I love the look created by someone who can give a beautiful manicure and I particularly like the look of a natural French manicure. It appears so neat, clean and, natural for a lack of another descriptive word. I have enjoyed many manicures in the past for which I have paid many dollars. I loved the look of my beautiful, fake nails. These mani's were completed in the past without much thought to the never-ending cost of filling in the new growth.
When the time came where I turned from an "on my bum" job to "on my feet" working with food, these luxurious nail jobs fell by the wayside, as fake nails and nail polish were not permitted. Now that I am away from this work, I am quite okay with performing the manicure with my limited knowledge of how to create a passable look and saving the cash for this service.
Now on to the pedicure. Yesterday my daughter was telling me how she truly enjoys getting the pedicure done. She loves someone rubbing her feet and just truly enjoys all that comes with the pedicure. She doesn't spend the money on having this completed, but if she did have the extra I'm quite sure she would rush right out and have one. Not me! No, no, no, never, never, never. I absolutely cringe at the thought of someone I don't know touching my feet. Just thinking of a nail stylist filing my nails brings goose bumps to my skin. And while I was strolling toward the exist at Walmart earlier today I had to look away from the nail salon where stylists were openly messing with customer's feet. Cringe, cringe, cringe!!!
I was doing some surfing earlier and found this interesting article which talks about how the nail salon business came to be in North America. Opportunity for employment at it's finest.
I think I'll be giving my daughter a manicure/pedicure for her birthday gift this summer as I didn't know she enjoyed them so much, particularly the pedi.