Introducing Purely Polish’s newest blog contributor Nail Technician and writer Lizzie!
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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:
Some of our work:
Case Study: Next UK Clothing
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 email@example.com or 0430 924 931 now to see how we can help your brand achieve longer lasting emotional connection for your next activation.
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!
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:
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.
Apply cuticle oil if your cuticles are damaged, cracked, or broken. This nourishes and protects them from splitting or drying out.
If your nails are not looking great in the weeks leading up to the wedding, consider getting a gel manicure professionally maintained by us.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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.
Purely Polished teamed up with FABY Australia, giving the models fabulous manis and pedis for the show.
Scroll down to see our nail technicians hard at work backstage at the magical Santa’s Cave!
Jamie in uniform
“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
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!