Body Maintenace or Spa Day

My mom and sister called it Body Maintenance, you might call it a Spa Day. Usually once a week on the weekend my Mom and little sister performed Body Maintenance. Body Maintenance starts with a bath, includes shaving, and tweezing your eyebrows if needed-all the stuff we do to make ourselves “purty”, but because we like to do it. It might also include polishing your nails (feet and/or hands). Sometimes it even included hair color or a facial. But the gist of it is this: Pamper yourself every once in awhile, you deserve it.This afternoon after 2 hours of sweating at the gym, I pumped up my shower time with a pedicure and a facial mask.

I’ve been trying to make time to polish my toes for awhile, but a pedicure takes an hour or so, whether you go to a salon or I do it myself and this was the first chance I had in awhile. I prefer to do my own, not to save a few buck$, but because I do a better job than they do at a salon and I do it on my own schedule. I know there’s a lot of girls who have no idea how to or give themselves a Mani or Pedi and cannot polish their own nails and to you I say Shame on you! This is part of a woman’s basic skill set. If you’re a girl, you should learn. If you’re a mother, you should teach your daughter. Do I need to point out that the 2 best bonding opportunities mothers and daughters are shopping and a trip to the salon? And if the salon happens to be in your living room, even better.
I was fortunate enough to have a mom that was a beautician, and she taught me what tools to use and how to use them.
Basic supplies: file, nail clippers, cuticle remover, cuticle clippers, exfoliating brick, heel cream

Lotion, Bath Salt for soaking and softening. You don't have to spend a lot of $, store brands will work fine too.

When I my daughters still lived at home, sometimes we would have a Spa Night. This was a night when Dad was out of town. We would watch a Chick Flick, eat ice cream for supper if we wanted and give each other massages, polish each other’s nails, braid hair or whatever. I miss those nights but hope that someday I’ll get to do it again with a granddaughter or two.
I chose a light pink and topped it with some Glitter-natch!


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