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.





Tapping Into Your Girlier Side

I created this website because I am the epitome of a girlie girl. I have a  touch bunch of sass and a little edge though so don't get it twisted. I'm not afraid to break a nail. My nail lady is just a phone call away. Anyway, for whatever the reason I seem to be the go-to person for all things fashion and girlie related among all my girlfriends. Most of them are girlie, but there are a few that are transitioning into the girlie girl movement. This cool article I found, has 18 steps on becoming a girlie girl. At first I thought it was kinda stupid, but then it makes perfect sense. There is nothing wrong with learning how to tap into your girlie side:

1. Substitute clumsiness and jerky movements with graceful and fluid actions. You'll feel like a fake if you just clump along while walking. True "girly girls" sort of look like they're floating.

2. Buy clothing that always fits and gives you a waist. The stores Rue 21, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Pacsun, Wet Seal, American Eagle, Body Central,Hollister,Abercrombie, and Aeropostale are suggested, but you don't have to shop at these stores.

3. Remember: makeup usually makes you look polished. Lip gloss and mascara is perfect for everyday wear. You can also wear cheek tints and eye shadow, if you want. Foundation makes your skin look flawless, but too much can look fake. If you can't use makeup, don't worry, your face is all ready pretty. Use perfume like ones that smell like say tangerine, strawberry, coconut, etc. If you can't use perfume, at least use nice smelling deodorant.

4. Groom yourself every day. A good grooming routine everyday, is taking a shower, and shaving. Apply body lotion. The last step is perfume. Pick a custom scent for yourself to be your trademark.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm Stumped...

This blog needs to be designed in some way. Yeah so coming soon will be an entire website dedicated to talking about shopping and all things girly. I'm sorry but boredom will do that to you. Plus I need to get my design skills back up to par anyway. The next few months I will be strictly focusing on building this whole girlie girl brand. So soon I'm launching Look out for that this spring.



Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years Deals!

There is nothing like breaking your New Year's Resolution right after the new year has started. I know mine is to actually cut back on a lot of things, and one of them isn't shopping LOL. Thanks to my eternal BFF Shana, she has taught me how to do my own pedis and take the money I would have spent and buy SHOES instead. I think her idea is insanely GENIUS! That's why we're BFF's. Anyway here are a couple sales going on that will help you winter favorites for a fraction of the cost. This is going to be quick cuz I gotta get up early and get to work after having 10 whole days off! WACK!

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale! - They are currently having their wonderful Semi-Annual Sale. You can NEVER have enough of their comfy panties. I love drawls. Especially full backed comfortable ones. I think men invented stupid thongs. They chafe and dig. ugh. I'm sorry, but I'm just NOT a thong girl.

Forever21 New Year Clearance Sale - For my fashionistas on a budget, here is your chance to get some cute things at an even deeper discount. I usually call Forever21 the land of throw away clothes. I never expect anything great to come after I've washed a Forever21 garment. These clothes are made for 1 or maybe even 2 nights out. I am guilty of indulging though. I mean c'mon it's like so affordable. LOL.

Bath & Body Work's Hello Yellow Sale! - I love them when I want to. This is the time I usually do though because stuff is just cheap period. They mess with my smells though and I don't appreciate it. They've taken away White Cherry Blossom and Sheer Freesia already. I have boycotted them for the past few years until the new spell Twilight Woods came out. Yeah that stuff smells real good so me and Bath & Body are friends again. If they take this one away, It's a wrap. Holla at them though right now because they have some really good deals on their smell good :).