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指甲油能夠反映世界經濟?

自2000年開始,商界一向相信「唇膏指數」(lipstick index)能有效反映經濟增長速度,不過最近有巿場研究公司認為,唇膏指數的「經濟寒暑表」作用可能已經失靈,並由「指甲油指數」取而代之。

唇膏銷情在科網股泡沫爆破時,不跌反升,業界因而分析消費者可能因為經濟不景減少奢侈品消費,變相「多」了金錢,購買相對便宜的唇膏。之後「唇膏指數」成為一項消費者信心指標,商界普遍認為唇膏的銷情越好,便反映消費者購物理財轉趨審慎,預告經濟增長開始放緩。

但最近有分析員指出,在2008年金融海潚,指甲油已經默默取代唇妝產品,成為「經濟水晶球」。據分析指,由於當年女士普遍收緊荷包,減少較大的開支,例如光顧美甲店,並自行購買甲油塗抺,而刺激當年指甲油的銷情,一度飆升近12%。

其實光顧美甲店, 能夠享受更專業服務, 心情好自信滿滿, 無論經濟起伏, 都自然能夠馳騁商場, 盡展所長!

Let the Nails Go Wacky with LEGO!

The cool always half away to get even cooler.  Some foreigners would wear Lego gel nail in order to to be different.  It is about time the nail art lovers of Hong Kong try this funky idea too.   

It is very simple.  Just remove the bottom part of a Lego figure. 

Then, glue it on and there you have it!  Better yet, just stick the entire figure on.  Try not to sleep on it though. It will really hurt!

嵌甲(掙甲)怎麼辦?

嵌甲 (ingrowing nail) 又稱「甲溝炎」,俗稱「掙甲」,意指腳趾甲嵌進肉中,造成疼痛、感染的情形,病因通常可分為五種情形:

1. 因為工作關係,長時間必須穿著過緊的鞋子;
2. 不當地修剪趾甲;
3. 先天性甲面過闊;
4. 捲甲;
5. 因扁平足令腳趾公容易著地而感染引起。

「掙甲」還沒有很嚴重的時候,其實可以找美甲師修剪自己的嵌甲,把嵌進肉中的邊緣趾甲挖出來剪掉,然後把細縫中的汙垢清除乾淨,馬上就舒服了。
情況嚴重一點的,可以考慮利用人工指甲(水晶甲)將捲甲拉平,原理是利用類似記憶金屬的人工甲片,黏在「掙甲」上,因為記憶金屬會有回復原來形狀的慣性,所以能提供拉力把捲曲的趾甲拉平。

除此之外,大家還要能養成良好的足部衛生習慣,就可以解決大半的問題:
1. 把趾甲邊緣清理乾淨;
2. 剪趾甲切勿往內挖,要沿著邊緣平平地剪。

「掙甲」所引起的紅腫、含膿,大部分都是患者輕視的結果,如果在「掙甲」稍微有點發炎傾向的時候,就能先處理,症狀就可以改善許多了。

What to do with Ingrowing Nail?

Ingrown nail is also known as onychocryptosis. It is a condition which nails grow in to the skin and result in pain and inflammation. There are five common causes to ingrown nails.

1. wearing tight-fitting shoes for too long
2. improper cutting of nails
3. nails that are born naturally too wide
4. deformed curved nails
5. flat feet which lead to pressing down of the big toes to the ground and cost infection

If the condition is not serious, a nail technician can help by elevating and trim off the unwanted portion, followed by cleaning up the groove. The toe will immediately feel much better.

For serious case of nailed deformation, and artificial nail (crystal nail can be introduced to pull and flatten the curved nail. Artificial nail has the characteristic of shape memory alloy. Once adhered to the deformed nail, the artificial nail will constantly pull it into a flat shape

If one practices good hygiene for the feet, half of the problems can be solved. Therefore, you should
1 always keep the edge of the nails clean
2 trim the nails straight across rather than making it deep curve

It is not always the case that a ingrown nail ends up swelling with pus. Infection is usually the result of being lazy. A good early management of the ingrowing nail can prevent serious problem from festering.

Special Glitter Toppers from OPI The Nutcracker Holiday Collection

In two other posts we introduced OPI Holiday 2018 The Nutcracker Nail Lacquer and LED Gelcolor Soak-off Gel Collections which include twelve gorgeous shades.

On top of that, there are also three special glitter toppers.    These include a gold, a silver and a rosy gold sparkly shades.   What’s more special about them, is that they all consist of a shimmery base.  This make them look incredible and good enough to be worn alone.

[金光閃閃] OPI The Nutcracker 2018 Holiday 系列 指甲油+ Gelcolor 閃粉特別版

早陣子一連兩個 Post 分別介紹 The NutCracker – 2018 Holiday Collection 的全套12枝指甲油及 LED Gelcolor Soak-Off Gel 套裝。

OPI帶來的點止咁少,另外還有3枝閃粉特別版,分別有土豪金、玫瑰金及銀,最特別是它們的底色不是全透明而帶有一個薄薄的顏色,所以單用都可以。

感覺是那種金光閃閃,十分適合節日及任何喜慶活動,還有一個重點是手殘也能塗得好好看,哈哈。

[Sensations 新店優惠 全新服務投入] 芳香面部及脈輪眼部護理 讓你身心放鬆 (2019年4-6月)

總店 Rainbow Nails 優質手部和足部護理服務多年來都深受歡迎,新店 Sensations by Rainbow Nails 除了手甲護理服務外,誠意推介全新芳香面部及脈輪眼部護理——特備私隱空間,適合在工作中忙裡偷閒的你 refresh 一下再搏殺!

今次特別準備了面部和眼部護理服務全新的體驗,首次優惠以$980可同時享用以下兩項服務:(原價 $1560)

  • 芳香療法面部護理
    能夠帶動面部能量,排走頭、面及肩胛的壓抑問題,從而改善循環達到放鬆肌肉和提升功效。 (原價 $980)
  • 芳香脈輪眼部護理
    採用富有天然能量的有機活火山岩石,岩石蘊藏著多種豐富礦物元素,配合能量岩石和引流動作,能將眼輪肌和眉心輪的壓抑放鬆,達致深層的療效。 (原價 $580)

由現在起至6月30日,每逢星期二或四就可以優惠價 $980 享用,請提前一至兩天預約,只適用以現金和EPS付款及公眾假期不適用。

Aromatherapy Facial and Aromatherapy Hot Stone Eye Treatment from Sensations – Our New Branch

For years, the quality hands and feet services provided by our headstore, Rainbow Nails, have been very popular among our loyal customers. Now, the newly opened store, Sensations, by Rainbow Nails is bringing our services to a whole new level. Beside offering manicure and pedicure services, we now provide aromatherapy facial and aromatherapy hot stone eye treatments. Customers can relax enjoyed the surface in Sensations’s private pampering rooms.

This first-time promotion package includes the following two services at only $980 (Original price: $1560).

Aromatherapy Facial can promote energy flow on the face, while relieving tight muscles on head and shoulders. The skin will be improved more efficiently. (Original price: $980)

Aromatherapy Hot Stone Eye Treatment utilizes heated life volcanic stones which are enriched with minerals. Therapeutic massage penetrates deeply and helps soothing the tension around the eyes and between the eyebrows. (Original price: $580)

  • From now until June 30th, customers can enjoy this promotion every Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please make your appointment at least one day or two ahead.
  • Discount is valid with cash and EPS payments only.
  • Not applicable during public holidays.

[Promotion] Express Manicure and Soak-off Gel Pedicure (Apr-Jun 2019)

The temperature is rising up. It is time to put your feet in a pair of pretty sandals. What can look even better is a set of gorgeous toenails.

Our promotions this time can take care of both your hands and your feet. For $780, customers can enjoy both express manicure and soak-off Gel pedicure.

This offer only lasts from 8th April to 10th June. Hurry, do not miss out! Make your booking now!

  • This offer is only valid with appointment made at least one day or two ahead
  • Payment by cash only
  • Public holidays and Sundays are not applicable
  • The promotional price is valid for real nails only. If there is gel on the nail, and extra charge will be applied.

[優惠] 簡易修手 + Gel腳甲服務 (2019年4-6月)

春天來臨,天氣慢慢熱起來,開始為手腳作準備嗎?

經過了整個每日都穿靴子的冬天,現在大家都把涼鞋拿出來吧!今次的優惠同時照顧到手和腳的需要,簡易修手加可卸式凝膠腳甲服務只需$780,優惠期只由4月8日至6月10日,機會要好好把握,快來預約吧!

*享用優惠服務需於一至兩天前預約
*只限現金付款
*優惠不適用於公眾假期及星期日
*優惠適用於真甲,如有Gel需額外收費