Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I'll never be mistaken for a foot model!
This past weekend, my fabulous sister-in-law (to be referred to as Anora) treated me to a belated birthday pedicure treatment at a local spa. We laugh because my birthday was in July and the two of us just couldn't get our act together to make this happen until now!

The pedicure was fantastic! We both enjoyed an hour and a half of pampering that only a pricy salon can offer.

I almost feel sorry for the woman that got stuck doing my feet.

Okay, so maybe my feet weren't quite this bad, but they sure felt like it. Take a peek at my salon experience.

Salon employee/Janeen: Put your feet in this bowl of warm water. Is it too hot?

Me: Not at all, just right! ((gritting my teeth as I adjust to the near-scalding temperature of the water.)) Oh, what's this on the bottom of the bowl?

Janeen: Those are marbles.

Me: Fabulous! ((note to self, go buy some marbles for home use))

Janeen: Okay, I'll take your right foot now, please. Oh, my. Did you trim your nails yourself today?

Me: Well, I trimmed them last week. Did I cut them too short?

Janeen: ((Putting her clippers back away)) Umm...let's just start with some filing.

Janeen: When was the last time you had a pedicure?

Me: Before my son was born.

Janeen: How old is your son?

Me: He's two.

Janeen: I see. ((a pained expression creeps across her face))

Me: I shaved my legs last night, just for you! ((as she's putting me to sleep by massaging my ankles and calves with lotion))

Janeen: That's nice, you'd be surprised at how many women don't.

Janeen: Why don't you pick a nail color. ((handing me at least 50 nail color samples))

Me: Oh, how could I possibly choose?! ((Half the fun was reading all the creative OPI nail color names like "Red my mind!", "I'm not really a waitress", "Yucatan If U Want", "Skinny Dip'n Lake Michg'n", and "Hoodoo Voodoo?! I finally settle on "I Love This Color".))

During the hour and a half that Janeen spent making my feet presentable once more, I sipped water, chatted with Anora, watched the other customers come in for maincures, facials, and massages, stared at the soothing blue walls, and listened to the soft, calming music playing in the background.

You might be wondering what it costs for this indulgence. Well, Anora got a discounted price of $30 per pedicure. At first, I thought this seemed a bit pricy, but when it was time to go, I was plotting ways to justify to Oronzo why I just have to have a pedicure at least once a month from here on out! I like the slogan of the salon we went to, "offering a new lifestyle, not just luxury". I'm all for that!

And now, for the picture proof as to why I'll never be mistaken for a foot model. Even after all that pampering, I still have my dad's unsightly feet. Oh well, at least I have snazzy nail polish on my toes now!

Yes, that's my foot propped up on my desk. How else was I going to show you all how my pedicure turned out? :)

I'm curious, when's the last time you've paid for a manicure or a pedicure and how much did it cost? If you go on a regular basis, how frequently do you go?

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At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Christy said...

I think the last pedicure I had was in June. It was at the salon at the front of Super Walmart. Cost about $25, I think. $30 is a fargin' bargain for what you got!!!!

I get a pedicure on average once or twice a year.

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I love pedicures! They are so indulgent. I try to get them every couple months, but I'm probably going to have to cut back on that.

By the way, that picture almost made me barf... that is wrong on so many levels.

And I'm Not Really a Waitress is my all-time favorite toe color! Jackie O said that women should always have red toes, and who am I to argue with her? :-)

At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Renee said...

Hey OW! I get a pedi about every few mos or so...pay about $25/30 plus tip. It is so incredible to have a pedi, huh? Glad you liked it!

At 9:03 AM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

I have an angel salon owner who graciously honors me with peds once a month...all because of a favour I did for her .....she has far outdone herself...a lovely lady named Devonna

OPI is my favorite polish...let's see...is that color "marooned on the subway?"

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

You crack me up girl!! I love love love pedicures. In fact I have a gift certifcate I got for Christmas. I am just waiting for the perfect time =)

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not really a high maintenance girl, but I do like to get a pedicure at the beginning of the summer. I told my husband to get me a gift certificate for Mother's Day each year (he really likes this because he doesn't have to come up with anything). The timing works out perfectly!

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

Can I say I have NEVER had a pedicure??? I don't like feet and I hate anyone near mine LOL

I do my own, and I've NEVER had my feet look like that picture, that's just awful LOL

I was busy eating my breakfast, but I think I'm done now...hehehe

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

I've never had a pedicure. I should though. My feet are in their mid-winter crunchy phase.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Eagles Wings said...

The one and only one I'll ever have was two years ago right before my twins were born. Not a fun experience for me either.
Cost don't know, since it was a gift certificate. :-)

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Jen said...

I get my nails done every other week....french manicured...my toe nails I have done once a month at $30.....it feels wonderful....now in the summer I go to the local college and the students do it for $12...now I will do this every other week in summer.....my nails I pay $25 every other week....crazy I know but it makes me feel good.
Good for you for getting pampered.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

once a year is usually my limit :)
I hope to go before the baby arrives just as one last indulgence! hehe! Your foot looks gorgeous!

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

Once a year in the spring...for usually about $25-30. : )

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Mama Duck said...

ROTFL, I love that first photo! The last pedicure I had was over a year ago, so you aren't the only one. In fact, I need to touch up my toenail polish....

At 2:35 PM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Ok that is a disgusting picture. (the first one) LOL I pulled up the blog and WHOA!

At 3:19 PM, Blogger DeAnna said...

I have never had a pedicure -- I need one terribly, but for one I'm unbelievably ticklish, so I'm afraid they would touch my feet and I would kick them, my typical tickle my feet reaction. Its been years since I've had my nails done -- right now I don't have much of nails, but I should go get them. I feel so ungirly right now! :)

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Hey. How did you get a picture of my toes?! Hmp.


Have a great Tuesday.


At 3:40 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

First of all I'll have you know I was just taking a bite into my lunch when I pulled up your page and saw that photo! Ewwwww!!

Second of all how nice of your SIL to get you a gift cert. for a pedicure! Your nails look great!

I've actually never had a pedicure (massage and facial yes) or a manicure. I've always felt self-consious about having someone else mess with my feet!

At 3:45 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

My last pedicure was 2 years ago before son 2 was born. I think it was $40.00. Your feet look very nice, but that other picture...HOLY MOLEY!!!!! I'm definitely using foot lotion tonight before bed.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger An Ordinary Mom said...

I think your pedicure looks great! I love to get pedicures, but don't get them very often. I have had some bad experiences with places, so I just have to make sure I go to a reputable salon!

BTW, I think what you got for your money was a good deal!

At 5:06 PM, Blogger annie said...

I love to get pedicures... I went through a phase where I got nails and pedicures every two weeks. It was wonderful and then I stopped. Oh well, I got my toes done a few months ago. I especially like having them done during sandal weather so my feet look pretty...
Yours look nice!

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROTFL! Loved your story! And Ewwwwww, Gross at that funky foot! So glad to read it wasn't really yours!! Your *new* foot looks good! :o) As for me, I've never had either. I'm 31 years old and have yet to have either done, LOL. Oh well, I'll let my dh keep doing my feet, LOL!

At 6:17 PM, Blogger "D" said...

Lord, it's been too long. Not THAT long, but too long. I get one about once a year - it's cheap enough (20 with tip) but I just never think about it until it's.. well...spring I guess. But your toes? pretty... and now I want a pedi. But damn, that means I have to shave....

At 8:21 PM, Blogger palmtreefanatic said...

I am a hair dresser and pedicurist too those top feet would have to be my worst nightmare! your feet look lovely! We charge $35.00, i give them but really never get them, bummer!

At 11:37 PM, Blogger Tracey said...


I had a manicure ONCE. Once. Never again. She cut my cuticles!!! WHAT is up with that?!? Ouch.

That first foot though... Gawd. urggghhh...

Your toes look nice, though. My sister has the longer second toe, too!

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Proverbs31 said...


Well, I've only been once. Ever. It was a birthday gift from my grandmother, while I was pregnant with Baby Boy. I'm not sure since I didn't pay for it, but I think it was around the thirty dollar range, too.

Believe me, after the experience, I could totally handle making it a regular occurrence! It was heaven. I'm planning on another pedi soon. I hope. :)

At 7:00 PM, Blogger yerdoingitwrong said...

I love pedicures. I go every month or two and they are so heavenly. I'm ticklish, but I endure. It's worth it!! =) I ususally pay b/t $20-25.

Thanks for stopping by my site. You've got a great blog!!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Ribbon Rock Star said...

OH MY GOODNESS.......I was happily reading along and BAM right in my face.........NASTY CRUSTY TOES!!

eeeeeek I am NOT a foot person at all. ((But I am glad those were not your CRUSTY toes!))

Nice color!


At 12:20 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

The last time I had a mani/pedi was when McKenna was 4 months old!!!she's now 20 months!!!

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

meant to add it was a combined cost of $60! but sooo worth it..for this mummy

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I've only had two or three, and have never paid for one myself. Seems such an indulgence but I'm starting to lean that way. I find myself feeling bad for the person doing the pedicure - I cant imagine spending my entire day dealing with people's feet...


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