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Blister Prevention in a Pinch...Busygals Get Creative

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You may recall my previous post about the Band-Aid Blister Block stick. If you don't or you haven't read it...you should read it! ;) You can access it by clicking on the link above, or here.

Anyway...yesterday, I was wearing a pair of heels I've worn many times before with absolutely no problems. For some reason, yesterday was different, and I had left my Blister Block stick in my purse, which was in my trunk, while I was at a school doing an intake with a client and parent. The more I walked, the more painful walking was.

I was in a serious pinch here, and desperate for some kind of relief. My solution was definitely odd, and many of you will probably think I'm completely NUTS after reading the rest of this post, but I was desperate!

So, with a bit of creativity and ingenuity (and probably a few screws loose in my head), I remembered a pack of mini Post-Its I had in my work bag.
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I know what you're thinking, but yes...I seriously put a mini Post-It on my heel. And you know what? It was INSTANT relief! While it was definitely not the ideal solution and it was for sure a little weird, it totally saved me for the rest of the day!

So, ideally, just don't forget your Blister Block stick, which is a complete lifesaver! But when you're desperate and you're in an office setting, changes are there are some Post-Its laying around ;)

Get creative, Busygals!

I'm dying to know (and also hoping to feel like I'm not the only crazy creative person out there)...what's the craziest or oddest solution you've ever arrived at when you've been desperate for a solution to a problem with few resources at your disposal?
Post a comment below!


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Just wanted to share this quickly: 50% off at Borders 5/20-5/23!
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Never Get Too Busy For Mom!

Did you ever meet a mother who's complained that her child phoned her too often? Me neither.--Maureen Lipman (Thank You for Having Me)
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Don't forget...it's Mother's Day this Sunday! I know as Busygals we can get caught up in the daily grind, and we don't make as much time for those who are important to us, especially our parents. Make it a goal to call your mom (and dad) more often, it'll mean the world to her (them) :)

Also, I know this holiday can be very difficult for some of you out there...maybe you've lost your mom, a child, or don't have a great relationship with your mom. I know when I worked as a substance abuse counselor, this was a difficult holiday for many of our clients for various reasons. If that's the case for you, on Sunday, be gentle with yourself and take the day to do something that you enjoy or spend time with a good friend :)


Revlon Nail Enamel

Maybe you gals can relate to this... 

I love getting my nails done, but often I leave the nail salon feeling like my nails don't look any better (or worse) than if I did them myself. Crookedly-filed nails, too much nail polish globbed on so it takes forever to dry and almost certainly leads to smudges, little cuts from the cuticle cutter thingy... I don't know...maybe it's just the nail salons in my area of LA, but I've had this experience many times. 

Maybe the nail techs are over-worked and pressured by bosses to get everything done as quickly as possible, which leads to sloppiness. 

Anyway...this has led me to get over my belief that "I can't do my own nails," and with a little practice, they usually look pretty decent when I do them myself! One thing I've found that helps a TON is having a good quality nail polish. 
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I have found that Revlon Nail Enamel (which you can get at any drug/grocery store, or Target) is really easy to use. It's not too thick or thin, it dries pretty quickly, and it lasts quite awhile (when you put on a base and top coat). They have a great selection of colors too. 

The trick I've found to making it look like you've gotten your nails professionally done is in fact to add a top coat. It gives them that glossy, finished look. 

Get pretty, Busygals!
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