Mommy Needs a Manicure

When I was pregnant with Viv, I still got weekly manicures, but my pretty acrylic nails had to come off – the smell and sensation were too much.  

Then new motherhood found me a wreck. For manicures, I used to go to the same Vietnamese lady I see to get my eyebrows waxed. I look like Dukakis if I don’t get my eyebrows done, and for that regimen I can hold Vivien while the woman waxes my brows. Recently she begged me to get my nails done as I was rushing out the door. She said, “Before baby, always time for nails. Now, no more.” I looked down at my nails, and they did look pretty bad.

So now I’m back to trying to get them done about every two weeks. But it doesn’t always work. And when it doesn’t, I have days like I describe in this video.

Me and the Spa “Girls”

Yes, it’s hard being a basic cable superstar.  

Spa Girls - Cool Mom

One of the perks of my life on the G-list are the spa shoots I do for the Fashion Team. Now, they all look better than they are. I got a detox massage from a spa once that made me want to barf. But the Spa Girls are a mobile unit that shows up and does your spa treatment for you and your friends in your own home. They have a thriving business going to the sets of TV shows.

They showed up and wowed the neighbors in their convertible car. I didn’t get a real massage as we have to cheat it for camera, but my mommy friend Jung got a massage from two people, including having her butt vigorously rubbed. Fun! Yes, my “work” is not done in a coal mine.

The Spa Girls were a fun-loving lot. It’s not cheap, but if any Cool Mom readers are in the area that they service, they have a discount for you all. Here’s their offer:

We’re happy to offer $100 off the first service 
(mention Promo Code SGCM08, valid for 1 month)
The contact info for Spa Girls is:
877.99. SPA GIRL
www.thespagirls.tv