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The past couple of weeks I've been suddenly inundated with questions that ask,

  • "Do you try everything before you post?"
  • "Do you perfect a recipe before sharing?"
  • "Do you Guarantee this recipe to work?"
  • "Is there any Quality Control of your recipes? How do I KNOW its going to work for me?"

I have to wonder sometimes if it's just a trolling question, or are people really Serious when they ask? Quite frankly, I have to Laugh at all of these questions...

How do I KNOW that it will work for you? I don't KNOW, I'm not clairvoyant or psychic, I don't just magically "know" what you will or wont like, hell half of the time I don't even know if my own family members will like it until I make it and tweak it half a dozen times. I never claimed to "know", I'm just sharing what I can find, create or come up with that might help save someone some money. Some suggestions might work well for you, some might not, some might not even apply to you.

Just so you know, I'm just like you.. I see things on the internet that intrigue me and I think, Dang, I've gotta try that. Like you, I too have those days when I wish I hadn't wasted my time, energy or money trying something. It's called LIFE.

Case in point, last week this lovely homemade "spa" recipe was circulating on Facebook and Pinterest. This is what it said, "this is crazy! Mix up 1/4 Listerine, 1/4c vinegar and 1/2 cup warm water, soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!" Now I should've known better when the lady stated "USE THE BLUE KIND" that this was complete and utter crap...

Here's the Post:

Okay, when I saw this post my brain instantly popped out with these 4 things:

  1. There's no way a person can "Soak" their feet in 1 cup of liquid.
  2. That photo does NOT show those ingredients listed in the recipe
  3. There's no way this can actually work
  4. screw it, I'm going to try it anyway.

And DESPITE my brain telling me otherwise, I tried it.

Oh.. you want to see how it all worked out for me? Sure... check this out, it looks like I kicked a smurf in the @ss!

For those of you who are inevitably STILL wondering whether or not this recipe works and the dead skins cells magically sloughed off... it didn't. I figured out how one gets "smooth" feet from this recipe... they spend literally 3 days sanding off their skin in an attempt to get the NORMAL color to return!

Incidentally . . my family has been having a little bit of fun, at the expense of my blue booby feet.

There's a bird in the Galapagos Islands Called a Blue Footed Booby whose feet turn blue during mating season and they pick them up one at a time to show them off for their potential mates.

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I guess I have something in common with them now, I'm officially a Booby.

So, when you're wondering whether every single recipe on the site is tried and true, it is, just not by me personally. With over 400,000 pages of recipes, hints and tips, and only 1 of me there's no possible way that I could personally test out everything for you and besides, I'm still trying to get the blue off my feet.

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  1. Tashdan's Avatar
    HAHAHAHAHA That's so Funny! So sorry Liss, but that is the funniest damn thing I've seen in a VERY LONG TIME! I thought I could make you feel a little better, you aren't alone. Here's one for you

    My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, and play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: 'Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.'

    So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those 'cold wax' kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

    No mess, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

    So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ('Cold wax,' yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

    OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

    With my next wax strip I move north after checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

    Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip) ..

    I inhale deeply and brace myself...RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

    I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!

    Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP! Another deep breath and RIPP! Everything is spinning and spotted.

    I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...must stay conscious. Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe, breathe...OK, back to normal.

    I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

    There's no hair on it.

    Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX???
  2. Tashdan's Avatar
    Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the's not! I touch. .. I am touching wax!!

    I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

    Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut!

    I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself 'Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!'
    What can I do to melt the wax?

    Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???


    I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.
    Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.
    So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

    I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter 'So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!'
    There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, 'Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?'
    She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box.
    YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.
    My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.
    What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and ... OH MY GAWD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. Its sooo painful, but I really don't care.
    'IT WORKS!!
    It works!!' I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair...?
    So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts.
    I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

    Next week I'm going to try hair color......
  3. svidal's Avatar
    Thank you both. Thank you. After the week I have had I really needed this. I know my husband thinks I am nuts sitting here laughing at my phone while I am reading with tears coming down!!
  4. cmeans23's Avatar
    Yee Haaa! I think we should save the mouth wash for our mouths and save the wax for our candles. And let me say that I am glad I didn't have blue mouth wash or I would have had blue feet too. And as far as the waxing goes, hopefully it grows long enough to braid and I will make a fashion statement! LOL The things we do to look good and feel good!
  5. Ketsyc's Avatar
    Oh, lol, I am so glad you two shared! lol...I am sorry for your pain, and like svidal I have had a devastating week, I didn't think anything could make me laugh. I was wrong! I am still giggling at what I just read. I have never waxed but I was tempted lately to try it since I have allergies that affect the skin when I use razors and Nair doesn't always get everything either.

    I have now changed my mind! Nair is wonderful! I will stick with it (unless Budget101 has a mho for it). Thanks again.
  6. Liss's Avatar
    I have now changed my mind! Nair is wonderful! I will stick with it (unless Budget101 has a mho for it).
    That's funny! We have a sugar waxing recipe, but it's kind of reminiscent of Tash's experience waxing, lol. It's not for the faint of heart, I'll step out on a limb and say you almost have to be masochistic to use it in the bikini area. Some things are just better off being purchased at the store...
  7. unicorn1960's Avatar
    Bobby feet was hilarious. Someone posted that recipe on Facebook and I wondered how it would work. Glad I didn't try it!!!
  8. mrpriddy's Avatar
    Sorry for laughing at your pain Tashdan but you tell the story in such a great way. Thanks for making my day.
  9. liniweenie's Avatar
    OMGosh! Liss thanks saving me from having blue I saw that foot soak recipe on Pinterest and was tempted to try it. Tashdan, your post had me laughing so hard because I can totally relate to your waxing experience...matted hair and all. Needless to say, I will not be doing anymore home waxing kits.
  10. elladenise's Avatar
    I was looking for the "blue feet" story and glad I found it. But I must say that Tashdan's episode really had me laughing. Sounds like something that would happen to me!!! (except I just let the hair grow-too old for a bikini anyway. LOL)
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