Perfectly Pastel Pedicure

Forging Forward

Collage of pedicure pics: Spa, foot in water, legs being massaged and wrapped in warm towels, prepping nails, painted toes & feet under dryer.It’s official, I’ve finally reached maturity. For the other day was the first time I went for a pedicure all by myself (gives self a high-five).

Going all by my lonesome for a pedicure was an extraordinarily humongous “feat” for me because up until the point when I reached maturity, I couldn’t be trusted to venture forth solo. Heck, it was only a few short years ago when I had my first pedicure.

You may be wondering “how in the world could a woman who was almost 50 at the time, not have had a pedicure?” Especially since I spent many years getting regular manicures.

The answer was/is simple – I have extremely ticklish feet. When I say extremely I mean NO ONE can touch my tootsies without sending me into an intense fit of giggles.

Essie 2015 Summer Collection
Image from email: Essie 2015 Summer Collection

Even Mollie (my dog), who for some inexplicable reason has a foot fetish, knows that my “dogs” are off-limits. So avoidance of this ticklish issue worked exceptionally well for me. Part of the reason could have been due to the fact that pre-vision loss I did my toenails.

It’s funny how circumstances can alter how we do things because, stubborn as I am, even though I could no longer see my toes, I still insisted on painting them myself. Were it not for my friend Lori (everyone needs a good friend who will set you straight) who pulled me aside and told me I was in serious need of professional toe maintenance, who knows where I’d be now.

White Crop Pants & Wedges three-quarter standing view with tan tote Frontal view sitting with legs crossed. Rear standing view.

I don’t mind telling you that I was one uptight lady when I went for my first pedicure. Although Lori was right there with me it didn’t prevent me from acting like a lunatic when the technician had to do their thing – I could not stop laughing.

Eventually I was able to settle down but going forward I just didn’t feel confident enough to go to these appointments by myself because let’s face it, who wants to cause a raucous by themselves (that’s no fun). Better to have a gal pal close by so you can blame your childishness on her.

So how was I able to get through this recent pedicure ordeal unaccompanied? I went as soon as they opened to avoid the condemning looks of nosy onlookers, then I took pictures. Yeah, that’s right, I told the technician I had a blog and asked if I could take some photos.

thee-quarter view standing. Frontal view standing.

Salt Water Taffy

Back in May I did a post called Sandals, Sunnies & Sensational Bags where I talked nail polishes I bought from Essie’s Spring 2015 collection. Well in early June the Summer collection came out and I was wracking my brain trying to think of a word that sums up the colors.

Then it hit me today – salt water taffy. So without further delay here goes Essie’s colors and my comparable salt water taffy flavors at the end of each sentence:

  • Sunset Sneaks (sultry crimson) – vibrant crimson red. Cinnamon
  • Peachside Babe (luscious peach) – not too orange, not too pink. Peaches & Cream
  • Private Weekend (sparkling white) – pure white with a subtle shimmer. Vanilla
  • Chillato (creamy pistachio) – just the tiniest hint of green. Golden Pear
  • Saltwater Happy (sweet atlantic-blue) – soft, light blue. Blueberry
  • Pret-a-Surfer (alluring marine blue) – deeper more vibrant shade of blue. Raspberry

To show off my toes in today’s photos I’m wearing white capri pants & wedges. Following is the outfit description:

  • Shirttail Tee | Ann Taylor (similar HERE) – The tail of this black three-quarter length sleeve scoop-neck tee is longer in the back than the front. The linen blend material is so lightweight it’s comfortable even in hot weather.
  • Capri pants (old) | Macy’s (similar HERE)- White cropped pants with rhinestone embellishment at the hems and fly.
  • Esprit Oceane Canvas Wedges | 6pm.com – Cork wedges with canvas cross-over bands. The canvas bands are attached to the wedges with metal studs.
  • On The Edge Zippered Tote (old) | Forever 21 (similar HERE) – Large convertible tote with zipper accents on the edges. Zippers can be left open for a larger bag or closed to make it smaller.
  • Accessories (old) | Long silver tassel necklace, thick silver cuff bracelet, drop earrings finished off the outfit.

How do you like to show off your lacquered toenails?

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“Nails take any old outfit and make it new.” ~Essie

Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

4 thoughts on “Perfectly Pastel Pedicure”

  1. Should I be ashamed of myself? I, age 60, have never had a pedicure. Of course, I never wore nail polish on my toes. Besides, my toenails are extremely short and stubby (toes included in the shortand stubby).

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    1. I only had a professional pedicure once, at age 54, for my daughter’s wedding. I just don’t like my feet being touched. I know what Stephanie is talking about!

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    2. No Sherri, you definitely should not be ashamed of yourself. If it weren’t for the arm twisting I received I may have not started with pedicures myself.

      Hi Sandy, thank you for your comment. It’s so good to know I’m not alone.

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