So, here’s the thing. Had I posted this when I intended to it would have made for some excellent, on-trend beauty/fashion content. But my life is rarely on-trend, or fashionable. And so the Easter egg-themed nails I had Becca at BW Beauty in the west end of Glasgow create for me just before my holiday to Dubai – and which lasted beautifully through two flights, a 30th birthday party and the surprise early arrival of my nephew – are going to get repurposed as late springtime nails. Because it’s not as though I need an excuse to prance around in glittery Crown and Glory bunny ears.
No, I wouldn’t normally travel all the way out to Partick just to get my nails did, but Becca offered and any excuse for a little bit of adventure. Now I’ve fallen for spinning as a regular form of exercise I actually have to get up on a Saturday morning rather than dose until mid-afternoon – and it’s amazing how much more I’m getting done. I’m purposefully forcing myself not to blog/freelance work on Saturdays too at the moment, so the challenge is how many errands I can get done before I feel the need to take a nap.
Getting your nails done is the perfect little pampering treat – especially if, like me, you own about ninety thousand nail polishes but can never sit still long enough at home to do anything with them. Unlike a massage or a facial – other treatments that Becca offers – it’s not so intimate that you don’t feel as if you can have a right good gab when you’re having a manicure (and gab we did, so much so that I was almost late for my next appointment). And, when your nails are done nicely, your hands look so much better afterwards that it gives you a nice little confidence boost.
The idea of Mini Egg-themed nails didn’t even occur to me until Becca was about halfway through doing them – she’d just taken delivery of a veritable rainbow of shellac shades, and I was unsurprisingly instantly drawn to the yellow (I have this thing with yellow dresses – you may have noticed). When she revealed that she also had various shades of glitter available, and would I like some added before my topcoat, our plan was set: a little bit of pink, a little bit of blue, and an instant reminder of one of my favourite Easter treats. Had I planned a little further in advance, I might have planned for every nail to be a different colour.
Becca told me a bit about her background in beauty therapy, her various qualifications and her previous experience working within a salon environment – before deciding that it was time for her to strike out on her own. She’s currently based within the Tranquil Times salon on Dumbarton Road in a lovingly-decorated private room at the end of a candlelit corridor, although since it was a quiet afternoon we sat out in the main reception area.
The full list of BW Beauty treatments includes body waxing, lash and eyebrow treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup and body treatments – and Becca is offering a 15% discount to Last Year’s Girl readers. Just mention the code LYG15 when making your booking.
And let me know how you get on!
I was offered a free treatment for review purposes, but all opinions are my own and unbiased.