Manicures and Massage: Pampering for Women

by on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Quick! Name two of your favorite things that start with “M”! I’ve got mine covered: it’s “manicures” and “massage”. (And maybe Macaroon’s.)  I was thinking about it recently when it was the “loser” option for Blair and Serena’s Valentine’s Day on Gossip Girl. Well, sorry B and S, but I like a massage and manicure is just about as luxe as it gets sometimes. And to promote myself to, well, pamper myself, I’m instituting Manicures and Massage on! It’s one of the easiest combination to do that will leave you feeling you’ve achieved the ultimate in pampering for women.

See, I have tons of nail polishes but I never make the time to paint my nails. So earlier I did it. Boom. (I also took the time to deal with my cuticles. Siiigh of relief.)  And I massaged myself via two instruments: by exercising on the Vibra Slim (which massaged my odd knee pain) and using a True Blue Spa handheld plastic massage to rub out some trigger points on my neck.

I read SOMEWHERE’s (read: many places, but I don’t remember exactly where – probably ladymagazine’s) that taking time to pamper yourself is all sorts of good in emotional and mental ways. So, I challenge you to do this for yourself. Pay for a manicure, have your kids do it, or do it yourself. There’s lots of options.

Blair and Serena would have paid for a high end manicurist to come to their house, but maybe you have a little sister in beauty school and this would be a good time for her to listen to your worries about Lady Gaga (or whatever!) It’s all about you. And unlike that infamous W cover of Kim Kardashian, that phrase isn’t followed by a “I mean me.” Because you’re too smart to not take care of yourself. And so am I. Pampering for women cannot be overlooked!

Here’s a list of my favorite nail essentials:

  1. Burt’s Bee’s Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream: Here
  2. This specific Nail Salon Shaper in the slim purple pouch aka Salon Shaper 5-Piece All-in-One Professional Salon Kit with Case: Here
  3. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream for hands: Here

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