Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Review: Milk and honey pedicure and mini manicure at Mink

Well it’s no exaggeration to say that London Fashion Week really knocked the stuffing out of me – I returned tired and emotional and seriously, seriously footsore. So when I put out a shout-out on Twitter asking for recommendations for …

Wed, Feb 29, 2012, 11:30

   

Well it’s no exaggeration to say that London Fashion Week really knocked the stuffing out of me – I returned tired and emotional and seriously, seriously footsore. So when I put out a shout-out on Twitter asking for recommendations for pedicures, it was serious: where could I go that would beat my feet back into shape and leave me feeling relaxed and, crucially, rejuvenated?

There were a few places recommended but nowhere more than Mink in Ballsbridge – and when the lovely Kate then messaged me to say she could book me in over Twitter, well, I was sold – no fuss, no muss! I hopped over on Saturday morning, flip-flops in tow, to experience what everyone was raving about – and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed.

My pedicure was a 75-minute treat (although, word from the wise: wear leggings or very loose jeans. I did neither and was so sorry!) that involved your usual pedicure business – foot filing, cuticle trimming, file and polish – as well as a luxurious scrub and oh-so-relaxing massage. I’m a bit tickly in the feet, so I did find it tough to relax until the massage segment of the treatment, which had me almost floating off into an afternoon nap.

And the mini manicure was brilliant – it involved a cuticle trim, file and polish (and poor Lin had to deal with removing my Shellac) and my nails looked better than ever afterwards, and still hadn’t chipped four days later.

The milk and honey pedicure takes 75 minutes and costs €60; the mini manicure takes 30 minutes and costs €25. Mine was on the house, but I paid for my pedicure.