haha... mani ku re = manicure (many cure). mani ku re... inside joke. hehe...
my friend recently opened a spa in bandar puteri, puchong, several days ago and the official opening is today.
i was there with some friends this morning. they were giving out free massage (option to choose from aroma or hot-stone) and manicure specially for the opening day, which is today, duh, and tomoro only.
i opted for the aroma massage as i have been dying to get one since ages ago. so me and my girl friend were put in a private room-for-two and after a 20 mins massage, boy did i come out of the room de-stressed. the masseurs were really nice people and kept us laughing to tears throughout the whole session.
after that, i went to entertain my other friend who was getting her nails done. it was a draggy process so i went to keep her company.
one of the manicurists was quite free at that time, so she approached me to do manicure too. i was hesitant because, personally, im not exactly a big fan of manicure and pedicure, although its nice to be pampered by letting someone else cut, shape, wash, moisturize, paint and of cos, pamper ur nails.
but why hesitant?
coz there is a 'worst part' to it. and the worst part is the part where they remove the excess cuticles, which i dont see a reason why for (dont know what cuticles is? in science its called eponychium).
according to all the manicurists who has done my nails for me, excess cuticles are dead skin that must be removed. yes, i have asked them all the same question before eventho i already know the answer but i still want to ask coz i really dont see the reason why. the next one better gimme a better answer the next time.
i mean, seriously, wouldnt removing the dead skin only encourage the 'excess' cuticles to grow even more? i positively think so lo. and even so, sometimes it can hurt too, because some amateurs may end up accidentally cutting your flesh, just like what happened during my friend's pedicure sometime back. she was bleeding profusely (a lil exaggeration here) and ended up not painting her toe-nails in the end.
but well, since the manicurist asked me twice and she seemed like a nice lady who was only doing her job to survive, i did my nails anyway la. i know this totally defeats the purpose of me writing the above.
the end result was pretty.
i chose the plain snowflake design to get into the christmas mood, rather than some boring ol' 2-tone flowers and what not. actually there is more to the design, but since i have kucirat nails, there was only enough space to draw two snowflakes. didnt draw on the thumb either, coz its so common and i dont want to be a commoner wtf ok talking nonsense...
the color is dark metallic red. i've alwiz been a fan of dark, red and metallic so i chose that color zzzz.. and the brand they use is OPI. syiok~ OPI lehhhh.....
to say the least, i still dont enjoy manicure at all. but then again, however much i dislike it, this is like the third time im doing manicure this year, today.
guess i'll take it as a treat to myself.