Go Ahead, Post a #Gelfie!

First and most importantly, Feetish’s Indiegogo campaign to bring nail services to East Fremont was a HUGE success, thanks to you wonderful people. Perks were dropped in the mail two days ago, and I can’t wait for you guys to open ’em. Your generosity and support means more than words can say. Again, thankyouthankyouthankyou. ‚̧

Secondly, I thought I’d take this opportunity to gab about gel polish (since the Indiegogo campaign was instrumental in allowing me to stock up on a wide variety of gel polishes and glitters for your mani/pedi pleasure!)

Gel polish is awesome for a few reasons:

* It cures in seconds, in contrast to the lengthy drying time of regular polish.

* It lasts for weeks under normal conditions, whereas regular polish looks good for a few days.

* You can get down with chemicals that would normally ruin regular polish (acetone, anyone?) and your nails will still look pristine.

* Gel polish is *super* awesome at Feetish Spa Parlor, because you pay the same price for a mani or pedi whether you choose gel or regular polish. Unbelievable!

Gel polish is cured under LED light. Each coat takes about 30 seconds to cure. Once the top coat is applied, you can tie your shoes or pick your nose, and your polish will still be perfect!

Gel polish is cured under LED light. Each coat takes about 30 seconds to cure. Once the top coat is applied, you can tie your shoes or pick your nose and your polish will still look perfect!

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My very own #gelfie! Not too shabby for doing my own left-handed gels. ūüėČ Colors: The Abyss (dark blue) with Fireworks glitter.

If you have any questions about gel polish, manicures, pedicures, appointments or absolutely anything nail-related or not, please drop a note at feetishspa@gmail.com.

Thanks again, friends! ūüôā

Otherworldly Travels on Fremont Street

It was just a matter of time before I blogged about Jesse James Celestial Comics. Located on the first floor of Neonopolis (just beyond the Denny’s that serves Fernet Branca,¬†and Pancake Puppies wedding cake), I impose my presence on Celestial Comics at least once every other week to pick up my favorite DC Vertigo titles (Sandman Overture, Dead Boy Detectives) and engage in general mischief.

My pal Mike runs the shop and edits the pix. BAM.

My pal Mike runs the shop and edits the pix. *BAM*

The staff is knowledgeable about more titles than I’ll ever be. They also carry a wide selection of statues, figurines, hardcover graphic novels, and other requisite nerd accoutrements.

These things!

These things!

New stuff!

New stuff!

More things and new stuff!

More things and new stuff!

Mike and I doing what we do best.

Mike and I doing what we do best.

Jesse James Celestial Comics is open 7 days a week from 11 ’til 7 or 8 (depending on the day). Tell ’em Feetish sent ya! ūüėČ

Indiego…GOAL!

Just the other day with 22 days left to go, Feetish Spa Parlor’s Indiegogo goal was met and beaten! A million thanks to everyone who contributed, shared, or said a positive thing to me about the whole nail salon idea. Seriously, this wouldn’t have been possible without you. ‚̧

Thank you, friends!

Thank you, friends!

I’m going to continue to share the campaign for the remaining three weeks, because the Trek portion of the video still entertains me beyond belief. (Shout out to my pal Geoff Carter of DTLV.com fame for working his video magic. Well done, Captain!)

If you’re stuck in YouTube overdrive, please check out my Indiegogo rhetoric on this recent Massage Nerd Show appearance, and on this even more recent Downtown Podcast segment with Mack Holiday. Incidentally, Mack studies holidays and noticed the gross injustice inflicted upon nail techs everywhere with the absence of any sort of nail care holiday. So we invented one!

April 25th is the final day of Feetish’s Indiegogo campaign, hence we’ve dubbed it “National Mani/Pedi Day”! In honor of this sacred holiday, and as a token of my appreciation to the community who supports these crazy ideas in my head, I will be hosting a casual open house (with treats!) at Feetish on the 25th. Stay tuned!

For more info on awesome stuff mentioned here, please check out:

http://www.downtownpodcast.tv

http://www.twitter.com/HolidayWhatTV

http://www.facebook.com/HolidayWhatTV

http://www.massagenerd.com

Thanks again! ūüôā

Shiny Boots of Leather

My ebay Doc Martens are thanking me profusely, now that I’ve finally visited Flonzo at A Cut Above The Rest barbershop! Located on Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, you’ll find the resident shoeshine expert working his magic behind a beaded curtain in the back of the shop. I’m not kidding when I tell you $5 (plus tip!) has never brought this quasi-goth feetishist so much joy.

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Flonzo's skills.

Flonzo’s skills.

Your humble narrator and her shiny docs.

Your humble narrator, loving life. (Photo by Flonzo)

Shiny, shiny.

Shiny, shiny.

Telephone: 702-477-7557
Email: Info@ACutAboveTheRestDowntown.com
Address: 616 E. Carson Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101

Gettin’ Perky with Indiegogo

Feetish Spa Parlor will be offering natural nail manicures and pedicures this spring! Here’s your chance to have a bit of fun (nail goddesses willing!) while helping the process along.

Please check out my Indiegogo campaign here, and know that¬†I greatly appreciate any and all forms of support: tweets, Facebook shares, contributions, and kind words. There are some pretty awesome perks available to contributors, including many services you’ve already come to rely on from Downtown Las Vegas’s best little 140-square-foot day spa.

Thanks in advance, you wonderful people, you. ‚̧

Being Neighborly: Geoff the Accountant

I first met Geoff Geever at Feetish Spa Parlor’s Holiday Karaoke Brie Feast this past December. In a matter of minutes, my new 2nd floor neighbor had won the hearts of every comic book geek in attendance with his appreciation for the¬†fiction of Neil Gaiman, and for his Superman socks (with attached capes). It was at this moment that Geoff¬†was officially declared The Most Awesome CPA In All The Land.

Geoff works for RWCo CPAs. He’s quite hilarious, and from what I can deduce,¬†pretty damn¬†good at doing taxes. His office is right down the hall from me. You two should meet.

Geoff’s Contact Info:

(702) 728-5129

geoffreyg@rwcocpas.com

on the 2nd floor of Emergency Arts!

My 2nd floor neighbor Geoff, hard at work.

My 2nd floor neighbor Geoff, hard at work.

 

 

An Anniversary Thank YOU!

I probably should’ve posted this earlier, if only to let you guys know there would be an unlimited supply of leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate in my office all day, and that you really ought to help me devour it. But at any rate,¬†four large boxes of rejected holiday candy later, I can say I made it through Feetish Spa Parlor’s first anniversary with a huge grin on my face.

So thank you! Thank you for buying incense and soap and perfume oils; for seeking out your Dermalogica skin care products in the most unlikely building in town; for trusting me enough to allow yourselves to be locked in a dark room with a slightly odd spa nerd for extended periods of time; for seeing value in what I do; and for being the appreciative, adventurous, supportive, amazing people who make it possible for me to do all this great stuff and enjoy every minute of it.

Love,

Andrea

For you. Thanks.

For you. Thanks.

Essential Essentials

One of the most frequent compliments I receive from Feetish Spa Parlor visitors is how good it smells as they approach my shop. My graphic designer neighbor smiles and takes a deep breath every time she passes by on her way to the restroom and strangers follow their noses down the hall until they arrive at my open door.

The¬†origin of¬†this olfactory adventure lies in my daily use of essential oils. At the risk of being referred to as a dirty hippie, I usually wear ylang ylang, patchouli, frankincense and sandalwood. At Feetish, I diffuse different oils on a cotton round —¬†usually eucalyptus, lavender, and doTERRA’s Citrus Bliss blend.

Always a fan of educating the public and peddling my wares, here are the doTERRA essential oils currently available for sale at Feetish Spa Parlor. I’ve also included my favorite use for each oil and its price. Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have!

Lavender – A bestseller! I like to diffuse it in the office, and I use it on my sunburn when my vampire-like skins see too much UV light. $28

Patchouli – People either love it or hate it. I love it as a perfume oil. $40

Peppermint – So many uses! My fave? Breath freshener! $28

Vetiver – A very grounding scent, similar to patchouli. I like to diffuse it. $46

Lemon – A few drops in water makes for a yummy drink. $14

Ylang Ylang – Don’t laugh, but it makes an awesome women’s deodorant. $47

Clove – To be perfectly honest I don’t use clove oil on a regular basis, BUT lots of people use it to help them quit smoking. $19

Lime РYou can use it when cooking, or put a few drops in your drinking water. $18

Melaleuca – Also known as tea tree oil, it has strong anti-fungal properities. $26

Cinnamon – You can put a few drops in hot chocolate to give it a spicy kick. $28

Rosemary – On chicken. Mmmm. $19

Frankincense – Works wonders on bizarro skin conditions. $93

Geranium – Known for its age-defying skin benefits. $36

Eucalyptus – Out of stock, but more is on the way! Relieves nasal congestion, and smells like a (clean) steam room at the spa. $19

TerraShield – A natural bug repellent. $13

On Guard – This blend helps relieve throat discomfort when I catch a cold. $43

Citrus Bliss – Smells like Creamsicles. ‘Nuff said. $20

PastTense РThe BEST thing for headaches and cramps. $25

Clear Skin – A natural way to attack acne, in roll-on form. $28

I have testers of most of these oils in the shop, so feel free to stop by and play!