Have you ever been to a nail salon and become overwhelmed with the fumes? Well, some of the chemicals most salons use are pretty toxic so you are breathing in some nasty stuff. The European Union has banned 1,300 chemicals from consumer products while the U.S.A has only banned 11. Scary.
Noktivo Spa is a true non-toxic, green, chemical-free spa in Chicago, which is incredibly rare. They are definitely ahead of the times; a few other salons offer non-toxic services, but Noktivo is a completely non-toxic spa. I had the opportunity to visit Noktivo last Friday night and chat with Jenny, the owner (who is adorably pregnant and unbelievably knowledgeable about all things beauty).
I sat down to their Express Mani/Pedi, which is an amazing value for $35. Do your hands and feet need a little more attention? How about a Milk & Honey or Lemon Lavender Mani/Pedi? Yep, no stinky chemicals here- only organic, delicious scents and aromatherapy oils. And yes, I WISH they had been open when I was pregnant! If you want to throw a baby shower, THIS IS THE PLACE, they host events/spa parties all of the time. They are total pros.
AND these are the manicure designs they came up with exclusively for
Chicago Diner en Blanc 2014!
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Guys– ladies aren’t the only ones who need pampering! How about the Salt & Pepper Mani/Pedi, designed especially for the rougher hands and feet? Noktivo isn’t an overly feminine space (more
eco-chic), so you can still feel out of place.
They also sell organic bath, body and beauty products. I am in LOVE with Lulu Blossom Sweetie Pie Solid Perfume- This is a sure crowd pleaser with top notes of lemon zest, whipped cream, Turbino sugar, and Madagascar vanilla. I carry it in my purse (diaper bag) and dab it on throughout the day.
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They also sell adorable gift sets!
Want to try something special for Diner en Blanc? Jenny and her team can come up with knock-out nail concepts especially for our event!
Noktivo has generously given all Diner en Blanc Chicago attendees an exclusive 20% off all services until 8/21/14. Just mention BLANC when booking online or via phone! Check out their menu of services here and book your appointment today.