Friday, May 21, 2010

Frugal Friday

My family jokes about me being extremely frugal. Some people may take that as an insult, but I take that as a compliment. While I try to spend as little money as possible it doesn't mean that I want to live without certain luxuries just that I want to find a cheaper way to do it. So I am going to start Frugal Friday where I will share one of my frugal tips with you hopefully each Friday.

My 1st tip is how to get a salon looking pedicure at home for a fraction of the cost. One of the great things about a salon pedicure is they can easily remove the callous you get on your feet, especially when you are wearing sandals a lot. A friend recommended a Ped Egg to me. I was very skeptical at first. It looks like a small cheese grater, and honestly scared me. However, it does not hurt at all and does an amazing job at making your feet smooth. I love my Ped Egg and could not live without it.No matter how hard I try I just can't get my toe nail polish to turn out right at home. Even regular nail polish doesn't look the same if it is painted at home vs at a salon. So after I have my feet nice and soft using my Ped Egg I go to the salon and ask them to just paint my nails. Most salons charge between $7-$9 to paint your nails depending on if you pick a plain color or white tips, etc. That is drastically cheaper than the standard $25-$30+ for a pedicure. In the end my feet end up looking and feeling the same. I just did the grunt work easy stuff at home and saved myself at least 66% of the price. Gotta love extra money in your pocket!

Do you have any frugal tips you would like to share? If so, please leave them in a comment.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Frugal Friday ROCKS... do it!!! :)

Oh! And I have had my PedEgg for over a year now and seriously LOVE it for inbetween pedicures. I, too can't live without it!

Emily said...

Love the idea, can't wait to hear more.

Are those your feet?

Carrie said...

I too own a PedEgg...LOVE IT!!!

Loren said...

I love the idea of Frugal Friday! I've found that if I use OPI Chip-Skip as a primer - and then 2 coats of color - it doesn't chip - AND it looks like I went to a salon. It's about $10 a bottle - but I feel like it's worth it. I now only go to a salon when I want french tips or cutesy flowers...