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post #31 of 44
I've never had a manicure or a pedicure.

ETA: I've never dyed my hair either, although I'm thinking about putting some funky colored streaks in it...
post #32 of 44
Had a manicure once and never had another because I was disappointed that the cuticles were still visable to my eye. I do a much better job myself. I carefully trim my cuticles after a bath, apply vaseline for an hour or two and then push them back with my wood stick. NO visable cuticles!

Likewise, I do my own pedicures [don't use polish] but if something special were coming up I'd probably use clear polish.

Found a product several years ago at Walgreens called; Zimm's "Crack Creme". It's terrific on callouses and cuticles. [Note: the lotion is much more effective than the creme formula.] I'm telling you, you apply that stuff overnight and the next morning it looks like you just had a manicure/pedicure!
[Another Note: if your cuticles are really ratty it might take a few days application to get the desired result].

FYI: have read that the fumes from the various chemicals used in those nail salons are VERY damaging to one's lungs.
post #33 of 44
Well I'm proud to announce that I am no longer a pedicure virgin!
I got my first one yesterday. I had to drag myself to the spa which someone had very kindly given me a giftcard for. Oh my goodness, why did I put it off so long?! It was a lovely experience and my feet still feel wonderful. I got an extra leg massage too, and wish I could get one everyday in this heat.
Now my footsies look pretty in the sandals that I love to wear all summer!
Pedicures are now on my lists of things I have to do (at least once a year anyway).
post #34 of 44
I've never had one, but every time I go to get my manicure, I watch the ladies in the spa chairs and keep thinking I'll get one next time I go in.
post #35 of 44
I do hate my feet, but I LOOOOOVE pedis! The last one I got did a hot stone massage on my feet and legs and it was wonderful! I need to get another one now...my belly is too big for my to reach my toes anymore and they need to be painted!
post #36 of 44
Never had one and never will have one. I have better things to do with my money. I had a (free) manicure once and didn't like it.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by PookieBoy View Post
Had a manicure once and never had another because I was disappointed that the cuticles were still visable to my eye. I do a much better job myself. I carefully trim my cuticles after a bath, apply vaseline for an hour or two and then push them back with my wood stick. NO visable cuticles!
Same here....I had a manicure one time (when DS got married) and was not impressed at all with the quality of the work. My cuticles were also painted as were the sides of my fingers around the nails. Little smudge-type marks, but for the price of a manicure, I wouldn't expect to see that. I do my own manicures. (When I was in my teens, I didn't have fingernails; I bit them right down, into the quick. My hands were ugly. Now I tend to keep my nails rather long - DH says the cats' claws have nothing on my nails - and I like them polished whenever possible.)

I dearly love a foot massage. When DH and I are on the sofa watching movies, he'll put a foot in his lap and massage it. Then he'll switch to the other foot. I'm pretty much putty after that.

My sister wants me to go with her for a pedicure sometime. She has one every month and refuses to go without it. She also has a massage every Sat morning; that's her "me" time. I don't know; the idea of somebody "playing" with my feet - other than DH - kind of creeps me out, to be honest. Ick. We've been toying with the idea of having a spa day and taking my DIL, her D and her DIL with us. We thought it might make an interesting Christmas present for the girls.
post #38 of 44
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I don't know; the idea of somebody "playing" with my feet - other than DH - kind of creeps me out, to be honest. Ick.
You're not the only one. I pretty much hate other people touching me, though, and even DH can bother me if he's being too clingy.

To me feet are just feet. As long as they're clean and the toe nails properly trimmed I'm fine. I can't paint any of my nails otherwise I risk them cycling through pitting for weeks, so manicures of any kind are out, too.
post #39 of 44
Nope, I've never had one. Although I plan on getting one before our wedding in October!
post #40 of 44
Ive never had a professional pedicure but I do take care of my feet myself. I got one of those 4 sided foot care things that has the file, pumice stone, sand paper deal and scrubby brush. I have a shower system, wash hair (leave shampoo in to soak H&S), wash body, shave, rinse hair, apply conditioner, plop my butt on the floor and start doing my feet. I dont paint my toenails though unless I have something fancy to go to that Im wearing sandals. I love my foot scrubber thing though, it really helps take care of the nasty heels and my calluses. Now Im not freaked out about my feet they actually look nice.
post #41 of 44
I have only had a pedicure once. I liked it, but they're kinda expensive, so I can't get them as much as I'd like. If I could afford it, I'd do it all the time. I do take care of my feet myself tho. I have a foot tub thingy, I add hot water to it, my foot soak, and it massages my feet.. After about 20 mins of soaking, I use a pumice stone and also this scraper thing to get the dead skin off. Then I have heel balm and foot lotion, I apply both and put socks on directly after, leave for a while and when I take the socks off my feet are soooo soft. I also have all the polish and stuff to do a Frech manicure myself. I usually do my own nails too, but I really hate that since I'm left handed, its easy to do my right hand but when I have to paint my left hand its so much harder to make it match the other hand. I like to go to Walmart and get the acrylic kit and it looks professional when I do my own, and sometimes I'll do a friend, and it always looks great. I'm on vacation right now so I spent the money and got my nails done at a salon. I did my own feet tho.
post #42 of 44
I hear you on the lefthanded thing. I hate doing my nails because its such a pain in the batookus to do my left hand. Then I just get irritated and take it all off anyways. Plus having the animals means as soon as I sit down to let them dry someone wants to go outside or play or ruin my nails. I gave up LOL
post #43 of 44
I love a pedi, just dont get them often. I absolutely love having my nails done and go every two weeks to have them manicured. I just think my hands look nicer with properly cared for nails. I just can't be bothered to do it myself.
post #44 of 44
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I wear open-toed shoes here in CA so many months of the year that I really should either do my toenails or get a pedicure. I guess it is not that important to me. Only now I have a guy I am dating who loves to massage my feet (okay, my back too, lucky me!) so I think that I need to step up to the pedicure bath again.
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