While I am a fan of the spa and their treatments I cannot justify the expense when I have oodles of time to do my own high maintenance at home. I will indulge from May to September where I will enjoy the pampering pedicures and have my toes polished. The rest of the year I keep my toes buffed and free from polish.
It is sunny but bitterly cold today so I donned my cashmere socks this morning...
but not before giving my feet a little TLC.
($20 for the basics)
My home pedicure starts with a foot bath of warm water and bath salts.
I soak for about 10 minutes and close my eyes and visualize a beautiful place that makes me feel serene.
After toweling off my feet I use a pumice on the heels and rough patches.
Rinse and then slather on Badger Cream...don't let the label fool you it is great all over the foot.
Clip to shape and file the nails then push back the cuticles.
Make sure the nail beds are free from the cream and use the Revlon buffer.
One side smooths any ridges and the other imparts shine that is dazzling.
I love this tool!
I reapply the cream and pop on my socks and my pedicure is complete.
Even though my toes are not "on display" I know they are in good shape.
Looking down at my socks I know I am putting my best foot forward.
In my attempt to warm, this time from the inside out, I am actioning another curry!
Curried Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
My favourite thing to make and take to a potluck supper.
You can make this a vegetarian feast by adding a variety of vegetables and omitting the chicken.
It is really good with white fish or prawns.
I published the recipe BBC Bungalow Basic Curry back in January 31, 2011.
If you want the specifics go to the tag list on the sidebar and look under recipes and you can see step by step instructions.