When I think of beauty spas, it reminds me of the movie ‘Legally Blonde’ when one actor says to Elle, “Isn’t that, like, your mothership?”
Massages, facials, mani/pedi, wraps, and the like have never been a part of my vocabulary. I have always been a somewhat simple person and never got into the whole ‘pampering’ scene.
If people ever commented on the french manicure on my natural fingernails or the flower with gem design on my toes I could always respond with, “I did it myself”. Aside from going to get a haircut and an occasional highlight at the salon, I didn’t see the need to spend so much money on such things.
That changed this past year. With group-buying sites quickly gaining popularity, it was a great time to just try it out. 2010 became a year of firsts for me with my first mani/pedi, my first massage, my first facial, and my first body wrap. Plus, there’s something about being over 30 that makes you feel old and I needed a pick-me-up. If you know a woman, especially a mother, between 31 and 45 years old, spa gift certificates are the perfect present!
So I finally had my first manicure and pedicure (mani/pedi). The red polish was enhanced with a sparkling red polish and, I must say, I really though my toes looked nice (I usually hate my toes). The manicure was okay but when I accidentally hit my nail on the top of the dryer, the lady got really irritated with me. I did go to a second place for a manicure on a special mother-daughter day and that went much better.
During the massage and facial, I was too busy trying to interview them for a blog post that I didn’t get the full experience. I’m a little bummed but this just gives me more incentive to look for some cheap spa breaks this summer. I would love to couple that with a romantic weekend with my hubby in either Carmel, CA or Calistoga, CA.
Quick beauty treatments are for the young and single. Being a busy mother, what I really need is a whole day or two to just relax and feel pampered with some quality ‘me’ time.
What do you do to recharge from juggling the kids, the house, the chores, work, etc.?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, which contains 100% my honest opinion.