Sure every year in December we bake cookies and hang stockings for the holidays while some people have a different list of musts during the holiday season… but when the holidays are over there is pretty much one thing everyone generally does … rush to be ready for the next year.
Some people clean their house from top to bottom (or as much as they can) while others just continue on in the merriment of eating and drinking until after January 1st when they take their Christmas tree and other holiday decorations down and start to regret packing on the pounds in the last days of the year.
What do I do? (Because I know you are oh so interested, admit it!)
Every year, I go to the nail salon and get a manicure and pedicure. Because well, why have ugly hands and feet when it’s the start of a new year? LOL At least that’s what I think. And look if you didn’t know before, you will now, I have ballerina feet so I need every ounce of help I can get for each of my little piggies.
I went yesterday to a neighborhood nail salon for a manicure and pedicure and to wax my eyebrows. I know you think that’s an over share (Promise.. next time I’ll start with a TMI alert) but darling you haven’t seen my eyebrows when they aren’t done. Think Martin Scorcese. Yes, it’s just simply not a pretty sight.
Anyway, I took Natalie with me so she could get a little lady manicure and it was such a delight for me to watch. Of course I snapped photos. But in full disclosure it wasn’t her first time getting a manicure. She had one a few weeks ago at a classmate’s glamour birthday party*. (Yes, hair, makeup and everything else you’d think teenage girls would get for a school dance.) When she came home, I was so thrilled to see her hot pink nails that it was definitely something I knew I wouldn’t mind seeing again.
So I told Natalie to pick any color she wanted — peach daiquiri made the cut. I chose Essie Starter Wife. Yes, I know. We won’t discuss my choice of nail color.
My little lady got her nails done and then waited patiently for me to finish up everything on my beauty list.
Look what I was given during my pedicure. Seriously, why can’t the New York cast have branded flip flops at salons in Manhattan. A bit of a disconnect no? Either way, I thought they were a fun surprise.
Like my ugly foot?
Well with that foot, I swiftly kick 2008 in the rear and welcome 2009. I hope it kicks arse. J