4 Foot Tips for Diabetics

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What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Easy way to remember:
Neuro = Nerves Pathy =Disease
Greek & Latin Roots

In layman’s terms diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage.
In diabetes high blood sugars cause damage to nerve fibers, most often in the person’s legs and feet.

What Does This Mean?

Often people with diabetic neuropathy have 2 major issues:

1. Difficulty feeling their feet
The nerve damage can cause numbness in certain areas or the whole foot.
2. Difficulty healing
Often there is also a slow of blood flow (blood brings oxygen and healing agents)

What Can Happen


1. Difficulty feeling feet: If a person with full sensation in their feet steps on a nail, the immediate pain will make a person get off the nail. However if you do not have full feeling in the bottom of your foot, you may not get off of the nail as quickly as needed. Someone who has peripheral neuropathy may suffer injuries in their feet they do not feel.
2. Infection: Decreased blood flow, means that there is also a decreased ability for oxygen and other healing agents to get to wounds quickly. In diabetic neuropathy simple cuts can become sores, and sores can become wounds and wounds can be very hard to heal.

So What To Do?

There are several things patients with diabetes need to be mindful about.
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4 Foot Tips for Diabetics

1. Wear shoes, even if it is just slippers around the house. This will protect your feet from injury. Also wear shoes that fit. Shoes that are too small may cause friction and wounds on parts of the foot.
2. Carefully wash and dry your feet! You always want to make sure your feet are dry in the crevices of your toes. Fungal infections can form in small, damp places!
3. Be careful about nail salons basins. Some times proper precautions are not taken to clean the basins and bacteria can be left in the water jets of the basins. With diabetic neuropathy you have to be extremely careful about not getting infections in your feet.
4. If you are cutting your own nails, cut them straight, and do not cut the skin around them. Try to not cut too close too your skin to avoid cuts and bleeding.

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8 Tips To Make Your Wedding Day Makeup Last

It’s Your Big Day!
Your Makeup Has To Stay!

The question was asked: How can I ensure my makeup lasts throughout my wedding day?

This is a day to remember, so much planning, so much prepping but it is finally here!

Your mind could be on your groom, but since you know he will always be there your mind then focuses on something that may run that day… your makeup!!

It’s always good to have a plan of how your makeup will last throughout your entire wedding day. We have compiled some tips that our brides find most useful!

8 Tips To Make Your Wedding Day Makeup Last

1. Select a great makeup artist! One that will listen to what your wishes are and give you ideas from prior wedding experience!
2. Start with a clean, washed face. No matter how wild your bachelorette party was, this is a new day, new face, new life… 😉
3. Have your makeup artist use a good primer on your face to keep makeup in place
4. Use a setting spray to set your makeup. If you do not have that, a brief mist of regular hair spray will work as well.
5. Waterproof eyeliner and mascara are a must!
6. If you would like to get a facial before your wedding, do so 3-4 days before. Sometimes facials can bring out impurities that can make your skin vulnerable temporarily. 3-4 days allows all of that to occur before your big day.
7. Try to blot tears, on wedding day; avoid wiping tears to ensure makeup does not smudge and run onto the tissue
8. Pick an amazing maid/matron of honor to have touch up blush, eyeliner and lipstick.

Remember: Your makeup is essentially for the pictures! When you are doing a makeup trial, take pictures in great lighting get a gist of what you will look like!


Is it safe to color my hair when pregnant?

Good Question!

The question was asked: Is it safe to color my hair when pregnant?

Yes you may! Coloring your hair while pregnant is not a problem at all provided you seek professional guidance first. You can use ammonia free hair color products as well as highlight your hair, but being careful not to apply color to your scalp.

Things to remember!

– Use ammonia- free base/ semi permanent or all natural hair dye like Henna
– Test a strand first
– Do this in open space, properly ventilated
– Better to be in done after 1st trimester

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The Perfect Blow Dry In Your Home

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Why go out for a blow dry, when you can have


A great blow dry can be the difference in your look!
Flat hair & unmanageable tangles all are made great with a #perfectblowdry! Have a blow dry bar in your home!

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blow dry wash 1. Start with a great hair wash & condition.
Make sure your stylist never forgets to condition your hair.
With all the heat, stress, and oils that our hair has so to put up with, a great conditioner will soften and give your hair the bouncy shine it needs!

blow dry 2. Your stylist will dry your hair, grab a great round brush and blow dryer & get to work!
Your hair will be sectioned off, blow dried and pinned to hold the curl!

salon blow dry 3. Your stylist will let your hair “set” in the clips for 5-10 minutes and then unravel the curls!
This is where your bouncy, shiny hair can be let free and styled! To keep these bouncy curls it is best to pin curl your hair every night for the best results!in the nick of time perfect blow dry ellen

Hair Weave Salon Spa In YOUR Home

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To Busy, Career Minded Women:
In the Nick of Time: The Elite Mobile Spa is the convenient and luxurious solution to your time woes, beauty and relaxation needs. We come to you, bringing all equipment and supplies, and transform your living room into a full spa providing beautiful, clean and relaxing elite spa services. “Me” Time Is Hard To Find, Luxury Made Easy In The Nick Of Time!

Sometimes as ladies we are embarrassed to go to the hair salon because our hair is thinning or even balding. And then there are some of us that don’t like to go to the salon at all because it is loud, too much waiting, and drama.

Hair Weave Salon Spa In YOUR Home

In the Nick of Time: The Elite Mobile Spa comes to your home and will do your hair! In addition to other hair needs such as wash, blow dry and blow outs, we also do hair weaves and extensions. What is better than your own hair salon in your home? Visit inthenickoftimespa.com to find out more
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What Is Hair Weave & Hair Extensions?

What Is Hair Weave & Hair Extensions?

Artificial hair integration’s which adds length and/or fullness to human hair. This can be obtain by either clips, glue, and braiding techniques.

Hair Extensions Past, Present Future

In the early 1900’s Hair Extensions were seen as a luxury, and only people who had a surplus of money could afford them. The extensions of this era were called switches and they were clipped into hair, quite similar to what we do today.
hair extensions blog in the nick of time mobile salonThere is also evidence that human hair extensions were widely used back in ancient Egypt as cosmetic adornment and this dates back as far as 3400 BC.

Worn by Pharaohs and other important people these extensions

were attached to the hair using a complex system of weaving and knotting techniques.

In present day we have all kinds of Hair Extensions and techniques to suit your fancy from bonding ,to braiding tracks which we attach the hair on , and micro linking just to name a few.


Hair Extension Blog In the Nick of Time Hair SalonThe best quality hair used today is Malaysian virgin hair. Malaysian hair resembles your genuine hair. They also have less expensive hair as well, although the hair looks just as good the hair results aren’t as long lasting as the Malaysian virgin hair. Long hair seems to represent power and passion for ladies and femininity. These days with technology increasing you see celebrity and media changing the way ladies achieve that special look. Even wigs are starting to play a big role in the hair industry.



So what will we expect for the future of weaves and extension? Who knows but at the rate we are going from past and present the sky is the limit!