For Mother’s Day I really wanted to relax, and spend some quality time with my Pinky! After a little nudging and budging…I convinced Daddy to let me take Pinky out for her very first manicure and pedicure.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand his concerns. I too was hesitant at the idea, especially when Pinky started asking for them herself. “I paint nails Mommy!” That’s what I get for letting her watch YouTube videos without supervision. I do a search for Minnie Mouse, and nail tutorials come up with girls painting their face or their nails! One of the blessings and curses of having a daughter, right?
Daddy’s concern was having enough money to fund this little trend. I was concerned mostly with the toxins that come along with getting beautified. Luckily, I knew just the place to go for Pinky’s first mani-pedi! Bellemani Salon in La Jolla! They are actually the only place I trust with my little one’s fingers and toes.
I first learned about Bellemani Salon when they sponsored our SD Mom’s Night Out Holiday Event & Toy Drive last year. I’ve been going there ever since, and I give them two Pinky’s UP! Here’s why…
Bellemani Salon is not your traditional cookie cutter nail shop. They are clean and green. The atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. Most importantly, they are a non-toxic, no-fumes, all-natural establishment! All of their instruments are sterilized using an autoclave machine. An autoclave machine is what is used in hospitals and dental offices. This machine sterilizes items by heating them with steam to a very high temperature. Once sterlized, the implements are stored in plastic sterizes pouches that are opened only when a new service is being performed.
If you ask me, this place is perfect for kids, and not to mention expecting mothers…and everyone else! They even host Kid Parties. They host events all the time and have monthly deals. It’s actually very affordable for the value that you’re getting.
As you can see in the image below, they don’t have the big, bulky massage chairs — that in my opinion do more damage than massaging.
Now that you’ve heard me rant and rave about this place. See for yourself how Pinky loved being pampered! She started by picking her own color! This pink reminded her of Minnie Mouse…and this brand, Hopscotch Kids is a water-based nail polish.
Here she is getting her feet soaked with Maria!
She takes this very seriously!
Showing me the finish product, and trying not to smile!
Naturally, Pinky finished before Mommy! She ended up hanging out with Auntie Loraine, who happens to work the front desk at Bellemani! Thanks for reminding me to come in!
After I got up from my pedicure, I discovered that Pinky had packed our things away in the drawer in between us. I thought it was adorable!
Overall, we had some nice, clean quality time at Bellemani, and for that I am forever grateful. I’m glad that places like this exist so my baby girl and I can enjoy mother-daughter dates without having to worry if I’m making a bad decision!
Yay for daughters! Yay for more mani-pedi dates!
Thank you Bellemani Salon for a memorable experience! See you soon!