Sunday, August 22, 2010

Toesies of the Month - August 2010

My goodness, this pedicure was so overdue.  It's been an extremely broke month, and I've tried to be very good about ridiculous purchases.

But this pedicure was overdue.  The previous polish was getting really dull, my nails were getting so long they were chipping, and I had a show to prepare for.

Since I've come back from Greece, I've been doing a lot of dancing in preparation for a benefit show.  I've done a lot on my feet, and I could feel the exhaustion.  But the show was my priority.

After a while, I took off my dancing shoes and foot undies, and practiced barefoot as that's how we would be performing.  I built up quite a bit of callouses from all that barefoot dancing.

The day before the show arrived and it was time for me to get a pedicure and a manicure.  I decided to get them done before our tech practice at the Cambridgeside Galleria, a mall near the theater.  The salon is called Coco Nail and Spa.  Unfortunately, the decorations were really bare, so there was very few exciting things to look at.  The spa chair were fairly comfortable, but for some reason the massaging rollers got a little to rough in the lower back area.

So, for those of you familiar with the pedicure process, part of it involves a pumice stone (or some other rough bar) exfoliation of the bottom of your foot.  Depending on where the nail technician will scrub, it can tickle a little bit or it can tickle a lot.  I also think being ticklish depends on how wound up you are.

This time, however, the nail technician noticed my calloused feet and brought out the big guns.

A grater.  I needed to get my feet grated.  Hard core, eh?

Now, I unfortunately didn't have enough time to ensure that my manicure and pedicure were sufficiently dry before needing to run to the theater for the tech rehearsal.  So, my nails were not completely perfect for the show, and I didn't get a chance to take a picture of them pre-practice.  But only I really knew that.

Designed by Kha at Coco Nail and Spa, Cambridge, MA
Color:  OPI - Purple with a Purpose
Occasion:  Belly Dance Benefit
August 2010

Color:  OPI - I'm a Princess, You're Not!
I struggled a bit with the name of the nail color for my fingers.  But the color has a really like pinkish-purplish shimmer to it, so I went with it.

I'm not going to be too picky about the scratches as I plan on getting another pedicure before Labor Day Weekend.  I really like the colors, however, and I'm enjoying looking at them.

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