May 16, 2005

Tootsie Bliss

I got my first pedicure on Saturday. Now I know what all the hype is about. Let me just say it was FREAKIN' WONDERFUL! Oh.my.gawd.

I was seated in this nice, soft leather chair and as soon as I sat down, it began to vibrate. Woo hoo! Variable settings, too! A lovely little young gal took her place at my feet and I told her that this was my first time, so she'll have to tell me what to do. (gee, it's been a while since I told someone that. heh)

She turned on the little tub that was built into the chair at my feet, and jets of nice hot water started up - a little mini jacuzzi! Awesome! She let me soak them for a minute, and then took one foot out and placed it on the foot rest above the tub. She scrubbed it with a fairly coarse sponge and some liquid soap-type stuff, and then proceeded to go after my toenails and cuticles with her little clipper things. After a light workover, she put that foot back in the tub and gave treated the other foot to the same routine.

After another brief soak, foot #1 came back out and she got out this little shaver thing - reminded me of a cross between a cheese slicer and a disposable razor. She put in a new double edged blade and started shaving away at my callouses. She worked the whole foot over, removing all the rough spots. The same was then done to foot #2. I thought it might hurt, but it didn't hurt a bit!

When she was finished with the shaver, she coated my toes with a lotion-like stuff and worked the nails and cuticles over again with the clipper things. Then (the happiest part) she coated both feet with lotion and proceeded to massage my feet and ankles. Man, oh man did that feel good.

After cleaning off the nails with what I assume was alcohol, she hit the toenails with a clear coat, the polish of my choice and then another clear coat. I chose a really cool color - a bluish purple with a hint of pink to it when the light hits it. I think I'm going to have to buy some of it because it's just awesome.

After she painted my nails, she put those little spongy separator things between my toes and led me to a chair with little fans placed at the feet for drying. I sat there grinning like and idiot and admiring my toes which were looking better than I think they ever have.

After they were dry, I inspected the job and I have to say that my feet are prettier and softer than they have been since I was a baby.

The sweet girl who did it was very nice, did a great job and she didn't even seem to mind that I yacked on my cell phone half of the time. She got a nice tip.


Happy Feet!

I have never really been one to pamper myself, but this was SO worth the $20 it cost. I can't believe that I've never discovered this little treat until now! I happily put on my sandals and practically bounced out of there. I will definitely be back...many times.

25 comments:

  1. I love pedicures. I'm holding off on my next one until Memorial Day, because I want my toes looking good for my college reunion on June 3!

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  2. You go girlfriend! Nice toes!! Heheheheh! I will never forget my first pedi. It was the BOMB! The girls there had painted pretty little flowers on my big toes and I was dancing around like a giddy little foo-foo girl!

    I hope you take the time to spoil yourself at least once a month. It's so worth it!!

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  3. Oooh, maybe I need to try one! I can't believe I've gone nearly 30 years without a pedicure OR a manicure...

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  4. Happy Feet! sounds wonderful. Maybe I should get a pedi just before I stuff my tootsies into some climbing slippers - ok, it would be a waste wouldn't it?
    Just half the time? Ha! *poink*

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  5. I discovered this luxury myself about 2 years ago and wonder why the hell I waited so long. It is definitely one of the best ways to treat yourself to some pampering at a very affordable price!

    and thanks for stopping by to say Hi!

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  6. Julz - add me to the roster of pedi-lovers. :) College reunion - zoinks!

    Just Me - thanks! The Bomb, indeed! Oh, flowers - sweet! I think once a month sounds perfect.

    Jamie - DO IT! You won't regret it.

    Seamus - Nah, it wouldn't be a waste. You'd love it. Half? Well...maybe 4/5, chatty cathy. *snicker* *smoink*

    Sharron - welcome! Yeah, it was awesome. I'll be back. :)

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  7. Okay, now I may have to get that done myself!!

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  8. Nice. Celti supposes her toeses are roses but Celti supposes erroneously.

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  9. such pretty toes Celti girl! My sister keeps insisting that I should go once a week and have one done, but I have yet to do it, I might after this post it sounds fantistic!

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  10. That sounds pretty nice from the way you described it.

    I don't think I would stop giggling from someone touching my feet for that long though.

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  11. I'm glad you loved it girl! You deserve only the best in pampering!
    My step mother in-law took me for one, my very first, a year ago, I think I was supposed to be a boy. :o( I felt odd letting some chick play with my feet. (nervous laughter ensued throughout) LOL
    Lois Lane

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  12. Oooh... I've never had a pedi. Now I really really want one!! Lordy knows a manicure would be wasted on these gardenin' hands!

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  13. I got a pedi last week (my toes are a bright shiny fuschia). They [pedis] so rock. The massage part is always the best part, for me at least. Glad you're inducted into this cult!

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  14. Angie - Do it! :)

    Michael - your point about roses sure is moot, but my newly pedi'd toeses do look cute. :)

    Jenn - oh, you should! You'll be glad you did.

    Pup - it was very nice. My feet aren't particularly ticklish, though.

    Lois - thanks! Hmmm...boy pants and wierdness... hee hee! At least you could laugh.

    Cooter - yeah, I skipped the manicure due to the same reason. ...but you should get a pedi. ayup.

    Katey - you are one of the ones that kept planting the idea in my brain! Oooh ooh, the pedi-cult. heehee

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  15. Oooooooooooooooooh I love getting my footsies done!

    I always take Troy with me.
    You wouldn't believe the things they dig out from under that man's toenails - lint... old truck tires... small animals.

    Yuck!

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  16. Ok, when you ever get over my way I will take you to my pedi-girl. My treat. She does little flowers with rhinestones on your big toes!

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  17. I imagine it's almost like an epidural during pregnancy. If you've never had one, after you do it's like "DUH, pedicure!" Or "DUH!!! Epidural."

    Or something like that.

    Yes, I know I'm retarted.

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  18. ~shakes Celti~

    ~whispering~
    Celti you awake?

    Come on
    Come on
    Get out of bed!
    Let's go midnight blogrolling!

    I brought my toilet paper.
    Let's go.
    shhhhhhhhh

    Don't wake anybody up!

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  19. Dammit Tricia! Did you soap my windows, too?

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  20. OMG!

    That was your blog Cootie Pie?????
    ~points to Celti~
    That was her idea!
    I just wanted to come in for a drink of water.

    Arrrrrrrrrgh!
    Ack Ack

    Move over Celti you damn bed hog!

    I can't believe JP has the nerve to hang over me in your comments.
    I tried everything to get his ass up for a blog booty call last night and he wasn't budging!

    Typical!
    Can't count on anyone anymore.

    ~yawn~

    Well my night of mischief was fun!
    Must...
    sleep...
    now...

    ~snore~

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  21. Tricia - hahahaha - you're too funny.

    Brighton - sweet! Sounds awesome.

    JP - well, I wouldn't know since I didn't have an Epidural. Nope, no drugs at all for me. pffft. I M We Todd Id 2.

    Tricia - mmmmph *puts head under pillow*

    Cooter - *snicker*

    Tricia - unh uh!? Oh, you've been in bed for less than 2 hours? *ring ring...ring ring...* ;)

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  22. As a Nail Tech of 20 years I have to tell you. Have sweet young thing file nails straight across, not curved. You can get ingrowns toenails filing like that.

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  23. Hi, this is my first visit to your journal. I'm going for my first pedicure soon, and after reading your post, I'm looking forward to it more than ever! :)

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