As I’ve often mentioned, I need to combine my Pinterest activities with required maintenance around the house just to keep my head above water! When I saw a pin about pedicure tips this week, it occurred to me that I could use the same logic for some “personal” maintenance. Now that the weather has FINALLY started to improve and I’m heading to Atlanta, I decided to use a couple of the pedicure tips and see if I can get my rather disgusting feet under control. Winter and wearing heels everyday to work has really taken a toll on them.
The only problem with this project is that even after a pedicure my feet really aren’t “foot model” worthy, so this post is a little light on pictures. My family always jokes that we have a genetic pre-disposition to ugly feet, so at least I come by it honestly. I remember a girl I went to high school with who had the best feet – I can still remember them after over thirty years! Anyway, I won’t be embarrassing myself by showing any pictures of this particular part of my body – or any others for that matter!
Here’s the process I used. First, I got out my handy Ped Egg. This is my favorite foot “equipment”. After I tried it for the first time a few years ago I called my whole family and told them to go out and get one. As I mentioned, as a group we all need help in the foot department. My daughters think the Ped Egg is “gross” because it makes what they call “foot powder”. I guess it’s all the dead stuff that gets scraped off and I suppose that is gross, but it really does make my feet look better.
The next step was a Pinterst pin that I found at a site called “Projectville – Daily Style Inspriation” This blog has some cute ideas, although she’s a lot younger than me. I mean, I’m probably not going to start wearing feathers in my hair! But she did have a really fun idea about buying perfume as a souvenir from all her trips. She buys a different bottle in each airport and writes where she got it with a Sharpie on the bottle. I think I’m going to start doing this – in fact,I’ll give it a try when I’m in Atlanta this week.
Anyway, she has a little post about giving yourself a pedicure and that’s what I used as my inspiration. Here’s the link: http://welcometoprojectville.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Beauty. It’s pretty simple, but has some ideas I haven’t tried before.
I started off with the foot “milk bath”. I did this quickly while Big Daddio was out because he would have complained about wasting milk on my feet. It was very relaxing. After that I whipped up the scrub she suggests. It’s made with honey, vinegar and salt. I didn’t know how well it would work, but I really liked it. It’s just abrasive enough to be effective but the honey makes it really soothing. I will definitely do this again.
Finally, I got out my favorite nail polish. I bought this for my cruise last year and it just makes me happy when I see it. I painted several coats (carefully) and then finished it with a coat of clear polish. I think this is a really important step – it makes it last a lot longer and seems to hold up better when wearing heels.
My feet look much better now. I almost broke down and showed a picture, but they’re still not that great. At least I’ll be able to wear sandals in Atlanta if it’s warm enough – which I’m really hoping it is! Hope this inspires you to get out your nail polish and flip flops!