I enjoyed nice manicured hands for about two hours and ruined them painting the backdrop for the angel and shepherds scene of our Christmas pageant.
I don't go to the salon for a mani-pedi. I don't go to the salon for anything actually. I used to go to the salon for a trim, but since I now just tie my hair in a ponytail, twist the mess to the right and snip, and then twist it to the left and snip (does it sound like dance steps), I don't get to go anymore. If you'd been wondering who had made a hack job on my hair, well now you know. I would still go to a spa for a proper facial, but maybe I can learn to do that properly too? I guess the DIY bug bit me deep and hard.
Anyway, a mani-pedi is not something I can do at all, so we have this legendary (in these parts) lady who comes over to give us manicures. Aling Neneng contracted polio as a child and cannot walk without assistance. Notwithstanding that, she's very self-sufficient and makes a good living for herself. She's like a family heirloom. She did my grandmother's nails, her daughters, her granddaughters, and Aling Neneng is praying her eyesight would still be good when Marguerite is old enough to get mani-pedis.
So, I got my fingernails done in the morning (I don't get them painted since the nail polish would probably be ruined by the next day and since I don't know how to repair that, I would have to go around for weeks with chipped nail polish) and then the Sunday School teachers came over in the afternoon so we could work on the props and backdrops for the pageant. So far, one backdrop, three sheep, three shepherd's staff, one star down... We listened to Reuben Morgan while working. :)
Yes, that hand is mine, not a child's. I've always had short fat fingers, lol.
In other matters, I recently read about the benefits of dry brushing in this article. I think I was googling how to get rid of cellulite naturally (I have dimples on my thighs, not on my cheeks) and an article suggested that. From there, I started reading about dry brushing itself. Apparently, the following are its benefits (you can read the explanation for each in the actual article):
1. Removes cellulite2. Cleanses the lymphatic system3. Removes dead skin layers4. Strengthens the immune system5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging7. Tones the muscles8. Stimulates circulation9. Improves the function of the nervous system10. Helps digestion11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!
So I thought, it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. I got myself a dry brush the next time I went to the store and have used it exactly twice so far. I'm still trying to include it in my daily routine. Do you know anything about dry brushing? Did it work for you?