Originally Posted by PookieBoy
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.