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.
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.