Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure

I hate feet, it isn't a new fact and it isn't even that unusual, what's more, I hate my feet being touched full stop so when I was given the chance to enjoy a pedicure, I was in part filled with dread that I wouldn't enjoy it and fearful that as soon as someone touch my feet, I would, as I usually do, kick out!

Boutique Spa is the sister company of Spa and Massage, which I have recently visited and reviewed here and it is based in Queensway, just a few stops up from Oxford Street  in London with another to open in Fitzrovia later this year. As with its sister company, Boutique Spa aims to make having a treatment easy and is open on Monday to Saturday from 10am until 9.30pm and on a Sunday from 10am until 8pm, they offer a walk-in, no appointment necessary service or you can also book a treatment in advance.  

Upon my arrival, I was greeted with an offer of freshly made Lemonade, Water or Tea and then asked to choose a nail polish that I would like used for my Classic Pedicure.  Gratefully accepting Lemonade, I looked at the wall, yes an entire wall, full of nail polishes and eventually settled on an Essie Shade which is quite unlike anything I would usually choose.
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
Once I had chosen my nail polish, I was taken over to the Pedicure section of the Boutique and told to get myself comfortable, remove my shoes and relax.  What I liked about this Boutique was how clean it was and having got myself relaxed into a chair, I could have quite happily sat there all day just watching the world go by.  Nothing was too much trouble and I was kept hydrated the whole time I was in the Boutique.
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
I was to have the Classic Pedicure which lasts for 45 minutes and costs just £35. The treatment include smoothing of the feet, cuticle tidy, foot massage, shape and then polish.  So once my feet had been soaking in the amazingly warm water, absolute heaven as my feet were pretty tired and aching from all of the walking I had done that day.  The first part of the treatment my therapist did was to cut my talons, file them into shape and then tidy the cuticles around each nail, a totally painless exercise and one, which like your fingernails, is important. 
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
Then using various foot buffering tools, my feet were scrubbed, rubbed, buffed and exfoliated, not just the heels of my feet either, each toe, the back of my heel, the ball of my foot and the sole, a tool for each job used and some more abrasive than others, but impressive at the same time.  Once my feet had become soft and smooth to the touch, I was then given a foot massage, the part I had really not been looking forward too but wow, what an absolute treat it was and it was so good, I almost fell asleep in the chair, I was that relaxed and de-stressed.  My feet were massaged from top to bottom with varying degrees of pressure applied, it wasn't uncomfortable nor did it hurt, it was just absolute bliss (Beautykinguk take note!!)

Once the massage was complete, it was time to paint my toe nails, it is rare that I have no nail polish on my toes and when I do, it is always a dark polish. Having had a base coat applied, the Essie shade I had chosen, Sunset Sneaks, was then applied and then a cuticle oil.  I was then told to sit back, relax and wait for the polish to dry, which I did.

Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure
Boutique Spa Classic Pedicure


The whole treatment lasted 47 minutes and it was so much better than I had anticipated it would be. Not once did I flinch or get the urge to kick out, infact I enjoyed the whole process so much, I didn't want to leave.


Boutique Spa is a fantastic little find. The staff are incredibly welcoming and easy to chat too, nothing is too much trouble and the entire experience is so incredibly relaxing with the scent of aromatherapy oils in the air and some light music in the background.  So if you are in need of a lunchtime treat, this place is the the place to be!







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41 comments:

  1. As much as I love having freshly painted toes - I hate getting pedicures. I have such ticklish feet then I can't control the urge the kick when I get one done!

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  2. I do miss having pedicures. Now if only we had something like this here in North Cornwall. x

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  3. I thought I recognised the images, this is where I have my laser hair removal done! Small world x

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  4. I could so do with a bit of pampering right now, never actually had a pedicure before.

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  5. I've never had a pedicure before but am planning on getting one before we go on holiday.

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  6. I have never had a pedicure before, but I don't love the way my feet look, so maybe I should have one haha.

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  7. This sounds so lovely and relaxing, I am also a little squeamish when it comes to people touching my feet but I might just give it a go x

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  8. Nice shade of red. I am going to invest in gel pedicure for summer season :-)

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  9. This is just what i need a pedicure and spa session. Love your nail polish colour! Angela

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  10. You're so brave photographing your feet! mind you, they did look lovely :)

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  11. I'm not a fan of having my feet touched either. I have never had a pedicure but it sounds relaxing if I could get over my weird "don't-touch-my-feet" thing.

    On my honeymoon I had the opportunity to get a fish pedicure where little fish nibble your dead skin. I giggled the whole time because it tickled.

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  12. I would love to go for a spa treatment, I have only had a pedicure once I hate my feet being touched so usually do my own x

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  13. I love getting pedicures, I normally choose one with a paraffin wax bath too - really helps to moisturise and soften the skin.

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  14. I don't think I could ever let anyone touch my feet haha

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  15. I hate feet too! This sounds a lovely treatment though

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  16. Oh wow this sounds amazing - I have to admit I do love a nice spa day, just getting to relax and unwind a bit = bliss! x

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  17. It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing time and it's nice to be pampered.

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  18. I am not a fan of feet either but I desperately need a pedicure, I need a good spa day!

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  19. What a nice experience. I'd go here for a little relaxation. They sound like experts.

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  20. I love my feet being massaged, something so relaxing about it - shame this place is so far away

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  21. I love a good pedicure so I am definitely going to check this place out! xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  22. I have not had a pedicure in ages. I need to get one I can use at home. I bet you enjoyed this.

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  23. It is been ages I have had pedicure. Boutique Spa isn’t too far from where I live, I guess I will be visiting soon. This is a just a good reminder I am due for one.

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  24. Oooh I'm so jealous, this looks so relaxing! I'll have to pay a visit next time I'm in London, especially as I've never had a pedicure! x

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  25. I've never actually had a pedicure - feet kind of gross me out! Gorgeous shade though x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  26. i used to do pedicures and its amazing how many people hate feet! I just love any type of pampering:)
    nice colour choice :)

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  27. ive never had a pedicure before! I'm a bit squeamish for some reason

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  28. I have not had a pedicure in years now but I love that the whole treatment lasted less than an hour I think I could manage that one of these days

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  29. Feet are such weird looking things, aren't they? It's amazing how much nicer they look after a good pedi though! x

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  30. I nearly always play it safe with a pedicure and go for the same two colours, but I never regret it when I do go for something different.

    It looks a very swish spa to go to. I love a good pamper session.

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  31. Oh wowza! I seriously miss going and having a pamper now there is so much to consider! H x

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  32. Amazing shades of polish they have. the place looks very comfy and the service sounds impeccable.

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  33. I really am in desperate need of a pedicure but like you I am a little wary. I'm going to brave it and give it a go next week though

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  34. I hate feet too! I don't know how these people do it I am so overdue a pampering session I haven't had a pedicure in yearsyears, I think its time for one.

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  35. I've NEVER had a pedicure! I think it's something I'd really enjoy - I love being pampered, especially if someone else is doing the hard work! ;)

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  36. I hate feet too, I'm cringing just reading this! Well done for being so brave, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  37. I find it is so difficult to relax during apedicure!!! so much tickle, scratchiness and uncomfortableness (if that's a word)...glad you found a place you enjoy!!

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  38. That looks like a lovely spa, but I don't think I'd ever get a pedicure!

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  39. I have never gotten a pedicure you pretty brave for taking pictures and all. The spa looks lovely.

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  40. Sounds like a lovely, quick pamper session :) I have really ticklish feet so I've always been afraid of these though haha

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