imPRESS Everyone In Your Life – Broadway Nails Product Review

Press on nails are not what they used to be!

Recently I had the opportunity to try out imPRESS nails by Broadway Nails. They sent me a huge array of designs and colors. I love how easy they are to use. The adhesive is already on the actual nail. All you have to do is peel off the tab and press on to your nail. I remember the old press on nails that would always fall off and never stay put. I had a set on for an entire day, slept in them and woke up to them being absolutely perfect. While they stay on and are very secure, I was surprised as to how easy the came off when I was ready to take them off. Just a little peel from the sides and they were off. Plus they didn’t harm my nails by making them weak or even gooey from the adhesive.

 

Since I received an assortment I’m holding on to some for an upcoming wedding as well as Blogher ’12 where they will also be exhibiting. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

 

Check out Nicole Scherzinger as she chats about her new imPRESS line.

Mani’s, Muppets & Moi with Bliss Spa

Tomorrow the long awaited Muppets movie “The Muppets” hits theatres and I was amongst the first to see it.

Thanks to Bliss Spa I attended a screening premiere last night in NY with my hubby as part of a Twitter contest @BlissSpa sponsored. I was thrilled because I’ve been a huge Muppets fan since I was a kid.

When I entered the theatre we were greeted with Sofia Mini champagne and brownies. AND mani’s! Yes you heard me right Bliss Spa brought in their talented manicurists to give all the guests mani’s with the new Muppet’s collection by OPI. I opted for Pepe’s Purple Passion. I love the deep dark purple with little flecks of glitter. It’s perfect for the holidays! All the colors from the new collection were gorg it was hard to choose just one.

Pepe’s Purple Passion from OPI’s Muppet Collection

The film itself was better than I could have ever imagined. I loved the weekend’s growing up as I would sit with my hair in curlers, eating popcorn while watching The Muppet’s on TV. The guests, the banter between Kermit & Miss. Piggy, the music, I loved it. This film reminded me so much of why I loved them to begin with.

Since kids nowadays aren’t as familiar with The Muppet’s as us thirty- something’s I thought it was a great introduction to The Muppets for kids these days. It introduces the characters in a newer way. The film also recaps on things we recall from watching it on TV and also adds lots of pop culture references and includes a plethora of surprise celebrity guests. The Muppet’s are back! And better than ever in this new film. My hubby and I loved the movie!

Swag

Bliss Spa also provided us with a swag bag filled with their famous Lemon & Sage Body Butter, Dale and Thomas Kettle Corn, Glaceau SmartWater and a recipe for Lemon & Sage popcorn. Yum!

Start off the holiday weekend right and take a lil break and check out The Muppet’s tomorrow!

A special thanks to Bliss Spa for including moi in the night’s festivities.

Relax & Unwind at Sydney Albert Salon Spa

Nestled in The Shoppes at Windsor Green in Princeton, NJ right off Route 1 South is Sydney Albert Salon Spa. I’ve been going there since it’s inception which was once known to local’s as Bernard’s Day Spa, but later changed their name to Sydney Albert Salon Spa.

When you walk into Sydney Albert you are greeted by someone at their concierge desk. Everyone there is super friendly and their customer service is unlike any other. The manager Dan is always around to answer any questions, and help you out in any way he can. I swear the man never sleeps, he is always there. Besides Dan, you can always see Lori, who is the owner, running around and lending a hand wherever she can.

Ok, so I’m writing this after my visit to the spa this afternoon. Let me say that I have had a number of services at Sydney Albert over the years. But I have to tell you about the massages with Monica. After I learned that one of my fave massage therapists left after being at Sydney Albert for so many years, I thought my world had ended. JK but seriously, I didn’t know what to do. Dan recommended Monica. I was a bit nervous, as I had never been to her before. I went to her after Dan’s recommendation and have never turned back. Besides the fact that Monica is super nice, she gives the BEST massages I have ever had. I tend to have a lot of knots in my upper back near my shoulder blades and she works them all out. Often times she will stretch me out, while massaging me at the same time. She is truly AMAZING! If you are looking for the best massage you could possibly have, look no further, Monica at Sydney Albert is your girl.

Prior to my massage with Monica I met up with Joan for a mani/pedi combo. I figured it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and I was already going to be there for a massage so why not. Let me preface this by saying, I typically go to my local nail place in a mini mall around the corner from my house. It’s not the cleanest place and when they give me pedicures it either tickles uncontrollably or they rub to hard that they hurt my feet with the scrubby thing.  I thought this was normal, tickle then torment. But after today’s pedi with Joan, I quickly learned a great pedicure can occur without the tickle and torment. Joan used what looked like almost a larger nail file to scrub and soften my feet and it neither tickled nor tormented me. In fact I barely noticed it was happening. And my feet turned out almost as smooth as a baby’s tushie. After my pedi we headed over to the mani station and I warned Joan about a hangnail I had bitten but a little bit was still there. I thought ok this was gonna hurt. WHenever I have a hangnail at my local joint, they pull it and I bleed. Joan got it, I barely felt it and there was no bloodshed. All the years I’ve been coming to Sydney Albert for massages and the occasional bikini wax, I had no idea I should have been getting my mani/pedi combos there. I missed out on pain-free beautiful mani/pedis. At least I finally figured it out. Local joint, no more. Since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend I opted for my fave red “I’m Not Really a Waitress”. Not only is it my fave, but a fave among many fashion mags and rated the #1 polish color from Allure magazine a number of years in a row.

Looking for a facial or bikini wax? Gina or Manana are your go-to girls. They even have a service called “The Sphinx” (think Brazilian but more). Sydney Albert Salon Spa also offers great cut and colors, makeup services and more. They always have packages and specials, just call them and get the deets or check out their website at http://www.sydneyalbert.com/ or  Become a Fan of them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/sydneyalbert-salonspa/193415485328?v=wall&ref=ts.