One of the things I wondered about before leaving on this adventure was how I was going to do the regular maintenance type things that I do.  My biggest thing has always been my nails.  They are ALWAYS done and I had gel nails for over a decade.  Growing up, according to my Grandmother Spurrell, you needed your nails done, lipstick on and a bit of powder.

I am a creature of habit. ¬†There will be a crisis soon when I need my hair highlighted to cover my 6 grey ones and I have to go somewhere other than Studio 107 where I’ve gone since 2005. ¬†Just the thought stresses me out.

After Christmas, I had my gel nails removed in order to get used to no longer having long nails and to give my real nails time to strengthen back up before departing. ¬†I didn’t want to be held to a nail refill schedule.

Before I left home, I had a pedicure and a waxing so it’s been over a month. ¬†Something had to be done soon because I had shorts on the other day and I think my leg hair may have been blowing in the wind. ¬†Before you wonder why I had shorts on in all this rain, it was laundry day in Warsaw and that was about all that was clean to wear while I popped over to Starbucks.

I was heading to the Market Square this morning for my Starbucks (are you seeing the pattern?) and I saw a sign for a Manicure and Pedicure.  I poked my nose in the door and I liked what I saw.  Looked like my kinda place!  I made an appointment for 3 pm and off I continued to Starbucks for my morning caffiene.

There were 4 ladies working today in addition to the owner.  What a fantastic group of women!  They are all friendly and skilled and it was a pleasure to spend a few hours in their company.

I only had my lower legs waxed and this was done in the main room using hard wax. ¬†Apparently there will be only about a half dozen requests over the summer for waxing. ¬†Polish women generally shave. ¬†In Canada, we strip down and contort ourselves in all kinds of strange, acrobatic positions while we remove every hair that can be seen with a microscope. ¬†I’m determined to find some secret permanent hair removal method during my travels for blonde women.

Top Nails Spa was awesome and I’m more than happy with what I had done. ¬†I love my nails and feel all prettied up now! ¬†Here’s the end result!

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If you’re in Krakow in need of a mani, a pedi or a leg wax, go to Top Nails Spa!

I’m leaving Poland on Friday and I’ve been undecided about where I’m going next. ¬†I’m meeting Nadine & Pearl in Prague in a couple weeks and I’ve been looking at the map trying to figure out where to go. ¬†As I walked home in the Polish monsoon, I decided that I’m off to Luxembourg on Friday. ¬†I have some writing to do and a cough/cold to kick. ¬†I’ll be checking the weather forecast first though and if there are any predictions of rain, I’ll be changing plans. ¬†I need to be able to wear shorts and show off my legs!

Happy Travels!



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