Day 21: At-Home Pedicures

This Saturday, I decided that my sweet girl Cecilia and I needed to have a little girl time. We started off the day by going to lunch and then heading to Target to pick up a few things that we needed, including a new car seat for her. I really wanted to take her for a pedicure, but let’s face it–that is one expensive outing! So, I figured that we would just paint our toes later. Well, I decided that we should do more than just paint our nails! We would try our hand at doing at-home pedicures! I looked up a few tips, and we luckily had all the supplies that we needed! After getting everything together, locking ourselves in the bathroom, and putting on some music, we were all ready to go!

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My little girl was so excited about this! First, we filled the sink with super warm water. Then, we added 1/4 cup of milk (The lactic acid in the milk is supposed to smooth callouses.), some epsom salt, and a couple squirts of baby oil. After taking off all of our old polish, we soaked our tootsies for a while and had some interesting mommy-daughter conversations!

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Next, we used our homemade sugar scrub (1 cup sugar, enough olive oil to moisten all the sugar, and a few drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil to give it a nice smell) and took turns scrubbing each others’ feet until they were nice and smooth! Since we had the sink all nice and oily, we stood in the shower and washed off our feet and legs with some warm water and soap.

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After we were all nice and clean, we buffed our heels a little, filed down our nails, and took turns giving each other foot massages with some lovely foot lotion. This part got a few belly laughs since her feet are quite ticklish!

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Finally, it was polish time! Cecilia wanted something festive, so we decided on candy corn toes!! (It’s not even close to perfect, but she was thrilled, nonetheless!)

And, although I HATE my feet, I will give you a little peek of my finished toes. This is only so that I can show you my absolute favorite polish ever!! It’s called You Don’t Know Jacques by OPI! It is beautiful!!

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So, there you have it! Simple, fun, cheap at-home pedicures!! 

 

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