Manicures

Top Winter Shades for the Season

It’s cold (and mostly gloomy) outside which means now’s a better time than ever to treat yourself with a manicure or pedicure! 

There are many signature nail colours which we all opt for at this time of year, but we could always do with some fresh inspiration! 

From icy shades of blue, to deep reds and neutrals, take a look below at the top winter nail colours that we guarantee will be most popular this season! 

1. Frosted Blue

It’s always good to inject a pop of colour into your life during the colder months, and what a perfect way to do it with a frosty blue tone! 

This is a gorgeous shade which can look amazing paired with silver or gold accents, or even with your favourite knit. 

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2. Metallic Gold & Silver

Metallic tones are similar to neutrals and can really compliment any outfit - especially when they’re in a gold or silver shade! 

This is the ideal colour for wearing for a night out with the girls!

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3. Maroon (aka your favourite glass of red)

Think about your favourite glass of red wine, and imagine it being the shade of your nails! Maroon or red wine coloured nails are absolutely IN this season. 

Pair alongside a gorgeous jewelled ring and a glass of wine and you’re sorted!

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4. Sophisticated Black

If you tend to wear a lot of black throughout winter, it makes sense to have your nails match too! 

Black nail shades can instantly give you an edgy look, and is an easy colour to opt for when you’re struggling to decide what to pick.

5. Nice & Neutral

You’ll often see a lot of neutral nail tones worn throughout this time of year, as it’s a simple and nice way to give your nails coverage and colour, without going OTT. 

If you want to add a touch of sparkle, you could always paint one nail on each finger a sparkly or metallic shade too! 

6. Emerald Green

Dark/emerald greens are all the rage this season - and trust us when we say we can see this shade being a trend for quite some time.

Don’t you agree that this colour is luxuriously smooth and eye catching?

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7. Cherry Red

A cherry red can always ben the perfect option when you’re looking for a way to inject a touch of colour. 

This is a classic salon staple, which is vibrant and super flattering on any skin tone!

What’s your favourite winter nail polish shade? Comment in the box below!

Purely Polished Delivers Mobile ‘Manicures at Work’ to Corporates

With the busy lifestyles that many people lead, the majority of those that work in a corporate environment struggle to find time to schedule in a little “me time”. 

When launching Purely Polished, company Founder Iman Davamoni came to the realisation that getting to the nail salon or any salon for that matter was a real challenge for busy people like mums, professionals and shift workers.

She noticed in particular, that many professionals in the workplace didn’t have a lot to time to spend on personal tasks. 

Many would spend all day in the office, and then struggle to find a nail salon that was open at 9pm. 

 Which is why Purely Polished’s ‘Manicures at Work’ was launched. 

Office manicures @ Intuit HQ, Sydney

Office manicures @ Intuit HQ, Sydney

A service offering designed to be used by companies who want to support and nurture their employees, Manicures at Work aims to work with companies and businesses to offer manicure services in the workplace for their employees.  

At its core, this service offering aims to help women in the workplace, and make their lives a little easier. 

Offered in both Sydney and Melbourne, Manicures at Work has three different elements. 

Company Pays
Nail stylists are booked by the office for a block of hours to give complimentary services to employees. 

Company Subsidises
The business pays for a portion of the treatments, therefore employees pay a small price for each treatment.

 Employee Pays
Employees can book themselves in and pay for their preferred treatment and time of service. Service prices start from just $25 for a 15 minute manicure. 

 
Why Manicures at Work? 

Besides the fact that using this service can promote a small lifestyle change, and added freedom for woking women; the Purely Polished onsite visits to businesses are a great way to boost employee engagement in the workplace, and can be the perfect addition to any company wellness program. 

Engaged employees are more productive, meaning that this type of service can bring enthusiasm and energy to the workplace. 

Enabling employees a healthy work and home life balance, can also promote a healthy and happy work environment in which employees feel valued and in return, have a stronger commitment to the company in which they work for. 

Catering to both male and female employees

Catering to both male and female employees

Purely Polished launched in Sydney in 2016, and quickly spread to Melbourne with plans underway to launch in Brisbane later this month.

Purely Polished is continually growing and providing the opportunity for busy and in need people to relax, feel empowered and have amazing nails.

They have also expanded to include lash and spray tan treatments, and with hopes of expanding nationwide; Purely Polished aims to bring convenient and amazing beauty treatments to everyone.

You can find out more about our corporate services here, or contact us at hello@purelypolished.com.au if you would like to make a booking.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Manicure

Everyone likes to ensure that their manicure lasts post the final coat of polish.

 Whether it’s via an at home manicure, or one done by a nail technician; there’s nothing worse than a manicure chipping.

Whilst many professional polishes are designed to withstand more than a regular nail polish, there is still a chance that you may not get the most out of your manicure.

To avoid this from happening, here are some tips for keeping your mani fresh and on point!

1.     Keep your nails and hands hydrated daily

Ideally you want your manicure to last up to two weeks or more, before you need a refresh or touch up.

To prolong the freshness of your manicure, we recommend keeping your nails and cuticles as hydrated as possible. Ideally, you want to be applying cuticle oil at night before bed, and then moisturiser over the top.

 Cuticle oils are fantastic for the skin around your nail and your eponychium (the little fold of skin that is sometimes mistakenly called the cuticle). Our nail techs recommend CND SolarOilNAF!Stuff Cuticle Oil Pens and The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil

Applying this at night is best, so that they have time to hydrate overnight. Drinking plenty of water during the day can help too!

Cuticle Oil Image - Image sourced from    livestrong.com

Cuticle Oil Image - Image sourced from livestrong.com

2. Treat your nails with care

 It can be easy to use your nails as tools, such as for opening cans or other menial tasks.

 Doing this can easily break your nails, and cause the polish or gel to chip and wear off.

 It’s important to be more conscious of how you use your hands for day to day activities as well, including washing the dishes. Keeping your nails out of warm or hot water is also key for making them last longer too.

 If you’re washing up in the sink, it may be a good idea to wear dishwashing gloves to cover your manicure when you’re washing the dishes. This is especially important following the few days post getting your manicure.

 3. Avoid filing your nails

It can be tempting to touch up your nails with a nail file in between visits to the salon, especially if your nails grow quickly.

We suggest avoiding this as much as possible, as filing your nails in between manicures can break the seal of the gel polish, which can result in splitting and chipping of the polish.

Keeping your nails short for your manicure can help with this, as long nails are more prone to chipping and breaking.

Nail file Image - Image sourced from    allure.com

Nail file Image - Image sourced from allure.com

4. Dont pick your nails

 This one is probably quite obvious, however can be an easy mistake to make when it comes to taking care of your manicure.

It’s best to ensure that you avoid picking or chewing on your nails, as this can remove the gel coating.

Towards the end of the lifespan of your manicure, it can be tempting to pick the polish off yourself, rather than get a professional to do so. Whilst this can be tempting, it can actually cause your nails to thin out and become brittle.

5. Allow your nails enough time to dry properly

 This means not rushing out the door after your salon manicure, and not using your hands straight away after an at home manicure.

 You want to allow up to an hour or so for your manicure to fully dry to prevent smudges.

This means avoiding things like washing the dishes, or any heavy lifting or hand work with your freshly painted nails.

Drying nails Image - Image sourced from    beautyheaven.com

Drying nails Image - Image sourced from beautyheaven.com

Press | The unvarnished truth: How to repair your nails at home after they've been damaged by shellac, SNS and acrylics

Press | The unvarnished truth: How to repair your nails at home after they've been damaged by shellac, SNS and acrylics

Read our FEMAIL Daily Mail article with founder and nail expert, Iman Davamoni of Purely Polished. Iman talks through different manicure treatments and how to take care of your nails at home after.

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 Brisbane:

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 Brisbane.

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.

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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!