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What’s more important – your feet or your face?

Yesterday McDonalds treated a few of us to an afternoon of spa treatments at Life Spa in Rosebank. It was just what I need, the chance to take some time out just for me.

I have wanted a pedicure for weeks now, it is my one beauty indulgence and I do try to get one done at least every 6 weeks but lately I just haven’t had the time to squeeze it in. (Weak excuse I know). So I was super chuffed yesterday when two of the treatments were a mani and a pedi and not just spa mani and pedis but our nails were painted as well. Such a treat!

My therapist started chatting to me about facials – I committed the cardinal sin of admitted all I use on my face was soap. (I think she is lighting a candle for my poor skin). Shame her face really said it but she did well to try and make me feel better about my clear lack of facial etiquette.

Then, to more gasping, mentioned that if I have a beauty budget then I would rather spend it on my feet and not a facial. She asked me why and I replied “My feet get sore, my face doesn’t” and then should have added “no one likes ugly feet”. She actually said “WOW”. Shame I think I have scared the poor girl for life. Apparently women choose facials over their feet because, her words “Its your FACE”

Her logic, I suppose, does make sense. People see your face everyday, all day, not everyone looks at your feet. But for me it is about practicality and if I am going to spend the money I want to enjoy it and having my feet done is, for me, a huge treat. I don’t particularly enjoy a facial that much.

So my question is, what do you prefer? A mani/pedi or a facial? Which one do you do regularly? I am curious to see the results because I suspect it may have something to do with being a mom. When I asked this question on twitter all the moms said pedi and the one facial answer was from a non-mom.



  1. 20 May, 2015 / 1:35 pm


    First off facials make me break out and I don’t really see a noticeable difference. Secondly, my feet are abused terribly, bad shoes, lots of walking, they are tired and need a pick me up. Thirdly, I cannot paint my own toenails, it looks like I spilled the bottle on them so getting someone else to paint them after having my feet massaged is pure bliss!
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    • Laura-Kim
      22 May, 2015 / 4:43 pm

      Thats the way I see it too Gina – we are on our feet all the time – they take a beating.

  2. 20 May, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Pedi is my always first choice.
    But then I have such issues with skin products on my face, so I’m super fussy about what I use on it. I used to have a beauty budget pre kids… and I alternated between facials and pedis
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  3. 20 May, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I love pedicures and manicures and have them every two weeks….facials…just about never…you are not alone xx
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    • Laura-Kim
      22 May, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Gosh Lynette – every 2 weeks! One day when I am big 🙂

  4. 20 May, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Feet first. If my feet are well taken care of then I feel so much better about the rest of me. As much as I love my skin (I do all the lotions and potions), nothing compares to a pedi. Facials often leave my skin looking worse for wear than what it looked like before I went in and that’s enough to put me off.
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    • Laura-Kim
      22 May, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Me too Celeste. It makes me feel like I can take on life again!

  5. 20 May, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I’m blowing the stats out the water 😉

    I would never willingly have a pedi – I can’t stand my feet being touched. However, Camelot have a thing they do called a medi-heel which is something they put on and your feet are baby smooth when they take it off. I’ve had those twice and they are divine. But no other touching of my feet – thanks.

    I don’t like standard facials either 0 what with them squeezing blackheads. I go for a treatment for relaxation so I don’t want to be hurt in any way 😮

    So I vote for a nice, light pressure back and shoulder massage!
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    • Laura-Kim
      22 May, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      Marcia the medi-heel is great too!!

  6. 21 May, 2015 / 10:20 am

    I don’t like facials, mostly because I walk away with even worse skin than I did when I came in. I do enjoy any other kid of treatment though – shoulder and back massage being my absolute favourite!
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    • Laura-Kim
      22 May, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Yes Cindy a massage is a little piece of heaven.

  7. Charms
    22 May, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    If I have to pick one, I’d rather go for the facial as I hate having my feet touched by others.

  8. Julia
    27 May, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Definitely a pedi. I do my own facial because I just can’t afford them.

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