taj ma toes

Two (three?) weeks ago, I was off to Haven Spa – aka my second home – in Soho to experience their newest treatment: Taj Ma Toes. I knew I was in love because “taj ma toes” partially sounds like “touch ma toes” which cracked me up endlessly since I’m a five year old who loves a solid play on words.

This ayurvedic inspired pedicure warms, calms and relaxes the overactive Vata constitution. For reference, the Vata constitution describes one as being excitable and have high energy. I like to think of this as constantly being on-the-go (hellooo…that’s about 90% – unscientific calculation – of all New Yorkers!) The atmosphere of Haven Spa is supremely calming; I have a tendency of whispering when I walk in simply because I don’t want to ruin the mood. I’m afraid I’ll cause a random shift in the universe and BOOM, the one place in New York where I know I can relax suddenly disappears.

After selecting a color (I chose Zoya’s Logan, new and part of their holiday collection), you’re offered a nice warm cup of Spiced Chai Tea. Yum!!

Using almond, lemon, and geranium oils your pedicure is one that not only leaves your toes beautiful but skin nourished and hydrated. After a warm Vata foot bath, herbal scrub and mask application, you receive a soothing warm Vata oil hot stone massage of your legs and feet. A first for me but I can certainly see this as a nice pick me up during fall/winter.

The Taj Ma Toes treatment is available through February for $59 (for 45 minutes).

Disclosure: I received this for free but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.

Tuesday Morning Poll 9/1/09

1. Mood:
excited yet anxious: it’s my last year in college, I start a new internship this Fall, and my 22nd birthday is three months away (113 days…not that I’m counting or anything) 😉

2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
oh gawd..TOO long. Seriously though, it takes me at minimum an hour. And a half.

3. Celebrity crush of the moment?
Mechad Brooks…hubba hubba
4. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
MAC Violet Trance eyeshadow, Victoria’s Secret lipstick in Melt, Illamasqua Blush in Beg

5. Most overly used phrase(s)?
Def., LOL, LMAO, Werd, Twitter, I’m OBSESSED

6. Your worst habit?
Peeling off my nail polish when I get nervous…:/

7. Fondest memory?
Lately I’ve been thinking about my experience as an exchange student in England sophomore year of HS. Loved every minute of it.

8. Favorite song (for now)?
OMG…She Wolf by Shakira

9. On your nails?
Zoya Nail polish in Yasmeen

10. Weekly goals:

  • Do all of my homework/essays
  • Don’t be late. Ever.
  • Study for my LSAT in October
  • No More Shopping (and I’m serious this time)
  • Smile more

Alright, your turn ladies. Let me know how ya feelin’ this Tuesday morning!

The Rundown

1. Mood:
2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
3. Celebrity crush of the moment?
4. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
5. Most overly used phrase?
6. Your worst habit?
7. Fondest memory?
8. Favorite song (for now)?
9. On your nails?
10. Weekly goals: