Foot Spa

For the longest time ever, I had a pair of really UGLY feet. And I mean really ugly, especially the soles and heel. Even my part-time helper’s feet are smoother than mine. Even the hubs’ feet are silkier, pinkier and smoother than mine. Damn, I am jealous of the hubs’ feet! Cover my face and body, and one would think that the feet belonged to a hobo.  I kid you not 🙁

So how come I’ve got such disgusting feet?

Firstly, I have ultra dry and sensitive skin, which make the skin look wrinkled.

Secondly, I used to wash Cass’ butt like 30 times in a day since birth for several years. When I washed her in the bathroom, my feet got wet too.  Wetting your feet almost every hourly, 365 days/year, for several years is a harbinger to many problems to come.

Thirdly, I only fancy wearing sandals and wedges (coz they are fast and easy to slip in!), which exposes my heel and toes. Dust / dirt stick to the feet like magnet. If you have cracks on the feet, you’re doomed for sure.

Fourthly, the monkeys at home love to do painting and calligraphy. Sometimes the paint and ink get splattered onto the floor. When I forget to wear my indoor slippers, that would spell big trouble! Why? When you have cracked heels and flaky skin that looks like fish scales, ink and paint would get embedded via the cracks into the inner skin.  Can they come out? NO WAY if you are talking about ink and paint.  My feet used to look like a canvass painting with abstract motives on them, in black ink.

I have tried pumice stone, steel pumice and stain remover and these did not help much to remove the stubborn stain embedded under the cracked skin.

Get the picture of my feet now?

Lately, my feet looked so undesirable till I got repulsive at the sight of them.

BAD! I just had to find a salon to do a feet transformation, however expensive it may cost.

On Thursday last week, while walking to the washroom of a supermarket, an unassuming salon opened by a Filipina caught my eyes. I turned back to have a closer look at the services that they offer. My eyes glistened when I saw foot spa!  I went in to inquire and an appointment was made for the next day. I could not wait to see a transformation of my feet!

Now I understand the feeling of those who are dissatisfied with their looks all their life and finally have the guts to take the aesthetic surgery route to fulfill their life-long dreams of looking beautiful. The self-satisfaction you get when you see a brand new beautiful you is indescribable!

So here I am, having my very first foot spa…

Above pix – getting my feet soaked in hot bubble feet bath, generated by a machine.  Sofia used a special electrical gadget to gently shave off the dried skin off my foot to smoothen the skin.

Above – After the ‘skin shaving’ process which took a frigging 2.5 hours, Sofia used bath salt to wash my legs and feet.

 

Above – Sofia filing the toe nails.  At this point, I had to tell her to stop as I was already at the salon for 3 frigging hours and the girls would be back home from school in another 20 minutes.

Sofia had initially told me that the whole process would only take 40 minutes to an hour but she didn’t know that my feet would take so much time to work on! HAHAHA!

Sofia promised me that I could go back to the salon to continue with where she stopped.  I went back to the salon this morning but Sofia was on emergency leave. I will be back to the salon again on Thursday to continue with my foot spa.

Verdict – this is SO WORTH IT!  I am going to pamper myself with a foot spa every month.  It only cost RM55 and if I sign up for the package, it would cost even cheaper. Yeah, I am going to love my feet more from now 😀

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