Friday, March 13, 2009

Cocok's

Alrighty, so one of the first places I heard about when we moved here was Cocok's (pronounced cocoas) nail salon. Everyone raves about the pedicures and last Sunday I found out that it's with good reason. Everyone knows I'm not much of a girly girl so getting a pedicure wasn't on the top of my to-do list, but after being here 7 months (time flies, doesn't it?) I gave it a go. I went with a few ladies in celebration of finishing our Extreme Fitness Challenge. It is quite the experience.
First, you get to sit in these super comfy recliners and they bring you tea and this massive book of styles you can choose from. This place is not just for the simple paint job. The Japanese people are real artists and they can hand paint almost anything you want on your toes. You get the normal pedicure treatment - soaking, moisturizing, filing (yuck!), scraping, grating, etc., but you also get an extended foot and leg massage. It is so relaxing!
Well, before going in and seeing all my options I was convinced that I was going to get my nails painted black and have little crosses put on them, but then I fell in love with the koi and dragonflies! They are so cute! Plus, being the true fan, I went with Gator colors. Slightly tacky, I know, but I wanted the fish to be orange so blue just seemed to be the logical choice.
Here are some pictures of before and after as well as a picture of me with my still-kind-of new haircut. Bangs! Crazy, I know. And yes in the before picture that polish is left over from the squadron Christmas party that took place mid-December.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Well look at those fancy boiled peanuts! They have it all in Japan.

Mandy said...

Love your hair. It looks great. How long will the nails last. I oould have had sheep on mine.

Heather said...

You’re not a girly-girl?! GASP!

I love the toes…. But OMG I LOVE THE HAIR!

Sandy said...

I absolutely love your haircut. I think the bangs look sooooo great on you. You've crossed over into the trendy side of haircuts, hehe. But it looks so super cute on you. I'm jealous! Bangs would never work as well with my curly hair as they work with yours. I think you look just fabulous!!!

Mary said...

Love the hair, Amy!

Kristina Patten said...

OK, I have to laugh at the toenail polish. Mine frequently looks that bad, however, I will attempt to use the ghetto method of fixing it up, by spot polishing where the polish has chipped. Oh yeah, and I finally picked up the application to get my passport, so let me know the best time of year to visit. I'm saving my pennies!

Josefina said...

you look beautiful, i love it.

m.e.bertsch said...

You look fabulous as usual! Aren't pedicures the greatest? You might get hooked.