Inspired by being Pampered
I don't indulge in regular manicures, but will splurge on a few pedicures over the course of the summer since my little piggies are out on display in sandals and flip flops. Although, even over the last few summers, I have polished my toes myself in an effort to reserve funds for my scrap stash! While the job gets done pretty well, it is not quite the same experience when I do them myself.
Just before I met up with Pam and Lisa, I decided to get a manicure. Winter had taken a beating on my hands and my cuticles were horrific. Plus, I tend to use my nails as scrapping tools so they do take a fair amount of abuse. How on Earth could I meet people for the first time with such pathetic nails! I chose a buff color as I wasn't even interested in a color that would only chip off in a matter of days. It was the best $15 I could have spent. My nails were trimmed and shaped so nicely. She massaged my hands and forearms and polished each nail perfectly. The job was finished with a glossy top coat and a shoulder massage. Wow! I felt like a million bucks! I may not be able to do it every week, but every once in a while...I'm worth it!
So, for this week, I'd like for you to be inspired by being pampered. It doesn't have to be a spa experience. It could be anything that brings you to a calm and happy place...a book, a cuppa or even a mud mask with cucumbers on your eyelids!
Be sure to share your layout on the Whimsical Musings flickr group and tag it WM#162. I'd love to get some other ideas on how I can be good to myself.