La Petite Nail Shop’s “Sit & Lit” manicure and pedicure is just as relaxing as you’d think.
After three days of scratching around at Coachella in the cutest shoes everar“I needed a pedicure where you dip your feet into a koi pond and small carnivorous fish bite off all your dead skin. Actually, I needed piranhas to cut off my legs at the knee. But instead of going the self-mutilation route, I went to Potrero Hill, where… La Petite Nail Shop offers a CBD infused “Sit & Lit” manicure and pedicure — the first of its kind in the Bay Area.
SF Evergreen has written about “weed nails” before, but that was a South Bay nail artist who crumbled bits of flour like they were for a joint and then placed them under the nail itself. This is different – and just to be clear, there is no cannabis infused nail polish or anything like that. Because every part of the entire treatment is non-psychoactive – it’s TLC, not THC – you’ll go home with a mild body high that will keep you calm all day long. As you sign a statement that you accept “feelings of lightness, airiness, happiness, intense relaxation, and the munchies,” don’t leave your coconut numbed or fried.
Owner Charlene Yip started this service just before 420, stipulating that it’s only for people over 21 who aren’t pregnant – and while she’s discreet about it in a wink-like way, she likes to highlight the fabulous, buffing dead skin with diamond dust.
But it all starts with a bath bomb, infused with 50 milligrams – either an awakening formula with peppermint, cedar and citrus, or a relaxing version with lavender, chamomile and bergamot. (We went with chill, as we had already had coffee.)
“It could take an hour,” Yip said, offering herbal teas and a completely cannabis-free but still thematically appropriate brownie. “But you might feel it in 10 minutes.”
It was more like half an hour, which was perfect. SF Evergreen ran a high-end literary magazine, but lost interest halfway through a lengthy article and smiled blissfully instead. La Petite’s 45-minute Sit & Lit manicure costs $65, while the 60-minute pedicure costs $85, and because it’s a relatively upscale salon, one patron expressed some trepidation about the concept, possibly equating it with teens snorting acetone .
Once the friendly professional, Yip deftly dispelled her skepticism and then got to work on a lavender sugar scrub infused with 50 milligrams of CBD, pleasantly warming when massaged into the arches and calves.
If you sit in the seat closest to Kansas Street, you can chill out with a truly outstanding view of the Bay Bridge through the window, perfect for applying the third and final cannabinoid component, a 150 milligram pain-relieving lotion with that always – delicious ice-cold effect.
Then we got a spring green polish, because it couldn’t be more seasonal on April 21. Were we beautiful? Yes, and so was the world.
La Petite Nail Shop, 601 Kansas St., 415-796-2863 or lapetitenailshop.com