Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just Do It Yourself Girl

I'm a hands on kinda girl. I like to stand proud and be like "yeah, I did THAT!" "Who did your hair Kimmie?" "ME!!!" LOL. "Who did your make-up Kimmie?" "MEEEEE!!!" It feels good to know that some things can be achieved yourself with just a little time and effort. Take for instance the little bit of heaven I like to call the Pedicure. I LOVE pedicures. Pedicures are a must of any girlie girl. This should be a regular part of your beauty regimen. Your inner girlie will tell you to visit your local nail shop when your toes start looking run over and your heels have the cracks of Death Valley. Sometimes pedis give you just a little away time from the kiddies, the hubby or just life in general. I usually like to get a pedi at least every 2-3 weeks. I can't go longer than a month. I have dry feet. They can easily get crusty. That Ped-Egg thing alone just doesn't cut it. I know that I can moisturize them, but there is nothing like getting a fresh pedi!

Now I know right now times are kinda rough for some of you ladies (and gentlemen, I see you reading this blog LOL). Many of you aren't able to go out and just drop $20-$30 a month on a pedi. This is the main reason for this post. My BFF Shana told me how she was watching The Tyra Show (I can only take Tyra in small doses) and she was telling the ladies the things they can do to pamper themselves during this recession. She began to tell me all the wonderful products she uses to give herself a pedi and just visit the nail salon every once in a while.

Doing this does two things. Keeps your feet looking right, and save you some mula. Your hubby (if you have one) will be happy that you don't have crusty toes and snag the comforter LOL and you saved some money. The initial investment to purchase the products to do your pedi are just a small investment compared to how much you will save in the long run:

This is what you'll need:

  • A Foot Bath 
  • Foot Soak or Aromatherapy Oils
  • Cuticle Nipper
  • Toenail Clipper
  • Cuticle Remover 
  • Orangewood Sticks
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Pumice Stone
  • Nail File
  • Cotton Balls/Cotton Pads
  • Gloves if you have Acrylic Nails
  • Nail Polish, Base Coat & Top Coat [I use OPI & Essie]
  • Foot Scrub
  • A Thick Moisturizer or Lotion
Click here on how to give yourself a Pedi!

You can pretty much find most of these items at your Local Target, Wal-Mart, CVS or Wal-Greens. There you have it ladies. A Pedi ANYTIME you want. It will take some practice to get it down right, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to do it every week!

Can I recommend the BEST foot scrub and moisturizer ever though?

BEST Foot Scrub - Olay Body Thermal Pedicure. For about $9, your feet will be singing Hallelujah! Shana told me about this stuff and now I am HOOKED. Not only does it make your feet baby soft, but it WARMS up when you rub it on. It feels like a massage in a bottle.Yes!!!

BEST Moisturizer EVAR - Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Move over Vaseline. This stuff is THICK. I thought this was for baby diaper rashes, but I guess it serves the purpose to get all things ashy and dry under mad control. I slather this stuff on my feet when they are moist and throw a pair of spa socks on and it feels like my feet are being transformed into brand new feet! Yes indeed!

You MUST get these two products ladies to go with your pedi kit. Keep your pedi materials in a cute little clear box so you can grab it whenever you need it. I JUST gave myself my first pedi the other day and it looks like I'll be giving myself another one this weekend.





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