Getting ready for my son's up-coming wedding is becoming an obsession for me. Today I spent more time and money on my person than I spend in a month of Sundays/a life time/a long time/ever/...but I had a fun day, a fully self pampering day and I enjoyed every single moment of it. Let me walk you though my Day at the Spa!
First I waited for my first of three appointments in this huge waiting room.Jennifer came to get me and led me back to her little dimly lit room where she would preform magic on my eyebrows. I happen to come from a family on my father's side that sported rather thick lush eyebrows. My DH has always referred to them as "caterpillars". Jennifer's job is to tame them, shape them to look more becoming.
When I got home today, DH said that they now look like "anorexic caterpillars".
DH has quite the sense of humour.
Jennifer did a very good job that made me happy with the results ; and then I went to Rose Ann who would color my hair and wash, trim and style it for me. She has been my hair stylist for many, many, many years and I always leave her station looking better than when I came in and happy for our time together, talking and laughing and laughing and just having a positive good time.This is me taking my own picture in her mirror with all the magic goop on my hair waiting for the mysterious changes to take place...and they do! ;-)
Next, and final appointment for the day was with Kathy, who has her own little room too, with one huge comfortable chair and this lovely tub of hot/warm water with jets pulsating around it onto my legs and feet. It is Kathy who suggests I smell the mulitude of bottles of minerals and lotions she has and pick the ones I want her to use on me. Then she applies a cream for my hands and arms as I stand before this round modern sink and she massages my hands and arms up to my elbows. My hands and arms feel like silk when she is finished. Then I get to sit in the huge chair and dunk my feet into the pulsating waters. Kathy then spent time giving me a luxurious manicure on my both hands taking her time and making my hands and fingernails look like they belong to a movie star. At least I felt I was getting that kind of grand attention.
And then my feet and legs up to my knees get massaged and rubbed with lime minerals and lotions. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Can you feel what I felt? Can you imagine the luxury of all of this?
I might mention here that the pedicure was a gift for my birthday from my best from childhood friend, Patty. Thank you Patty. This is a gift of a lifetime.
Kathy then uses her tools and gets rid of every old cell on my skin until both feet look and feel silky smooth.
We had discussed what I'd be wearing to the wedding and she pulled out a little bottle of very purple very irridescent nail polish for my toes. (I've only had a few pedicures in my life time and the use of color is new for me. But I have to tell you I am just delighted with my purple toes that match exactly the big stone on the beautiful silver necklace I had made to wear with my purple dress for the wedding! My fingernails are more subdued with a clear polish that has just a hint of pink tone to it that will give me " a finished look" Kathy said.
I felt very finished after this long day at the spa. Very relaxed. And very, very beautiful from head to toe.
I recommend giving yourself such a day sometime, it is so worth it. All three women said they have male clients too. ;-)