Monday, February 1, 2010

Girl Talk Monday -- Manis and Pedis

I’ve had acrylic nails for years. It’s just easier that way and I love experimenting with color on my nails.

After all my hands should look nice at book signings. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

But I think it’s also an extension of my personality. At least the colors are.

Like with anything else I go through stages of wearing pale roses or peaches for awhile, then on to brighter corals. Christmas and Valentine’s Day means a gorgeous red. And yes, Halloween is usually orange with a swipe of black on my ring fingers.

My husband is never sure what to expect and my favorite color is one that, well, he just shakes his head. It’s an OPI dark dark purple that looks black. Actually, it matches my SUV and it wasn’t intentional. I see it as a nice basic color. That and a China Glaze color that’s a silvery lavender. Or as my husband says “you’re not 19 anymore.” Hm, not a safe thing for any husband to say, is it?

And pedis. Oh yes! It’s said they’re excellent for foot health, but they’re also a great way to relax. The bubbling hot water, the foot and leg massage with scented lotion, and you just sit there and enjoy it all. At least, I do. My manicurist uses this great easy chair so you feel like you’re at home. Cheryl knows how to make her clients feel special.

There’s times when we need that time to ourselves and feel a bit pampered. Do you indulge in manis and pedis? Have that ‘me’ time? And are there certain colors that you prefer or do you go with the trends?



  1. *whispering* I've never had a manicure or pedicure.

  2. Oh Tori!!!! You need to give yourself a 'me' day and do just that!

    Years ago I went to our local spa which is owned by a woman who used to work for Estee Lauder in France. You sat in a rocking chair with a scented heated neckroll for your pedi. Pure heaven. Definitely more than the usual pedi, but it was a nice treat.

  3. I'm with Linda. You must do this for yourself, Tori. you'll be a changed woman.

    I don't get to go as often as I like but pedi's are the best and I feel so feminine afterwards. I keep my nails pretty short, but my favorite part of a manicure is the hand massage!

  4. And using a nice scented hand cream inbetween. The one I use now smells like pink lemonade. It's like a spa for my hands and smells so good.

  5. It sounds heavenly but I have REALLY ticklish feet. I'm not sure I could sit still. :)

  6. Same here. My husband only has to look at my feet and I'm in hysterics. But I don't have that problem with pedis.

    And you could do a mani. :}