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Feet Nibbled by Fish

So, the seventh grader and I had our feet nibbled by fish.

It was totally cool.

At first it tickled and then it felt a little bit tingly, like when your feet fall asleep. The fifteen minutes flew by as we watched the fish swim and swarm around our feet. The fourth grader didn’t want to try it, but after watching us for a few minutes she did put her hand in. She and I both noticed how much softer her hand was after only a couple of minutes with the fish. She was won over immediately, so I guess I’ll be paying for three fish pedicures next time.

After the fish, it was a standard pedicure — though it should be noted that any pedicure is outside my normal range of pampering. (Oh! I would have finally had something amazing for Robin Brande’s Be Nice to Yourself Fridays.) Seventh grader went with sparkly blue polish, and I chose a subtle pink. Fourth grader got her fingernails painted purple.

Our feet feel softer, our nails look prettier, and we can’t wait to do it again. Want to come along?

(OMG! If you click on the picture above it is huge. Man, you can really see the fish! And perhaps I should have shaved.)

10 comments:

Jennie said...

So so cool! Where did you go to do this? I wanna go!

MotherReader said...

It's at Yvonne Hair & Nails off Richmond Road in Alexandria. The price is $45 for 15 minutes with the fish and then a pedicure. Well worth it for the experience.

It wasn't crowded, as I expected it might be after all the coverage. There are four seats at the fish tank, but it was just the two of us sitting there for our 15 minutes. Bring a friend and have a blast.

Kelly said...

So want to do this! JEALOUS. Awesome.

Jenny said...

I'm sold on this. And since it is local I actually can go. I'm telling my husband it's what I want for my birthday. I'm really glad to hear it wasn't crazy busy. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get an appointment.

TadMack said...

WOW. And it's not like a fourth grader's hands aren't already SOFT.

This is SO cool. I'm so glad you guys went. And I'm waiting for this idea to be exported... at least to the West Coast!

adrienne said...

I saw this on Cute Overload and was like I would so do that, and there's nothing like a fresh pedicure in the summer. Good for you!

Vivian said...

I'll have to tell my sister-in-law about this place. Very cool you and yours tried this.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

This would be a perfect outing if you then went and had sushi afterward.

Kelly Fineman said...

You are so cool.

eisha said...

ERGH!! I just heard about this the other day, and it freaked me right the f*** out. My feet are just too ticklish, I can't even think about it.