Update on 29.03.2017: Since this post went public, Saskia has changed her business name to Saskia van Hal. The links on this post has been updated accordingly, but not those on the photos.


I have to make a disclaimer that I very rarely do professional treatment for my nails. I always believe that my nails are healthy and I feel confident leaving them au naturel.

But… whenever I saw nails like these in the photo below…


Oh. My. God.

*excuse me while I pick up my my jaw*

Oh, gorgeous nails and hands, how I want you!


I’m dreaming now. But the good news is, this dream could come true.

Introducing Saskia Van Hal, an English nail technician based in Etoy. Saskia used to live in Nyon and now in Etoy, she’s looking to reach out towards ladies in Morges-Lausanne.

Saskia offers manicures and pedicures, in classic and luxury treatments. She’s using a few top nail products. The regular nail polish she uses is Vinylux – a 7-day manicure. The other brand new treatment she’s really excited about offering is IBX. It doesn’t seem to be available elsewhere in Switzerland (so that at the moment she thinks she has an exclusive!).

This is what Saskia said about her service and the product:

My priority is to provide prescriptive nail care for my clients and give them the very best system/product for their nails. IBX is amazing and fits right into my professional ethos which is to take care of nails and not ruin them! You can think of IBX as the same as a Keratin treatment for hair where strength & moisture is locked in for months. For those who have weak or damaged nails, this puts an end to splitting, peeling and breaking nails. It’s a game-changer for both natural nail clients as well as gel polish users.

In the photo below you can see the before-and-after of IBX treatment on a brittle nail. Impressive, isn’t it?


So now, to the best part – the giveaway! Valentine’s Day is about love, so what could be more perfect than showing ourselves some love? We always deserve some pampering, don’t we, mamas? And the timing! Spring starts soon, toes are supposed to be out again!

Saskia will give one lucky reader a Luxury Marine Spa pedicure with Vinylux finish, plus a small bottle of high grade cuticle oil (Solar Oil) – a total value of 87chf. The treatment would need to be at her home salon in Etoy, takes around 1.5 hours.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and tell us if you had problems with your nails (or not) and what kind of treatment you do or would like to try. Comments are accepted until 16 Feb 2014 at 11:59am. As usual, the winner will be picked by random.org and announced on this page.

Good luck!

Find more info about Saskia and the products she’s using on Saskia’s site and facebook page.

Winner announcement on 18 Feb 2014:

And random.org picked…


Comment #4! Congratulations Natalie, who also just had her second son! You certainly deserve some pampering!

I thank you all for your participation and Saskia for kindly provided the giveaway prize. xx