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Short notice but a chance for a manicure and pedicure.

Well a lot going on in my life and my free time and Susan time is very limited. Now I have worked it out for next weekend to go to the Red Dress Party with Julie and Trixie so I am excited about that. My plan was to get my nails done next weekend but that would mean going 3 weeks between trips to the nail salon which I thought I could do, that is till I was getting dressed this morning and broke 2 of the corners of my nails off well the acrylic off the top. Now I had my doubt I could make it till next weekend as my nails underneath are thin and week. I wasn’t sure what I could do as I had family things today, my mom is in rehab and my dad doesn’t drive anymore so that was going to be my day. Any way a couple of my parent’s friends called and were coming to see them and as there is limited room I figured it was a chance to get my nails done. It would be another quick outing but better than nothing.

I called Dream nails about 11 to see if I could get in at 12:30 and I could. As one of my parent’s friends had arrived I left and was on my way out with only a slight delay. On my way, out I ran into someone and talked to them for a short while which put me a little behind. Wow I so want to include this in my blog as it is a really funny story but as it mostly deals with my male life I just can’t but you would dye laughing. It was 11:30 when I got home so I had to rush and get ready. I got to the salon just before my appointment as it is only a couple minute drive. There was only 1 lady there getting a pedicure so I didn’t have to wait.

It was so nice to get a pedicure again as it has been a while. It wasn’t long and another woman came in and then a man and a woman. They were getting busy. I guess I picked the right time. I really enjoyed my pedicure although the lady doing it was very gentle when she massaged my legs, but it still felt good and she did a wonderful job. She was just getting ready to paint my toes when 3 women came in turns out the 2 girls brought their mom in for a manicure and pedicure for an early Mother’s Day girls day out. They were seated at the far end and I was in the first seat. Wow this is too funny and I wish I could share, well a little bit won’t hurt. I know one of the woman. Something I have worried about for a long time, wondering if I would run into someone I know here, although she doesn’t live in the area just a chance meeting. She was busy with her sister and mom so didn’t pay any attention to anything around them after all it was all about their mom.

Now it was time for my manicure or rather my fill, yes, I am still wearing a thin layer of acrylic on my nails. I sat at the front table and Anna started working on my nails. Now I could see the 3 of them in the back and it was funny as they had one of the nail techs take a picture of the 3 of them. There were caught up in their own world down there so I relaxed a little and enjoyed my experience. Anna ground some of the old acrylic off and shortened my nails, wow I had let them get a little long. Then she shaped them and put on the new layer of acrylic. It was a relaxing time. Now it was time for polish but first I had to go wash my hands, I forgot about this part. The sink is in the back of the shop where the 3 women were one I know. She was actually in the far back chair almost right next to the sink but this also meant she was twisted towards her mom to talk and not looking at the sink. As I walked back I was looking at the TV on the opposite wall so I could keep my head turned away from them. I washed my hands and walked back to the manicure table and sat down and looked back at them and they were still talking between themselves and of course all attention was on their mom so I am sure they didn’t even notice me.

Anna put the gel polish on my nails my same polish I get pretty much every time, clear with just a slight rose color. My nails look wonderful and next week I am thinking of trying Julie’s trick and putting red polish over the top for the night. That is one of the reasons I wanted to wait for next Saturday as I could have had it all done at the nail salon. Soon my nails were done and beautiful again and I was ready to leave. I got up to pay and was standing by the counter as the three in the back were finishing up on their pedicures and would be moving to a manicure table to get their finger nails done. But it was okay as I was on my way out now.

I left and still had about 45 minutes so I made a quick trip across the street to Starbucks for about a half hour to write my blog and let my toe nails finish drying before heading home and going back to my male self probably till next Saturday. In all it was a quick trip out as I was on my way home by 2:30.

Thanks for reading.

May 13, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manicure and pedicure and a little Starbucks time.

It has been 2 weeks since my last manicure and I really wanted to go get a manicure and pedicure tonight. A chance to be out as Susan for a little while. This is always such a fun and relaxing experience that woman get to enjoy. I got home at 3 and was going to call and make an appointment but figured I would take my shower and do some of the prep work first. I got out of the shower and shaved and was ready to start my makeup by 3:20. I called Dream nails to see if I could get in, Annie answered the phone and new who I was so I guess she has my number stored in her phone system. She asked what time I wanted to come in and I was planning on 4:30 which gave me an hour to finish getting ready but for some reason I said 5 so she said she would see me at 5. Now it was time to enjoy the time getting ready and doing my makeup.

It was 4:15 when I finished my makeup so I was way ahead of schedule. I was getting ready to start getting dressed when the phone rang so I answered it and ended up talking to my parents for about 15 minutes. I no more than hung up and my brother called, wow I am popular today. Any way I talked to him for about 15 minutes all the time wondering what they would think if they knew how I looked as I was talking to them. full makeup and wearing a bra and panties. I got off the phone with him and looked at the clock and it was 4:45. I had 15 minutes to get dressed and hair on, pack up my computer and get to the nail salon. Luckily it is close as it was 4:56 when I pulled out of my garage.

I walked into the nail salon right at 5 and Annie was waiting for me so it was right to the table. She filed off the top of the gel polish and then put the remover on them and the little clamps t hold them on and then took me over to start my pedicure. I sat and soaked my feet as she finished up another lady. It was about 15 minutes before she came over to do my pedicure. Now I have never sat with those clamps on my fingers that long but it is amazing how often you want to brush hair off your face or do something else with your hands when you can’t.

Annie asked me what color I wanted for my toes and as I got here right at 5 I didn’t have time to pick out a color so I told her something red and she said she had a red she really liked and went and got it. It is a deep darkish red with a little bit of shimmer or sparkle to it and looked pretty so I said it was fine. this is the first time I have let someone else pick out the color and it really is a pretty color. Now I really do love getting a manicure and pedicure as it is so relaxing, a wonderful way to treat yourself. The soaking, leg massage, lotion and oil, hot stone rub my legs never look or feel better then after a pedicure and they stay that way for a couple days, silky soft skin. She got done and put the color on my toes and it was beautiful, so wish I could get it on my fingers also.

now it was time for the manicure so we went over to the table and she scraped the gel polish off, trimmed the cuticle and evened out the nails. I filed them down at home before I came to get the length I wanted. that way all Annie had to do was shape them which she did. Next was the polish and I got the same gel polish I did last time as I really like it. it is a clear polish with just a hint of rosy pink. well it depends on the light as to how rosy pink it is. in certain light it just looks clear but in others you can defiantly see the rosy pinkish color. Now I have been coming here to Dream Nails for over two years, my first visit was 9/18/2014, yes I looked it up in my blog, although the first year was not that often but the last year starting last January I have come here to get my nails done every 2 to 3 weeks and I love it. I would encourage everyone, male or female to do this at least once and see how you like it. I am sure you will do it again.

It was 6:30 when I was all finished and I once again had pretty toes and fingers. Now I didn’t want to go home yet one of the reasons I brought my computer so I drove across the street to Starbuck. Now as I said before I am getting more comfortable as Susan. A few years ago I would never have gone to a Starbucks so close to my house as a matter of fact the Starbucks I did go to was about 12 miles away. This one is less than a half mile and is the closest to my house. They weren’t busy maybe 5 other people inside so I had my choice of tables. I ordered a Hot Chocolate and a cheese Danish and got out my computer. I spent a little time catching up on some e-mails and work before turning to more important things. Updating my blog.

This week I will make it out 3 times, tonight of course, tomorrow night for dinner with my friends. We are doing our Christmas dinner and Cassandra set up the reservations. I know we have 10 but we have room for 16 so I am hoping more come out. Cassandra set it up and made all the reservations, Thanks Cassandra. I also plan on being out Friday night also. I have to work early on Sunday so I will not be able to go out and Celebrate New Years with my friend which is sad. They are going to Harvey’s Comedy Club for New Years. I may see if they are meeting at Fox & Hounds first and if so maybe I might go have dinner there with them before the show and then go home when they head for Harvey’s.

Tomorrow night at Dinner Cassandra and I are going to talk about Diva Las Vegas and set our plans. Veronica is thinking of going but wants to know whet we are doing and also Julie will be there and I think / hope she is going so we should be able to have it all worked out soon. It will be good to see Julie again as it has been a while as the Holidays always make it harder to get time to go out.

Now I have been sitting here at Starbucks and not paying attention to the time and it is now a little after 8 and they are closed. The young man had to come remind me, wow I guess time flies when Susan is having fun. I left Starbucks and headed for home. wow my feet are cold wearing flip flops. I don’t know how girls wear them in the winter when it is cold out. It only took a couple minutes to get home so I am finishing my blog at home. I am not going to put the matte polish on my nails because I want to show them off to Julie tomorrow night. It should be interesting as the last time I did go to work for several days with shinny nails but tomorrow will be busy and I will have a lot more interaction with co-workers.

Well thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Years this weekend.

One last thing as today Carrie Fisher pasted away, she was best know as Princes Leia in Star Wars one of my favorite movies. She will be missed and my thoughts and prays go out to her family. So sad.

December 27, 2016 Posted by | Dream Nails, Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday out for some Susan time.

Well I was going out on Thursday, I had made an appointment to get a Manicure and Pedicure at 5 and I was really looking forward to it. Now normally I got to Starbucks to give my toes extra time to dry. Cassandra tested me her and a couple other girls were going to the Escape at 3 and would be there till 8 so that was my plan for after my nail appointment.

I started getting ready about 3:30, and I was ready by 4:40 and 0n my way. I decided to wear my Jeggins today which I haven’t worn to the nail salon in a long while but it went so good with one of my cute tops I bought. I got to the nail salon at 4:45 so I had a little wait which gave me time to look at all the colors. I picked out a color that is a reddish copper. Not sure how it will look on my toes but in the bottle it looked pretty. Now they weren’t really busy but Anna was finishing up with another lady so she had one of the other girls file the top of my nails and wrap them to soak off the old gel polish. I sat for a few minutes till Anna finished the other lady and then it was my turn. She removed the gel polish from my fingers. Now before she did my manicure I moved over for my pedicure. Turns out Anna had another lady to also finish.

Kathy did my pedicure, she has done my nails before and did a good job. Now the funny part. As I said I haven’t worn my Jeggis for a while to the Salon. I went to pull them up and they were two tight to get over my calves. Seems going to the gym I have gained some lower leg muscles, I could only get them about half way up so I didn’t get the full lower leg massage. Will have to remember not to wear these when I go for a pedicure. Kathy really did do a wonderful job on my feet and when she put the polish on I really liked it, it was cute. Kathy finished up and then went to do another ladies nails so I had a few minutes to relax in the 20161110_175733 (1)chair as Anna finished up the other lady. Of course I had to snap a picture of my toes.

Now it was time for my manicure so over to Anna’s table I went. Anna did a great job as always and I had her leave my nails just a little long, not to long now but in 2 weeks when I go back they will be on the long side. Now I had picked the clear pink I always get but I was really wishing I could have the same color  I had on my toes on my fingers. It was about 6:15 as I walked out with my pretty nails and headed for the Escape.

I got to the Escape about 6:40 and the parking lot was full and they were really busy. They had a lot of men there playing darts. Cassandra and Cristine were still there so I joined them and ordered dinner. We talked for a while till Cristine left and then it was just Cassandra and me. We sat and talked for a while and watch some people play pool and darts. it was a fun night and I think it was almost 9 when we left.

It was a good night out. Now I am planning on going to work with my nails without putting the matt polish on as I think I can get by 1 day with shinny nails and then I can have them that way for the weekend.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day

November 11, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Finally time for a manicure and pedicure.

I have been so busy this week and I really needed a manicure and pedicure. As a matter of fact my toes looked so bad I had taken the polish off so they have been bare for a couple days. I wasn’t going to go out tonight as I have to work Saturday, another long day but I figured a quick trip to the nails salon was just the thing. I called and got an appointment for 5:15 and then started getting ready. I was all ready by 4:45 so I really didn’t have time to go anyplace before my appointment so I just relaxed at home for a while as it only takes a couple minutes to get to the nail salon.

I got there at 5:15 and they were a little busy, there were 3 ladies waiting. Good thing I had an appointment. I had to wait for about 15 minutes before I got to a pedicure chair. Annie was doing another ladies nails, a full set of acrylics so she asked me if it would be okay for one of the other ladies to do my pedicure which was fine so soon  was relaxing getting a pedicure. I picked out a really bright red color for my toes as I really do love red. The lady did a really good job and soon I had beautiful red toes, so wish I could have fingers to match.

Now it was time for my manicure so I went over to Annie’s station and she started to work on my finger nails. She removed the old gel polish and asked me how short I wanted them trimmed. Now I really didn’t want them short plus I have a vacation coming up in a couple weeks so the next time I get them done I want to get the same red I have on my toes so I told her not very much. She said she would just clean them up. When she finished and before she put the polish on I looked at them and they were maybe just a little long but not bad so I said they were good. They should be a nice length next time I get them done. I picked the clear pink for my fingers which really I not noticeable and looks clear but gives your nails a healthy look. Annie put on a clear base coat, 2 coats of the clear pink and a top coat and my nails looked awesome but being all shinny they really looked long. Now I am wondering if I left them to long. it was about 6:45 when I left the nail salon so I decided to go to Sweet Home for a little bit, I needed to eat dinner and wanted to give my toes a little more time to dry.

One of the girls I met there Angie is having her birthday party tonight and asked me to come last week. I know I can’t stay late  as I have to be up at 4:15 Saturday morning for work. I got there and Chris was there and Roxy showed up a little later. We had a nice time talking and playing on my computer. It wasn’t real busy but I knew later it would be.

Rikki showed up with one of her friends, A T-girl who I thin this might have been her her first time out. She seemed nice. I wish I didn’t have to work Saturday so I could stay later and talk with her. It was about 9:30 when Angie showed up. I talked with her for a little bit and wished her a Happy Birthday before calling it a night. It was almost 10 when I left, it will be a short night tonight but it was worth it.  I got my nails done and spent some time with my friends.

Thanks for reading

October 1, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Awesome Saturday

Well I had things to do today in my male life so I got up early in hopes of having a full day of Susan time as I really need to get to the nail salon for a manicure and pedicure. On thing is going to the gym, I joined Snap fitness One week ago today and my goal was to go there at least 3 times a week. Well I am actually doing better as I made it 6 out of 7 days only missing Monday and I was going today also. I got there at 10 and did 25 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes on the tread mill (still just walking fast) and 15 minutes on another machine, not sure what it is called but it simulates the movement a speed skater does. I was there for 1 1/2 hours and my legs were tired but that was okay as I was going to get a manicure and pedicure.

I got home at noon and called Dream Nails to get an appointment. Annie was able to get me in at 3 so I had a little time yet. I started getting ready a little after 1 and took my time. I had to do my makeup in a way that it worked for daytime 20160625_144940but would also look good for the evening out at the Escape with my friends. I did a smoky eye look but with browns and it really turned out well. I was on my way at 2:55 luckily Dream nails is only a couple minutes away.

I got there right at 3 and went in. They were really busy 9 people in the pedicure chairs and 1 lady waiting, I am so glad I made an appointment. Annie had just finished up with a lady and told me to pick out my color and showed me some new colors she had just gotten in. I found this really deep red by China Glaze called Salsa for my toes but I really would love it for my fingers also.

Annie asked if we could start with my manicure first and I said that was fine and gave her the polish. She asked what color I wanted in my fingers and I so wanted to say the color I handed her but I no that would be way to much for work. I went with clear pink again which really is just a clear coat. I sat down and she filed off the top of the gel and put the little cotton balls on my fingers to soften the gel polish. There was another lady who just wanted her gel polish removed and regular nail polish put on so she had her sit next to me and while I waited for the gel to soften she did the same thing to her nails. Then it was time to scrape off the gel and start my manicure. By this time one of the other nail techs had finished and came over and started working on the other ladies nails. It really is a wonderful experience going to the nail salon. Annie asked if I wanted my nails trimmed which again I really didn’t but they were pretty long now over 1/8 of an inch which doesn’t seem like that long but when you are talking nails that is pretty long. She trimmed them back to about the same length she did last time I was here which is actually a nice length but in 2 weeks when I come back they will be long again. It is funny as I was trying to come here every 2 1/2  to 3 weeks as over the year it will be a little cheaper because I would be going 18 to 20 times a year but with the length of my nails I probably will have to come every 2 weeks. With my fingers looking pretty and very shinny and just a little long, it was time for my pedicure.

I went over and started soaking my feet and it felt so good. As much as I like manicures they are more for the look of the hands where pedicures are just so relaxing. The warm water, the salt scrub and then the massage with the lotion and oils a,d then the hot stone rub. It really is wonderful and relaxing, everyone should treat themselves to this. Soon it was time to put the polish on my toes and with the first brush stroke I loved the color and immediately thought and wished I could have done my fingers this color. Annie finished painting my toes and as I said it was really busy so there were already 4 ladies sitting over at the drying 20160625_161029bench so there was no room for me so Annie just had me sit where I was and let them dry which was fine with me. I highly recommend Dream nails as I have always had a wonderful experience here and they do an awesome job. I always try to get Annie but I over the last year in a half I have had 3 other nail techs here do my nails and they all did a wonderful job. Of20160625_160709 course as I was sitting there letting them dry I had my phone out and figured why not get a couple pictures. I wonder why I never thought of this before. I spent 1 1/2 hours here and loved every moment.

It was 4:30 when I left here feeling beautiful. Now I had a little time before going to the Escape and I needed to catch up on some e-mails and a little work so I headed to the Starbucks I went to last night for an hour or so. Now I like doing this as it is fun but it also gives me a chance to see how other woman dress. Now I was casual today with yoga pants and a cute top and I noticed most of the girls here also had on yoga pants,  seems that is pretty common for woman today but most of them had on heels. It was about 6 when I left Starbuck and headed over to the Escape.

I got to the Escape a little after 6, it wasn’t long and Cassandra showed up. It was great to see here again as she has been out of the country for the last month on vacation, I was glad she got there early as I got a chance to talk with her and hear all about her trip and see her pictures. She got some really good pictures especially on the Cruise ship, her and Julie went out of the Cruise ship and Cass and Julie. They had so much fun and the pictures were awesome, Cassandra looked so pretty. I am really looking forward to talking with Julie and Peggy now to hear about the trip from them.

Soon other girls started to show up, Cristine, Laura, Brittany, Samantha and a couple friends, Lori, Cassie, Rachael, Miss and a couple of her friend and also Michelle. we had a really good turn out tonight. It was fun to talk with all of the. I got a chance to talk with Lori a little and get to know her better, She is still new it going out but she is so happy when she s out as Lori. I also talked with Rachael for a while, I think I have met her before. We had a nice talk and I was sure her hair was real but I was wrong. It was a wonderful day and I really do have wonderful friends. I stayed out till a little after 11 before calling it a night.

Thanks for reading

June 26, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday evening at Sweet Home

Another long and busy week for my male side. It wasn’t till 4:30 today I even new I would be able to go out tonight, I was so happy I would get my Susan time. One of my friends from up North is in town this weekend and it will be great to talk with her again. I got home a little after 5 and started getting ready. I didn’t spend as long as I like getting ready as I wanted to get out as early as I could. I was ready and on my way by 6:20. I went inside Sweet Home and Chris and Roxy were there, Chris was excited as he bought a new motorcycle and will pick it up tomorrow. He has pictures of it on his Facebook page.

I got out my computer and started reading some of the news, okay I am going to get on my political box here so feel free to skip to the next paragraph. This is not about what party you belong to I don’t care about that it is about the media and how they present political information. Now if you have your own show you can be as bias as you want as the people watching tat show are watching you. if it is the regular local or national new they have a duty to be fair and impartial and that also goes for news papers aside from the editorial section but this is not happening. I feel strong about freedom of speech and it doesn’t matter if I agree with you or not. these news agencies have a duty to the people to be fair and impartial. Facebook had an issue a couple weeks back claiming they were slanting their news feed to the left, I don’t know if it is true or not but I now don’t use there news feed as I want all sides of the story. it just came back today the Google may be doing the same thing, here is a video on it, I tested it and what they say is true. This is saddening as we look to the internet for answers not what someone wants to tell us, remember just because it is on the internet does not make it true. As such I will still use Google for some things but if I am looking for news stories I will use Bing or Yahoo. I don’t care who you vote for I just ask that you make your vote based on true and complete information.

Now back to our normal program. I ordered dinner and talked with Chris and Roxy. It was about 7:30 when Nicole arrived, she had on a really pretty dress. It was good to see here again, she has been on vacation and is now on her way home but spending the weekend I Portland. She was down in the Bay Area for a few days and actually got to spend a few days completely as Nicole. She even stopped by Dream Nails and got a pedicure on Monday on her way through town. This is the nail salon I have been going to now for a year in a half. Nicole has gone here twice no for pedicures but as her male self.

It was fun to talk with Nicole about her trip and the time she spent, she did go shopping which is always more fun as a girl. I told her about a few of my first times out and times I have vacationed as Susan. It is so nice to reminisce about these things, I think that is why I have a blog so I can go back and see the things I have done, places I have gone and the feelings I had at those points in my life. It really is amazing how much I have grown as Susan over the last 5 to 10 years. I would encourage everyone to keep some kind of diary or record about you life experiences.

It was about 9:30 when it started to get busy and other people showed up. The other group that comes here was a little smaller this week but still good to see some of my friends from that group, Rikki, Mareinna, and Angie. Sweet Home really is a friendly place to go for an evening. It was about 10 when Karaoke started and Nicole called it a night. It was sad to see her go but I will see her again tomorrow night at the Escape and we will talk some more.

Chris and I stayed longer and Chris sang Karaoke. it was a fun night and I think it was about 11:30 when I called it a night. Now I am looking forward to Saturday. I will be at the Escape for sure but want to try and get a manicure if I can as my nails are getting pretty long and if I don’t go Saturday the only day next week will probably be Wednesday.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

June 11, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A chance to go get my nails done.

Well it has been 2 1/2 weeks since my last manicure and almost 6 weeks since my last pedicure so I really needed one. I got home from work and called to get an appointment with Anna at Dream Nails. I got an appointment for 5 so I started getting ready. Now it may seem funny to take the time to become Susan so I can go get my nails done but I may stop by Starbucks after if I have time. It took me a little longer getting ready so I got there right at 5. Anna was just finishing up with another lady so I picked out the color for my toes, A really bright pink with just a hint of orange, not my normal color but I wanted to try something new.

Now they were really busy tonight as all the nail techs were busy. almost all the pedicure seats were full so Anna started with my fingers. She filed them and then put little clamps with acetone on my nails to soften the gel polish. while I sat there she went and cleaned the pedicure tubs that were empty, they are really big on cleanliness here which I like. It was about 5:20 when she got back to me and started on my nails. I had her trim them back about the same as last time. they are a little short now but as they grow they will be perfect. they actually were a little long when I came in today, at least long for when I am not Susan. Anna really does an awesome job and actually a couple times I have been here and had other do my nails and they all do a wonderful job. I would recommend them if you need your nails done.

Now the funny art as I was sitting there with the clamps on my fingers one of the other ladies who was just finishing up her pedicure asked me why they were soaking them off and asked if I had acrylic nails or they were my real nails. I told her they were my real nails and she said she wished she could grow her own nails out. any way after Anna took the clamps off and started to remove the gel polish she came over to look at my nails. she thought they were beautiful and told me I was lucky to be able to grow my own nails. I told her it really was the gel polish as before I started to get gel polish I couldn’t grow my nails they would always break.

Anna finished my manicure about 5:45 and moved me over to a pedicure chair. she had a lady come in who just wanted a simple manicure as she said she was getting married tomorrow. Anna asked if I would mind soaking in the pedicure spa for a little while so she could do her nails. Actually I enjoy the pedicure as the chair massages your back so I told her it was fine. I got a chair between a girl who was probably in High school who turns out to be the daughter of the lady who came over and complimented me on my nails. and on the other side a man who comes in and gets manicures and pedicures on a regular basis of course he doesn’t get polish put on.

well I got talking with both of them and of course the girls mom who was sitting in the chair next to her daughter. It was a really fun time. I sat there till about 6 before Anna got back to me and started my pedicure. Now as I said hey were really bust tonight as they had 2 manicures going and 3 pedicures and 3 ladies who like me were soaking there feet waiting their turn and there were 2 waiting. several woman came in and were disappointed when they found out it would be an hour wait and ended up leaving. Anna told me during the day they are slow but in the late afternoon and evening they have been really busy. This is one reason I call a head and get an appointment. Well the lady that liked my nails moved over to a manicure table to get her nails painted. Now it turns out her name was Megan. well while she was getting her finger nails painted Anna started painting my toes and she called across the Salon to me calling my by name “Susan” what color are you getting, turns out she had herd Anna call me by name I guess.

I told her pink and Anna held up the polish. So of course I had to ask her what color she was getting to which she answered I will be over soon to show you. Sure to her words a few minutes later she was standing there with her nails painted a beautiful light pink and had kind of a sparkle to them. I told her they looked beautiful when she told me this was the color when she was warm and then she walked over and ran her hands under cold water and then came and showed them to me again and her nails were a really bright deep pinkish red. it only took a few minutes and the color started to go back to the light pink. it was really pretty and a cool idea. it would be cool to have nails that change colors. 6 then pulled up a chair and talked with me and her daughter. it really was a fun time. Turns out she has been coming here for 7 years. I have only been coming here about 18 months.

Well her and her daughter left and the guy next to me was over getting hi manicure and more women came in and hey started soaking them for their pedicures. it really was a busy night here but it was fun. Ana finished my nails about 6:30 so I was here for 1 1/2 hours, a little longer hen normal but worth it. O paid and told Ann I would see her in a couple weeks. Now I haven’t eaten yet so I drove to Panda Express and got dinner and went home. It was a fun night out.

20160524_190230_001So of course I have to post a few pictures. This is the best one as the color shows as close to the actual color. I am also including a few other pictures that for some reason in the light or with the flash they look a little more pink. The real color is closer to this one but maybe just a little more pink.

Not sure why the color looks different in different light as looking at them with my eyes they always look the same color.

Here are the rest of the pictures. These are all the same color, maybe I am just too Blonde.

Thanks for reading and if you have never gotten your nails done you really are missing out.

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May 24, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thursday Medi Pedi.

I got home Thursday and wanted to get a manicure, I actually broke a nail today at work. I called to see if Anna could fit me in. She was able to get me in at 5 and asked if I wanted a pedicure also and I said no. I started getting ready with a shower. After my shower I was looking at my toes and there was the smallest of chips on one toe, it really wasn’t noticeable unless you were for it but I realized I could not make 2 more weeks so I called Anna back and asked if I could also get a pedicure which she said was fine.

I got there a little before 5 and went in. They were not busy and Anna was ready for me. Anna asked what color I wanted and I told her just a clear for my finger but a red for my toes. I quickly picked out a red actually called Raspberry red a darker red then I normally get. Then I was in the chair and Anna started on my feet. there were only 2 other ladies here at this point but that would change. Soon several ladies came in and they were really busy, they actually had to ask a few to come back later. Really good idea to call and make an appointment which I am glad I did.

I really do love getting pedicures and manicures, it is so relaxing. Anna finished my pedicure and started on my finger nails. She trimmed them a little shorter then I wanted but they will grow out. Now as I said they had gotten really buy by now. two ladies waiting and 6 in the pedicure chairs, 2 of which were just soaking their feet as they waited for a nail technician to finish and get to them. I even saw the same man I did a few times back who was there for a pedicure.

Anna finished my fingers and I had beautiful hands and feet again, she did a 20160415_153620great job but I could tell everyone was rushing to get people through. I really do like it better when they are slow as it is a more relaxing experience. I left a little after 6. The picture was taken the next day when I got home from work.

I left the nail salon and went across the street to Starbucks to catch up on some work I had to do. I spent about an hour at Starbucks before heading home. it was as short night out but fun and relaxing.

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and time to go to the nail salon

Well the day I have not been looking forward to, Saturday and the day I have to remove the pretty red color from my nails. I decided I would get a pedicure also to make it easier. I really do wish I could have pretty nails all the time. I got up and got ready and decided I would try my new hair today. it was about 10:30 when I was ready. I called Dream nails to see about getting in. They said I could come any time so I told them I would 20160312_103221come right down as it takes less then 5 minutes to get there. now of course I had to get a picture of me in my new hair before I left.

I got to Dream nails at 10:35 and went in, Turns out it wasn’t Anna that had answered the phone as she was not there. Kathy had been the one I talked to. She told me Anna wouldn’t be there for an hour or so if I wanted to wait. I decided I would go a head and have one of the other ladies there do my nails as I didn’t want to wait although I could have kept my red nails a little longer.

The girl who did my nails I have seen here before  and she was really nice. We started with the pedicure and she did a really good job. Pedicures just feel so wonderful and relaxing. She was a little slower and I think she may not have as much experience doing nails as Anna but she did a wonderful 20160311_155255job. soon my toes looked beautiful with a hot pink color. Now I had taken a few pictures of my pretty red nails in the car so I would have something to remember them by.

Now it was time to do my manicure and remove the red. she filed off the top layer so she could soak the gel polish off, the first nail she filed was the hardest as the shiny red went to a scraped up dull red. after that20160311_160848 it got easier. once they were all scuffed up she put cotton with acetone on them and held them on with little finger clips. There I sat for a while, now with these things on your fingers you really can’t do anything with your hand. it took a little while to soften the gel polish enough that it could be removed. Anna came in about this time. Anna and actually all the 20160311_160921ladies here told me they liked my new hair style.

Soon the red was all gone and I had them trim my nails back just a little. I also had her shape them a little more rounded shape. I went with just a clear coat today. The lady doing my nails really did a good job but she also took her time, in the end it took her almost 2 hours to finish my manicure and pedicure as it was 12:30 when I was done. Now I totally enjoyed the experience so I didn’t care about how long it took. Although Anna usually does the same in about an hour and 15 minutes.

Now they went super busy as no one had to wait but also there was never anyone standing around waiting for someone either and there were 5 working here before Anna got here so I guess it was just the right amount of business. Now the funny thing is as Anna always does my nails the other ladies don’t know much about my nails. when they first looked at them they thought I had acrylic nails and I told them it was just the gel polish. One even came over and looked at them as she was sure I had tips on them. I assured them they were my real nails. They were really amazed that they were my real nails and I was able to grow them out like this.

Now I know the gel polish helps strengthen your nails but I also think the fact I am taking care of them and going to the salon on a regular schedule has helped my nails. I think they are healthier and I also noticed with them pushing the cuticle back now I think my nail beds are getting longer or at least appear to be. I guess there is a benefit to going to the salon and taking care of your nails. It was a fun day and my nails still look good just not that pretty red color.

I left the salon and instead of going home I drove across the street to Starbuck’s for a couple hours. I guess I could have gone home and updated my blog but being out was just more fun. I will have to go home and change before going to the Escape tonight. We should have a good turnout but I won’t be able to stay out to late as today as Daylight savings time starts tomorrow so we set our clocks ahead one hour tonight before bed which means I lose an hour of sleep. It has been a good week so far though.

I am thinking of going to the nails salon every 2 weeks for a manicure and maybe every 6 weeks getting a pedicure also. Seem I am spending more and more money on Susan these days but she is worth it. No one ever said being a lady was cheap.

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March 12, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vacation time is here but off to a ruff start.

Well I am on vacation for a week, I normally go to Diva Las Vegas each year and I always save 2 weeks of vacation for that but this year I couldn’t go because of the dates so I found myself with vacation time I have to use or loose so I took this coming week off for some Susan time. I was really looking forward to it. The bad thing is my vacation actually started after about a half day on Thursday as I got sick earlier in the week and by Thursday I was really not feeling well and left early to go to the doctor. Nothing too serious but I will be on antibiotics for a touch of bronchitis for several days. Not how I wanted to start my vacation.

My plan was to go to the nail salon Friday and get a manicure and pedicure and although I wasn’t going to get acrylic nails I had kind of let my own nails grow out a little long to where they should be able to shape them and give them a nice feminine look. I was also going to get gel polish for the week in color. Well Friday I was just not feeling up to it and it takes a lot for me not to feel like being Susan, as a matter of fact I didn’t feel like being Susan all week.

Well Saturday came around and I was feeling better so I decided I would make an appointment for Saturday at 5 and get my nails done and then depending on how I felt maybe go to the Escape for a while. I called Dream Nails and made an appointment with Anna for 5, she does a really good job but all the ladies here are really friendly of course I have been going here now for every 5 to 6 weeks for about a year in a half now. Now I know what you are thinking should I be out being sick, the doctor told me that I should be fine around people after I had been on the medication for 2 days and as I started Thursday afternoon I figured I was fine plus the medicine controlled my cough which is the big issue.

I got ready and yes t did take a little longer as not doing any of the upkeep for Susan over the past week took a little longer today. I was ready by 4:30 which gave me time before I left. I got there right before 5 and as usual they were busy. 1 lady waiting and 6 getting their nails done, 3 pedicures and 3 manicures so I am glad I called for an appointment. I picked out my color which was Ferrari Red.

Anna finished the lady she was doing and got me in the pedicure chair just a couple minutes after 5. I so love going and getting my nails done, it is such a wonderful experience. I struggle sometimes with the cost though as today will be $50 plus tip and as I have to hid my toes in my male life and normally I just get a clear coat on my fingers which I put a matt polish over to hide the shine and normally I keep my nails some what short well maybe just a little long for a guy. I question myself is it worth the money. I wouldn’t question it at all if I could have pretty long nails all the time even as a man but I did spend over $600 last years at the nail salon which is a lot when you really thinks about what I get except for one thing. I enjoy it and it makes me happy. This is something that a lot of woman do and probably don’t think about in and very few men will ever enjoy. This is my vice, addiction or obsession, call it what you want but I like it and it doesn’t hurt anyone. How knows maybe someday men will be able to show off pretty nails and life will be awesome then.

Now I was at the pedicure chair at the front of the salon, 3 chairs down from me was another lady and 2 chairs down from her was a man and woman. Now this is the second time I have seen a man here getting a pedicure. Anna started on my feet and as always did a great job. it is so relaxing, she removed the old posh which only had  2 small chips of course it has been just a little less than 5 weeks since my last manicure and pedicure. Then she trims the nails, pushes back the cuticle and trims them. Then comes the fun part, the salt scrub, oil and lotion and then the lower leg message. It is so relaxing. to finish it off there is a hot towel and the a hot rock message. the result my lower leg looks incredible and feels so soft and silky and it will feel this way for a couple days. I love Susan pedicure for Valentines day 2016that feeling Next she started to paint my toes with the Ferrari red. it is a really bright and beautiful red color and I could think of no better color for Valentines day. I really think all feet look better with nice toenails and a pretty color. As she was finishing painting my toes the man and woman from the end walked by, they were all done. The woman had a beautiful pink on her toes and the man had almost a black color. Not a color I would pick but he did have color on his toes.

Now I moved over to the manicure table and Anna asked if I wanted gel polish again and I Said yes. She started by roughing up the top of the gel polish that was still on and then put little pieces of cotton with acetone and then held them on with little plastic clamps to soften the old polish. It is a strange feeling to sit with your hands like that as you can’t do anything with them. Anna went and cleaned the pedicure spa before coming back to scrap off the old gel polish. As she worked on my hands she said Clear gel again. I looked at her and said no I was thinking the same red I had on my toes. I actually saw a smile on her face. She shaped my nails to a square tip, they are not real long but have a nice shape to them and then pushed back the cuticle and trimmed them. they looked nice. she then went and got the Ferrari Red gel polish.

She started off with a clear base coat, now the good thing about gel polish is you fry them in an ultra violet light dryer and it only take 30 to 60 seconds to dry them completely between applications so as she paints one hand you dry the other so it goes really quick. once the clear base coat was done she started the color, 2 coats of the Ferrari Red and then a high gloss clear top coat. took about 10 minutes and I had beautiful red finger nails and they were completely dry. No worrying about smudging the polish. the came the same oil and lotion message on my hand and forearm. It was a wonderfully relaxing experience. It really was worth the money. it took about an hour and 10 minutes for the whole thing and I Susans manicure for Valentines day 2016 (3)had pretty fingers and toes. now the one bad thing about gel polish is you can’t just remove with polish remover. you have to file off the top of it and then soak it off with acetone. and that takes time but I should be able to keep them for the week. I paid for my nails and I was on my way. it was a fun night and just what I needed after being sick last week. Wow really wish I could keep them like this all the time.

Now I thought about going to the Escape as it was about 6:30 now but I am still not feeling great and I really want to be able to get out this week so I went through the drive through at Panda ExpressSusans manicure for Valentines day 2016 (1) and got some food as I have been living on soup the last several days and I was hungry which I guess is a good sign and then I went home. It was a fun time and just what I needed to feel better.

I will probably rest tomorrow so I can go out during the week. I really need to do some shopping as some of my makeup is getting low and I really do want to buy some new outfits. I may even go to a movie this week.

It is hard to believe looking back at my blog how many times I have blogged about Susan. This will be blog number 794, wow what a fun time I have Susans manicure for Valentines day 2016 (2)had. Thanks for reading and have a Happy Valentines Day everyone.

February 14, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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