Filled with anticipation I ventured out today to try the pedicure treatment at a new beauty salon located on the top floor of one of the most exclusive department stores in Oslo. I see a pedicurist regularly, but she wasn't available until the end of next week, and then I'm out of town. So when I got an appointment for today at that new salon, I jumped at the possibilitiy of getting my feet done while also trying someplace new.
Disappointment is too weak a word for what I experienced. I will not go into the rather gross details of what transpired. Let's just say that after the first 15 minutes of the 60 minute treatment I felt just as dirty as one would if applying only perfume without showering after running a marathon. A few minutes later, I just couldn't take it anymore. I got up and left. I offered to pay for parts of the treatment, but I guess since I was so utterly shocked and appalled I was shaking, they let me leave without charging me anything.
Shopping is therapy, right? So to comfort myself I went and bought a new Chanel nail polish. It's called Splendeur (no. 217) and is a hot pink/dark fuchsia shade. They still had the bubblegum pink shade that is part of Chanel's much coveted summer collection, as pictured here:
(Photo by The Nailphile)
I think that color is pretty cool, and I was seriously considering getting that one. However, as my feet get so tan in the summer they almost look dirty, I felt I needed something with a little extra oomph:
I was lucky enough to get a new appointment with my regular pedicurist next Tuesday, so I will get my feet expertly done before going away that weekend. But as we speak, I'm doing the home version right now so I can put my new nail polish to good use.
One of the three little furry friends I'm babysitting this week inspecting the results of my efforts.