A pedicure seems like it’s the perfect beauty ritual to de-stress, but in reality it’s a social minefield fraught with emotions. In what is the ultimate first world problem, we look at the 12 thoughts everyone has had during a pedicure.
You know it, I know it: not all nail bars are created equal. You hover outside wondering, 'Will this place give me a staph infection?' Your only option is to take the gamble. That, or you could read our excellent post, 'How to avoid a nail infection at the salon' here.
You may make life or death decisions all day at work, but faced with that wall of 75 nail polish colours you’ve never made such a hard decision in your life.
Dammit you think to yourself, why did I go for blue? I wanted something different, but that woman sitting next to me really looks good with black/pink/coral toes. I should have chosen that shade. WHY AREN'T I BETTER AT THIS?
Why is it that on the one day you choose to wear a short skirt or dress it coincides with the one time you treat yourself to a pedicure? If you’re at a good salon they’ll offer you a towel to throw over your lap. This is the pedicurist's way of throwing you a bone, and not having to look at your undies for the next 30 minutes.
You just realised you forgot to shave your legs. Awkward.
‘I’m sorry, it’s been a while...’ you say, apologising for your disgusting feet while yes, they’re probably judging you.