At Home Foot Pampering

Why go and spend money at day spa for a facial, manicure and pedicure when you can do it at home for less?

Not too long ago I was cleaning out the basket that sits in our nightstand and came across a few bottles of trial-size stuff my dad had put in my Christmas stocking over the last few years. At first, I wrote one thing off as just being lotion, but when I looked closer I saw it was a thermal pedicure lotion. It says to moisten your feet, rub all over and focus on dry, rough areas, then rinse. It sounded interesting and have a few really rough spots on my heels so I pulled it out and figured I'd try it someday.

Well this weekend I'm going up to Madison with my unit for a Mary Kay Career Conference (my first company-wide event - I'm excited!). I decided, what better time to treat myself to a mini-pedicure than the night before I leave? I'm going to be staying with 5 or 6 other girls in a hotel suite so why not make sure my feet look cute since we're sort of having a slumber party our first night!

Now to be honest, I *hate* feet. I think feet are disgusting and ugly. I would say I have whatever the opposite of a foot fetish is, that's how much I don't like feet! I can't touch another person's foot or have their feet on me or my stuff - drives me nuts and grosses me out. I can however touch my feet though - for some reason my own feet don't bother me, but other people's... yuck! Please keep them to yourself, thanks! I can't understand people who have foot fetishes - grosses me out to try and even think about it or comprehend it! I actually knew a guy in college, when I lived in the dorms, who admitted to having a foot fetish. Thank God he didn't live on my floor, as from that point on, me and my best friend made sure our feet were covered when we were hanging around him, lol...

Anyways, in the picture here, you can see what I used for my At Home Pedicure:
  • Foot filing board
  • Toe nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Cuticle Trimmer (I'm obsessed with trimming my cuticles and the surrounding skin)
  • Sapphire File
  • Olay Body Thermal Pedicure
  • Equate Skin Therapy Lotion
  • Pure Ice nail polish in metallic light blue ("Pussy Cat")

I really suggest trying the Olay stuff - my feet are feeling pretty good and the rough spots seem like some of it actually did come off this time too!

And you can use whatever nail polish you like of course - Pure Ice is a brand I've tried before and liked so I decided to try this color.

In Jr. High and High School I had *a bunch* of different nail polish colors - pinks, reds, blues, dark green, lime green, orange, black... crazy colors! I remember getting a lot of use out of the lime green one too!  Nowadays, I don't really paint my nails that often - I'll paint my toenails during the spring/summer months, since I'm usually wearing sandals then, but I rarely paint my fingernails unless I get in a mood to do so. I have a limited selection of colors.

Currently, I have a French manicure polish set, a dark blue by Jane, a couple bottles of black nail polish (I wore it a lot in high school and part of college), a metallic dark/neutral pink Petites nail polish, a simple bottle of red NYC nail polish, and now 2 bottles of Pure Ice - a metallic silver and a metallic light blue (called "Pussy Cat"). I tend to go for more metallic colors I've noticed, I think they look best, as they're not just a straight bland color.

I also tend to buy the same brands - NYC, Petites, and Pure Ice because you can get them all at Walmart for pretty cheap and they seem to last just as long as the expensive stuff you can get a beauty salon (I remember spending over $5 on OPI stuff back in Jr. High at Ulta). NYC is about $1, Petites is $1.50 and Pure Ice is $2 - those sound like decent prices on polish to me!

I think I'm going to do a little more pampering on myself tonight, using the Mary Kay Microdermabrasion set, but I thought I'd share about this fun, simple way to pamper your feet at home.


  1. I love doing at home pedicures.. but mostly because they're way cheaper than going to get one :) And feet are pretty icky, but at least pedicures make them better!!

    I still pay for a pedicure at least once a year tho. I still LOVE foot massages!

  2. Nice!

    I get lucky - sometimes if we're watching TV on the couch and I drape my legs/feet over hubby's lap, he'll start rubbing my feet for me =)


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