BEAUTY: Babyfoot foot mask review. My thoughts.




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 **DISCLAIMER - You will see photos of peeling feet in this post **

So I finally took the plunge and ordered myself the Babyfoot foot mask to try out. After watching reviews on youtube and reading various posts about this infamous mask for literally years, it was finally time for me to try it out myself. I purchased my mask from Amazon and it arrived in 2 days (I chose the free delivery option) I knew from the research I had done, that this was a treatment that was going to have to be done in the colder months as it's best to keep your feet covered during the process!

WHAT IS BABYFOOT?
Babyfoot is a foot care product that targets the dead skin cells on your feet that have built up over time. The formula itself contains 17 different natural extracts to gently exfoliate your feet leaving them nice and smooth once the process is complete! Babyfoot is great for those that suffer with hard skin on their feet, but also those that suffer with other foot related problems like Odor, athletes foot and blood circulation.

HOW DO I USE BABYFOOT?
To start you need to ensure that your feet are completely clean, so its best to do this after a bath or shower. In the box you receive a pair of plastic booties, which you need to cut the top off and slip onto your feet. They are fairly generous in size, so suitable for all feet sizes! The babyfoot solution is already in the boot, so this is not a messy treatment to apply. Use the stickers provided to secure it in place when you wrap the plastic boot to fit around the top of your ankle. To ensure that they stay in place and to enable you to go about as normal while you wait for the mask to do its work, you can wear a pair socks over the top. Wait 1 hour - Watch some TV. Do some housework, Read a book. Then remove the plastic boots and rinse the solution from your feet with warm water. Trial dry and wait!

THE RESULTS.
DAY 1: No visible peeling. The skin on my feet felt quite dry & tight. Mainly in the arch of my foot. I didn't expect there to be any visible developments after one day.
DAY 2: Peeling started on the heels. It was as though I had gained two large blisters on them!
DAY 3: More peeling now on the ball of my feet, no progress on the heels from the previous day.
DAY 4: Even more peeling on the ball of my foot, it has now started around my toes & on the top of my foot, not just the underneath. The skin on the arch of my foot feels very tight.
DAY 5: A LOT more peeling. So much so halfway through the day I had to do some emergency peeling off while at work as it was a bit annoying! This meant I was able to peel off quite a considerable amount.
DAY 6: The novelty is wearing off a little. The peeling on the top of my foot is in small little flaky bits, which all I can do is use a flannel to exfoliate off. The underside of my foot just has smaller bits to flake off around my toes. Still waiting for the last little bit of dead skin to come away from my heels. I think this may be because they are the main problem area.
DAY 7: Still just the little bits that are left to come away. I exfoliated my feet to try and get rid of some of the excess skin which worked. I think this is something I will just have to continue for the remaining areas still left to come away.

Top left: Day 2 | Top Right: Day 4 |  Bottom: Day 6

I figured I would answer some of the FAQ I got from various people when I informed them I was using the babyfoot treatment.

DOES IT STING WHEN YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR FEET?

No, there was no stinging at all. The mask just feels cold on your feet and slimey!

DOES IT HURT WHEN IT PEELS/CAN YOU FEEL IT?
No, You cant feel the skin peeling off. On day 2 where the peeling first started, my words to my colleagues at work were 'Oh I feel like I have a blister coming on my foot'. You know that soreness when a new blister has pressure on it. That was the only time I felt a bit of soreness on my feet. I was surprised on the daily when I took off my socks/tights and saw the shear amount of skin that had come away from my feet because you don't feel it coming away. It doesn't hurt. Think of when you get sunburnt and your skin peels.The same can be said for the results of babyfoot.

WHAT DOES THE NEW SKIN FEEL LIKE, IS IT RAW?

The new skin isn't sore, it looks pink but there's no tenderness or painfulness at all. I'm amazed at how smooth it is. Some people said to me who were brave enough to look during the process "Oh it looks sore" but it isn't at all I think its just because the skin underneath the peel is quite pink.

IS THE PEELING SKIN ITCHY?
No, not itchy at all. You don't realise its happening, you just get the nice surprise when you remove your socks or tights at the end of the day.

DOES IT AFFECT YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE/IS IT ANNOYING?

My husband banished me to the spare room.. I'm joking he didn't, but we did joke about it when the peeling was in full swing. Like I noted previously I do recommend doing this footmask when you are going to be wearing closed shoes so the peeling is hidden! I didn't go to the gym during the week of the major peeling because I didn't want to change into trainers in a communal area with peeling feet! You wouldn't want to go swimming while you are using the babyfoot treatment that's for sure! By about day 5 the novelty had worn off though and the flaking/peeling did start to annoy me a little bit. But I knew it would take a week or so for the results so I just had to deal with it!

Overall I am pleased that I decided to give this treatment a go. I'm happy with the results, as the peeling shows that there was infact dead skin there that needed to be removed! The skin that has been revealed after the peel is a lot pinker and healthier looking. I'm not as embarrassed of my feet anymore! I'm happy to show them off now rather than hide them. I didn't expect the peeling to start as quickly as it did, however I would imagine that this differs from person to person. It was definitely quite a disgusting experience, if you don't wear socks you will be leaving a trail of skin behind you! On the flipside, when you do wear socks, be prepared to take them off and find skin that has flaked off in them!

So, are you totally grossed out? Would you try a babyfoot mask? I hope this review has been helpful, I know a few people were curious about how it works! If you'd like to try it for your self, you can buy babyfoot here.

Much love,

LIFE: 3 Ways to make extra money online.




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January has been and gone, the practice month is over. It's time to get serious. This is probably the main point of the year where I try to think realistically about my finances for the year ahead. Can I do anything extra to make my money stretch a little further throughout the year so I’m a little more prepared for Birthdays and Christmas', how about actually having funds during Jnauary? Well to put it simply the answer is yes, and what’s even better you can fit it into your regular ‘laptop’ time too.  There are actually a multitude of ways of earning extra money online. The following are just a felt that I take advantage of to gain some extra dollah throughout the year. I will say this, it isn’t instant and you do have to put a bit of time in. However I am sure I am not alone when I say I spend a lot of time online at my laptop anyway so it doesn’t feel like a chore because I just do it alongside my usual online browsing/shopping/blogging etc.

EARN AS YOU SHOP.
I’m sure you are all aware of this concept but I can tell you know it really is worth doing. I personally use Top Cashback when I shop online. (Sign up here) Without fail I will check to see if the merchant I am planning to purchase from offers some form of cashback with a purchase. If the answer is yes I WILL  purchase via TCB. If you are a big online shop it really is worth doing. The amount of cashback varies from merchant to merchant but they have lots of popular websites offering cashback like Boots, The Body shop, Look fantastic, feel unique, New Look, ASOS, Dorothy perkins… & that’s just a few. Seriously its worth checking out. Just make sure you continue to use it to reep the rewards. You don’t have to hit a certain limit for a payout, so even if you get £10 cashback you can opt to have it transferred to your bank account or paypal straight away! If you are someone that purchases a lot from Ebay then I do recommend linking up your nectar card to your account. You can earn points as you spend that add up without you even realising to be honest. You can spend your nectar points in store towards your weekly shop, on their Clothing range, in their homeware department… or swap out X amount of points for vouchers to eat in restaurants or visit places of interest.

SURVEYS, GAMES & VIDEOS.
There are a couple of websites that offer a selection of ways to earn points which you can then redeem for cash or vouchers for. This obviously is a task that can take a little more time to build up, however if you just do it inbetween writing blog posts or even while you have a youtube binge the points will soon add up.. SWAGBUCKS is one site I use. Daily polls, games, surveys and videos are the ways you can earn points. It gives you a target to hit each day. If you hit that target on the daily then you are on track to get enough to redeem in no time. Sometimes you can hit target by taking one survey. Other times you may need to do a couple. There is a Swagbucks TV app which makes playing the videos easier. (Honestly I just click on a playlist and let it play while im doing the housework. You don’t need to actually watch the videos, there aren’t any prompts you need to click – So easy!) There is a cap on how many points you can earn through the videos though, so you will have to take part in other tasks as well.
Another website I have recently started using is InstaGC. It’s the same idea of Swagbucks, but just another website you can earn from. I believe the points you need to redeem on InstaGC are lower so theres the possibility you could gain the extra money or vouchers quicker. But at the end of the day I think it all depends on how you want to utilise your time. You could just focus on one of the sites or try and earn from both. 

EARN AS YOU BLOG.
There are various way to earn a bit of extra cash through blogging. One of the main and most easiest way to do this in my opinion would be through affiliate links. I use Skimlinks – I know this is a quite popular platform with bloggers who want to earn a little bit extra when writing posts. 
When you want to link to something your readers could buy within a post, you can post an affiliate link rather than just copying and pasting it from the website. By using the affiliate link you may earn yourself a little bit of commission. When I say a little bit I do mean a little bit. Each merchant is different when it comes to the percentage you could get back. Sometimes it will be pennies, others a few pounds. It really depends on what deal they have set up with Skimlinks and how much someone spends on their site through your link. That being said though, it can build up quite quickly depending how much of an influence you have on your readers to purchase items you have featured or are lusting after! If you would like to sign up to Skimlinks then you can do so here.
 

Are you going to try and implement any of these into your laptop time?

Much love,

LIFE: Best of January 2016





- Enjoying LUSH baths with my Comforter bubble bar. Seriously if you have never used this then you need to place a LUSH order stat and enjoy the deliciousness. Even better if you combine it with the Comforter shower gel. Mmmm. 

 - Treating my newly re coloured hair with the TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey masque* This stuff also smells amazing, leaves my hair feeling really nourished. I will have to buy myself another pot! I'm all about keeping my locks in good condition now I've gone back dark! 

- Getting back to the Gym. Along with everyone else in the world I want to up my exercise regime this year. I've gradually been getting my butt to the gym. I hope to up the number of visits in February maybe I'll even try a few classes! I feel maybe I need some new Gym wear to motivate me?

- Spritzing myself with the Mary Kay Cityscape perfume* Not a brand I had tried before so I was happy to try it out when it arrived in the post from a PR. I lvoe the packaging, it looks so chic! I'm never great at describing scents but to me its very fresh. The top notes include Apricot, Violet Leaves & Bergamot - I don't even know what this is but it smells nice. I also have the shower gel* which I can use together to intensify the scent! 

- Making a great start with my Reading resolution. 2 books read in January. Blogger Book club choice, and I let you go. If you are looking for a thriller with a few twists definitely pick up this book to read. I highly recommend it. If you've like a more in depth review, let me know! Goodreads book challenge: 2/30

- Deciding that I am in fact a lawyer & have all the answers after watching the Making A Murderer series on Netflix. (What series shall we start next? Leave any suggestions in the comments) I love a good sunday Netflix binge!

Much love,