For impatient girls (hello!), our idea of nail art is a fresh mani adorned with the inevitable imprint of bed sheets, strands of hair and smudges of any kind, really. Of course, we don’t actually want these designs, they’ve just become a given with every coat of lacquer we paint on our busy little fingers.

But what can we do? Every time we paint our nails there seems to be a pair of skinny jeans that’s begging to be tried on at that very moment, or a bag of potato chips that’s just been cracked, and suddenly we’re in an IRL game of Operation. The point is, we simply don’t have the time (uh, patience) to sit around, literally watching paint dry.

What we need is a way to give ourselves an at-home mani without having to devote multiple post-paint hours to blowing on our fingertips. Are we dreaming? No! In fact, there are a ton of great products on the market that have been specifically designed for fidgety individuals like ourselves, looking to speed up the drying process. From properly prepping your nails to life-changing quick-dry drops, we’re sharing five at-home manicure tips with as little down time possible.

Browse the gallery below to learn five ways to get and maintain a smudge-free mani.

Every week, we round up the best beauty moments of the week or address a topic that’s been on the forefront of our hearts and minds. But every once in a while, we encounter a week where everybody successfully attends the Met Gala, and/or nobody dyes their hair pink (which is equal parts fine and disappointing).

So that’s why we’re going to break from the norm this week and, rather than discuss the celebs who debuted beauty trends, we’re going to discuss the celebrities who should. Just remember that if anybody runs with any of our suggestions, we’re the ones who inspired them, and we should get all the credit.

Browse the gallery below to see the celebrity makeovers we’d love to see in summer 2015.

We’ll point the finger at the friend who encouraged a third glass of wine with dinner, or the bartender who was too generous with his vodka-to-soda ratio. Whatever (whoever?) the reason may be for getting a little too cocktail-happy during a night on the town, we’ve accepted that it just happens sometimes. Bring on the unattractive consequences. Ideally, we’d spend a day post-party in the most cliché way possible: in bed with a big bag of greasy fast food and Netflix. Unfortunately, our schedules are too packed with brunches, errands, and of course, work, to allow ourselves a day of lounging around—especially during the week.

Instead, we need act like the grown-ups we are, wipe that hungover gaze from our faces and carry on with our commitments. But how do you fake being in prime condition while battling blotchy skin, glossy eyes and an overall look of near-death dehydration? We’re highlighting five products to add to your beauty regimen that’ll help keep your night of partying between you and your friends (and maybe your Instagram followers).

Browse the gallery below to learn the 5 best makeup tricks to hide a hangover.

The right equipment can bring significant benefits to your treatments. You’ll increase the number of treatment options you can offer your patients while your practice achieves increased revenues and greater patient satisfaction.

Our equipment specialists can provide the advice and guidance you will need to take advantage of technologies that will keep your business competitive and more productive. They will evaluate your requirements and help you choose the equipment, tables, cabinets, Ultrasound systems and a host of supplies we have to offer that is best suited to your needs and your budget.

Your equipment investments are vital to the success of your practice. We have sales consultants who will partner with you to determine what is right for you.

Do you or someone you know get the wintertime “blues”? Less sunlight in the winter, coupled with more time indoors, can trigger what is known as “Seasonal Affective Disorder” in many people. SAD can prove to be a serious form of depression and reduce the quality of life for those with the disorder.

Sad _250wOne of the many therapies that can help SAD is massage. A recent article from the American Massage Therapy Association catalogs several proven ways in which massage therapy can counteract physiological mood factors that often accompany SAD. According to the AMTA, massage can:

Reduce anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy.
Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety.
Significantly decrease heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.
Improve mental health by reducing depression in individuals with HIV, lessen anxiety in cancer patients, reduce anxiety and depression in military veterans and lower work-related stress for nurses.
Treating those with SAD is one of the many ways that massage therapists can offer real help to their clients as part of an integrative medical team. Want to learn more about massage therapy in an integrative medical setting? Just visit our website!

And if winter has you down, why not schedule a massage at the NUHS Whole Health Center in Lombard? You can also work with our chiropractic, naturopathic or oriental medicine clinicians to find additional treatments to help reduce the symptoms of SAD.

Think that luxe, effective beauty products have to cost a pretty? Let’s bust that myth right now! We took a spin to our local drug and mass market stores and found some cool new stuff. And the best part? These innovative new beauty finds are all less than $25!
Check ‘em out a store near you or watch the segment on ABC15’s Sonoran Living below!

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