Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Little 'Thank You' for The Tootsies!

I don't know about you, but I think feet is the most ignored parts of the body by most of us. Well..probably they are the most abused parts of our body! They carry our weight as we move around here and there, help us running some errands, help us to cycle our bike around the park, bring us around the shopping mall and support you to do your daily lives tasks all year long. Such a big responsibilities, huh? They must be so damn tired... Sob sob... (Sorry little tootsies! I know, I'm such a fat chick..) 

Just imagine the amount of weight that they have to carry whenever and wherever we feel like going to, every single day. We drag our feet just about anywhere in the world! We force them to walk. Up and down. Right and left. Front and back. Upstairs, downstairs. Rough roads, slippery floors, and so on..
And when that's not enough, we then force them into some ridiculously tight close-pointed pumps or some pinching shoes with ridiculous toes or tight straps and slingbacks with a super high heels! What's worse is when they are being forced to fit in a very beautiful and glamorous Fendi evening shoes, that is not even their size!! And when they couldn't stand the pain and stress anymore, blisters, bunions, cuts, sweat, swollen, muscle cramps, calluses and so on and so forth will start to appear, to let you know that you are hurting them! If only they could talk, I'm sure they want to curse you everyday for making them feel like they are being taken advantage of, and they would probably say "I hate your shoes! They are too tight. Too high. Too heavy! Too fancy! I don't want to wear those shoes anymore!! And I don't want to walk ever again! Stop abusing me!! Grrrr!".

At the end of the day, it is a sure thing that the parts of us that will be hurting the most are OUR OWN FEET. The feet, therefore, deserve to have a good pampering every now and then! They too, need a little love from you! I'm sure you want your feet to feel that they are as important as the other parts of your body too, right?

Hence, it just sounds SO RIGHT to splurge on having your feet pampered!! =)
And the best part is, you do not need to crash the bank just to go to a spa and get top-of-the-line primping for your feet!
You can do it from the comfort of your home and still get the same results! Do it while you're waiting for your facial mask to dry up, or while you are on the phone with your boyfriend, or while you watch your fave Gossip Girl episode or while you read some blogs or read a magazine or a good book or just about doing anything, you know! That's the beauty of doing a DIY foot spa at can do it your way!
So, how is the do-it-yourself foot spa done?

Here it is, I'll show you step-by-step!

Firstly, lemme show you what are the things needed for your DIY foot spa:

You'll need: A bucket of Hot Water, Salts, Bubble Bath/Bath Foam/Soaps, Organic Herbal Foot Soak (or you can use 5 bags of chamomile tea), Olive Oil, Foot Scrub, Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray, Odour Control Foot Spray, Refreshing Foot Spray, Antiperspirant Foot Cream, Energizing Emulsion, Feet Moisturizer, Odour Control Shoe Spray and Socks. Ohhh...and not to forget, a magazine for you to read while you soak your tootsies in the bucket! Heh =)

Oh..and you would also need some pedicure tools:
Pumice Stone, Foot/Nail File, Nail Clipper, Cuticle Balm, Cuticle Remover, Tweezers, Scissors, Nail Buffers, Vaseline, Emery Boards, Toe Separators and Pumice Brush. let's start!

Take a soaking bucket of yours, fill it up with some hot water (hot enough that your skin can tolerate), and then put in some salts (preferably rock salts), then put in some of  your favourite bubble bath or soap.

Mine would be this Boots Bergamot & Clary Sage Bath Foam mix it up with Lemon Body Wash (I love this two items! Smells so invigorating and calming!) and then mix it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then, put your feet in the soaking bucket and try to relax! Let your feet soak for about ten minutes.

Next, treat your tired, swollen tootsies to a 'Happy Feet' - a soothing organic herbal foot soak from Earth Mama Angel Baby. This is actually for pregnant ladies...but I am so itchy to get my feet to try this instead of using the chamomile or verbena tea for my foot spa..hehee ;p
The ingredients are: sea salt, Epsom salt, organic rosemary leaf, organic peppermint leaf, organic thyme, organic lavender flowers, organic yarrow flowers, organic rose flower, organic lavender essential oil and organic peppermint essential oil. It's 100% organic content!!

I have to fill the enclosed muslin bag and toss it into the soaking bucket.

It states here on the jar, "Squeeze the bag to release the herbal goodness. Pamper your overworked little feet. They've earned it. And then rinse the muslin bag and reuse". Hmmm.... Okayyy...let's sit in here for a while, no? And in the mean time...let's read the magazine... =)

After 15 minutes or so.. the color started to change..

Yellowish brown.. Like tea or something.. (or maybe urine. haha). I think it has started releasing those herbal goodness... And the smell was soo energizing and calming at the same time.. =)

 Pat your feet dry with a fresh towel (I suggest that you don't use the same towel that you use for your body.. I always separate my facial towel, my hair towel, my body towel and now my feet towel! Heheh)


Time to flake away the dead skin! Like written on this foot scrub from Soap & Glory,  
"Transform your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant!"
"It might be fine if her friends are flaky, but a lady's legs should never be",  
"Now he'll never have to know that all this time you've been flaking it".

 When the skin of your feet has become soft from the warm, soapy and herbal water, scrub the dead skin and the calluses off with a pumice stone. Make sure that your skin is not wet..

 I suggest that you should take your own sweet lil' time to do this, and try not to be too rough in rubbing the extra skin away..

Next, after ridding the feet of the dead skin, work on the toenails. Cut your toenails with a nail clipper. Apply some cuticle balm on your cuticles.. Remove all the cuticles.. And clean them. 

 After clipping the extra length off, file them to give them shape, and then buff them. Do not cut your toenails too short, or else you will end up with painful ingrown nails.
 And after you have done with your toenails, take the tweezers and pluck any of your not-supposed-to-be-there hair on your toes (that if you have such a manly feet like me lah. haha ;p)

Next is, moisturizing! The last step! =) 

You'll need: Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray, Energizing Emulsion and a Moisturizer for Feet. These are the items if you wish to stay in after your foot spa activity..

Otherwise, if you're planning to go out and have some fun, which gonna cost you some sweaty feet.. Then maybe you'll need this!

First to apply either the Body Shop Peppermint Foot Spray, OR the Scholl Fresh Step Refreshing Foot Spray. Then after you have sprayed either one of those and it has dried on your feet, slather some of the Oriflame Antiperspirant Foot Cream. And if you'd like, you could also spray the Scholl Odour Control Foot Spray before stepping into your Gucci leather shoes. Oh..and you could also spray the Scholl Odour Control Shoe Spray onto your precious shoes, just to be extra safe so no one could ever smell your feet! teehee ;p

Anyways..since I am not going anywhere...I will opt to wear the first three moisturizing products...

After I sprayed the cooling Body Shop Peppermint Foot Spray, I let it dry and then I spread this Energizing Emulsion from Clarins (which I got as a sample). It's really nice, these two products I tell you! It really does soothes tired feet! It has the tingling, cooling effects fyi, which I like so much!! =)

And lastly, the final step is..
Moisturizer for the whole leg/feet area.. I usually use two types of moisturizer. It's either this one from OPI (that's specially for the feet), or from Garnier AquaDefense Body Moisturizer (which obviously for the whole body). Why I love these two products? Because they really drench my dry skin with moisturizers and smoothing silicones, while adding a layer of protection against irritating skin problems. Skin felt so soft and smooth after application! And the best part is, they really do smell so wonderful!! Sometimes I feel like licking myself! hahaha. These two items are the best! =D

Now remember... after you have changed to your pajama and have applied those rich moisturizers of yours before you're going to bed, do put on a pair of cute lil' socks, to lock in the moisture in your feet while you sleep!!

P/s: The feet are the most worn-out parts of our body. So pamper them a lot and your feet will love you!! And maybe... Just maybe, they wouldn't mind wearing heels everyday! LOL ;p



  1. wow..i tk pernah terfikir..jaga kaki..byk giler step by step;...bestlahhh

  2. Wani boleh buka foot spa lepas ni. Hehe.

  3. I love love love this entry. I always be ur silent reader and I can't keep silent after reading this. Actually I dont know how to DIY foot spa and I dont know the best product to do it.Also, ugly foot is like body odour. If a girl have an expensive make-up, with lavish dress but if she have ugly foot, she'll be rejected by a guy. I used to read about it. A man who always ask his gf to go to foot spa and he said that girl's foot is somewhat sexy.

  4. i hope this helps me to remove bunios on feet :)

    the only i did to my feet was scrubbing :)

  5. heya wani.. u'r right, our poor lil' feet need frequent pampering..i always neglect them :(
    btw, i have some Soap n Glory products to let go.. i have only 2 left, Heel Genius (feet cream, they're LOVELY!) and the Righteous Butter Body Lotion (sedapppp jugak!). yang lain semua habis dijual.they're all brand new.. let me know if u're interested ok..
    until then, take care!

  6. cantik socks!! i'll definitely akan ikut ni! no more foot spa yang cost bomb lagi! nice one wani

  7. thanks wani for sharing this..i looooiiikkeee

  8. comeii je stokin tu wanie...haha.. good tips anyway.

  9. Beshnyer tengok Shazwani rendam kaki tue...:D Tak sabar nak balik umah and rendam kaki gak....:D

  10. Wallaaa...I just did my home foot spa last Saturday.

    But I'm lucky enough to have my dear niece and maid to do it for me :)

  11. tu dia banyaknyaaa itemsss nak kena beli..hehe camnie kak shay p kedai jelah..hehehehe tapi syok gak tgk wanie wat least nampak proper care..bukan takat rendam saja2 je..

    thanks for the good tips darling!

  12. cute and informative :)

  13. NIce nice...I like...

  14. so detail! i like!
    kaki u cam bersih je macam tak perlukan pedicure ni semua je babe..=))

  15. ohh wanie, i dont have the time to do foot spa at i wish i can pamper my feet as well..heheh

  16. awwww..thanks girls! it was indeed an awesome experience..but, itulah... byk steps..kalau ada suami yang nak tolong manja2 kan kita mcm la kan? hahaha ;p

  17. i dont have time to do the spa at home. So pegi OPI buat foot spa. senang! :D

  18. Wow! All i can say is wow, mmg sgt byk steps.. And so many things to buy too! haha :p

  19. where did u buy the epsom salt?

  20. YES! mmg slalu terlupa tentang KAKI...& u menyedarkn i betape kaki pun perlu such 'belaian mesra', lps ni i nak cari brg2 tuk KAKI..kesian kakiku!! gud info..thanks wani..

  21. love it ! Jimat my RM80 for pedicure macam ni... ok where to start? terlebih tak kalau nak tanya where do you get all the stufs? Rasanya bukan semua ada kat Watson kan? Herm... I have to read this entri again. Love it! ( eh dah 2 kali ek sebab love it? ahaks)

  22. banyak gila step nye...aku yg takat baca ni pun dah mengngah dah. tapi boleh la try kan kiki aku pon dah start ade tanda2 nak berkerak dah ni...huhuuh

  23. love this entry sooo is such a good reminder to me..haha.. i think i neglect my feet a lot.. tq sis!


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