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Old 04-05-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The last time I did my pedicure I really strained my back. I don't just polish them, I do a whole professional job. But all that bending over has caused pain for days. I may have to start getting them done regularly at a salon when I have my acrylics done even though I don't like having the Asian places do my feet. I am planning on bringing my own pedicure tools so I know they aren't full of someone else's fungus or bacteria.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Never had either. Don't care to spend my money that way, of course way back when, I was lucky to have money for food!
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:19 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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A think a lot of people think it is more expensive than it is. Where I go it's $18 for an acrylic fill & $25 for a pedicure. Here in Florida where feet are exposed daily I want mine looking nice. It's gross to see people walking around in sandals with long, unkempt toenails and heels all full of cracks and callouses. You can't imagine what we see down here in Florida: hammertoes, thick, yellowing toenails, bunions that have caused the big toe to go under the next toe. Yuck. And don't say don't look, sometimes it's unavoidable when you're waiting on a line. Please see a podiatrist or get a good pedicure.


I saw a funny meme last summer that said "if you could swoop down and catch dinner with your feet, you shouldn't be wearing sandals."
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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ETA: Some people upthread seem to think that a salon manicure necessarily means having acrylic nails applied. It doesn't. In fact, the place I currently frequent is a natural nails-only salon.
Good point, I hadn't thought of that. I've never had acrylics or other artificial nails, it's always been my actual nails that get polished, even though they aren't very long.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I've never had a manicure or pedicure because I'm not interested. I don't like long fingernails because they get in my way. I keep them very short. I used to wear nail polish, but they made my nails split, so I stopped.
Me too... I have nails that split and cant use nail varnishes or such as I have allergies.... I couldnt let anyone touch my feet.. so no not for me... the smell of these places in the Malls is disgusting.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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I like getting pedicures every month but have never had a manicure. It is some weird phobia about being poked under and around my sensitive nails. Maybe I saw too many old WWII movies where they tortured people by shoving bamboo under their fingernails. My feet are less sensitive.

I wish more men would get pedicures. Their feet look like they belong to BigFoot.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Me!!! I've always taken really good care of my own manicure and pedicure and most would be surprised to know I've never had either one done professionally. I started before middle school with close nails and clear polish. I think once or twice I've worn some color for a special occasion but never would now. I'm a retired landscape designer and my hands were always in the dirt. Every night I would soak and file and polish and take care. It always helped that my nails could cut steel!

And woe be to the person who tries to touch my feet!!!Never gonna happen!
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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It's not really a big deal... I can do my own. It's just a little indulgence that I enjoy doing for myself. I am worth every penny.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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never to either one here. I am a low maintenance gal.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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At my age, I prefer to have regular pedis. It is too hard to bend down, when for $25. I can have a lovely leg and foot massage and a professional polish job.

Even my husband started getting them after his hip replacement made bending down difficult.
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