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Manicures/Pedicures
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Manicures/Pedicures

Area Body
Age range > 20s
Method none
Downtime None
Approval N/A
Price range 30
100% Worth it! rating (1 reviews)

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Manicures/Pedicures Treatment

MANICURE AND PEDICURE OVERVIEW
A manicure or pedicure is a treatment of the nails of the hand and feet respectively.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The manicure/pedicure involves the filing and shaping of the outer edge of the nail. The shape may be square or oval. The inner cuticle area is pushed downwards to give the impression of a larger nail surface. The hand/foot is cleansed and may be massaged gently and briefly. The nail may then be primed for the application of nail polish. An undercoat is painted on the nail and allowed to dry. The polish is applied on top of the undercoat and allowed to dry. This is then followed by the pigmented polish and overcoat. If colourless, the process is called a French manicure and is characterised by a natural look and white tips on the nails.

Nowadays there are commonly seen and highly popular hard-wearing, longer-lasting, 2-week manicures and pedicures using proprietary products such as Shellac, Gelish (and others).

BENEFITS OF MANICURES AND PEDICURES
Nails look tidy and cared for, traditionally a sign that one doesn’t have to engage in manual labour for a living!

DOWNSIDES
Pedicures can tickle more intimately than manicures. Manicures can take up to 30 minutes and the result (using a traditional nail varnish) may only last one night before the nail varnish chips.

2 Reviews

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    medal_transparent Inquirer

    Worth it!      13 March, 2017 - 22:58

    Pedicures are a relaxing treat but make inquiries about the salts used to soak the toes: sometimes the so called 'marine salts' have left a dark residue around the cuticle.

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    medal_transparent Inquirer

      13 March, 2017 - 23:17

    Pedicures can be a relaxing treat but make sure to check the salts used to soak the toes because so called 'marine salts' have been known to leave a dark residue on the cuticle of the nails.