Every February for Presidents Day weekend, I travel to my favorite city - Las Vegas - for my birthday celebration. I used to live there for four years, so I know how dry it can get. And every time I go back it is complete hell for my hair. Nothing ever seems to work and by the second day my hair is SO FRIZZY and limp - I always end up looking like a hot mess.
I just got back from a long, very long week in Las Vegas. I was in such a rush that I forgot to pack these 5 essential items. Boy oh boy, did I pay for it!! Let's hope you learn from my mistake and remember them!
3)Rowenta Ultra Handheld Steambrush: This garment steamer is pretty easy to use when you are on vacation. It gets all those hard to reach places and is great with delicate fabrics too. Since I'm extremely careful with all my clothing, trusting them to another iron is very difficult - thank you Rowenta for solving this issue!
4)Nivea Skin Firming Moisturizer: This firms, tightens and moisturizes all in one. My skin drinks it up by the gallon in Vegas. However, I just moved from Vegas (mid-June) to Northern California and the water has made my skin so soft - I thought my skin was invincible! I guess that's why I forgot it.
5)WATER! WATER! WATER!: I stepped off the plane and got hit with a giant blow dryer. It was 109 degrees while I was there and it got hotter by the day. If there's one thing I've learned from living in Vegas, it's to have a bottle of water with you at all times. Aquafina is my favorite!!
I wear 4 inch heels a lot, in fact, too much. Over time the pressure and friction from my heels have caused calluses. Hey, it happens to everyone. In the past, my nail tech would use a Tweezerman Callus Shaver and an emery pad to remove my calluses. The process was always ticklish and time consuming, so pedicures were never relaxing for me. When I saw the PedEgg commercial on TV, I had to try it--anything was better than being tickled to death twice a month. Cheesy late night infomercial aside, the PedEgg looked too good to be true but given a low price of under $10 bucks I was willing to take a chance.
I was in luck, they had them at Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99. The package included 1 file and 2 emery finishing pads with easy to use instructions. Within 5 minutes I was ready to go. At first sight it looked like it would be painful (cheese grader comes to mind-scary!), but after the first few slides I noticed that it didn't hurt at all. Ahhhhhhhh I love it. The only issue I encountered was when trying to reach difficult angles, the "foot dandruff" (if you will) came out of the microfile side. That was to be expected I guess. Anyway, when I was done using the microfile, I flipped the PedEgg over to use the emery pad which smoothed everything right up. Then I put on Aveda Foot Relief lotion and went on my merry way.
Its been three days since I have used the PedEgg and my feet are still smooth and soft. I highly recommend this product! Its so easy to use and time is cut in half! Click here to see how you can win one through Allure Magazine Free Stuff Giveaway Month (August) - the first 500 Allure readers to sign up at 3PM EDT on August 4th will get a PedEgg for free!
Just one important note for my diabetic family and friends out there, PedEgg says "Do not use if you are a diabetic or have poor blood circulation".
Photo image fromBed Bath & Beyond.