Sunday, 31 January 2010

Scaredy Cat Challenge - 31 January 2010 (Twinkle Toes)

How are you all doing on your own Scaredy Cat Challenges? :) Remember they should just be small things that you would like to do (as opposed to a year-long 2010 Resolution) and maybe you just need a little gentle push to do them. If you want an explanation of why I've set up these Challenges for myself (and perhaps you'd like to join in...) then go back and read my first post I'm in Stitches!

Last week I announced that I was finally going to have my feet 'done'. I don't like showing off my toes in public and I really don't like people touching my feet! ;) So the word 'pedicure' gives me goosebumps. Well, I wrote it on the blog last week, so there was no going back - was there? ;)

First of all, I have to say I was unsure where to make the appointment... Should I call the beauty salon or should I see a chiropodist? I chose the beauty salon - because it sounded more of a pamper and I could even make the booking online. Now here's a funny thing - as soon as I made the appointment, I immediately started worrying about what the beautician would think of my legs, fingernails etc... So the night before, I had a long pamper session...shaved my legs, slapped on some self-tan and gave myself a mini-manicure. Was already beginning to feel more glamorous! :) Removed the old, dark purple (covers up unsightly nails) polish and (I don't believe I'm showing you this, but in the interests of science...) here we have specimen A.





The Big Day arrived and I was actually quite excited. Though a bit disappointed when I entered the beauty salon because, although the surroundings were quite nice, there was no cabin to speak of... I sat up on a platform with just a blind between me and the reception area! Anyway, I was given a warm glass of (very good, it must be said) chai and a stack of glossy magazines, so I tried to relax as best I could while the beautician got to work.

Can't remember all the things she did (tried not to look at some points, tried not to squirm at lots of others) but they certainly included: pushing back the cuticles, filing, shaping and buffing the toenails, removal of some very hard skin (due to all that running I'm doing, methinks?), sugar peel, footmask, herbal footbath, foot massage, lots of moisturising cream and, finally, a basecoat. No coloured polish because I wanted to show you lot! :)

And here you have it, Specimen B. Not bad at all! :)


And the final outcome? I've even decided to give it a go again in a couple of months. Though I'll definitely try a different salon (will ask my real life friends for recommendations). And I'm seriously thinking of trying some French gel toenails for the summer holidays...I'll keep you posted! Until then, it's time to pack my tootsies away from public scrutiny - and wait until the big thaw. (This is Friday night's snow.)





Happy snowy Sunday! :)

PS - What's my next Scaredy Cat Challenge? I'm joining my twisters in their current crochet craze. Shall we hook up? ;) Just add your own blog to the McKLinky if you'd like to join me on the Scaredy Cat Challenge!


6 comments:

emma said...

Well done Di on getting the pedicure done! I could do with a professional pedicure, but like you I get a bit self conscious when I go and tend to put it off!! Keep up the pampering Di, good idea to start it now, so by the time summer comes your feet will be in tip top condition for all those fab sandals!

C-Joy said...

Good for you!

DianeDenmark said...

Emma, I'm hoping you will link up to your OWN blog? ;)

Candace...hooray for joining up with me, let the fun and games begin! :)

Leslie aka "MissusSmartyPants" said...

Diane,

Way to go! I'm glad you jumped right in and did it...much braver than me I might add.

The outcome is fabulous! Your tooties will look smashing in summer sandals :)

DianeDenmark said...

Have you ever tried the gel toenails, Leslie? They look fabulous, s-o-r-e-l-y tempted! LOL

Sippies71 said...

Very brave indeed. I don't think I could ever let anyone touch my feet.