Friday, August 17, 2012

D.I.Y. MANI-PEDI and the tools needed...

It's been a while since I've visited my local nail salon. I just don't think its necessary to pay someone to do my nails, and a horrible and painful nail job at that. Yes, it can be painful for me for a bunch of reasons that I honestly don't feel like getting into…
Well, I'm a "research" girl and I have found a couple of items that make my personal mani-pedi experience way cheaper, painless, and to my liking.

First item is Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. This is really amazing stuff! It softens the cuticle and sort of deteriorates it at the same time within minutes. Making it real easy to basically remove them. You can also soak your nails in warm water, if you want to skip buying the Sally Hansen.

Second, 2 nail items that I must have, a good base and a good top coat! I've been stuck on Nail Envy by OPI as a base and Seche Vite as a Top coat.
Third, with the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle remover I use a Cuticle remover/Pusher. It's 2 tools in one to help you push back the nail skin, as well as cut the cuticle off. I purchased this in a local Rite Aid, from the stores brand Renewal. I believe Sally Hanson also has one too.

Fourth, best infomerical I've ever seen was for the PEDI-EGG! Love it! Have had it for over 2 years, I've replace the razor and the buffing pad only once, and I was able to find them at BED, Bath and BEyond.
Again I use the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover over the rough spots on my foot or calluses for about 2-3 minutes. This stuff is great for really softening up the problems areas, and making it really easy for the Pedi-Egg grater side(it honestly looks like a cheese grater) to just scrape it right off and the buffing pads to simply smooth it out...

                                                                 Fifth, 3 final items. A nail filer, clipper and a cuticle corners. All for the obvious reasons; trimming, cutting hard to reach corners and smoothing away any rough edges.And there you have it, a salon at home.

As for lotions, my favorite is O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet. I got this at Bed and Bath, but I believe you can get it online. It's pretty pricey for the amount you get, but a little goes along away. This stuff does miracles for really rough feet. Unfortunately, I don't have the most girliest feet, but this really helps!!! It's not a cream, it is more of a wax. What I like to do, is smother my feet at night and slip on some socks before going to bed!

Please let me know if you have try any of the items mentioned, and what are your thoughts….

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


This post is a quick dedication to Sunny….since he's getting bigger everyday, I wanted to do something about his eating posture. So the hubby and I wanted to get an elevated, adjustable feeder. I had a huge problem finding the right one for him, either the bowels were too big or they weren't adjustable…so we made one!
As you can see, it's tilted so the water and food can slide down rather than sticking to the top of the bowel.
The cute thing about the whole thing, is that he LOVES it!! He prepares himself before eating, by doing this cute little shake with his body….
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