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Gellux gel nails at the London fashion show 2012

Did you know this year at the London fashion show at Gellux was the chosen brand? I love this product. Gives amazing results lasting up to 3 weeks without chipping or peeling. It sets under a UV or LED light, so you go home with dry nails. It is the most popular treatment in my Norwich based salon. Everyone wants gel nails!



Salon systems are constantly bringing out new colours for the Gellux range. To keep up to date follow my facebook page and I often ask my regular clients which colours to purchase from their latest selection.



Just a few months back they brought out a glitter range. Which is fabulous. Just in time for Christmas.



Check out Gellux being done at the London fashion show on the video below:


Gellux at the London fashion show 2012


Facial treatment

I use Kaeso facial products which are absolutely fabulous and leave you feeling amazing. Have a read of their ethos:

"Kaeso's ethos is to embody naturally derived ingredients with essential treatment formulas to deliver effective and luxurious professional products. Kaeso’s unique formulations are made with the finest, natural ingredients to assure the highest quality skin care. The formulation team at Kaeso source proven and effective botanical extracts, they're committed to choosing ingredients that are renowned for their true benefits to the skin. Each product has been carefully designed to meet with Kaeso’s Innocence Criteria; to meet this criteria all products must be free from Parabens, Sulphates, Propylene Glycol and Mineral Oil."

I concentrate on lots of massage with my facial treatment which stimulates the blood flow to the face encouraging the blood supply to the area bringing oxygen to carry away waste products. Regular facials keep the skin clear of grim and dead skin build up caused by make-up and day to day life style.

I am currently on the look out for some locally produced facial products for my salon in Norwich. My aim is to provide a natural preferably organic alternative for my clients with more sensitive skin. If you know of any local Norfolk cosmetic companies please tell them to get in touch.


Elizabeth Smith

Hen night pamper party ( hendo )

I spent the afternoon with a lovely group of ladies for their hen do pamper party in Norwich. This is fast becoming the most popular reason for people to host a pamper party. Everyone had their nails done including the little 2-year-old girl.




Gorgeous French silver glitter tips in Gellux gel polish

This is very popular at the moment in the salon French tips nails with silver glitter manicure. Also lots of red now that we are getting closer to the festive season. I have 12 different colour glitters, 12 different colours of rock glitter and 12 different colours of the caviar art. If I don't have something you want. Just ask!



Gellux gel polish nails in Norwich

I am getting amazing results with the Gellux gel polish. The photo attached has been on for 3 weeks and not one chip. It's great using a product that I know I will get great results with. Started using the new 'easy off base coat' from Salon Systems this week. It will be interesting to see if it makes much difference when removing the gels. Popular trends in the salon this month seems to be glitter and loads of it!! French manicure with a bit of bling is becoming very popular too. Lots of crystal lines and glitter lines with different colour tips. Everyone is loving the nail art stickers for Christmas and already having to put some designs to one side that people have shot-gunned.

This week has been crazy busy. Two Gellux gel polish pamper parties and even people on the waiting list to get booked in. Really looking forward to both parties. I haven't met the hosts yet, but they both came through WOM of two regular clients. These parties are becoming really popular.

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Christmas nail art Norwich

Loads of Christmas nail art stickers in. Please remember if I don't have something you want I am happy to try and hut it down :-)

christmas nail art

New Gellux colours in

Just in the door from a visit to the wholesaler and now have two more fabulous Gellux gel polish colours in. Pink Violets and chocca mocha. I can't wait to try them out on my client's nails in Norwich.

I have also purchased the 'easy off base coat' from Gellux. This product is so good that it can last up to one month on some clients and harder to remove on them. On average it's 15 days no chip or peel, so will be good to see how this new product from salon System works out. I will keep you updated.

Popped into the garden centre on the way home to take Mum out for a birthday lunch and Jessica loved the Christmas decorations at Highways. She wasn't happy that we wouldn't let her have a giant reindeer, penguin or Santa!

Express lashes art

express lashes art

Express lashes art

Check out these fabulous express lashes art I did with silver beads. These are done using individual lash extensions on your own eyelashes, not lids. They are completely lightweight and look amazing when you blink. Adds a bit of magic which will catch everyone's attention. It takes 20 mins to do this beauty treatment at my Norwich beauty salon or can be done at a pamper party. Ideal for a hen do, birthday and other special occasions.

I have a few different brands of lashes available including Marvellash and ah Francis. Mink & silk. If I don't have what you want please ask and I will try my hardest to get it in for you :)

A test patch is required for this treatment.

What other types of lash art would you like to see? Crystals? feathers? coloured?  glitter?

Check out more eyelash extensions on my facebook page:

Nail art for Christmas and Halloween in Norwich :-)


Hi everyone. I am getting some ideas together for Christmas nail art. I can do these in OPI polish or Gellux gel polish, which last 15 days no chip or peel and you go home with dry nails. Sets under UV light. I would love some input into what nail art you would like to see next at my little salon in Norwich. So please feel free to leave me a comment! There are also some Halloween and everyday art on there too. Plus some different styles for French if you have a wedding coming up.

Check out more nail art on my facebook page at