When you find out you’re expecting, no one tells you what to expect in terms of things that will scare you, freak you out, or make you feel guilty for even considering participating in. For example, all kinds of things you never dreamt about being harmful are suddenly terrifying: lunch meats, hair highlights, and GASP! nail salons. I’ve missed the occasional mani/pedi session, and even though I still keep up the maintenance at home, it’s just not the same. Plus, at this stage in the game it doesn’t involve a lot of breathing. So this week, all I want is an at-home pedicure set so I can kick my feet up without feeling a pang of guilt for inhaling all those nail salon fumes. Check out this manicure/pedicure set from Revlon, for only $20!
And of course no pedicure would be complete without a foot spa, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune with this DIY option (complete with directions!) from about.com. Pop in a little Michael Buble, maybe light a candle, and I’ll be all set, without the stress of wondering what effect it’s having on the little one. And THAT is good for mom and babe.