My Feet Smell Like Chocolate – Chocolate Pedicures

19 Apr

I love getting pedicures! Probably because when I paint my toes it resembles the work of a child who can’t quite seem to paint inside the lines. I also love chocolate, for reasons we all understand and can probably agree on. So when I saw Luxe Beauty Lounge’s special on Deal by Day for a Chocolate Treat-Mint Pedicure with White Chocolate Paraffin at $29 instead of $75 I couldn’t resist the purchase.

Luxe Beauty Lounge itself is gorgeous. It’s very small and intimate, housing one treatment room and a main room with three pedicure chairs. The décor is girly and fun, with black velvet benches and mountains of pink and purple cushions and blankets. What I love is that it is quiet. They try and make sure there are never more than two strangers getting a pedicure at once.

When I arrived I was pleasantly greeted by the manager and esthetician, Bridget. I was seated and filled out a health history form. As soon as I was done she was ready to get started. I was now seated on the black velvet bench at one of the pedicure stations and was told to use as many cushions as I wanted to make myself comfortable. Once I was good and cozy I placed my feet inside the footbath for a nice, warm, bubbly soak.

One of my biggest worries when trying a new pedicure place has to do with the disinfecting policies. There seem to be no standards in Vancouver. I was very pleased to see that the tools to be used on me came out of a Statim bag (i.e. sterile; clean as a surgical tool), the way it should be.

I had the usual pedicure la-di-da, but what was special about this was the chocolate. It started with a chocolate exfoliating scrub—and we all know how much I love things that exfoliate—so at this point I was pretty much already sold. The scrub smelled deeply of chocolate and was used to gently exfoliate every little nook and cranny of my feet.

After my scrub, she applied a chocolate mud to both
my feet and lower legs. As if that wasn’t enough, she got out the chocolate paraffin. She was very careful to make sure the paraffin was cooled to a temperature that was bearable. It was hot, but very comfortable (I’ve had paraffin in the past that I thought was going to burn my feet off). She placed my mud-covered feet in the white chocolate paraffin-filled bags to sit for a few minutes. The smell of chocolate is pretty intense, so eat before you go or you will end up with a grumbly tummy.

My feet were rinsed and then massaged. Bridget finished the pedicure with a perfect polish application. My feet felt smooth and moisturised, and they looked great. I even got to keep my orange wood stick and nail file, as they do not re-use them.

I would consider this to be a perfect pedicure. Both the location and the treatment were great, and, considering I got this at the deal price, it felt like quite a steal. One thing I will say is that, while the chocolate smell is really nice, it certainly lingers. My dogs chased me around the apartment for a while and I had to fight them off from trying to lick my feet. A small price to pay.


2 Responses to “My Feet Smell Like Chocolate – Chocolate Pedicures”

  1. Ronald Lee December 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Wow,…. what a concept. I wonder if your feet were Good Enough to Eat!

  2. Pedicure Spa December 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    This is a very cute concept. I wonder how you’ll resist the smell of chocolate while having your pedicure. This is a really interesting post.

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