A few weeks back (because when am I ever really saying, THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY), I visited a local hotel in my area. And well, I instantly fell in love with the K West Hotel & Spa.
Just a short walk from the tube and located in trendy Shepherd’s Bush, the hotel stands in what used to be the BBC recording studios. The likes of Amy Winehouse and Bowie even frequented there once upon a yesteryear.
So in true rock ‘n’ roll fashion, we started our day out with their Glam Rock afternoon tea, followed by a full on pampering session. It couldn’t have come at a better time. My toes were looking worse for wear, and Joe and I were heading on holiday to Portugal the following week.
Karmic timing, I’d say.
However, this wasn’t your usual pedicure. It’s a jelly one. Yep. It’s exactly like you’d imagine a bowl full of jelly to look like. And soon my feet were going to be covered in the stuff. I. Couldn’t. Wait.
I’ll try anything and everything at least once, so test running their Jelly Pedicure before it officially launches sounded like the perfect thing to do.
After picking my colour (a nice bright pink for the hols), I settled into the chair. With no bowl in sight near my feet, I didn’t know what to expect. Until the pedicurist whipped out a copper bowl beneath me filled with hot water. It was basically like magic already. And we hadn’t even gotten started.
First, she explains, there’s a packet of jelly that mixes with the water. The water slowly but surely turns from liquid into a quicksand type of feeling. It’s a challenge to be able to move your feet around, which is good. The jelly is working away at the dead skin. Hooray!
Then, your pedicurist will smooth away the jelly as they work away at your toes. Sloughing off the dead skin (cute), filing, clipping and making your feet look smashing again.
Post your jelly pedicure, they said it will keep your feet totally smooth for a good couple of weeks… and it’s true! We went away for our holiday and they stayed completely smooth, even when I was frolicking through the sandy beaches or climbing rocks to get to epic views.
Four weeks on, and they’ve only started to get the teeniest bit rough again. I was pretty heavily wearing sandals, beach walking and doing it all. So I’d say if you got one of these during the autumn, when you can rely on tucking your feet into cosy boots, the results will last even longer.
Here’s the deal, when the water is turned to jelly it retains its temperature four times longer than simply water itself. Which essentially means it provides even further benefits to your pedicure. Yay!
Pretty toes! Well, okay, my feet generally really aren’t cute, but they did a cracking job on making them look nicer.
The Jelly Pedicure at the K West Hotel & Spa, is priced at £60 for 55 minutes.
Would you try out a jelly pedicure?
PS. This was a complimentary spa treatment at the K West Hotel & Spa, but all opinions, photos and scary feet are mine.