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.