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December 4, 2014
Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel
By Buffy York
So my mother always said, “you can tell how smart a woman is by looking at her shoes.” The more sensible the shoes the higher the IQ? I guess? If this is true, based on my daily choice of footwear, I must be as dumb as a box of rocks. If you pair my shoe selection with all the miles I have run in my lifetime and my pathetic attempt at tennis last year and my desire to be barefoot, it makes for some pretty rough looking feet. But, never fear, in one of my many web searches I found THE BEST (and by best I mean greatest, most awesome, incredible, seriously works) product on the market for your feet.
Seriously, it takes about a week to 10 days after soaking your feet in Baby Foot, but every bit of thick calloused skin on your heels, balls of your feet, and toes just peels right off. It is like a week long epic epidermis peeling party, and the results last about two months. I order mine off of Amazon and it costs about $20. It comes with two plastic booties that you slip your feet into and seal up with the tape provided. You then sit for an hour and let the “17 types of botanicals” work their magic. The key word in that last sentence is “sit.” I’ve tried unsuccessfully to walk in them, so before you start the process, pour yourself an Olivia Pope style glass of wine and que up the Scandal recordings. I have also discovered that if you are desparate and don’t have time to sit and soak you can put on uggs or hunter rainboots and walk around. I would do this with caution.
Baby Foot comes with instructions that I would highly suggest reading. This is where you will find the recommendation to remain seated during your soak. However, here are a few things I have learned along the way to maximize and speed up the exfoliation process.
Buffy’s Rules for Baby Foot
1. Soak your feet in warm water for about 30 minutes before you place the Baby Foot plastic booties on your feet.
2. Pour a glass of wine.
3. Place Baby Foot booties on your feet, secure at the ankles with the tape provided and place a pair of socks over the plastic booties.
4. Hang out seated doing what you do for an hour.
5. Remove the booties and wash your feet with soap and water.
6. For the next two days do nothing special unless you want to get a pedicure. I like to get my toes done at this point because if you wait any longer the amount of skin that is peeling off of our feet will freak out the pedicurist, and once your feet have finished the peeling process your polish still looks nice. Don’t bother to paint your toes before you use Baby Foot because the “botanicals” will do a number on your polish.
7. On days 3-10 post Baby Foot is when the fun starts, but it is key that you start soaking your feet for about 30 minutes each night. After you have soaked your feet each night the skin will just start falling off. It’s really kinda awesome! If you don’t believe me Google it. You will find many images and YouTube videos that back up what I am telling you here.
This is the second installment of the “Beauty Bits” column I am doing with my friends Martha and Caroline from stylebriefs and Heather from My Life Well Loved. This month Amy from My Scoop is also joining us. Head over to their blogs to find out what they are loving this month.
Thought You Might Like to Know About Groopdealz
December 19, 2014
By Buffy York
I really don’t consider this as much of a fashion post as I do a Public Service Anouncement.
Last week when it was crazy cold one day I pulled out a blanket scarf I recently purchased from Groopdealz.com and threw an outfit together that I wasn’t 100% sure about. So, doing what I do I took a “full-length mirror selfie” and sent it to my friend Lauryn Walker and asked what she thought. Said she loved it and wanted a scarf like that. Since everything on Groopdealz is dirt, and I mean dirt, cheap I had purchased six of the scarves (for gifts I am not a hoarder). I told Lauryn I would be right over with a scarf for her and camera in hand so we could take some pics for the blog. Understand that only about 50% of the pictures I take ever make it to the blog so I really didn’t think much about posting it. Then, Sunday I received an email from an acquaintence at my daughter’s school who saw me that day at the grocery store and wanted to know where I found my scarf. I responded back to her and being the community service gal that I am, I also posted a few of the pictures on Instagram and got lots of comments on the scarf, not only on Insta but also in real life. It was a $14 scarf and you would have thought that was busting out an Hermes. That is when it hit me that much like City Lips and Baby Foot people need to know about Groopdealz.
Groopdealz is an online daily boutique similar to Rue La La or One Kings Lane, but much less expensive. Think Pier 1 furniture, potientially disposable inexpensive. Once you go online and register they will send you daily emails with a new ” themed boutique” with 25 or so items that will run for 5 days. The four categories are Fashion, Jewelry, For the Home and Kids and they fit alot of randomness up under each category. Things like vests and knock off emi-jays and phone chargers. There are lots of personalized items for sale from jewelry to vinyl wall decals and there is always tons of monogramming going on. Items do tend to sell out quick and the scarf I am wearing is long gone but I found this one that I might get in pink.
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