Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! It’s almost the 4th of July and I can’t believe it. June flew by. I have been working like a damn dog and have not even seen a beach yet. 🙁 Makes me sad especially since the end of summer is my biggest fear. I despise the cold. I do get a day off though and I have been trying all kinds of new stuff on those days off. I have been dying to tell you all about it!
Let’s start with something called Baby Foot. (I hate the name) I went for a pedi last month and the woman told me I had bad calluses on my feet. I mean no kidding…I stand for a living…in cute yet not comfy shoes. Anyway, she said I should try a product called Baby Foot. They are essentially booties filled with a fruit acid that makes the gross skin on your feet shed away like a snake shedding it’s skin. This is what they look like
So the lady tells me that I need this product and that it works like a dream. So of course I immediately begin googling pictures of Baby Foot users. WOW is all I can say. Go ahead…I will pause here because if you haven’t googled yet, do so NOW. I mean did you see…it’s so gross yet so amazing. Of course I bought them and put those booties on as soon as I could. (I waited a week after my pedi)
Per the instructions, you leave these booties on for an hour or so then rinse your feet. So if you are like me you would be thinking my feet are going to shed immediately after rinsing and I would have feet as soft as my nephew by morning. Not the case. My feet looked exactly the same for 3 days. Not a damn thing was peeling. See…nothing.
Finally around day 3 or 4, the shedding began. It was amazing. I was peeling like my feet had sunburn. I want to add here that the acid in the booties ruined the polish on my toes so don’t do this with a fresh pedi like I did. I was annoyed that the pedi lady left that part out. Here is my gross foot…..
As you can see, my feet looked disgusting. They shed like this for around a week. Yes, a whole week. BUT, I was left with softer feet than I have had in years. I can’t believe how soft my feet have stayed. It has been about a month or so. I did this on May 25th. My feet are still soft! This product not only worked as well as advertised, but better. I highly recommend it. You can get it at http://www.amazon.com or at http://www.overstock.com. Let me know how you all make out!
In closing, I want to quickly tell you a few more of my “summer of 16” must have’s and must do’s;
#10 Fig Flavored Vodka
#9 Big, huge fabulous sunglasses. Like these limited edition Dolce & Gabbana beauties. I got them at http://www.sunglasseshut.com for around $270
#8 Milkcraft Ice Cream. Go. Go now. They have a location in Fairfield and you will not be disappointed. They use food grade Liquid Nitrogen to freeze their cream and poof! You have the creamiest ice cream you have ever eaten. Their flavors are to die for and they are served in a bubble cone or sandwiched between a homemade doughnut. I tried Strawberry Balsamic! #7 Room Escape I have said it before and I say it AGAIN. Go to room escape. When it rains in the summer, there isn’t squat to do around here. Instead of being bored and sitting in front of the TV, go try this!!! My husband and I love doing these and I am embarrassed to even tell you how many we have done. If you don’t know what this is (you live in a bubble), it is when you are locked in a room for 1 hour and you have to solve puzzles and clues to eventually find solve the mystery and get out of the room. There are a few places in CT that do this. I have been to Escape New Haven and to Panic Room in Norwalk. They each have different themes and different puzzles. http://www.escapenewhaven.com or http://www.panicroomct.com
#6 A fun, funky, bright hair color!! I was always afraid of bright hair color on myself. I never thought I could pull it off. I am proud to say I was wrong. I have now have blue, pin and now red in my hair. Not the whole head, but a few strands or a large strand in the front looks cute!! Be daring. Be fun. Try something new. (Don’t forget http://www.shearenvyct.com can make this happen for you)
#5 A Snapchat account. If you are not on Snapchat you need to be. It took me a minute to learn the in’s and out’s but I have been posting stupid 30 second videos of myself ever since. It is fun and you can add all kinds of “accessories” to pics of yourself. #4 Henna! Recently it has become the trendy thing to do. Henna has been around for decades but most recently has shown up on the hands of people across the US. I personally love the way it looks. It lasts for a week or so and then it washes away. I will say it is hard to find a place that does henna designs in CT. I had MUCH better luck in NYC with this. I do now that a place just opened up in New Haven and they do henna. I have not had it done there yet, but see it happening in the near future!! #3 A trip to the High Line Park in NYC. This 1.45 mile linear park was built on an elevated, non-used section of the New York Central Railroad called the West Side Line. It offers amazing views of the city and some cool stuff along your walk. If you haven’t been yet, you need to go. (like now) Here are some pics I took along my last High Line journey #2 A new hobby. It has probably been awhile since any of you have tried out a new hobby or activity. (Unless of course my readers are just that adventuresome) My new hobby is shooting guns. If you are an avid reader of Sisters In Suburbia, you will know from my last post that I have recently gotten into shooting guns. I was scared at first, but now I love going. I find it a challenge to hit the target and I improve my shot every time. I go with my husband and it’s a fun thing we can do together. I am NOT telling you to run off and get a gun permit. I am telling you to run off and find a hobby or activity you can do that you haven’t tried in the past. It is exciting to try new things and I think that we forget what that’s like as we go about or day to day activities. #1 Try a new beauty treatment of some kind. Aside from Baby Foot (ugh…that name!!), I have tried a facial. I had not had a facial in years and had heard about http://www.facebook.com/radiantskincarebytina. Tina is fantastic at what she does and she does it for an incredible price. If you are looking for someone who won’t break your bank and give you great skin…go see her. She does peels, micro derm, etc; She is one of the nicest people I know and I can’t say enough about her.
I hope I have inspired some of you to try something new this summer and if not, oh well. Happy 4th readers!! xoxo, Tara