Saturday, January 28, 2006

No peeking but I finally got a page up thats says I am working on it!
I been working on that for about a hour or so. Had to create the page of course but the fact I got it showing makes me very happy! I had not done that before, really start something! I said I would be getting a new site up and running and it looks like its even closer than before!
Have a great whatever, I got a website to up date with a new article that I still can't decide on its name. How bad is that?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Been reading up on things again

I found that I didn't offer all that I could in my article Nailed! The Truth Behind Discount Nail Salons and what I find out really does need to be added somehow.
I did find out that the new line of nail polish I offer Slimline doesn't have DBP which I been looking into. Its seems that it can cause birth defects in boys only. Not nice stuff if you ask me.

I got my new samples today for my mineral makeup line I am going to be offering. Trying to think of a good name for it. Its amazing stuff thats for sure... Pretty colors I can't wait to open and take pictures of it! I got a few ideas going now..I am going to have a arts and crafts site soon, mineral makeup and I got told I am nuts for doing this, a wedding site! Ok maybe not but I think that there is always room for all ideas. I don't have domain names picked out yet. But I know for sure that Overallbeauty will be part of the name for the mineral makeup.
Its late and I got shopping I need to do off to bed I go and go do what ever you should be doing too..

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I decided oh why not?? I would post my newest article here! I was not the easiest for me
and I had it proofed read by 3 different people! I got a real good friend Cathy over at
that send it out for me. A few dollars more and Nailed! The Truth Behind Discount Nail Salons is now happily on its way around the web. Its going to be real interesting to see where that one
ends up at. Its not your usual article I guess we will see.

Nailed … The Truth Behind Discount Nail Salons

by Kim Snyder Owner

There are discount nail salons on just about every corner these days and a great deal of competition within the industry. Salons that are higher in price are now going out of their way to specialize in different, branded systems that are inventive in the different ways they offer you to take care of your nails.

With Nail Salons on every corner, how do you pick the right one for you? There are many different types of Nail Salons, from your basic services to full out Retreats for weekends in the bed of luxury. How can you tell which one is right for what you want done?

You might enjoy paying less to have your fills done, but the cost of the product used to do that fill is still the same. All nail salons use the same kinds of products to work on your nails, so there really won’t be much difference in the type of products found in any salon you might visit. However, there ARE different brands available for each product type. If the nail salon you are going to uses a name brand product such as O.P.I, China Gaze, Creativespa, LECHAT Color Gel, Solar Oil, even at wholesale prices, the products cost about the same at either high end or low end Salons, so what extra value are you getting if you visit a more expensive nail salon?

What you are getting at a higher cost Salon are typically better services, benefits and in some cases, more personal care and attention. One of those benefits may be cleaner air. Indoor air pollution from the chemicals in nail products can be one of the biggest problems for those who have breathing problems, but still want to get their nails done. If you are getting your nails done at a higher end salon, there is a good chance that they have an air filter or fans or other air cleaners to stop the smell of acrylics from burning your nose or eyes when you walk in the door.

Many additional services are being offered at higher end Salons, other than just your basic acrylic overlays with tips, and simple manicures and pedicures. When we asked clients about the best Salons they had patronized, they said there were differences in what the place looked like, but even when it wasn’t called a Day Spa it was just a step down from it. Here is a common list of services offered by higher end nail salons.

· Spa-level Manicures,

· Spa-level Pedicures,

· Natural Nail Care,

· Silk/Cotton/Linen Nail Wraps,

· Nail Art beyond simple one color flowers,

· Full Sets,

· Gel Overlays,

· Massage Legs, Arms, Hands

· Organic and Botanical products for Pedicures,

· Reflexology.

The whole atmosphere is different at a higher end nail salon. There is no rushing to get your nails done, with your cuticles being roughed up because technicians are filing quickly because they must do many more manicures a day to make a living wage.

Each nail technician in a higher-end salon should be dressed for success or wear a smock with the nail salon’s name on it. They are typically not gossiping among themselves about other clients and not speaking to each other in languages other than English. Salon clients consulted in the preparation of this article made a very strong recommendation that one language should be spoken when there are clients in the room and technicians should wear little or no jewelry.

All these different services are going to cost more and there is no way around that fact. For those who don’t need more than just a fill every two weeks, these benefits may mean nothing, but for those who want more, it’s going to cost more.

After asking different salon owners and those who get manicures and pedicures done regularly, all say one word: “ Sanitation.” The biggest difference between higher priced and discount Nail Salons is the level of cleanliness of the whole Salon, including the equipment and technicians. This should be the most basic criteria of choice.

Based on that, if you can’t decide whether you want to go to a discount nail salon or one that is higher priced, then here are a few additional ideas to might help you decide.

When you walk into a nail salon, either discount or higher in price, stop and look around. Are the floors dirty or does the carpet have big stains on it? What do the nail technicians look like? Do they look unkempt or have nails of their own that look like they need work? Are their stations disorganized and untidy? If this is what you are seeing, then the best thing you could do is just turn and walk away.

A health inspector we interviewed said that when she visited a particular nail salon, her first impression was that it looked clean, and the prices was reasonable. Then she began her close examination. What she saw was down right scary for the salon’s customers. The whirlpool for pedicures wasn’t properly disinfected between each use, and the foot baths provided the perfect environment for the growth of dangerous bacteria. When tested, the bacteria growing in the footbaths could have caused someone a major skin infection. Unfortunately, official inspectors regularly inspecting Salon premises are not as common as it once was. If the possibility of infection is something you are worried about, then a higher end nail salon would be a better choice because they can afford to take better care of their equipment and are typically more conscious of the welfare of their clients.

Today you can buy your own simple equipment for your nail technician to use on your nails and no one else’s. Many technicians use nail files that are single use. You can ask for them if that is something you would rather have used on your nails.

Nail technicians are there to give a service. If they do a great job, please don’t to forget to tip them - they have to eat too.

If you are not sure which Salon to patronize, ask your friends or family or work colleagues for recommendations about where they go to get their nails done. If you see someone with nails that you admire, don’t hesitate to ask them for a recommendation to their favorite Salon. Go with your friends and see their favorite salons for yourself, before having any work on done on your own nails.

Which Salon you choose should be based on many if not most of the ideas we have mentioned above, and on your income, where you live, and what you want done. Only you can decide what you are willing to pay to have the luxury of getting your nails and toes done.

Copyright Kim Snyder, owner Great lover of all natural beauty care and products. Never happy without trying to make the world a little prettier for all. Visit her at Visit to see the latest in cosmetics and so much more.

If you like this or don't let me know k? Its my newest one and the first one for 2006!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Nailed ... The Truth Behind Discount Nail Salons |

Nailed ... The Truth Behind Discount Nail Salons |

OMG That is my newest article!! I just love seeing my article on other sites besides my own. I need to post it on my site still but so many things going on behind the scenes that I just have not had time. No I am not going to tell you what has been going on cause well put it this way, my mouth would be needing to be washed out if I said how I feel.
Do enjoy mt newest article and please, tell me what you think.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

January 1st , 2006

Well 2005 is now gone. Thats its all she wrote! If you were to look back on the year, how would
you feel? Did you do all that you wanted to do? Go all the places you wanted to go? Make more money than the year before? Wait I have to answer that one. Yea I did, could I of made more than I did? I don't know can you say that? How more honest can I be? 2005 had its up and downs and even a few sideways things going on, but it was still a pretty good year.
I did it I got over 3000 visitors to, way to go there, now have 13 articles and 2 poems wrote, not good but not all that bad either, got a second site started and thats right started. Make new friends online and offline as well. Got a new car, Baby my 2004 blue ION way to go there!, still there were a few things I wanted to do that I didn't get to do.
Didn't go on a real vacation, plan on changing that this year, Mom my husband's mom passed away, little hard to talk about that, had a son leave for the ARMY and come home not a member of the armed forces, got his mother's asthma. WOOT! He left again with one girl friend and came home with a new one, still have that one and everything is doing fine with them. My oldest has a job that is now full time and he is shift leader, way to go Derek! Not bad Not bad indeed. Wish they both would go back to school but I can't have everything.
Ok thats just about it now what are your plans for 2006 that you are going to at least try and follow through on? For me:
1- Finish my second site so look for a grand opening there
2- Write more articles and see if I can at least double Decembers traffic without spending more
money than what is needed.
3- This is my biggest one not be so quick tempered, learn to give more and ask for less, take time out for the family more.
4- See if I can at least get $1000. more in profit in one month just one month! Not asking too much you think? That would put me closer to my major goal of making more money than my husband does in one year and its not profit I want it to be his pay before they take anything out.
Side Note: Did you know that if you take the time to write down and share about your goals you have planned that its more ought going to happen than if you just kept it to yourself? Interesting but oh so very true. I don't remember where it was that I hear that but I really feel its the truth.
5- Open up more streams of money making ideas. I already have one of those started and I so want to share it but I don't want to be jinked so keep a eye out for it!
6- Write more articles oh I said that already huh? Ok write more poetry! Where that is something that I been doing for as long as I can remember. I have a new one that I wrote that I think I might share.
Sit down and really think, what are your goals for the coming year? Want to share then? And its within my field then just leave me a comment and I will know what is on your mind.
Ok here you go my latest in poetry, when you are done reading tell me what you think ok?

Out of the Dark

Come out of the dark

I called to him ------

Come see what I see----

I like it here in the dark

He called back to me

Turning his back to me.

Come out of the dark

I called back to him

You have got to see what I see!


He called back to me-----

It’s safe here , in the dark

Why not you come to me?


I called back to him

I like it here in the light

All our friends are here--------

Don’t you want to know what I see?

Not really he called back to me

With his back to me

He starts to walk further

Into the darkness-----------

I don’t like it here in the dark

But you are here so will I be--------

I called to him to wait for me

He stops, He turns to look at me--------

Why are you here? He said to me


You don’t like the dark he says to me

But you are here I said to him

I don’t like the dark, Its very plain indeed

But you are in here and

I want to be with you

I don’t want you to be alone

So in the dark I will be!

If I take your hand

Will you walk with me out of the dark

And into the light?


He asked of me.

Sure! Let us go!

Take my hand, and into the light we will go.

All our friends are there

It’s lot’s of fun you will see!

We walked out of the dark my friend and I

To the cheering of all our friends!------------

He is your mind, afraid and alone

In your mind the light is

Just new ideas, new thoughts, new actions------

Your mind will be afraid

It’s hard to change a way of light.

Take yourself for a walk

To see all the wonders around you---------

Take a good look at yourself and change

One action, One reaction, One thought,

One way of doing things

And you will find that the light

Is life all around you just begging to be

In to light is the wonders as far as

Your eyes can see----------

Don’t be afraid to ask of others for help

For you will find that the dark is

Not a fun of place to be

When you what the light offers you to be------

Author Kim Snyder 2005

There you go, my lastest in poetry! Happy New Year Everyone! God Bless!