Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Pedicure

After dyeing Easter eggs, Auntie Art and I went to get pedicures. I was so excited! I haven't had a pedicure in ages, so my feet were in dire need (not to mention my soul). We spent an hour and a half talking and hanging out while our feet were pampered. Doesn't get much better than that. I chose a really cute blue color that I think looks really Easter-y-- perfect for strappy sandals on Sunday!

Perfect, right? Not so fast.

I slipped on my flip flops, rolled down my pants and prepared to leave, but as I stepped down from the bench the hem of my pants dipped into the polish on the big toe of my right foot. Nice! We were able to quickly repair it (for the most part) and Art and I went and paid.

Not perfect anymore, but close enough. What's one little flaw on one toe? It's hardly noticeable! Still good enough for those strappy sandals on Easter.

Well....on the way home, I managed to make a dent in the polish on my left big toe. Nuts! Still not too bad. I'll learn to ignore it.

We went to Target as a family when we got back and I managed to once again ding my left big toe. Oh, man! At least the polish was still covering all of my nail, even if not perfectly smooth anymore. I'm probably the only one who will notice anyway. The pebbled polish look is in, right?

I helped Big out of the car when we got back home, and as he walked by me he stepped squarely on the middle of my right big toe. NOOOO! As his foot twisted as he walked (ON MY TOE!), I knew the polish wouldn't be salvageable. I was right. No more convincing people about that pebbled look. There was no more polish in the middle of my toenail! None!

(This was an hour and a half after I had them painted. How long does polish take to dry anyway?!? Seriously!)

Now I don't know what to do. I have 8 perfectly polished little toes and 2 toes that look like they were on the losing end in a fight with a golf ball wearing a pair of corduroy pants! Do I remove the polish from the big toes and just paint them a different color for the eclectic look? Or do I redo them all?

Maybe I'm not meant for pedicures. I just don't take enough care to protect my tootsies. Or, (and I like this thought better) maybe I'm supposed to get pedicures more often so I'll become accustomed to protecting the polish until it's all the way dry. Yes, that must be it. I was taught to never give up, so I guess I'll just have to try, try again.


t0moo said...

I think places that give pedicures should should follow the example of the auto industry - touch up paint. Not that this opinion helps you, but I thought it needed to be said.

Becki said...

I'm sorry. How disappointing. I love your storytelling. I am too clumsy for polish to ever dry nicely (although, we did our own pedis during conference, and sitting for 2 hours seems to have worked). My sisters get pedicures often, though, and they have a trick: buy a bottle of polish and take it with you, then there is touch-up paint for any incidents.

Babs said...

Bummer! After a pedi, I go straight home in those little floppy sandals they give you and dry my toes with the hair dryer.

Lisa Marie said...

Well, I have nothing to say, apparently. I was all impressed with myself for coming up with a fabulous solution, but your previous comment posters stole my thunder.

Jen said...

Ooooooh, sooo sad. I would just cry and eat a doughnut. Mmmmmm....doughnuts....

jwise said...

My mom was leaving a place once after getting a manicure and she misjudged the height of the nail dryer and messed one up, and they re-did it right there on the spot for free. So... it depends on how badly you want your toes to be impressive. Maybe they'd just re-do them (without the massaging and all that) for free or for cheap?? Anyway, it's a bummer it happened, but at least you have 8 cute ones. ha

Siggy said...

HELLO~I always buy my own polish and take it with me. That way I always have just the right color if I mess up my piggies. And, it grosses me out to use polish that others have previously used. I mean I get it that they just were washed and scrubbed and etc, BUT no! :)