I’ve never had the experience of having a professional pedicure. I am not dying to do this!! You probably think my feet are a mess. But, no, they are quite pampered, only I work on them myself. I’m told that I shouldn’t miss one of life’s most
inexpensive treats. However, thirty dollars is not so inexpensive when you consider that a Milky Way, my favorite candy bar, can be bought for a lot less than that. Now that’s a real treat.
My basket of pedicure products is running over. For Mother’s Day, my daughter-in-law, who is a Mary Kay representative, gave me what I love most, Mary Kay foot products. They’re the best. Those fizz tablets, for soaking, applying the luxurious foot cream, and
ending with pulling on the special polka-dotted socks, makes a good pedicure. Now you know what I mean about my feet being pampered?
Did you know that the average person walks an equivalent of four times around the world? And our two feet are doing all that walking and receiving lots of wear and tear. They respond by forming calluses and sometimes corns. That’s when you get out you pedicure basket, filled with files, exfoliates, pumice stones, polishes and creams.
Some people won’t go for a pedicure because they think their feet are ugly. Why did it surprise me that men go for pedicures? Some say their wives insist they go. Here’s a warning, if your husband has ticklish feet, you better not send him. I’m told that the procedure ends
with a foot and leg massage, using thick moisturizer. It really is beginning to sound interesting. I certainly would have appreciated a leg massage when caring for our five, small children and come to think about it, that would feel pretty good today, too.
Toe separators, electrical file, drying table and UV lights are not in my pedicure kit. I’m also missing the massage chairs everyone talks about. Looks like the professionals have better equipment to work with than I do. I’m learning that painted nails take a long time to become dent resistant and that’s
why a drying table is helpful. It could be why after a fresh polish job I sometimes take off my shoes and find the polish removed from my big toes.
Mine are not the only nails I take care of in our household. No, I trim our parrot’s. That’s after lot of coaxing and threatening, I do. I don’t, yet, have any missing fingers, but I’ve come close. Perhaps I’d have better luck
if I would soak his nails first. That I can’t visualize!!. Speaking of soaking, have you heard of the latest concoction. Mix one-quarter cup of Listerine, one quarter cup of vinegar with every two cups of water, then soak. The fumes are a bit overwhelming but it works. Thickening skin loosens up and can be removed with a pumice stone.
People say how awesome a professional pedicure is and that your feet come out looking and feeling better. They also say that once you get a pedicure you will want them forever. With every word I type, a professional pedicure is becoming better sounding. So, friend, (I’m talking to myself, too)” put your foot down.” Ugly or not, visit your local pedicurist. Maybe I’ll see you there. .