• 5 Gift Ideas for Galentine's Day

    I absolutely love love, of all varieties!  Cheesy romantic love, yes, but also family love and friendship love.  Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day are both fun ways to celebrate all the love in your life!

    Want to spoil your besties for Galentine's Day but need some inspiration?  Here are 5 gift ideas for your friends for Galentine's Day!

  • How to remove your nail wraps with soy-based polish removers - and why you should switch

    "How do I remove my nail wraps?" is a question I get asked often from folks who are new to nail wraps.  There are a number of ways to remove them... some more safe and kind for your nails than others.  

    Because Ivy & Ash nail wraps are made from the same (non-toxic!) ingredients as traditional nail polish, you can remove them in the same way you would any other nail polish, with a nail polish remover. I recently made the switch to soy-based removers in an effort to be kinder to my nail beds, and I've been pleasantly surprised!  Here's why...

  • Holiday Greeting Card Ideas for 2021

    Every year when I pull out all the holiday décor, the first thing I look for is my collection of previous years’ Christmas cards.  I started a tradition several years ago of bundling all the holiday cards I received (placing mine on top as a year marker) and securing them with a binder ring.  It is so sweet and sentimental to flip through past holiday greetings.  For me, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and it really puts me in the Christmas spirit!

    If you are intrigued by the idea of sending out cards this year, but don’t have the time or desire to do some shopping, never fear.  I’ve done the dirty work for you!  Here’s a collection of cards that I think you might love - everything from sweet to sassy!

  • 3 Tips to Survive 2021 Holiday Shopping

    The holiday season is meant to be full of joy, celebrating good times with friends and enjoying fun traditions with family.  You know what's not so joyful?  Going to grab a last minute gift only to find it has been sold out for a month.  Or worse, watching an oh-so-important Christmas present stuck in transit for weeks (or get completely lost).  So stressful!! 

    So, how can you survive the 2021 holiday shopping season without major meltdowns and freak out moments?  Here are my 3 tips.

  • 2021 Summer Nail Trends

    Summer mode is ON, and for many people this year it also signals a much anticipated return to missed summer activities with friends and family.  Of course more summer outings means more opportunities to show off your summer nails!  

    Not sure what nail looks to rock this summer?  Keep reading for our top picks for 2021 summer nail trends!

  • 3 Go-To Looks for Red, White, and Blue Nail Art

    The days are getting longer, schools are letting out, and temperatures are rising.  This can only mean one thing - summer is on it’s way!  Summer is a time to relax and recharge, gather with friends and family for BBQs and pool time, and maybe even do a little vacation travelling. 

    It also is the season to show off your red, white, and blue!  I’ve put together three patriotic nail art looks that are great for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Independence Day.  They range from simple to spectacular, and will surely get you in the spirit for celebrating. 

    Keep reading for our three go-to looks for red, white, and blue nails!


  • Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Cuticle Balm

    Getting a professional manicure is a great way to pamper your hands. It not only gives you an opportunity to unwind and practice self care, but it is also beneficial for your overall health. 

    Continue reading to see our top five reasons you should be using cuticle balm on your hands if you’re not already.

  • Ivy & Ash Featured on Show Me St. Louis

    Ivy & Ash was featured on St. Louis' local NBC TV station, Channel 5 KSDK!  Our founder and owner, Gabe, was interviewed by "Show Me St. Louis" host Courtney Budelman.

    Read more and watch the segment here!

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Small More Than Ever This Year

    This is a special guest blog post from our wonderful friend Rosa, owner of Eden Body Care!  Rosa and her family make goat milk soap and vegan body ...
  • 3 Go-To Looks For Holiday Nails

    The winter holiday season is upon us! Let's talk about your nails!  With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide what to wear on y...
  • 7 Tips for Healthy Nails

    There are many ways to express yourself through your nails - traditional polish, stamping, dips, gel, nail wraps... the list goes on.  But in order...
  • 3 Best Top Coats for Nail Wraps

    Ivy & Ash nail wraps are durable and designed to last - but we highly recommend wearing a top coat for longer wear and extra protection!

    These are our 3 favorite top coats to use with our nail wraps.