Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pumpkin, Spice and Everything Nice: Just Calm Down A Pumpkin For Your Thoughts Manicure and Pedicure

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Okay, I admit it -- it had been awhile since my last manicure and pedicure. Shameful, I know! Luckily I stumbled upon my new favorite spot, Just Calm Down Spa in Chelsea.

Immediately upon entering, I was amazed at how wonderful and friendly everyone who worked there was -- not always something you can find in this big, bad city! The space is cute, with lots of overstuffed couches and armchairs scattered about and a sampling of products for sale in one corner.

After sipping my orange-flavored water (yum), I was whisked away to the Mystical Moroccan Pedicure Tent -- and mythical it was, with draped shawls and curtains everywhere, more overstuffed couches covered with pillows to sit on, and soft light that was just enough to read by but not enough to hurt this beauty chick's eyes.

What followed may have been the best pedicure I think I may have ever experienced. My nail guru, Ilona, was absolutely amazing, buffing, polishing, scrubbing and trimming to perfection. But the treatment, ohhhh, the treatment! I opted for the A Pumpkin For Your Thoughts mani and pedi -- which involved a milky, cinnamon-speckled soak topped with marshmallows (yes, for both my hands and my feet), and both my legs and arms encased in a cinnamon-infused pumpkin wrap and then scrubbed to soft perfection with pumpkin. I just had to go with scarlet for both my fingers and toes, since fall was most definitely in the air. And to top it all off, the treatment came with hot cider topped with -- you guessed it -- marshmallows!

You can check out this and other savory treatments by visiting Just Calm Down's website, or marching yourself right over to their location on 22nd Street. Now, pampering yourself like this won't come cheap, as the manicure is $45 and the pedicure is $85. But you know what? This will have to become a regular occurrence for this beauty chick!

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