In my profession, people are constantly asking me beauty related questions. What is your favorite mascara? What do you think of such and such a product? Where do you go to get your hair/brows/facials done? I am always happy to oblige and share my knowledge, hence my column and my blog www.thedailybeautyblotter.com, where I share everything I know about anything beauty. Because of this, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite places to get pampered in Rhode Island. I would like to begin this trip by asking you when was the last time you felt like a princess? Been a while? Yeah, me too! In a house with 2 very active young boys, I don’t get a lot of girly time and sometimes this momma just needs a break. A recent trip to Alayne White Spa, changed all of that, where I booked myself their Beyond Belief Pedicure! Let me begin by saying, that I am a foot fanatic and I am constantly scrubbing and filing and moisturizing my feet. I consider pedicures a necessity, rather than a luxury and I am usually quite happy with the speed and efficiency the less fancy places have me in an out of there in about 40 minutes! Also, in all of my years in the industry, I have become quite adept at doing my own toes if I am in a pinch! My trip to Alayne White was a different experience entirely. You are greeted warmly upon arrival and are whisked into the cozy waiting area with some hot tea and a warm neck pillow, which was perfect on the day of my visit as the weather wasn't so pleasant.
Ally, my technician was very friendly and helped me choose my color and then took me into the back room, where this was waiting for me:
OMG! It is a chair fit for a queen and after getting settled, the pampering began. This pedicure is 2 hours long (yes, you read that right) and is sheer bliss! It includes a foot scrub and mask in your choice of flavor, a scalp and upper shoulder massage and they even brush your hair! Paraffin on your hands and feet and the most fabulous pedicure you will ever have concludes this truly beyond belief experience. I also had a cracked and broken toenail that Ally meticulously worked and made look 100x better.The only bad part about this experience was having to go back to the real world after it was over! I was planning on getting a bunch of cleaning and laundry done, but all I could do was lay on my bed amongst my fluffy pillows and pretend I was still a princess!
*3 weeks later and my toes still look like I just had a pedicure. Amazing!
The Beyond Belief Pedicure is available by appointment at Alayne White Spa in Providence or Bristol and is a truly wonderful gift for anyone who needs some serious pampering! Please call (401)272-1772 or visit www.alaynewhite.com to make your appointment.
Kirsten is a Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist with almost 20 years experience in the field. Her artistry and advice have been published on The Knot, Style Me Pretty,The Providence Journal and Rhode Island PBS, among others. She was part of the makeup team at StyleWeek NorthEast 2013 and is a regular contributor to WPRI's The Rhode Show. Most recently, Kirsten has started a beauty and lifestyle blog,thedailybeautyblotter.com, in an effort to make her knowledge and expertise accessible to everyone in a fun and approachable way.