Nail Game

Glossy nails weeks after leaving the salon, not a chip in sight. The joys of having a gel manicure are endless (if chipped varnish is your pet hate), however with the highs also come the lows! Figuring out how to repair damaged nails after a gel manicure is one of them, and we’re here to pass on all of our worldly nail advice. The solution to keeping your nails perfectly prepped in time for the next mani is that of extreme pampering, and one thing we do know for sure is REFRAIN. FROM. PEELING.



Although gel is pretty notorious for causing brittle nails, all kinds of polish can be dehydrating to nail beds, so making sure that they stay hydrated is a must. Try soaking your nails in a formula that’s rich in moisturising ingredients, like Kocostar’s 5 Finger Nail Pack (£4) which uses the hero ingredient glycerine. You’ll be well on the path to nail recovery in no time…


Nail Nutrients

Get those nutrients in ladies! A diverse diet and balanced diet will do wonders for brittle nail beds, as well as the summer body we’ve all been yearning for. Your nails are made largely from keratin and need plenty of protein, zinc, calcium and B vitamins, so make sure that fruits and vegetables are featured in your daily diet, and try taking a vitamin that specifically addresses your nails (especially if you’re vegan and lacking milk in your diet). We personally love FutureBiotics Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins (£12.26), if you want long healthy nails and hair like Rapunzel then these are the ones for you.


Oil it up

It’s good to give your nails a little break in between gel manicures, allowing your nails to breathe and take in the shellac free air! Try massaging a targeted cuticle oil through the bed and tips of your nails, as well as a lubricating nail oil. Distressed nails respond really well to Vitamin E oil, apricot oil, and tea tree oil, and our favourite product out there has got to be this beauty from Margaret Dabbs (£12), which uses Tea Tree oil to Emu Oil to strengthen, protect and hydrate your nails.


Protect hands

UV rays from drying lamps may cause premature photo-ageing, which means loss of collagen , wrinkles and changes to pigmentation (who’s praising the Lord that we’re just talking about our fingers here!?). Applying hand cream with SPF in from fingers to elbows before your appointment could make just that little bit of difference when protecting your nail beds, and skin. May we have hands of 21 year olds forever. Deborah Lippmann knows manis, so this super-nourishing hand cream (£25) with SPF is like a protective spa for your thirsty hands. Your cuticles will love you for this, we promise.

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Ever come across those unicorns that are just perfectly groomed all year round? Kudos to them eh?! Or…maybe even congrats to that Lo-Fi Instagram filter. Now, if it’s a state you’ve always dreamt of then dream no further…USPAAH is here to make this your reality in just the tap of a button! No more flicking through 20 photos to find that one ready for a perfect post. USPAAH is here to make you glam 24/7!

It’s all very fairy godmother like…our professional therapists and beauticians, aka Sparistas will come to you. Why not get yourself prepped for the summer by starting with your Easter getaway?

Getting your nails photo ready

Enjoy having beautifully prepped holiday nails without the fear of chipping, cracking and peeling. Gel manicures and pedicures are clearly a holiday game changer for those on-the-go during a city break, not wanting to waste even a minute, as well as for those beach babes just wanting to sit and relax in the sun. The glossy finish will stay on for weeks without dulling, so your nails will be picture perfect (ready for a good old ‘#smoasting’ post!) the entire time.

Spa Mani & Pedi starting from £68

Who’s got time to waste on applying and taking off eye makeup?! Every minute counts when you’re on that much-needed break. Enjoy a low-maintenance beauty routine by getting a set of waterproof eyelash extensions. Isn’t effortlessly glam and wide awake after a fab (late) night out the look we’re all going for? And there’s no need to worry about smeared mascara after a good swim ever again. After all, we all want to emerge from the water Ursula Andress style! 😉

Eyelash Extensions starting from £99

Tanned like you’ve already been there a week


Another way to step up your pre-holiday beauty game is by getting a Spray Tan. Arrive at your destination with flawlessly bronzed skin and you’ll feel extra confident in your bikini. Remember that Spray Tan won’t protect you from the sun though, so don’t forget to keep your skin safe with a high SPF.

Spray Tan for £45.

Hitting the slopes

A pre-trip massage will help get you in prime condition, allowing you to take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level. And once you’re back from all the strenuous activity, you’re probably going to experience sore muscles.

A post-trip sports massage is recommended because not only will it help you to relax and improve blood circulation, it will help your body heal more quickly and problem areas can be identified before they develop into injuries.

Massages starting from £69, choose from 60 mins, 90 mins or 2 hours.

Want to make a group booking for you and a friend? Simply contact or call 020 7101 3534