This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex®. All opinions are 100% mine.
A few years ago I was making my bed... and I noticed that beneath ManOfTheHouse's pillow the sheets were quite torn up... I had visions of him having werewolf dreams and scratching the sheets. I mean... what ELSE could have caused those little tears and rips? I mercilessly teased him for the following week (okay... maybe two weeks) until the time came to wash the sheets again. In removing the sheets I noticed that the tag was in the wrong place... which meant the sheets were on upside down... you may not think this matters (and it probably doesn't) but for me this also meant that the scratches and tears...
yep - mentally turn that sheet over... yep, they were caused by my feet!
The shame... the horror - but what could I DO??? You see, I'm not a very patient person... my calluses took YEARS to develop. Years of living out in the country on dirt roads being a little girl who had little love for shoes. Now as an adult (with a lot of love for shoes) I had a problem... one I wanted solved by the end of the day.
My first "solution" was to get out the orbital sander.
No, I'm not kidding. Now I'm not suggesting this for all of you with slightly dry skin... but for those of you with world class calluses like mine... it doesn't really hurt. Seriously - that egg shaped cheese grater is a LOT more uncomfortable than power sanding. Of course, the solution is not a one day thing... and so I began to enter the world of lotions, creams, sprays, and pedicures. I was embarrassed to get my first pedicure because I was sure they'd charge me triple! I have tiny feet... shoe model size feet.... but unless we're looking for a before picture I'm not going to be doing any modeling any time soon!
After spraying "Crack Cream" on my feet (yes, despite the ridiculous name it IS for my feet - and was only used on my feet) for weeks and barely enduring the smell - that was doing me no good. A friend gave me a lotion with the printed instructions "use daily until you can no longer sand furniture with your feet" which did some good but was priced so ridiculously high that I couldn't bear to purchase it again... I broke down and bought some tube of goop that promises miraculous results... only #1... it STUNK and #2... I ruined a second set of sheets with the grease stains that my feet were now leaving. Not to mention the number of times I've slipped trying to answer a ringing phone while my feet are still slimy.
Apparently the good people at Carmex were tuned into my plight - because they sent me some Carmex® Healing Lotion and Carmex® Healing Cream to try. After one week I'll tell you a few BIG things.
#1 - it FEELS good... not slimy, it doesn't sting... and yes... I can tell a difference. I've been using the healing cream on my feet (and they're softer) and the healing lotion on my hands and arms... I can actually imagine that this might be our first winter in the desert that doesn't involve cracked and bleeding hands!
#2 - it SMELLS good... now remember folks - you ALL know what Carmex smells like (at least... if you were ever a teenager at my Jr. High you know what it smells like)... and a nice smelling lotion is MUCH easier to convince ManOfTheHouse to rub into my feet at night.
#3 - it's not all nasty greasy. It rubs in... my feet feel better... but I don't have to sit and let them dry for 20 minutes before putting on socks or letting my feet touch anything. Trust me... it got to the point of ridiculous trying to dry my feet before bed by waving them in the air...
So... I thank you... ManOfTheHouse thanks you...
Oh, and my sheets thank you!