So I've been intrigued by the idea of a fish pedicure since I first heard about it a couple of years ago, hence why it was on the list. I came across an offer from All Your Life spa in Cheltenham for a free makeover and photo session which included the chance to have a fish pedicure, so I booked it, mainly as a birthday treat for Katie and so we could spend some fun time together, but also so I could give the fish pedicure thing a go and cross it off the list.
The afternoon was great fun – despite my lack of natural girliness I enjoyed having my makeup and hair done, and loved the OPI gel manicure … My nails are still blue and shiny nearly two weeks on! Then we had a photoshoot – I normally hate having my photo taken but the photographer was fab at relaxing us both and it was actually loads of fun, and I even le some of the photos!
Once we'd seen the results and had some afternoon tea our experience was drawing to a close … But not before we spent 15 minutes in the fish spa …
And hmmm. Not sure I enjoyed it actually! Basically you sit on a padded bench and dunk your feet into a tank of water, and instantly the little fish start nibbling away at something … Dead skin I guess, though I have loads on my heels and they seemed to prefer my toes! You can feel them nibbling and while it doesn't hurt, it does feel like small electric shocks and wasn't altogether pleasant! It tickled like mad too, especially when the fish swam between my gaps toes. It wasn't horrible, but I can't say I enjoyed it much either, and I don't think I'll bother again …. Glad I tried though, and that's another thing crossed off the list!