New Pedicures, Foot Treatments, Reiki & More

February 2021

Hey Friends!

Things are shaping up at Feetish: Frankie is now offering eyelash services in addition to manis, pedis, waxing and skin care, and we have given our retail area an exciting makeover — with everything from handmade artistic incense holders to glittery unicorn keychains with rather useful horns! We also have limited edition Starbucks tumblers (I am in love with the studded black one) that you can fill with bath bombs for $50 (the perfect gift for the impossible-to-shop-for Valentine). I’ll be posting updated boutique photos on Feetish’s social media, and if you see anything you like but you can’t pick it up, I will happily mail it to you.

Thanks for your ongoing support during this ongoing weird time in our lives.

Love,

Andrea

New Services From Andrea

ZODIAC PEDICURE

Two hours of pedicure delight, including astrological nail art and glitter! $129

REIKI SESSION

30 minutes of unconditional love, with intention! Add On – $30 Stand-Alone – $40

EXTRA FOOT PAMPERING ADD ON

Even more hydrating foot creme, relaxing foot massage, warm stones and steamed towels! 30 min. – $30 60 min. – $60

FOOT CARE LESSON

Spend two hours learning everything about spoiling a loved one’s feet! Attend alone and surprise them with your new skills, or learn together as a couple for a romantic (but useful) date! $250

Learn more or book any of these services online at feetishspa.com. Questions? Ask me anything!

First Weekend in February News

I’m scheduled to receive my second vaccine dose on 2/5, so in anticipation of having a realllllly sore deltoid for a few days I’m taking most of that weekend off. If you’re already scheduled no worries, but if you need some footsie lovin’ please consider booking before 2/5, or booking with Frankie 2/5 – 2/8.

In other news, on 2/6 Posh is coming out with a ton of new skin care and body care items. I’ll post about them on Facebook and Instagram (@feetishspa) as soon as they’re available.

Keep in mind 10% of your Posh purchases will be donated to the Sin Sity Sisters, a local HIV & AIDS charity that just happens to involve drag performances, face paint, and a paddle or two. Thanks for your support!

New Gear
I’m constantly looking for ways to improve your experience at Feetish, so I’ve invested in some new memory foam wedges for back support on my massage table. If you’d prefer a little upper body elevation during your next Feetish visit, please let me know and we’ll build a supportive nest for you. 🙂

Taking New Year’s Eve Appointments!

I know our New Year’s Eve celebrations will look a little bit different this year, but that’s no reason not to pamper yourself after the year we’ve just endured!

Frankie is taking appointments for Thursday 12/31/2020! Click here for more info and to book. Happy New Year!

Manicures! Full Gel Nail Sets! Waxing! And More!

I am THRILLED to announce that you can now book manicures (for all genders), full gel nail sets, gel fills, body and facial waxing (again, for all genders), booty facials, back facials, vagacials, pedicures and more at Feetish with my dear friend and new spamate, Frankie Taylor!

To learn more about Frankie and their services, or to book your appointment, please visit their website here. You’ll love Frankie as much as I do!

Spaliday Specials & New Spa Services

November 2020 

Hello fabulous people!

I have no idea if we’ll see another lockdown in Vegas in the upcoming weeks so I wasn’t sure if I should send out a newsletter this month, but then I figured I could use the opportunity to remind you all that I’m still going above and beyond with safety and sanitation procedures at Feetish. 

In addition to my strict masking rules, EPA registered disinfectant spray-a-thon, and ultra-filtered air flow, I am currently routinely tested for coronavirus on a weekly basis. I have no reason to think I’ve ever been exposed, but it’s the least I can do to keep Feetish (and you!) as safe as possible. Rest assured I’ve never tested positive, but if I ever do, I will stop working until I am 100% sure it’s safe to do so. 

Wishing you health and happiness,

Andrea


 
NEW SERVICES!

The Zero Stress Pedi Package – 180 minutes, $155

Includes a Two Hour Deluxe Spa Pedicure AND your choice of a 60 minute Outdoor Back Massage OR a 60 minute Stand Back Bacial.

Foot Care Lesson – 120 minutes, $250

For couples or individuals! I’ll teach you the basics including nail care, callus smoothing, and foot massage techniques. Includes a home foot care kit to get you started. 

Please visit feetishspa.com for more details and to book online. 



HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECIALS!

Shop Posh bath, body & skin care specials online at feetish.po.sh November 27th – 30th! Plus 10% of your subtotal will be donated to SafeNest.  

Feetish gift certificates are available online at feetishspa.com!

Thanks so much for supporting small business this holiday season. ❤ 
 

Trick Or Treat, Smell Your Feet

October 2020

Happy Halloween, All!

Help yourself to FREE mini vegan oatmeal & lavender soaps when you come in for a service at Feetish this month! (And of course, chocolates are ALWAYS on the menu at Feetish!)

XOXO,

Andrea

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NEW POST-LOCKDOWN SPECIAL!

Stand Back Bacial
It’s like a relaxing facial for your back! A gentle exfoliant revives dull skin, and soothing oils and creams are massaged into your back, neck and shoulders to smooth and hydrate. Includes steamed towels, warm stones, and customized aromatherapy.

60 minutes $89

90 minutes $119

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SUPPORT SAFENEST THIS QUARTER

Thanks so much for supporting Gender Justice last quarter! Through the end of 2020, 10% of online Posh sales at https://feetish.po.sh will be donated to SafeNest to assist those dealing with domestic violence.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


I’ll be doing outdoor chair massages for tips during movie night on 10/17. Click for more info.

Project Ripper is coming to New Orleans Square on 10/23 & 10/24! Click for more info.

My Cheap, Easy Self Care Tips For Smooth Feet

If you’ve visited me at Feetish here in Vegas, we may have discussed some self care tips you can use at home to extend the life of your pedicure (especially those super smooth soles!). My top two cheap and easy foot care tips are these:

  • Moisturize your feet daily. Use a thick cream or butter (like shea or cocoa). Focus on your dry areas (like your heels). If you can put socks on over your moisturizer, that’s even better. Leave on all day, all night, or both.
  • Use a 100/180 grit nail file on your soles’ rough spots to smooth them out. Most folks will respond best to the 180 (finer grit) side, but really thick or rough calluses may respond better to the 100 grit side. Always use this file on DRY soles, never wet. Do not over file. Repeat weekly or as needed.

Need some suggested products?

I like putting Posh’s hand creme on my feet. It’s thick and it smells really good! 

Amazon carries nail files from countless brands, but here’s a pack that will last you a long time.

Questions? You know where to find me! 🙂

Other Things To Do At Las Vegas’ New Orleans Square

Feetish’s current home is in a complex called New Orleans Square (NOS). NOS is located about a mile east the Las Vegas Strip, with plenty of free parking on the side that faces Sahara. It’s toward the back of the Commercial Center parking lot (that it shares with famous Vegas landmarks Lotus Of Siam and The Green Door). Look for the two story building next to the indoor rollerskating rink — that’s New Orleans Square!

Over the past few years, NOS has been morphing from a collection of random offices and various businesses into a creative community featuring art galleries, studios, restaurants, specialty shops, and weird small businesses (like Feetish!). The property is family run, and the property owner is a Burning Man guy with a vision. For myself and many others, NOS feels like home.

Here’s a short list of other places to visit while you’re exploring NOS. It’s in a state of constant change and growth, so I’ll update this post periodically. Please check each business’ hours independently to avoid disappointment. 😉

Hellbound Horror Collectibles – Mom and pop horror shop featuring local artists and some hard to find items. Open Tues – Sun. (I bought a Lego Alien here. Lots of creepy dolls!)

Cocky Punk – Your friendly neighborhood lifestyle store. Open Tues – Sat. (I bought the comfiest pride socks here. Lots of sexy leather harnesses!)

Sci Fi Center – Comic books, pins, Star Trek and Star Wars collectibles, sci fi events and more! Open most evenings and some days. (I saw Picard episode 1 here!)

Growthspring Healing & Creative Arts – Dr. Havi Mandell offers art therapy, teaching, coaching, reiki, energy healing and more in her courtyard gallery.

Core Contemporary – Nancy Good’s art studio and impressive gallery space features different artists. Open Wed – Sat. (I’ve enjoyed every show I’ve seen here.)

Compulsion Studio & Gallery – Carrie Miller’s art studio and gallery features works of a creepy, gothic and deathy nature. Open Wed – Sun. (Lots of skulls here. You know I love skulls.)

ASAP Studio & Gallery – Featuring a rotating roster of local artists.

Fort Bedlam Coffee House – Coffee and forts! COMING SOON

Cineloggia – A museum featuring sci fi and horror movie special effects props!

Photo Bang Bang – Need some photo studio time, or a photographer? Contact Feetish’s neighbors across the courtyard.

Hot 702.5 – Risky radio, streaming online! Hip hop, R&B, pop, and talk shows.

Blooming Memory Florist – Beautiful floral arrangements, fast delivery, and outstanding custom work!

Kim’s $5 Glitz & Bling – Jewelry of all kinds starting at $1, mostly priced at $5!

Lost Vegas Tea & Spice House – Ya Ya is a vegan chef who makes weird and wonderful tea and spice blends for all tastes.

Alternative Peer Group – Adolescent drop-in center offering Peer Recovery Support Services.

Gender Justice – Inclusive, intersectional support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – These naughty nuns raise money for AIDS drug assistance, and work their habits off for queer outreach and visibility.

Sankofa Cultural Center – Workshops and educational events celebrating African history and culture.

Melodic Minds Music Academy – Musical and vocal training for all skill levels.

Rapid Tech Repair & Recovery – Veteran-owned electronics repair shop.

This list is incomplete as new attractions are opening weekly. Come down and explore!

September 2020 News (Hint: Free Bath Bombs for Educators)

September 2020

Dear Friends,

A year has gone by since I signed the lease on Feetish’s new location. It’s hard to believe I was designing a spa twelve months ago!

To my new clients: Thanks so much for finding me and for trusting me to give you a safe, enjoyable spa experience. I appreciate you!

To my regular clients: Thanks not only for trusting me, but also for sticking by me through some weird stuff! The past year has been beyond interesting, but you make the effort well worth it.

Love,

Andrea

Free Bath Bombs for Educators in September

Do you teach kids or adults? Are you a homeschooling parent? A tutor? Do you work as support staff in an educational setting?

Thank you for all that you do!

Throughout September 2020, if you’re listed above, mention “bath bomb” when you come in for your Feetish appointment and you’ll receive a free bath bomb! (Individually wrapped for safety.)

You must mention this offer because sometimes I forget things. You must come in for an appointment to receive your gift. While supplies last!

New Posh For Your Face

Posh just came out with two new facial products and I am loving these:

Kale’n It Face Wash $21

Very gentle, a little bit goes a long way, suitable for all skin types.

Day & Night Facial Moisturizer $22

Non-greasy but thick enough for use in the desert, use both day and night, great for sensitive, dry or combination skin.

Both are included in Buy 5 Get 1 Free, Mix & Match at https://feetish.po.sh!

Plus this is the final month where 10% of your online Posh purchase will be donated to Feetish’s New Orleans Square neighbors, Gender Justice! Thanks so much for your support!

The Return of Retail

Is it time to bring back some retail items? Maybe!

Please let me know if you have any special requests.

So far I’m thinking foot balm, hand cremes, yummy-smelling hand sanitizers, a few facial products, some good body moisturizers…what else do you need? Tell me!

C’mon, Why Don’t You Do Manicures at Feetish?

When I first became licensed to offer nail services at Feetish, I put manicures on my menu while remaining well aware that feet were my primary passion. The folks who came in for manicures were lovely humans, and most have remained my good friends to this day. My manicures looked nice and lasted for quite a while, yet something integral was missing and I needed to take a deep dive into what that was, exactly.

Manicures had always made up less than 10% of my total business. This was partially due to the fact that I charged more that the neighborhood nail shop (private rooms and quality products aren’t cheap), I didn’t do artificial nails (I’m allergic to acrylic chemicals), and my schedule was so busy with pedicures and facials that there wasn’t much room for manicures anyway. When I relocated from Fremont Street to New Orleans Square I had to decide what I was willing and able to accommodate in my new space: Manicure table? Manicure-specific tools? Or did I want to go all in on smoothing soles and painting toes?

With minimal hesitation I went with my original love: Feet and the pampering of feet. I absolutely adore the fact that I can spoil your footsies while you relax on a cushy massage table in a darkened room as stars dance across the ceiling. This is my meditation time too; when I can lose myself in the ritual care and grooming of your sore, tired, overworked soles. If you can list five things better than a good foot massage, I’m willing to have that conversation!

To those who wish I had the passion for caring for fingers the way I do toes, big sympathetic hugs to you. Manicures are best left to those who specialize in them, and if Feetish happens to become home to a meticulous manicurist one of these days, I’ll be shouting about it from the rooftops! 😉

Frequently Asked Questions: The B-Sides

The long-standing FAQs page on this site still applies, but I thought it might be useful to share some slightly less commonly asked questions.

Q: Do people often fall asleep during their pedicures?

A: It happens all the time!

Q: Is it OK if I fall asleep during my pedicure?

A: Absolutely! In fact, I’ll take it as a compliment.

Q: Is it OK if I talk during my service?

A: It sure is! This is your time to relax, so I’ll follow your conversational lead.

Q: How long have you been in Vegas?

A: I’ve lived here since 2007, and Feetish has been around since 2013.

Q: What’s the best way to book an appointment with you?

A: Booking online through feetishspa.com is usually easiest for both of us, but you can also book future appointments during a current appointment (“rebooking” as we like to say), or by emailing, calling or texting me (Andrea).

Q: Do you get a lot of weird requests?

A: I actually get fewer weird requests as a self-employed spa professional than I did as a massage therapist at the two Vegas resort spas where I worked, and even fewer than I would get at the fancy day spa where I worked in Rochester, NY. I think it’s because I’m a pretty good communicator, and that’s really important to me. When receptionists who aren’t service providers are booking spa services at larger facilities, they may not pick up on a caller’s subtext and vibe.

Q: OK, but what’s the WEIRDEST request you’ve ever heard?

A: An Instagram request from a European gentleman who wanted some dead foot skin shavings. I didn’t rule out sending him some of mine (you should never give away a client’s castoffs without their consent, of course), but he didn’t want to pay for overseas postage.

Q: What do you like to do in Vegas?

A: In no particular order: Getting massages, taking photos of abandoned places and cemeteries, hiking in the desert,  Trauma Recovery Yoga, eating at Vegas’ fun restaurants, working on creative projects with friends, and turning my backyard into a residential Meow Wolf-esque wonderland.

Q: Who massages you?

A: I have a few massage therapist friends who take good care of me.

Q: Do you think you’ll always live in Vegas?

A: I used to say “yes”, but now I’m not so sure. I love it here, but I also have a dream of living on land with hot springs and building a little retreat. Who knows!

Q: What does the future of Feetish look like?

A: I’d like to find some tenants to share my office who are on a similar wavelength to my own, but beyond that I’d be happy to get through the rest of 2020 without a major personal catastrophe!

Q: I have questions that you haven’t answered. How can I ask them?

A: Drop me an email here. Keep ’em coming!

Thanks friends!