Friday, May 29, 2009

In which I make a fool of myself...

In case you all haven't noticed, I'm a little bit of a do-it-yourselfer. Especially when it comes to my beauty routine. While I do own a LOT of toiletries (see the proof here) I still love to dabble in making my own. Usually this turns out great, or at least okay, but every now and then I do something really stupid that leaves me wondering "why did I think this was a good idea?" Well, yesterday was one of those times.

Let me preface this by saying that I have super dry and rough feet. My feet are like two little (okay, not so little) lotion-eaters. I put lotion on them, and they're dry an hour later. I put heavy duty foot cream on them, and they're dry two hours later. It's pretty ridiculous just how dry my feet are. Now that it's sandal season, I figured I really need to try and do something about it, which is when I remembered back to February when I tried out the honey facial mask. The mask itself is super simple- smear honey all over your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Honey is supposed to soften, calm, and moisturize tortured skin, which in my experience it does pretty well. And since I had a bear bottle of honey lying around anyway, I thought "why not try it on my feet?"

So after my shower (and lots of foot-scrubbing action) I plopped down on my couch with my bear bottle and squeezed honey all over my feet. Feeling pretty genius, I popped open one of my magazines to pass the time. It wasn't until 20 minutes later when I decided it was about time to wash the mask off that it occurred to me...

The bathroom was all the way down the hall and I had HONEY on my FEET.

Oops. I ended up weighing my options for a few minutes: get sticky honey all over my carpet (and no doubt pick up some cat hair on the way) or look ridiculous and scootch/crawl to the bathroom while trying to keep my feet away from the floor. I chose the latter. Thank goodness I don't have roommates (other than Tigger, who is always giving me funny looks anyway).

The good news is that the honey mask did make my feet feel a lot better. They're still dry, but they're a lot smoother and not threatening to freak out and crack anymore. So I might try this whole honey foot mask thing again, but next time I'll be keeping something to wash my feet off next to me on the couch.

Happy weekend everyone!

PS: If someone has a great foot cream recommendation, definitely share. Because my feet are eating mine like it's breakfast.


  1. HAHAHAHAHA. That is SO hilarious, and SO something I would do!!!

    I have really dry feet too, perhaps I should try this honey thing, in the bathroom though so I don't have to crawl down the hall :-)

  2. hahhaha. my feet are the same way.. i'll have to try this-- maybe while i'm in the bathtub anyway, though ;)

  3. Haha... sounds like the kinda thing i'd do. I've never heard of using honey as a skin softener before - I'll have to try it out. Thanks for the tip!

  4. That's pretty amusing! A great idea in theory, but didn't turn out quite so well. At least your feet are better though, right?

  5. this is hilarious! I can just imagine you crawling to the bathroom, feet in the air! I would probably be guilty of making the same mistake! you live and you learn, right?

    you have probably tried this, but maybe you could slather your feet with a good, thick lotion-- or even vaseline-- before bed time and slip on some socks. my best friend swears by this. and hopefully you will wake up in the morning with soft, moisturized footsies!

  6. I do the Vasline thing at night with socks too! It definitely works, even if it feels a little weird at the time. But I'm sure you'll be fine with it if you're willing to use honey!

  7. LOL! Hilarious story!
    You should make this scrub, I guarantee you'll love it! First get a couple spoonfuls of sugar and put them in a bowl. Then put a couple spoonfuls of honey (I told you you'd love it!) and mix it in with sugar. Rub on your feet until you've exfoliated till their soft then leave it on and let the honey work it's magic. Just don't do it down the hall from your bathroom! :D