It’s been a busy December so far!
Are you as tired as I am?
Are you tired but still searching for a nice gift for a little boy or little girl in your life?
I may have something for you!
Bear with me for a minute or two…
I love getting my nails done; I love being pampered. I’m a low maintenance girl who doesn’t spend a lot of money on my outward appearance. But I love treating myself to special experiences and it’s even better when a special experience can be shared with a friend!
Ignore the pasty white legs and concentrate on those amazing pedicure chairs!
My friend Monique and I went to Spa Euphoria for pedicures in mid November (my toes still look good) and we really enjoyed ourselves. The back of the chairs can be programed into various massage settings and a big tub for foot soaking is attached to the bottom of each chair. Spa Euphoria is the only place in town with this kind of pedicure equipment!
In addition to pedicures and manicures, Spa Euphoria also offers permanent makeup, facials, hair removal, teeth whitening, various massage, makeup application, and air-brush tanning and makeup.
Several of these services don’t appeal to me as a consumer, but I’ve enjoyed the pedicures, manicures, facials, and I look forward to trying out a massage in the near future! This place has a lot of offer, including talented and personable staff!
One of the newest services provided by Spa Euphoria is a teeny tiny spa for children!
It is seriously adorable!
Enchanted Boutique and Spa! You can find them on Facebook right here!
To be completely honest, I can see how this children’s spa would be problematic for some parents.
It’s decorated in pink and has a definite princess theme. The idea is to take your little princess to the spa so she can get her toe nails or finger nails painted. There are also events where she can meet and actual princess and buy a princess costume. For parents who have a problem with the whole princess culture that is extremely prevalent in today’s society (and pushed upon young girls from birth), I agree that a princess spa can only add to the over-saturation of all things princess in society. Also, the fact that it is advertised as a princess spa might be very off-putting to little boys who are interested in having painted nails.
But you know what? It doesn’t have to be problematic. Parents should be able to provide balance in a child’s life. It doesn’t always have to be about princesses, but it’s okay sometimes! Plus, there are so many stories out there about awesome and strong princess role models. A princess doesn’t always need to be rescued by a prince.
It’s also okay to pamper yourself with pretty colours and decorations! Playing dress-up is awesome!
If you dig below the surface of the pink princessy exterior, I believe this little bit of enchantment can be a magical and wonderful part of any balanced childhood.
Both RJ and JP love nail polish and ask to have their nails painted just about every weekend. When I heard about Enchanted opening, I knew I wanted to take RJ on a mother-son manicure date. He was so excited to visit the spa with me and he definitely wants to go back one day.
I’ve been telling him since he was old enough to communicate that colours are gender neutral and finger nails are gender neutral, therefore having colour on your finger nails is just as acceptable for boys as it is for girls. He understands that not everybody thinks the same way we do and so far he’s been good at defending his decorated nails by declaring, “Girls AND boys can wear whatever they want!”
It’ll get harder as he gets older, but we’ll deal with the pressures and troubles as they come. For now, there is just a child, enjoying himself at the spa.
RJ had such a positive experience at Enchanted Boutique and Spa and really wants to go back!
It wasn’t my intention to make this post “political” but there are a lot of people who think taking RJ to the spa was akin to child abuse. Thankfully our family is full of love and fun. Part of that fun includes mother and son manicure dates.
Do you know a little boy or girl who would like to get a manicure?
Janet, owner of Spa Euphoria, has kindly provided me with a coupon for one free children’s manicure that I will be giving away to one lucky winner!
How amazing would it be for that special little girl or boy in your life to open up his or her stocking and find a gift certificate to the spa!?
Please comment on this post to enter the contest and I will be pulling a name from a hat on Friday the thirteenth!
This contest is for local readers
Please note that if you comment anything negative about boys wearing nail polish, you obviously will not be entered in the draw.