Tan Legs, Hairy Legs-Same Diff

Here’s a Pinterest fail from years past.

It’s June 2014 and I’m scanning Pinterest and come across a DIY tanning solution with simple ingredients I have at home. SCORE!

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I can see that the right leg is slightly tanner than the other and it looks flawless! So I click on the link and it takes me to the recipe of Jergens lotion and coco powder. You mix the measured amounts and rub on until absorbed. Here is my after photo.

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I know!!! I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed trying to get it all worked in but it kept streaking and starting flaking off. OMG what was I thinking. What if the kids ran past me with water guns. My legs would have looked worse than this hairy looking disaster. No, I did not go out in public with my legs looking like that but I do recall how difficult it was to wash off completely. I vaguely remember my friend Michelle being over and laughing hysterically. She might have even taken the photo. At my expense, save yourself! Don’t waste you time or coco powder and lotion!

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Detox Foot Soak

I’ve started a category on my blog for Pinterest fails. I’ve had enough of them to start a separate blog but I’m not going to stretch myself that thin. 

Tonight the boys and I tried the detox foot soak.


I was excited and talked it up to the boys like a spa night science experiment. As you can see they happily dressed the part.


I made the mix, added the 1/4 cup to a dish and added hot/warm water. We binge watched Liv and Maddie on Netflix while we waited for the detoxing to begin. Here is my soak when I first got my feet in.


The instructions say after 15 min the water turns colors from whatever toxin is leaving your body via your feet. I was imagining this mix to be like an exorcism of the body. Look at that persons water in the picture! Yuck! Well either that person was really dirty or we’re super healthy because here is our water after 30 minutes.


Total disappointment. So the boys took matters into their own hands.


They added bath fizz colors to our water to make it more fun. Merrick got over zealous and put two tablets in his water.

Don’t waste your time on this pin. It’s a total bust!