Friday, March 14, 2008

Fight the Frump- Getting to the Sole of The Issue

Today is Fight the Frump with Fussy! Check out all the other participants over at Fussy's WONDERFUL blog.

In today's issue of FtF, I will be dealing with a particular subject that can be touchy. Feet!

Now, I live in the Northwest, so I don't have a very long 'sandal season' in which to show off my feet in cute little sandals. *sighs wistfully* Plus I live on a farm, and don't wear sandals anyways(except on the way to our hot tub).

I hide my feet 90% of the year in horrid looking farm shoes, or rubber boots. I have an occasion coming up in a few weeks that will require me to dress up and wear HEELS *gasps*. I happened to sit down and pull off my socks the other day and realized there was no way they would let me in if my feet looked the way they did. I had a common condition known as WINTER FOOT. You know, when you're feet become dry, and cracked and look like the Gobi Desert? Yeah, my feet didn't even look that good. I have some 'before' pic's I'll dig out later and post if you want(i wouldn't want to scar you).

So I resolved to spend a week pampering my feet every night before bed. So from last Friday, to today I have spent approximately 30 minutes each night pampering my feet!

I soaked them in Epsom salt water, than I used the Olay warming foot scrub(seriously I LOVE that stuff), which was followed by a wrap in the booties(i'll grab a pic later i can't find one right now) for 10-15 minutes. After the booties came off, I would use some Burt's Bee's Shea butter lotion and my trusty foot scrubber to buff the caslouses away. When I was done with that I'd slip my tootsies into a clean pair of socks and slip off to bed.

I am really amazed how much more presentable my feet look now compared to last week. There are some things that will have to be dealt with 'professionally' but I haven't had time to use my spa gift certificate for my mani and pedi.


HRH said...

That gives me hope that change can happen in just one week. I am very neglectful in that area as well.

Valarie said...

It is an area that gets neglected in the winter. :(

Annette said...

WOW, the Olay foot scrub sounds awesome, can't wait to try it out.

Thanks for the great tips!

Melizzard said...

Totally agree - feet must be taken care of before they venture out of the house without the cover of shoes. In fact my next week's Fight The Frump post is totally about proper pedicures and the appropriate sandles.

Joy said...

Love Burt's Bees! Enjoy your pedi!

carrie said...

I am so excited for flip flop weather! Although, with this rain I'm beginning to think it'll NEVER come.

Thanks for the tips!

DaisyBug said...

I am a pedicure lunatic! Plus - I take Tai Chi so I have to have pretty feet all year long. Our poor feet! We ask so much of them - we sort of owe it to them to take good care of them... good post..

Christine, Queen of the Crazies said...

That sounds wonderful. Maybe I can sneak that in after the kids go to bed.

Thanks for the tip. :-)