefits of booking an on-demand manicure include:

  • Strong and healthy nails: Manicures provided by Purely Polished shape your nails, provide cuticle care, and exfoliate dead skin cells, all of which are essential to maintain strong and healthy nails. Massages improve circulation and stimulate blood flow which reduces stress on your hands.

  • Convenience: Manicures are delivered to your office so you never have to rush to get your nails done during your lunch break, or waste your weekends at a nail salon. All we need is a desk, and your employees can be pampered to a 15min wherever you are located in Sydney and Melbourne. 

  • Experience: We’ve handpicked the best talent who have between 10 to 25 years of experience training and working in the industry, and are personally vetted. They also undergo rigorous quality control checks to ensure you get the best professional service.

  • Hygiene: We only use 5-free polishes, which don’t contain harmful chemicals such as Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin (Tosylamide/TSFR) and Camphor. In addition, we prioritise hygiene by sterilising tools after every use.  

  • Fashion: Choose your own polish colour based on your mood, wardrobe or occasion. You’ll be sure to finish our manicures feeling confident and radiant.

What our clients say
Purely Polished has worked with a wide range of clients, from celebrities and VIPs to five star hotels. We’ve worked with global brands such as Salesforce, Travelex, Pandora, Cooper St and WeWork just to name a few. Here’s what some of our clients have said about us:

“We had such a positive experience with Purely Polished. I arranged for the ladies in our office to get manicures for International Women's Day and I am so glad that I did. Not only was our technician, Marilyn, amazingly sweet, she was also very talented and we all loved our results. This service was affordable and professional and a lovely treat. Would definitely recommend, and will definitely use again! Thank you” - Raye Ulibarri, Assistant Property Mananger at Kingsmead

“Purely Polished was the first company we approached regarding the set up of a nail service for our members because the website was by far the most professional and responsive. After meeting with Iman about the opportunity, it was clear that they would not disappoint. Not only did Iman and her team of technicians provide a fantastic service when they came on site, they also personalised the payment method for our members through their website to make it super easy to book and pay. It has been a pleasure working with Purely Polished and I would recommend them in a heartbeat.” - Georgia Foley, Community Manager at WeWork Sydney

It’s time to give your employees an affordable and professional treat. Book with us now!