Monday, June 27, 2011

{Tips} For Toes

Hey everyone! I'm jumping into another busy week getting ready for an out of town guest coming Friday night. I'm also scouring my recipe files looking for something different and delicious to bring to a cookout on Sunday. I know a lot of you are hooked on Pinterest and I'm sorting through so many food related boards and pinning tons recipes with gorgeous pictures. So I admit it, I'm hooked too!

Now, this post I'm doing today isn't about one of my usual painting or decorating projects but it is DIY so I suppose it's suited for this DIY blog. I rather enjoy a professional mani/pedi, however, I find them time and cost prohibitive. That's why I do them myself, usually on a Sunday night while indulging in one of my guilty pleasures...watching the Housewives of Wherever.

And don't worry...I won't make it habit of sharing my personal grooming routine. I just thought I'd share a couple products that have saved me tons of time and money.

I discovered years ago that this green pot scrubber (yes!) works wonders when lathered and buffed on my heels. It is absolutely the best exfoliating pad. Be warned though, do not use it anywhere other than the soles of your feet! Scrub with this twice a week and your feet will always be soft and smooth.

(I do this while in the shower)

I like to do a French tip and this French tip pen is the best! It makes drawing a tip line so easy and you'll be able to draw a thin or thick tip, whatever your preference. It takes a little practice, and I admit sometimes I have better results than others, but with a little trial and error you'll have great success.

(just a few bucks at Target)

Finish with a couple coats of clear polish and flash those French tipped tootsies!

So, I hope that if you've never tried a DIY pedi this will encourage you to give it a go. Then, with the money you save, buy yourself something pretty!

(beaded sandals on clearance at Macy's)

Have a super week!

I'll be linking to some of these parties. Hope to see you there!

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @ Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff @ The Saturday Morning Blog
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn


  1. This post couldn't have come at a better time! I am in desperate need of a pedicure but can never bring myself to pay for it. I have got to try the pot scrubber. Thanks for the tips!

    Love the sandals, by the way!

  2. I can't believe you use a pot scrubber. What an ingenious idea. I've tried everything but that. Guess what is now on my grocery list? Thanks for the tip.

  3. Your toes look great - very professional! What excellent tips. Thanks! x Sharon

  4. Funny I just got off the phone with a friend and we were talking we need pedicures. I said I think I may do a home one this time around...thanks for the tips.

  5. Barb, I am your newest follower! I used to spend so much on mani/pedis. Now I save the money, unless traveling and it is a treat!

    Would you believe my 11 year old granddaughter, Isabella showed me the Sally Hansen French manicure. I have better luck on my toes, if she is here she does my hands !

    Art by Karena

    Come and join my fashionable Giveaway from The Shabby Apple!

  6. Thanks for the TIP! I will give Sally a chance this weekend. Kathy

  7. What a great tip, Barb. I think I'll join you this Sunday while watching the Housewives which, yes, I admit, I like watching too. New York are my favorites. Love the green scrub pads but never used them this way. I could see how they would work wonders. Thx!

    Clicked on your follow & added you to my sidebar blogroll to not miss a thing.
    Much love!


How about some comment love! i read them all, Barb