Thursday, 2 October 2014

Privet Body - My First EVER Pedicure!

Everyone who reads my blog will know I have a hatred of feet, not just mine own but everyone elses too and the thought of them being touched or me having to touch anyone elses literally makes my stomach lurch, so when I was challenged on Twitter to try a pedicure, I decided to give it a go, having never had one, I couldn't wait to give it a try, though admittedly I was really nervous incase I did empty the contents of my stomach.



Privet Body is a brand new, luxury, top-to-toe body topiary service, for men and women in the heart of Notting Hill and was to be the place I ventured too for this pedicure by the lovely Erinah, who was just fabulous. As I walked to Privet Body, I was struck by how amazing the decor was and it is the kind of place where your inner child comes out and you just want to touch everything. I was shown to a lovely little table and chair, offered a drink and then asked to complete a form, which is essential incase you have any allergies. Once completed, I was then handed a tray of Essie Nail polishes and asked to choose, well I could have sat there all day trying to decide which one I wanted and in the end it came down to a choice of two, which as you can see below are quite different.






Having made my choice, I was shown to the Log Cabin and upon entry I was awestruck at how amazing the decor was, simply look at the photo ive shown below. Not only was it really relaxing, there was definite similarities to how my Granddad had his lounge whilst he was alive, with the fire and mantelpiece being very similar. The treatment I was to have is called The Central Park Pedicure which lasts for around 75 minutes and in a word it is absolute bliss. There ive said it, got it out of the way, I enjoyed it!





The treatment included - a Foot soak, nail file and shape, cuticle work, exfoliation of legs and feet, hard skin removal, callus peel, foot file, deep conditioning paraffin treatment with heated booties, lower leg and foot massage. The if that isn't enough for you, you then have your toe nails painted with the polish you chose upon your arrival, which in my case was Smoking Hot by Essie which is described as being a creamy gun-metal griege.

As Erinah began touching my feet, I did warn her that I might voluntary kick out, it is a reaction to hating my feet being touch, but she put me at ease and I am sure the soothing music in the background helped a lot and I managed not to kick anyone or anything and I don't think I flinched and grimaced too much. Once my feet had been soaked, filed, buffed and then exfoliated, I was then treated to the deep conditioning paraffin treatment, not if you have never had anything like this before, like me, it is a little strange but wholly amazing all at the same time. As your feet are immersed into the hot paraffin, it feels like candle wax when it is melted. After a few minutes, your feet are removed from the paraffin and then placed inside some plastic booties and then wrapped in warm towels and left to soak.  Ir was absolute heaven, I could feel the aches and pains in my feet simply melting away.  As the paraffin is left on for a good 15 minutes, I got an amazing hand and arm massage too which was also wonderful and very very relaxing.

Once my feet had been removed from my plastic booties and then soaked again in warm water, my feet and lower legs were then massaged, now I admit, this I wasn't looking forward too, someone rubbing my feet is usually a massive no-no, but I took a deep breath, closed my eyes and Erniah was so gentle, it was actually amazingly relaxing and my poor aching feet no longer ached.

The final part of the treatment was the painting of the toenails and again this treatment was quite extensive as my nails were buffed, cuticles dealt with, filed and then a basecoat, the Essie Polish and a top coat all added to my toes to make them look extra nice.  As the polish was drying on my toes, I was able to relax and read a magazine, which again was amazing.





I have to say that I had an amazing experience and am extremely grateful to Privet Body for allowing me into the lovely place and for giving me the opportunity to try a pedicure for the very first time in my life.  Erinah was amazing and my feet have never looked and felt so good, and I actually enjoyed it too!

If you ever are in need of a pedicure, I cannot recommend a visit to Privet Body highly enough, absolutely amazing place and everyone is so friendly and welcoming, I loved it.


Do you like having pedicures?

35 comments:

  1. This place looks so cute. It's nice to see you made such a brave move in facing the one thing you hated most. I absolutely love pedicures and feet massages, they are such a luxury treatment in my opinion x

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  2. Love that log cabin! I was a regular at my nearest nail salon in the past years but I stopped cause the ladies there are so rude >.< and they pour cheap $2 shop nail polishes into OPI bottles. Plus our ones here aren't as interesting decorated as the one you just showed! Love the wood style!

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  3. i've never had a pedicure before but I definitely would in a place like that!

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  4. This looks like a beautiful place! I've never had a pedicure, I have a definite foot phobia too, i can't stand people touching my feet haha. Maybe I'll be inspired by your bravery!!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. The decor is fantastic. Have to say I have only ever had a fish pedicure before. Looks like they did a great job.

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  6. Ooh this place looks really cute!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  7. That looks such a fantastic place....I hate my feet being touched too.

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  8. My daughter paints my nails for me occasionally but I've never had a proper pedicure. It sounds like a wonderful experience but I do worry about my tickly feet!

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  9. I love that nail colour, I think dark polishes look lovely on toes. I hate having my feet touched too, but I really do want a pedicure at some point so I'll have to get over it! This sounded like a lovely pampering experience!

    Jenn
    Photo-Jenn-ic

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  10. I remember my first one 2 years ago.......I am a nurse and know lots of people that can't stand feet :). Pretty feet are rare!

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  11. Oooh it looks lovely there! Never had a manicure or a pedicure!

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  12. Oh I'd love a pedicure but I'm just way too ticklish!

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  13. They look lovely :) I hate feet! But like getting my feet done.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  14. I don't like feet either and having bad circulation I have an excuse to wear socks all the time! This does sound lovely and relaxing though and worth it for the experience.

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  16. Looks amazing... and you have lovely toes! x

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  17. Can't say I am a feet fan either, but your toes do look lovely!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. What a wonderful place and such a luxurious experience! I need to get a pedicure too, lol

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  19. I have never had a pedicure! Looks like a gorgeous salon, love all the natural wood.

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  20. What are gorgeous shop!!!! Ive never had a pedicure either xx

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  21. I had my first pedicure not so long ago and I did feel sorry for the poor lass doing it is I couldn't help my toes twitching!

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  22. I adore pedicures. They are my treat, although I hate feet!

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  23. I have never ever had a pedicure, I'm terrified of people touching my feet! Your feet look fab though and so do all of the other pics too!

    Em

    Em's Mixed Bag.....

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  24. Your feet look amazing , also try a paraffin treatment for your feet.

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  25. I've only had a couple of pedicures and I loved them. It felt so luxurious! Yours sounds amazing - I love the look of all that wood.

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  26. This place looks amazing! I've never actually had a pedicure myself! x

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  27. Wow the place looks really nice and great for a treatment. Your toes look great.

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  28. Not had one in years! Wouldn't mind one, tbh.

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  29. I have never had a pedicure either! This sounds great though and I love the colour you chose.

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  30. I've not have one in a long time, but now I really want one :)

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