Next came the Lee Press-on Nails that were SO fake looking, I never considered using them....well, other than at Halloween. LOL! Fake wasn't fashionable or campy back in those days.
Then the acrylic nails came into fashion and I found I couldn't stand the associated odors. Being even close to a nail salon gave me a blinding headache and I lost my voice.
So the most I've done in last forty+ years has been a slosh of clear polish on my nails while the toes have been completely ignored.
My youngest daughter has gotten her nails and toes done since she has been able to pay for it herself. It was her major splurge and she always urged me to give it a try. Especially a pedicure...she told me it was SO relaxing.
Okay, I love a good foot rub (but not too hard since I have tender points from my Fibromyalgia) but from a stranger? Hmmm, not so sure (and no, I've never had a professional massage either).
There have been so many news stories about infections from manicures and especially pedicures. The salons seem to all be run by folks with English as a second language. I've already had issues getting haircuts from folks who listen to what I tell then, nod and agree and then totally ignore what I said. Sigh...one more reason to never get them done.
- Unclean Nail Salons Can Cause Severe Infections
- Top 5 Infections You Can Pick Up at the Nail Salon
- Hidden dangers at the beauty salon
So now the three of us have an unofficial pact to get a mani-pedi done together next winter while we are all in southern AZ. So, any other mani-pedi virgins out there that think they might be in AZ next winter and want to join us? LOL!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu
Short history of manicures