If you don’t know what a mani/pedi is don’t read this post. You’ll only embarrass yourself when you ask someone what it is. Men, this means you. I know it’s sexist but that’s just the way of the world sometimes.
I have gotten 2 mani/pedis at the salon at our apartment complex. I walk 2 minutes and I’m there. It’s not a plush, posh nail salon with brightly painted walls and chandeliers on the ceiling. There are no vibrating massage chairs with built-in foot baths. I’m definitely not paying for luxury but it’s fine. I don’t need all that anyway, I just sit there reading my Kindle and there’s ample lighting for that.
What you do get is 2 very nice women who work for 2 hours or more. One woman does my fingernails and the other does my toenails. (She’s the one that worked for 2 hours and 15 minutes yesterday). I can’t help it, I run and she spends more time scraping (scrapping if you read my Massage Options post) than doing anything else.
What I emerge with 2 hours and 15 minutes later is the best manicure and pedicure I’ve ever had. They are so meticulous; no ragged cuticles, bubbly polish, and not a speck of color is on the skin. My feet are smoother than they have ever been. I daresay that my feet look pretty after I leave the salon (that’s saying something because I have ugly feet). I was tempted to take and upload a photo of my pedicure but some of you may be eating breakfast and I don’t want to be held accountable for what might transpire as you gaze upon my feet. My cuticles were still in good shape 2 weeks after my first mani/pedi. Without my own top coat to reapply every few days, the fingernail polish lasted 7 days. Dare to dream how much wear time I’ll get when my sea shipment arrives and I have that again!
Now for the punch line.
It costs $24 and no tipping. Yes, 2 people, 2 hours (or more), $24 dollars. It’s not my intent to make anyone jealous but…
6PM – 97 degrees