Saturday, October 25, 2008

Toe Work

I had my toes painted by a professional for the first time in my life the other day. My friends here are hooked on getting pedicure/massage/toenail art but I have just never done it. I have never had a pedicure (other than what I do to myself when I maintain my toes). Part of it was the money but part of it was that I just usually didn't have time to sit for that long at a salon.

Well the other day, I went with my girlfriends to try out a place that is new to our neighborhood. It is called Salon Feliz and they are in the Yomitan area near the red bridge on the Mizugama road. I decided to just do the toe nail art which meant that they would remove my old polish, file my toes a bit, cut them in necessary (which they didn't because I keep my toenails very short), and then soak them for about 1/2 hour. After that, they clean them off and start painting. I decided to go with a white foundation with some pretty blue flowers on them since it is still warm here and I am still wearing sandals a lot.

I am so thrilled with how they came out. One of my friends commented that it looked like the blue and white china, and that is exactly what I thought...it looks so nice. To just do what I did was 2100 yen (about 21 dollars US). They take yen and credit cards (but there is a 5% charge for using credit card). I think they take dollars too but the exchange rate is not that good so you are better off with yen.

Oh, and I almost forgot. They gave us food the whole time we were in there. We got this puff with icecream and drizzle on it, along with the choice of drink (I went with iced coffee), and some fruit. Later on, the brought us some more little cookies and candies....it was a great experience.

I am looking forward to my next trip there...maybe J can get a massage while I do some toes...haha.

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8 comments:

One Wink at a Time said...

Wow, I haven't been here in a long time! Your header and your toes are beautiful! The salon experience sounds great, glad you enjoyed it. I'd say it was worth the cost and then some :-)
I'm totally jealous that you're still having sandal weather.

Chicken said...

My salon gives us tea but they don't offer food. I always get the massage foot soak but never the nail art. I think they did an awesome job!

Mishka said...

I know, I might have to do the massage and nail art next time but that bumps the price from 2100 yen for just the nail art and soak to 4000 yen for addition of the massage and full pedicure.

Just a Girl said...

Those are some amazing toesies. :) Generaly I don't like the art but that I could see getting.

sourpuss said...

Wow. I am not kidding you when I tell you that's the nicest pedicure/polish I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot). I would love to have that done!

Amy said...

well, it's about time you went. :) i know k had been trying to get you to go for sometime now. i guess with all the food they give you...you certainly don't have to worry about eating before hand. lol

Mishka said...

Yeah, it wasn't to Cocok's but at least I went...next time I might break down and do the full pedicure...haha.

Joanne said...

Nice! I do like to go on occassion. I'm planning to go this coming Sat since I have a big fancy do that night. I always feel compelled to seriously overtip because of how neurotic I am about how icky my feet are. :)