Yesterday McDonalds treated a few of us to an afternoon of spa treatments at Life Spa in Rosebank. It was just what I need, the chance to take some time out just for me.
I have wanted a pedicure for weeks now, it is my one beauty indulgence and I do try to get one done at least every 6 weeks but lately I just haven’t had the time to squeeze it in. (Weak excuse I know). So I was super chuffed yesterday when two of the treatments were a mani and a pedi and not just spa mani and pedis but our nails were painted as well. Such a treat!
My therapist started chatting to me about facials – I committed the cardinal sin of admitted all I use on my face was soap. (I think she is lighting a candle for my poor skin). Shame her face really said it but she did well to try and make me feel better about my clear lack of facial etiquette.
Then, to more gasping, mentioned that if I have a beauty budget then I would rather spend it on my feet and not a facial. She asked me why and I replied “My feet get sore, my face doesn’t” and then should have added “no one likes ugly feet”. She actually said “WOW”. Shame I think I have scared the poor girl for life. Apparently women choose facials over their feet because, her words “Its your FACE”
Her logic, I suppose, does make sense. People see your face everyday, all day, not everyone looks at your feet. But for me it is about practicality and if I am going to spend the money I want to enjoy it and having my feet done is, for me, a huge treat. I don’t particularly enjoy a facial that much.
So my question is, what do you prefer? A mani/pedi or a facial? Which one do you do regularly? I am curious to see the results because I suspect it may have something to do with being a mom. When I asked this question on twitter all the moms said pedi and the one facial answer was from a non-mom.