After my previous experience that was A Pampering Nightmare I decided to go back to my faithful Vietnamese friends who have a hand and foot spa business just a short stroll from where I live.
It really was beyond time for my last nail colour to be removed and my toes and feet needed a good sorting.
I love it at the Vietnamese place but you don’t go there for serenity, spoiling or special treatment. It’s quite no-frills, there’s not a lot of pampering and the process from start to finish occurs at lightening speed. But, there’s no idle chat, it’s straight down to business and best of all, they don’t saw your nails with glass files. This is supposed to be a mind-chilling experience, not a time that makes you so tense you dig your finger nails into the sides of the chair and clench your teeth until the blood drains from your extremities.
Once in the chair they throw some trashy magazines in your lap and you can begin having a few indulgent moments catching up on all the gossip of what’s (reportedly) going on in the lives of the rich and fabulous.
You might even have the chance to do a crossword!
And after a period of rest that was long overdue, my time was up and it was time to sadly, return the toe separators and vacate my seat for another customer.
I spent $28.00 and feel a million dollars better.
Don’t they do a fabulous job!
What’s the best $28.00 you’ve ever spent?