|The color matched my flip flops perfectly, love!|
Don't my feet look so cute? I love the color!
I have had in my possession for the last three years, a SpaFinder gift card. The intention of the giver was for me to experience a massage since I mentioned I had never had one. Well, maybe I should have said that I have never had a desire to have a massage. I think I would like to be massaged in the privacy of my own home. I don't really want to go somewhere and remove my clothing and lay down and be rubbed with oils in a strange place. With my husband is one thing, with a stranger it's another. Right? I know, someone is going to tell me how crazy I am and that massages are wonderful. I know! A lot of my friends say that! But, it doesn't seem relaxing to me and isn't that the point of the massage, to relax? So, the short story is, I never used the gift card. Until today.
This week I have had a few hours to myself every morning while the kids were at VBS at church. I discovered the SpaFinder gift card floating around in an old purse and decided to use it for a mani-pedi. My feet were sorely in need of some TLC beyond what my foot brush in the shower could give. I found a spa in my area that accepts such gift cards and made an appointment for this morning.
|This is the InStyle picture that inspired my color choice for my pedicure today.|
I saw a picture in the June InStyle that had toenail polish matching the flip flop, love that! I wanted a design or flower on my toe, but the man working on my feet didn't offer one. I have always found that if it isn't offered, that probably means the person can't do it. I've had some weird-looking designs done by inexperienced hands, trust me.
The pedicure was a really good one. This man gave me the most amazing foot/leg massage, hoochie mama! I felt my arms go limp and my eyes close halfway through, bliss! He was gentle and thorough, doing all those little things that make a pedicure so wonderful. My feet are not the prettiest anymore, all that walking has taken a toll. But, this man scrubbed and buffed and massaged like my feet were precious jewels going on display. Best. Pedicure. Ever.
*** Check the comments. Thank you, Vera, for explaining how SpaFinder gift cards work. The full amount is taken by the spa you choose, not just the portion you use. The rest of the money is then rolled over into a gift card for that specific spa. Period. Even if you have $20 left like I did, you will be forced to return to that same spa to use the rest of your gift.
Thankfully, I had a great experience. I wonder, though, about people who would never return to that particular spa, who were unhappy with it. I guess they are stuck! I don't know why SpaFinder works like this, but there you go. ***