Manicure and Pedicure – Pampering Time

First of all, there’s a little thing about my nails I want to share with you. If others have a mannerism of biting their nails when anxious or nervous, what I am doing is different from them. Mahilig akong magkutkot ng kuko sa kamay at paa when I feel bored or when I feel nervous. In this case I don’t need a metal nail cutter anymore. I already have a built-in nail cutter! LOL!

I know we all need a little pampering every once in a while. Some of us just don’t have the time to book into a beauty salon and get a manicure and pedicure.

I’m not a nailaholic girl, I am contented with my built-in nail cutter to clean my nails. It’s been six months before I experienced manicure and pedicure again. If you read my post about my new haircut, a new look with my nails was done after. I got hurt a little bit when the nail tech removed my excess nail (is that ingrown?) on my toe.

Sorry I’m not really particular about nail polish brands. What was important to me was I got able to choose a right shade on my nails. Ooooh! And I love it!
What’s much better? With or without glitters?
How about you? What’s your choice when it comes to pampering yourself?

36 thoughts on “Manicure and Pedicure – Pampering Time

  1. Pal Raine says:

    I like pampering my nails. Good thing at your age you have that thinking to look good not just by wearing fashionable dresses and have that good looks but also have the care for the little things that cannot be seen quickly.

  2. betchai says:

    a quiet time on top of the bluffs looking down on the beach, people walking and birds flying, watching the time goes by, is my way of pampering myself. though when I am home, and feel a little down during that time of the month, like you, I love doing my nails πŸ™‚ I do it myself though, since I really dislike the feeling of others doing my nails, or maybe, from a horrible experience when I was encouraged by colleagues ( many many years ago ) to go to nail salon, and i ended up with painful fingers and feet, i was blamed because they say i was too restless my unnecessary movements caused the unnecessary injuries! anyway, i was restless because i was bored, i guess, sitting inside a salon is not my thing. πŸ™‚ I rather do everything my way, well, except for my hair πŸ™‚

  3. nova hedges says:

    oh that’s a pretty color, i don’t remember putting them on. unlike you, i would rather do my nails instead to ask someone for me. the only person that i trusted to do it was my aunt who is in the Phils. i guess pampering myself, would be a good body massage.

  4. Lainy says:

    I personally prefer my nails without glitters. But it suits you well with the colors you chose.

    Ahh! Self- pampering! Indeed, we owe it to ourselves.

  5. Rcel says:

    I love treats and pampering like that! I have just had my toenails done, but I did it myself. I am not too willing to spend $30 on just a pedicure kasi! Lol. Good for you on that pampering time you’ve had! Your “built-in” nail-cutter reminds me of my older sister. She is so like you! Lol.

  6. Kha Arabejo says:

    Just like you I am not a nailaholic (if only hindi nakakasagabal or kailangan I don’t go to salon or spa to fix them.) I do it myself with my handy nail cutter. Just because I am the one in task for washing dishes is one main reason I am not used in manicure (sayang matatanggal agad) and to toes I love doll shoes than slippers (so it will not be appreciated at all db?) I only do such pampering if my vain husband requested to both have a pampering moment.

    I may sound old school but the non glitter is better πŸ™‚

  7. Elina Mark says:

    Remove any old bits of polish with the nail polish remover and cut your nails straight across. The ideal length is to keep them even with your finger tips. File them in shape, filing in one direction only. Don’t saw back and forth as this will weaken your nails and make them likely to split and peel. Round of the corners of your nails slightly. Grab your cuticle remover and apply it across your cuticles. This treatment dissolves cuticles making them easy to push back. If you do not have this product, no problem, soak your hands in warm water for 10 minutes to soften your cuticles. Then push them back with the cuticle pusher. Voila! A clean nail bed. You can then dry your hands and apply a hand scrub if you have one. Rotate your fingers as you massage your hands, three times in the clockwise direction and three times in the anticlockwise direction. Wash off the hand scrub.
    Use a nail brush to brush the dirt under your nails. Now take your cuticle oil and massage it in your cuticles. This treatment will encourage healthy nail beds and keep your cuticles neat. Finally, massage in a hand cream paying attention to all your palms, using your thumb to massage them in a circular motion. Run a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover over your nails to remove all the left over oils and cream and prep your nails for nail polish. Use the rough side of the buffer to file down rough edges and the smooth side to polish them for a natural sheen. You can leave your nails like this or apply nail polish. Apply a base coat and leave your nails to dry. Don’t skip this step as it prolongs the life of your manicure and reduces chipping. Apply polish in two thin coats. Thick coats result in faster chipping. Fix any mistakes with a Q-tip soaked in remover. Wait ten minutes before applying a top coat. And there you have it! An easy at-home manicure with salon results.

  8. Roselle says:

    I never went to a salon to have a mani and pedi after our JS Prom. I think two or three of my fingers got wounded back then. I don’t want that to happen again that’s why I always do my mani and pedi.

    • Rizanoia says:

      Aw sad to hear that. Kaya takot din ako dati magpamanicure dahil dyan. So far, magagaling naman yung mga naghandle ng mani and pedi ko. πŸ™‚

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