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The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Pig and Loft and Hello, Beautiful Shindigs!

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 29, 2019

Vernon Essent graduated from Parsons and is currently a designer, socialite, mother, and freelance blogger, editor, activist, writer, designer and photographer in the East Village, New York City. While we have only met Vernon in the last couple of days, we are already intrigued by her design vision for Pig and Loft in NYC and subsequently, for herself. We chat with Vernon and her manicurist, Leyla, about Manicure-ing one of the most public places on earth. Color of your Manicure: Anisea Conti Polka Dot-Inspired Hand Art Leyla: My initial inspiration was to get some type of Manicure behind the bar, and then I was going to get the accouterments (sets) I needed, and then this thing hits me: All the people there are wearing Manicures, and I noticed their self-confidence. I like the idea of how they can look at themselves and feel positive about themselves. Vernon: We’re all the same … That’s important, because sometimes when you think about it, nail polish and polish is the human experience. Like nails. Vernon: There are so many things I want to do in my life. I’ve been cultivating this self-confidence for a couple of years, and I’m really enjoying it now. I want to give this Manicure [Pig and Loft] a whole year of dedicated time. It’s sort of like the golden hour where a mani is supposed to come in. Vernon: It’s not as fun as I planned it. I love nails, Manicures, Manicures! Vernon: We’re such different people. They like to talk to people. I’m not the person to just run out and do a nail! We’re like a family now and it’s nice to talk to people more. Vernon crafts in Cleveland and is at the Akron Nail Salon Budapest Rock City. They offer both gel and acrylic manicures and the next best thing to getting a Manicure yourself is going to one of their wonderful colors and getting your own custom perfect Manicure at a lower price. For two or three years it’s been a staple, her first-day gift, and I took it everywhere and, of course, my kids were there too. She was like, I forgot I’m coming to town. I’ve been to the last Nail Salon I knew her in is on the Lower East Side. For people that are going through a whole lot of different phases, a confidence boost like this will help them. To be getting your nails done more, it doesn’t matter if you’re self conscious, if you just want to look good, good hair, good makeup – anything to not look down and just feel like a woman. I think the nail industry needs to attract more people.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

What Women See and Feel Through Their Nails: Nailspiration.com Share the Stories Behind Your Design

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 29, 2019

Have you noticed how your nail design tells an almost cinematic story about you? From Cara Delevingne, to Brazilian model, Claudia Schiffer, Asher Roth, Vanessa Hudgens and Katy Perry, lots of women have lots of nail designs that compliment their body. Alina Tong, creator of Nail Art site Nailspiration.com shares the stories and stories of women’s manicures and their possible meanings. If someone who’s friends with me says something negative about my design, I am glad because it means they really liked it,” Tong said. Here are some of the women and nail designs that show their feelings with their own individual tips and tricks: Vanessa Hudgens picked out some of her favorite nail designs she has seen. As well as being innovative and not afraid to experiment with colors and shapes, these are perfect for feminine, youthful and cool girls like me,” Hudgens said. A big part of doing well is knowing what a women looks like,” Marsh said. With fasion models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Kate Upton showing how it is done in the front row, Nail Art is getting recognition across the world, and the nail industry’s growing popularity is indicative of how women are opening up about themselves and their shapes and colors. Beckham used the application of various nail colors to create the ready to wear effect, as a way to the empower women. According to stylist Monica Rose, one of the nails for her fall 2013 collection was the “Ronson Cherry”. Manny, Her Universe Co-Founder, is one of our favorite nail designers of recent years. We created a nail looks like her for the NYFW collection to perfect your bold and beautiful future Manicure. A keen observer of nail design will notice a difference between your everyday hands and your Manicure. Nails and manicures are pretty amazing and are a perfect way to reflect our personalities. If you have any dress rehearsal tips, please feel free to share them in the comments. According to a study commissioned by Dr. Scripps themselves, people who use nail polishes can tell how much they’re sincere. Out of the 1,357 women surveyed, the women’s results differed from the men’s, as 72 percent of women reported a strong signature and 63 percent of men did. Similarly, 64 percent of women reported having a masculine or feminine signature and 63 percent of men did. And when compared to male-female relationships, women use their nails to reveal whether they feel valued, conscientious, and confident. Also, the women of other sexes like women use nail polish for communication and to express themselves and strategize on verbal communication more often than men. Women use color-stained and/or worn nail polish to express emotions, and specifically, positive emotions, than men do, according to the study.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

11 Tips on How to Nail a Perfect Manicure at Home

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 29, 2019

Start by painting a light base coat to help set the polish. According to Lisa Pilkey, an Independent Beauty Expert, clean nails help smooth your look and hold on to your polish longer. Additionally, if you are getting your nails done in a professional setting, the salon’s staff will clean your nails after each Manicure and Pedicure to keep them looking its best. Wear gloves when you have to get the cuticles touched up, to remove any excess glue, or to protect your fingernails from dirt, so that your polish maintains its color. One of the best tips I can give you is that only buy and use the best nail polish, and not the prettiest polish—to avoid any color transfer issues and to have clean nails that look good. 6. Wearing white shoes while you get your nails done will cause your nails to wash away a lot faster, which will not only get the polish off the nails, but will also create a problem if you have colored nails like bubble gum orange or a black-toned polish. If you don’t mind washing your nails before they go in the shower, do not use a sponge or anything if you want your nails to dry a little easier. The last thing you want to see when you leave the salon is the dried polish dripping down your fingers or hands and the edge of your shoe. No nails need to dry long before you put them in the freezer, unless you want to freeze them for an overnight wash of the tips as a reminder of how to prevent light spills when you travel. To make sure you have fresh polish, you can freeze all of your nails and not have to take them out for cleaning. Wear your lighter to bed because the more the polish dries, the less your nails will look filthy. 9. If you cannot do without clean nails, leave them at the salon for a few days. Fiona Stiles, a certified professional nail technician who has worked in nail salons all over the world, shares these tips on how to find the best Manicure products and artists to work with. I often use a mechanical tool in our salon to apply the top coat, first to the nails, then to the tips. Since you have to add time into the salon for your nails to dry, I like to put a damp washcloth on my hands every night to gently let my nails breathe. Use a beautiful color, but you will need to remove it, because it is not visible on the first coat. When you have a beautiful nail color, do your best to keep your nails in good condition.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Found on the page: nail polish that does a good job of the job

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 28, 2019

For Women’s Health magazine, nail expert Stefany Byrne (the best nail artist on TV) details the need for nails to be a reflection of a woman’s personality at work. You want to know the difference between a pretty, pink shiny nail and nail polish that makes the eyebrows on your skull look like a rock star. You get to know what kind of company you are looking for and make sure you aren’t wearing polish that won’t hold up in the office environment or if you aren’t a salesperson like Byrne. To determine this, an expert from Tenoverten, one of the most sought-after nail polish brands and trendsetters in this space, shared their top tips on women’s work outfits. ” Tracy says that one thing that women forget about when it comes to nail polish is the natural color of the color. ” For a truly unique way to style a nail, Tracy suggests going for an “off-the-wall” Manicure. Choose a different color than a polish if you want to cut the nail and have your personality shine through. When you’re wearing nails, there’s no better way to control your attention, that’s where eyes should be, she said. The whole point of Nail Art is adding a new dimension to your style, so lace up your sneakers and put on your heels, Tracy said. She said a lot about the art of wearing nail polish, but the fact that it has a real impact on a woman’s professional self-esteem is important. Tracy said that another reason women are attracted to nail polish is its versatility. Tracy advised keeping your nails in good shape every week, even when you wear polishes. Nail Art shouldn’t just be a girl’s thing, Tracy said. Tracy said that nails say a lot about a woman, and they should not be ignored in her professional life. “After you’ve done a few manicures, start with art on just one and work your way up,” Tracy said. “After you’ve done a few manicures, start with art on just one and work your way up,” Tracy said. The perfect way to start is to wear one colorful Manicure to a party. The perfect way to start is to wear one colorful Manicure to a party. Tracy recommends a nude top coat, since you don’t want to overpower your Manicure. Tracy recommends a nude top coat, since you don’t want to overpower your Manicure. When it comes to what colors should not be used, Tracy said a nude top coat does not provide enough color for the work of painting your nails. If your polish has creamy top coat, Tracy said the dry top coat is the best option.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Look of the Week: Serena Williams

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 28, 2019

The Elysian is a Modern Nail Salon in the Heart of Houston focusing on High Quality Service. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction. Book Your Appointment Online Today!


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Ballet Slippers: How Nails Can Affect your Sex Life

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 28, 2019

You may just have the most sensitive scalp you’ve ever laid eyes on, as recently been released data from psychological assessments using nails provide a startling window into what makes people tick at work. The Manicure nails have been used to determine personality traits for millennia, and with a rest of the world joining in our loud scissor neck-hair-bows, we’re ready to begin even more additions to our kinky ankle style. Another way nails communicate is when a woman has a full Manicure. And if you’re still settling into your city commute (the perfect daily behavior for the manicurist in a crowded, deserted train), take a moment to line up your nails, making sure the backs of your hands are neat, neat, and done with. Nails are an easy way to get noticed, especially when looking down at your hands, and this ‘stylish’ nail technology can be a significant reason why a woman gains progress at work. I would probably never find myself in the same shoes as the woman shown here, so seeing all the little touches of product on the Manicure nails is not only extremely gratifying for the manicurist who created it, but a reflection on the self-conscious woman I would become. Nevertheless, the perfect Manicure nails reveal when you’re ready to use that firecracker in your purse or your mind. We all have probably been the culprit of such social situations, and now you know where to push that ‘burner’ button: it might be in your Manicure nails! Your Manicure nails say, ‘I’m having a great day and so forth,’ so flip it around by getting this Nail Pop-Up for the girls! Every nip and tuck erases the body imperfections of that moment, and no one does this better than Tiffany and Co. New Yorkers of the home, work, and social scene don’t hesitate to visit their Nail Salon for a pampering Manicure. Download an app, or visit their site, and enter to win an Nail Pop-Up gift pack.The Pop-Up box will include 12 spa-worthy & customizable nail looks, like the Lady Gaga Dip It, the Sofia Wu, and the Goh Blonde Includes 6 Pop-Up manicures, two features nail products, a Gift Certificate for a full service Manicure, and a Nail Polish from Nail Polish Direct. 1 Nail Pop-Up Gift Pack #1 prize pack valid for 4 Pop-Ups and 2 box of features nail products 1 book from Tiffany & Co. 1 box of features nail products The brand new white Mercedes We hear these girls “bombed it” at Miami Art Basel (April 28-May 4), but alas, that wasn’t part of their Manicure. We hear these girls “bombed it” at Miami Art Basel (April 28-May 4), but alas, that wasn’t part of their Manicure.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Left To Right: Nail Lacquer – Lashings On Nails – Politics of Politics – Beauty Marketer

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 27, 2019

I get invited to cocktail parties every now and then and I think it’s important to have my nails on display for guys to see because then they see that I’m actually comfortable in my skin. It’s like little strawberries and cream and I don’t usually wear my make-up. I’ve been known to use face creams on my nails and hands and I thought I’d try some lipgloss on my nails. I’ve got my feet wrapped in Havaianas Luscious Feet and now I’m ready to experiment with lipgloss on my nails. Now the best thing about lipgloss on my nails is that I can place it wherever I want! Now the best thing about lipgloss on my nails is that I can place it wherever I want! I’m going to stick to a matte nude, i.e. nudes like Nars with a touch of pink to it. I’ll be a bit more bold with my nails when it’s sunny out, so I’ll go for nude with a touch of purple. I’ll be a bit more bold with my nails when it’s sunny out, so I’ll go for nude with a touch of purple. And that’s if you’re outside with it on.Now any woman that’s vegan or what I call true meat-eaters should keep applying lipgloss to your lips too so you don’t get dry skin. It’s a very versatile product and really adds an uplifting feel to your outfit so I’m pretty sure you’ll really like it. If you still think lipgloss doesn’t work for you then I totally get it – but I’ve had a lot of people in the past complain that it feels a bit tacky on their nails, and when it’s so shiny and semi-matte I didn’t want to feel that was rubbing it down and I’ve been testing it on my arms, shoulders and legs, which is completely natural and has a very feel-good effect. Today I’m wearing a black dress by Jimmy Choo; I like to pair it with tan pumps, my in-house haircare range Quening’s spray tan and Volkoff Le Noir nail lacquer. I’m wearing the only kind of nail polish I really do like, so to keep it as natural as possible I will use a shimmering nude version from Volkoff. Personally I prefer using glossy nail polishes – I like to match up with my makeup. I’m not really into wearing the whole look in black and white, just the Manicure and my statement nail polish, otherwise I would be wearing bright colours. I’m not really into when you have to pick a colour that matches your nail colour so you can’t get a full range of colours.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Signature by Caron: Sapphire

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 27, 2019

The Elysian is a Modern Nail Salon in the Heart of Houston focusing on High Quality Service. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction. Book Your Appointment Online Today!


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Getting the Right Foot Care From Home

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 27, 2019

When you visit a podiatrist, you’re bound to have a lot of questions about the recommended treatment plan. Your podiatrist has no medical experience treating your foot or toe disease or stress fracture, and certainly isn’t qualified to explain what clinical steps are necessary in order to achieve the best results for your foot. This means that unless your doctor or podiatrist has treated you before, you won’t have a clear understanding of any recommended treatment protocols and guidelines. Massaging lotion will help push your feet naturally in any direction you choose, bringing your swelling and pain down. After a podiatrist does regular foot care on you, the Pedicure and massage lotion is much more likely to be done on your own. If you’re spending a lot of time in the car or have a poor circulation, then you might not be able to use the standard foot care routine. For this reason, I recommend you get regular pedicures and massage from the salon once a month for optimum results.After a podiatrist does regular foot care on you, the Pedicure and massage lotion is much more likely to be done on your own. There are actually many ways to massage the foot, but you only need a few ways to get good results, and these are things you can do at home without getting bent out of shape. This is likely what you’ll spend most of your time in, so it should come as no surprise that you should spend a large part of your foot care time on your feet, getting professionally, discreetly, and safely stepped on. If you’re planning to do your foot care regimen at home, then you want to make sure that you only have your feet that require specialist tools. One of the first things that everyone thinks of when they choose to do a foot massage or Pedicure on their feet is the knots and bunions that pop up. These knots and bunions are often the result of a change in shape because of your feet taking shape during your transition to heel to toe posture. If you’re having too much effort with too much help, you will start to feel the knots in your feet. I know many women who, by some miracle, got their feet groomed at the spa without even telling them that they had the foot treatment. I can tell you with a lot of certainty that 90 percent of people who are unclothed will need to go to the spa in order to manage their foot massage/Pedicure costs. Hopefully, you aren’t going to have to spend your afternoons in a spa for foot and toe work, but I recommend you get top-notch products and options.


The Elysian is a luxury-modern boutique in the heart of Houston. Every inch of our is carefully created and decorated with the intent of providing the deepest relaxation and the highest possible aesthetic satisfaction.

Manicures That Gives You Stylish Looks

by The Elysian Boutique Heights • December 27, 2019

A mani and a pedi can help you feel confident, strong and youthful looking. While the making of Nail Art is fun and creative, creating anything that comes off your feet is the most glamorous of evenings. When you’re getting a mani and a pedi, you can come away inspired to transform yourself in a whole new way. So if you’re a visual person, or someone that likes being creative, you can use manis to start. Nails Get Lounged on (Your reaction) Thank you! Manicures make a sure way to show off the look of your latest outfits. Manicures are about feeling like you’re in fashion all the time, you should feel the best when you’re sporting a mani and a pedi, because you’re always left looking chic. Your mani will also showcase any accessories that you choose to wear and makes sure that you’re always on trend. A great way to look like you’re dressed for the latest outfit is by simply putting on a great Manicure and updating your outfit. Your mani will help give your Manicure lasting power, the unique look of a mani will make you feel like a stylish sight, even for the day. Understand That You Need Nails to Wear Clothes (Your reaction) Thank you! Make Sure That You’re Looking Hot (Your reaction) Thank you! Another way to do this is to use a sleek new nail firming gel polish to give your nails a glossy sheen as you wear it. Your mani is there to make sure that you’re looking great. Well, this is why we love manicures, as they always make us feel confident about looking good. One of the best ways to give your nails a polish glow is by having a buff. Don’t Wear Nails To Work (Your reaction) Thank you! Girls that feel more confident in their look can afford to choose fashionable work outfits that include a great outfit. Men tend to feel more hesitant about going to work, which means that they opt for more casual outfits and are usually wearing their toenails. Protect Your Nails (Your reaction) Thank you! Never Cut Your Nails (Your reaction) Thank you! DIY Nail Nails (Your reaction) Thank you! Tinted Nail Polish (Your reaction) Thank you! Nail Care Dye (Your reaction) Thank you! Nail Polish (Your reaction) Thank you! I just look at myself in the mirror and ask myself, ‘is that my hair?’ The reason I say this is because I tend to wear the same nail polish color for the entire month of May or even longer. Often I feel like I am looking at myself because I have to wear the same color for two or three months out of the year.