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Friday, June 13, 2014

Runah Salon is offering an ice-cream manicure and pedicure to help you close out the sweltering summer in style. Shirley Mistry tells you about her experience

If you think that putting the words ice-cream and pedicure together means that you’ll be surrounded by, soaking your feet in, or at least eating ice-cream, you’re going to be sorely disappointed at Runah Salon. But, before I reached this conclusion, I was quite intrigued to see what this famed ice-cream pedicure included. Given the scorching heat, it seemed like the perfect summer indulgence.

However, minutes into my treatment, I realised that there wasn't going to be any ice-cream at all! The spa uses products by an American brand called Me! Bath for the treatment and these have enterprising names such as A Scoop of Ice Cream instead of just foot soak, Body Icing instead of moisturiser, Sherbet instead of body scrub... you get where we are going with this, don't you?

The treatment started with a foot wash, followed by a soak, both of which used products that contained almond, milk and honey. The products smell divine and will instantly relax you. After this, the sherbet came into play and it made for a really good scrub. Just the right amount of abrasion ensured that my skin was well exfoliated, without getting scratched and sore.

After the thorough scrub, came the chocolate-scented mask. The scent was similar to that of dark chocolate and by this point, you are somewhat disappointed that the treatment doesn’t include a few scoops of ice cream to devour while you waited for the mask to dry. Once it has worked its magic for 10 minutes, it is washed off and followed up with a moisturiser and a short massage —the perfect way to end a pampering session.

My therapist told me that this pedicure nourishes your skin deeper than others do, and will last a good two weeks. Although the pedicure did get rid of a nasty, uneven tan (to a certain extent) and made my feet super soft, it didn't last the promised two weeks. The effects wore off in three to four days, which is even quicker than a regular pedicure.

Although this treatment is slightly gimmicky, it is worth trying if you are looking for something different. However, priced at Rs 1,200 for a manicure and Rs 1,500 for a pedicure that lasts roughly 75 minutes, it isn't the cheapest option.

Where 1st Floor, Powerhouse Gym, Senapati Bapat Marg, Opposite Palladium Mall, Lower Parel (W)
Contact 24941111

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