But when our finances became tight, salon pedicures were the first thing to go. So I had to either figure out how to do it myself or go without.
So into my grocery budget (which covers food, household items, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and cosmetics) I began to make room for drugstore french manicure kits.
My first trip I tried the stickers that you tape on your nails so you can paint nice straight white lines.
Ha, what a joke. If I can’t keep the taped off stripes on my painted walls from bleeding through, I’m sure not going to do a good job on my teeny, tiny, very far away, must-be-a contortionist-to-reach-them toenails.
My next trip I got a small bristled paint brush and thought I could just soak it in polish remover and straighten out my lines that way.
I realized I must have early onset Parkinson’s because my hands would not hold still.
But finally I came to this little gem.
Sally Hansens has this amazing product that comes with three items; a base coat, a fancy little white pen, and the creamy translucent top coat.
And, By George, I think I got it.
It’s that little white pen that is the mini-miracle. It’s kind of like those paint pens that you have to shake and then push the tip down to load it. And it paints a nice little straight line, right across my piggies.
I went from a $40 salon visit every few weeks, to a $10 Sally Hansen 5 Minute French Manicure Kit that has lasted for 5 home pedicures and is still going strong.
And I’m really hoping the pedicure fairies at Sally Hansen notice this endorsement and send me a years supply.