Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIY Pedicure for busy Moms

If you are a busy mom or just a busy gal in general and have a limited budget this diy pedicure is perfect for you! Being a military family with 6 kids (and of course the whole 60% of the paycheck going to the ex thing) makes for an extremely tight budget. But even if you have no moolah it doesn't mean you can't look nice. We all need to pamper ourselves sometimes, so I've come up with this cheap little pedicure routine I do occasionally. Disclaimer: My feet look awful, I've neglected them for so long. If your scared of feet you may not want to read on haha.

First remove any old nail polish and clip toes to desired length. Remember to clip straight across, not at an angle to avoid ingrown toenails.

Ewww my feet are seriously in need of a makeover!

Next, fill a basin (ok I used a mop bucket don't judge meh!) with warm water to hot water. Add 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and mix. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and then dry off.

In the first picture you will see a handy little tool that you use to push your cuticles back and trim away any excess skin around the nail. This will help in preventing hangnails. Most dollar stores will carry a tool like this or walmart has them really cheap as well. At this point you can also use a pumice stone or Ped Egg if you have bad callouses. I don't have either of those tools so I skipped that part.

Looking better!
Next find a happy color to paint your nails. If you are artistic go for a neat design and multiple colors. I am not when it comes to painting so I stuck with a hot pink from Claires. (By the way Claires always has great deals on nail polish like buy 1 get 1 free. Of course the dollar store has polish too for a dollar but colors are very limited)

 Looks a little red here but trust me they were BRIGHT pink.
After your polish has dried slather on some lotion. I love this Dr. Scholls for Her stuff. Its so creamy and soft. It also doesn't have much of a smell either which I like because I'm sensitive to smells. Walmart and even grocery stores carry Dr. Scholls for Her. It's a little more than I'd like to pay but it lasts forever so it pretty much equals out.

Finally don't forget to put on some comfy socks. This will keep the moisture in and also make sure things like dog hair and dirt don't stick to your feet. I know they make some socks with aloe in them. They are amazing and I wish I had a pair. But I do have adorable monkey socks!

1 comment:

  1. Wow your feet looks very pretty now loved the colour of the nail polish...