Free From?

Free From?

What does 3 Free or 5 Free mean in the world of nail polish, and why does this matter?

Let’s start with the basics: Nautilus Dublin nails

3 Free = NO formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene

5 Free = NO formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor
(there are also vanishes on the market now that are 7 and 8 Free!)

And what do these top 3 chemicals do? (according to WebMD)
1. Formaldehyde – a carcinogen
2. Dibutyl phthalate – has been linked to birth defects in studies involving lab animals
3. Toluene – a toxin that may cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure

When I was selecting which product ranges to use at Nautilus Dublin, I wanted products that were as natural and organic as possible. It’s what I choose to use at home, and I like being able to provide my clients with some “greener”, “cleaner” options. I also thought about what the impact of exposure to extra, unnecessary chemicals could be long-term to my own health. Now, I’m not a soapbox preaching eco-fanatic, but I do believe there are simple choices we can make that are better for us but without sacrificing quality or results.

I’m of the mindset, “better safe than sorry” and that’s why I selected the Soil Association certified Neal’s Yard Remedies range for our facials. For our professional spray tans, I selected EcoCert certified TanOrganic. Natural, chemical-free, and organic products have become more widely available and are as effective as their potentially less safe counterparts.

Why does being free-from matter? Well, nail products are trickier. By their very nature it takes chemicals to create those glossy, long lasting, colours that are flexible enough to adhere to the nail. But, with these nasty chemicals no one really knows the full effect that long term exposure to the fumes or to the chemicals being absorbed through the nail plate or surrounding skin may have. Thankfully, there are some amazing free-from options available! 

At Nautilus Dublin, we use 5 Free Zoya nail varnishes, which are “safe for those with sensitive skin or skin allergies or if you’re pregnant”. Nautilus Dublin Zoya

Nautilus Dublin Vinylux 2We also use 3 free CND Vinylux.  For our gel polishes we use SmartPolish, which is a long lasting gel that does not require a base coat or a top coat. There is no sticky layer to remove. All of this means less chemical exposure to you and less time under the UV lamp!

Probably WAY more information than you were bargaining for, but sure, knowledge is power 🙂

Jenny x
http://www.NautilusDublin.com

Saturday Escape at Nautilus

Saturday Escape at Nautilus

We’re looking forward to a day of tranquillity with our upcoming Saturday Escape. If you haven’t yet had a chance to come visit us, this is a wonderful opportunity to book in for a 20 minute treatment for only €20. We love seeing familiar faces too, so whether this is your first trip to Nautilus or your fifth, we can’t wait to welcome you! Contact us on 015340003 or NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book your appointment!

Saturday Escape at Nautilus

CND Vinylux at Nautilus

CND Vinylux at Nautilus

We are absolutely delighted to add an amazing product to our manicure & pedicure offerings! The CND Vinylux Garden Muse collection is now available at Nautilus!

CND “VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear”

AND, it’s 3-Free with NO Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP.

CND Vinylux at Nautilus

Nautilus Nail Care

Nautilus Nail Care

With every SmartPolish (long-lasting UV gel) manicure or pedicure we do at Nautilus, our clients receive a few special treats~

*A stamp on your loyalty card: your 6th SmartPolish mani or pedi is FREE!

*10 remover wraps: we prefer you come in for a professional removal, but we know that’s not always feasible. We’d rather supply you with the right tools so that you can do a safe removal to keep your nails in the best condition possible!

*After-care information: with tips on nutritious foods & other suggestions to help keep your nails healthy & strong!

What’s New at Nautilus

What’s New at Nautilus

We have lots going on this month & throughout January so we wanted to give you a quick run-down:

1. We can take orders for gift vouchers either over the phone or you can order online here.

2. Our Christmas Open House is THIS Saturday, 6th Dec, 10am-5pm. We’ll have “Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price” on gift vouchers, 20% off TanOrganic Products, and 3 for 2 on a wide range of Neal’s Yard Remedies products. Plus, the usual festive treats of baked goods, hot mulled drinks, and fun music!

3. Fantastic class/workshop schedule starting in January. We’re really excited about our Nautilus Book Club (free event) & our first book will be “Mindfulness, a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world”. Add it to your Santa list & get ready to start 2015 feeling calmer & more focused. Other classes include baby massage (great gift voucher idea!), nutrition, skincare, reiki & social media training. Find all the details & full schedule here.

4. Our nail & tan special offer continues throughout December! Book in for a 3 week UV gel SmartPolish manicure & pedicure and receive a FREE full body TanOrganic spray tan, only €65!

Plus, we have availability for our full range of treatments: massage therapies, facials, body treatments, nails, tanning. Please call 01 534 0003 or email NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book your appointment or with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

Jenny & Sarah x

Nautilus Saturday Escape

Life is about balance. We all lead very busy lives and don’t have a lot of free time. Why don’t you escape from your usual daily stresses & hectic schedule for a short while with us on Saturday, 1st of November?

Maybe you’ve never experienced a Kansa Vatki Foot Treatment or an Indian Head Massage? This is the perfect time to try a sample of what a full treatment would be like.

We’re offering the following treatments that last 20 minutes for only €20:

  • Back MassageNautilus Saturday Escape
  • Facial
  • Coconut Melt Hair Treatment
  • SmartPolish
  • Kansa Vatki Foot Treatment
  • Indian Head Massage

To book your escape,  please call 01 534 0003 or email NautilusDublin@gmail.com

Paint It Pink with Nautilus!

Nautilus Fairview Paint It Pink 2

Join us this Friday, 3rd of October to help raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s “Paint it Pink” campaign!

Choose from the below 3 special offers and we will happily donate 20% of those proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society:

1. SmartPolish, 3 week gel manicure, in the signature pink colour of the day, Lollipop! (other colours available) – €30

2. 45 minute Back, Neck & Shoulders massage with a beautiful skin foot soak using an organic blend of goji berries, rosehips & hibiscus in keeping with the pink theme! (don’t worry, your feet won’t turn pink!) – €50

3. 30 minute mini Rose facial to hydrate & nourish your skin – €30

Please phone 01 534 0003 or email NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book your appointment.  We’re open 12noon-8pm Friday and look forward to seeing you!