Hello Dear Reader,
I'm not growing old gracefully, in fact, I'm fighting the ageing process. There is nothing more ageing than having aching tired feet. They work hard for us so we need to look after them. A local beauty salon has a 'fixed price' tariff notice, which I pass on my way to work. It said that standard pedicures were £16.50! Here's my version of how to save a few quid. I shower and don't bathe, so I don't get to soak my toes. I set up a little spa in my bedroom with a bowl of warm soapy water; I use a swirl of shower gel. I then soak my feet for ten minutes.
Next, I use an exfoliating creme which I massage into my feet for three minutes on each foot. I was given some as a gift, but you can use a handful of soapy lather and a sprinkle of table salt and just work it round your feet. I then rinse and soak my feet again for another minute of so.
Then, I use a cuticle stick to run round the edges of my nails, I don't push the cuticle back but just clean off my nails.
I make sure my nails are trimmed and filed. Can you believe they charge £16.50 for this! It took me no time at all.
I finished with moisturising my feet, I usually just use a body moisturiser, but again, I've been given some as a gift and my feet and toes have been well looked after. I may not spend hardly any money on myself, but I still make time to look after my well being. I do this once a week and there are people who have a pedicure or manicure that often! So, by doing this myself, I save £858 a year! Plus, I look after my feet so they can carry me around in comfort!
1st July =£0
2nd July = big monthly shop £72 - Lidl
3rd July = £0