Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WFMW: Busy Mom's Pedicure

I like the idea of a pedicure, but I never get one. I almost always have two munchkins in tow wherever I go, so stopping for a pedicure isn't really practical. I'm also very ticklish and have a hard time relaxing to enjoy the pampering.

Here is what I do instead, about once a week:

1) Before showering, plug the tub & squirt a bit of your favorite body wash in the bottom. Run the water on HOT to fill the tub with about an inch of water, then adjust the shower as usual. Climb in & enjoy soaking while showering!

2) After showering, towel dry & file rough spots with implement of choice. I've heard great things about the PedEgg, but I just use an inexpensive file.

3) Smooth your favorite lotion over your feet, making sure to massage into the heel & any other rough spots. Put on thick cotton socks while you finish dressing, to allow the lotion time to absorb into your skin.

4) Optional - after steps 1-3 are done, put a quick coat of polish on those toes! I'm currently wearing this one in Racey Rouge. Polish isn't necessary, though; just doing steps 1-3 will keep your feet smooth & healthy-looking!

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Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love this...multi taskin!

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Allie said...

What a good idea! I have to admit that the idea of people touching my feet is what has kept me from ever getting a pedicure. But I love the idea of taking a little extra time to pamper. :)

Muthering Heights said...

Those are great tips! :)