Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Guilty Pleasure #29 - Pedicures
I've already elaborated on my lack of disposable income and my crafty ways at still being able to engage in retail therapy every once in awhile, but, when it comes to pedicures, I REFUSE to bargain shop. And that's also why, up until Bestest Best's wedding, I hadn't gotten a professional pedicure since my OWN wedding!
Why shouldn't you bargain shop for manis and pedis, you ask? Unsafe pedi practices can lead to serious health issues. Always look for a UV sterilizer or autoclave if you don't bring your own tools. Whirlpool foot tubs are also a big no-no, which can harbor bacteria and fungus. The tub should also be drained and cleaned with a medical grade disinfectant in-between clients. Bargain shopping for pedis usually means a lot of these safe practices are left by the wayside to cut costs.
Sure, sure, I know we can all give ourselves a budget-conscious pedicure experience at home, but I, for one, am not a master contortionist with super-human flexibility. And I have a super-wonky pinky toe that demands a perfect angle of attack to get some polish on the lil'bugger. Plus, it's just nice to sit back for half and hour and be pampered, right?