You’ve had a long week. After dropping the kids off at school, going to work, heading home to make dinner, and doing it all over again for five days straight, it can take a toll on anybody. That’s why you need to make some time for yourself to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.

At Noire The Nail Bar in Brentwood, we’re all about pampering our clients. That’s why we’ve dedicated our business to providing some of the best manicures and pedicures in Nashville. From a classic manicure to a Lavender Essence Pedicure, we offer a variety of nail treatments and waxing services to help you look and feel your best.

In this blog we’re going to discuss some simple ways to treat yourself this week that won’t break the bank.

Fill Your Home With Flowers

Flowers can make anyone smile (or sneeze in the unfortunate event that you are allergic to pollen). If you want to do something nice for yourself this week, stop by your local florist or grocery store and pick up some colorful blooms to spread around your house. Add some flowers to your kitchen, bathroom, or master bedroom to reduce stress and inspire creativity.

Flowers make for the perfect natural air freshener. Studies have found that plants can reduce the amount of toxins in the air, resulting in cleaner, crisper oxygen. Flowers are also a natural mood enhancer. So if you notice yourself feeling down-in-the-dumps lately, adding flowers to your home or office space may put that skip back in your step.

Make Breakfast In Bed

There’s something about eating breakfast in bed that makes us feel like royalty. That’s why we recommend making yourself breakfast in bed some morning this week. You can spruce up your bedroom to feel like an all-exclusive resort by adding an essential oil diffuser to your nightstand. Heck, why not put on a facial mask and get the whole spa-experience while you eat your scrambled eggs? Turn the TV on to your favorite early morning soap opera or game show and enjoy a morning where you can just do you.

Get A Rejuvenating Pedicure

Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting in a massage chair with your feet submerged in warm water reading your favorite celebrity gossip magazine. If this sounds like something you might enjoy, consider giving yourself the gift of a pedicure this week. A pedicure is a relaxing cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, and there are many types of pedicures to choose from. More often than not, a pedicure will involve:

  • A warm foot soak. This is used to help soften and relax the skin on your feet and legs as well as your toenails.
  • A invigorating foot scrub to remove calluses and flaky or dry foot skin. This will leave your feet feeling silky smooth!
  • A scented moisturizer applied to your feet and lower legs. Most times, the nail experts will give you a nice leg and foot massage during this part of the pedicure.
  • A nail trim and file of the toenails as well as a cuticle treatment. The cuticle treatment involves pushing back your cuticles with a soft oil.
  • The application of nail polish. This will be a color of your choosing.

If you live in or near Nashville and you’re looking for a premier nail salon, be sure to stop by Noire The Nail Bar for a relaxing pedicure, manicure or waxing service. Check out our online gallery to see some of our nail art or visit our nail salon in Brentwood today.

Listen To Your Favorite Music In The Shower

Want to start your week off frazzled and stressed? Hit the snooze button ten times and rush to the shower. Or do you want to start your day off calm and relaxed? Then wake up on the first alarm, and make your way to the shower. Turn on your favorite calming music and start the day off on the right foot. Some researchers have found that listening to different styles of music can actually change your perception. So when you want to feel calm and relaxed before a big meeting at work, turn on some classical music or jazz favorites. If you want to get pumped up before a sporting event, turn on some intense, bass-bumping jams to get your excitement levels up.

Don’t Forget To Take A Lunch Break

It’s easy to forget to take your lunch break when you’re busy organizing office papers or sending emails to angry clients. While you may think you’re doing your waistline a favor by skipping lunch, this decision can actually work against you (and your body).

According to a study, roughly 62 percent of working professionals say they eat lunch at their desk. This means that the only thing breaking up these peoples’ day is a bite or two of a sandwich at their desk. It’s easy to feel uber-productive when you never leave the computer screen, but it’s important to note that you’re actually jeopardizing your health. When you don’t take mental breaks throughout the day, you’re much more likely to become irritated and unproductive. That’s why we always recommend taking a lunch break. We promise the office won’t fall apart while you’re gone.

Take The Scenic Drive Home

If you’re like most Americans, your day-to-day travel is pretty routine. You drive to work, the gym, the grocery store, and home, only to repeat it all over again day after boring day. When you need an extra pick-me-up after a long day at the office, consider taking the scenic drive home. Don’t hop on the highway right away; instead, drive through tree-lined streets or local parks to help boost your mood. Sometimes a little nature is all it takes to feel fabulous for the day.

Treat Yourself To Your Favorite Coffee Drink

Sometimes the best way to put a pep in your step is to pick up your favorite coffee beverage at your local coffee shop. If you love sweet drinks, consider ordering a dirty iced chai (“dirty” refers to a shot or two of espresso) that will give you the energy to get through your day. Not a coffee drinker? That’s okay! Sitting down for a warm cup of tea is a great way to rejuvenate the mind.

As you can see, there are many simple and easy ways to treat yourself without going overboard. If you live in or around the Nashville area and you’re looking for a way to be pampered, stop by Noire The Nail Bar in Brentwood. We offer a wonderful array of relaxing pedicures and manicures, and we would love to make you feel like the queen or king you are.