Holiday Closing

Hello Customers,

Please note that the store will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday May 21th. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday May 22 nd.

Wishing Everyone a Happy Victoria Day!

Benefits of Charcoal Mask

Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet mask removes impurities for an invigorating cleanse while being gentle and soothing to skin. Infused with skin purifying and detoxifying formula, vitamin E and Collagen.

The mask sheet features embedded charcoal to help remove impurities, dirt and grime from the surface of your skin providing a fresh clean appearance.

Purify your skin by relieving congested, clogged pores and redness. All you have to do is cleanse your face and dry thoroughly.Open the pack and remove one of the masks from the pack. Apply mask sheet directly on to dry, clean face making sure entire face is covered.

Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and massage remaining serum into face until fully absorbed. The Charcoal Paper mask is absolutely perfect for those times when your skin needs a serious deep cleaning.

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Due to temporary difficulties with The Nail Depot website some pricing on certain products may be incorrect . For accurate pricing please contact The Nail Depot directly at 1-800-668-2256 or in the event of orders received The Nail Depot will contact you directly to inform you of any price changes on your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working to correct this as quickly as we can . Thank you again for your patience.

Dave Alcock

Gel brushes vs acrylic brushes!





Do you ever wonder what the difference between an acrylic brush and a gel brush is? Maybe you already know or have an idea. Here it is anyway:

Gel brushes: Gel brushes are made from nylon bristles called taklon. Taklon is cheap to make, and make a good stiff brush for use with gel. These brushes can not be used for acrylic because taklon can not withstand exposure to acetone which is used when cleaning acrylic off brushes, they will only become damaged and unable to be used! Instead gel brushes are wiped with alcohol since gel will not harden unless cured with a light. With that being said always keep your gel brushes away from your curing light! Otherwise you will then ruin the brush once gel is cured onto it!


Acrylic brushes: These brushes are made from animal hairs, either from sable which is a forest dwelling mammal or from sable which belongs to the weasel family. These bristles or hairs can withstand the exposure to acetone.


Now you know the difference and also can understand why the prices of gel brushes and acrylic brushes are quite different. At The Nail Depot we sell both these kinds of brushes in different sizes as well as flat or oval. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by email or by phone 1-800-668-2256. You can also visit us in store where we would be more than happy to assist you 🙂



Gel polish kits!


As we all know shellac or gel polish has become an extremely popular esthetic service. Not only is it dry when you are finished the process preventing smudging and long wait times, it also does not chip fast like regular nail polish. The durability and length of wear is simply incredible making it an excellent choice. With the great demand for these products we have created several kits and have also updated them to get you started at home and also at your business. Feel free to take a look at some of the kits on our website and do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have !

We have four kits for sale including our gel polish French manicure kit, a pro led gel polish kit, a pro gel polish kit, and also a mini starter kit. Take a look at the options, pictures, and prices and we know you will be satisfied! Our gel polish line is our very own and includes over 60 beautiful colours to choose from! We have gotten nothing but positive feedback about this line. Come in store today and take a look, or browse our website to see what items are included in the kits as well as the pricing. You can order on-line through our website, you can call us toll free at 1-800 668 2256, send us an email at, or you can come visit us in store where we will be more then happy to help you with choosing colours, or answer any other questions you may have.

Nail art fun!

Here at The Nail Depot we provide tons of great products to our customers. One thing that is huge right now is nail art, especially doing your own nail art. So many people come in looking for nail art supplies because of tutorials and pictures they have seen on social media. One of the biggest sites right now that people are finding all these do it yourself ideas on is on Pinterest which I am sure many of you are familiar with. So here is a breakdown of some of the things we have here that can help you do amazing designs on both yourself and your clients.

Dotting tools: We sell singles as well as a package of 4. All dotting tools are double sided with different sizes on each end. These are great for doing perhaps polka dots, or flowers, or anything else your imagination wants to do.

Nail decals: These nail stickers or decals are super easy to put it on making them a quick added touch and great for younger children to play around with as well. We have insects, flowers, spirals etc.

Rhinestones: One of the most popular added touch on nails these days are gems/rhinestones. We all love sparkles and love the over all look! Our rhinestones are Swarovski crystals and shine beautifully. We have a wide variety of colours including clear, iridescent, light blue, dark blue, red, gold, light green, dark green, orange, fuchsia, and pearls. They come in a bag of 100, and you can also purchase an assorted bag or a disc of 120 🙂

Nail art brushes: When doing nail art you of course need special brushes in order to make fine lines and designs. We have single brushes including short striping brushes, long striping brushes, angled, spotting, fan etc. You can also purchase a 3 pack of nail art brushes.

Precision: This is a whole line of small nail polish bottles specifically for nail art since the brush is a thin long striping brush. This way you don’t even need to clean your brushes and can choose from about 30 different colours! These are a lot of fun and easy to use.

If you are interested in doing your own nail art of art for your clients there are tons of videos and pictures on-line. After you find something you like you already know we have a variety of supplies to help you do it yourself. Some of us have worked in the industry and have done some nail art as well and would be more then happy to help if we can. Why not get creative and experiment with all these fun ideas. Come take a look for yourself in store today or you can find our products on the website.






Healthy hoof! Cure to weak nails!




Breaking, splitting, brittle nails?

Do you notice your nails are breaking really easily, or splitting? Tons of people have this problem and want to find a solution. There are so many nail strengtheners out there, but not all will work as well as you hope. I know I have tried many and very few give great results! One product that has had excellent reviews, and proven to work is Genas healthy hoof protein treatment. This was actually used on horses and recreated for personal nail care. It was first used to strengthen horse hooves to provide protein and prevent breaking and cracking. If it is that good that it works on horses it will work wonders for you too. We have 1 oz and 4 oz jars of this treatment here at the nail depot, and at a great price. One thing to remember though is that breaking and brittle nails can be a sign of another health issue such as thyroid conditions and psoriasis. Here are some examples of more common causes:

– Dried out during the winter season

– Excessive hand washing

– Lack of calcium

– Anemia

– Eczema

– Fungus

– Aging

– Chemical exposure

– Long term use of nail polish/nail polish remover

– Low humidity environment

– Malnutrition

– Prolonged exposure to water

– Trauma (damage to the nail)

If you are having problems with your nails give healthy hoof a try you have nothing to lose, and might even notice a huge difference like a lot of people have! If not speak to your doctor and make sure no other health problems are going on 🙂


Tinting with RefectoCil


The world of tinting with RefectoCil!


So many people these days are tinting their eyebrows and their eyelashes! This is because it looks better, and helps your eyelashes appear longer and more voluminous while still looking natural. It helps to accentuate the full length of your lashes that are faded by the sun and water which makes it great to do before vacation and great for sport enthusiasts since it is water and sweat proof. A lot of people who wear contact lenses get irritated when wearing mascara, but tinting does not irritate the eyes. The great thing is that the tint penetrates each lash leaving no clumps like mascara would. You also don’t need to apply it daily and sleeping with it isn’t an issue, leaving you looking more vivid and expressive first thing in the morning, which is great! As you can see tinting can be an excellent option, lasting for up to 6 weeks and providing a broad spectrum of colour options for both eyelashes and eyebrows. Tinting is most effective when doing it on a regular basis because each time the tint penetrates deeply leaving the hair more intense and durable. Tinting is practical and time saving, making it globally successful for over 60 years now!


As most things these days it can be done at home, however, having a professional do it is a safer way to have it done, as getting tint or peroxide in your eye would be harmful! If you plan on doing just your eyebrows and would like to do it yourself educate yourself and make sure you are doing it correctly and carefully. If you plan on doing your eyelashes this is tricky as you are so close to your eye and would need one eye closed, therefore having it done professionally should be your only option. Also please read instructions, RefectoCil does require a developer just like hair dyes. They do come in a cream or liquid peroxide.


Here is a look at the 10 shades offered by RefectoCil:

No. 0 Blond- This tint is actually a bleaching paste used to lighten eyebrows and should NEVER be mixed with another tint. This can be used to achieve a natural colour as a basis before using the red or chestnut tint to intensify the colour. It can also be used to match a dark brow to a blonde dyed or bleached hair colour.

No.1 Pure black- Used to darken eyebrows or eyelashes leaving them bolder.

No1.1 Graphite- Used for grey eyebrows to subtly cover evenly with a light to dark grey.

No 2.Blue black- A black tint with a blue lustre for clients who want more. It goes well with certain faces and eye makeup.

No 2.2.Deep blue- Only suitable for light blonde/blonde lashes as it is a great match for blue eyes, and also fashionable.

No 3.Natural brown- A dark well covering brown ideal for people with natural brown hair who want a natural look. It is naturally beautiful and voluminous.

No 3.1. Light brown- A discreet natural looking enhancement of light blonde to light brown eyelashes and brows if no.3 is too dark.

No 4. Chestnut and No 4.1 Red- The new trend is to match eyebrows with hair dyed in red tones.

No 5. Violet-A deep purple used on eyebrows for people who like a little colour and vibrancy.

All about aloe !

All about aloe!


At the nail depot we have several products containing Aloe Vera, which is an amazing ingredient giving a soothing, cooling, and healing effect when used in products. Here is a look at some of the uses and benefits of PURE Aloe Vera gel. All though our products only contain aloe as an ingredient they still hydrate and sooth effectively leaving your skin feeling refreshed and amazing!


  1. Treats sunburns, cold sores, blisters, and insect bites. Aloe has powerful healing activity at the epithelial level.
  2. Aloe is a great moisturizer and is non greasy making it great for everyone including those with an oily complexion. It can also be used as a primer before using a mineral based make up. Even men can use Aloe Vera gel as an aftershave treatment because it will heal and treat any small cuts due to shaving.
  3. Treats acne, as Aloe Vera gel contains hormones that provide healing and anti inflammatory effects. They also stimulate growth of new cells, leaving minimal scarring due to acne.
  4. Fights signs of ageing. Aloe contains a plethora of antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamin c, and vitamin e, improving firmness while also hydrating.
  5. Aloe Vera gel also reduces the visibility of stretch marks due to weight fluctuation, muscle growth, pregnancy etc.
  6. Rich in nutrients and can improve overall health when ingested. The solid material contains over 75 nutrients including vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, amino acids, salicylic acid, and much more.
  7. Soothes periodontal disease. Aloe Vera gel is helpful in the treatment of gum disease such as gingivitis. It reduces bleeding, inflammation, swelling, and has a powerful antiseptic effect in pockets that are hard to clean.
  8. Aids in digestion when aloe juice is ingested. Some consider it a laxative, and it is also prescribed for arthritis.

As you can see Aloe Vera gel in pure form is simply amazing and beneficial for your health. When used in products it still delivers the main effects such as soothing, cooling, reducing swelling/redness, and hydrating. This is why products such as Aloe Vera gel after wax products are so great and so popular. When used after waxing the skin instantly cools down and you feel relief. We also have make up wipes and face masks on top of the Aloe Vera gel, and this products are simply amazing, customers, and ourselves love them ! You can really feel the difference when skin products contain Aloe Vera, give it a try 🙂