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The Perfect Gift For a New Mom

By Nicole Hill Gerulat |

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Recently, someone asked me what a new mom wanted. After I had Evie, I felt ugly, fat and tired. All I wanted to feel good again was a massage, mani/pedi and uh… lipo. Just kidding.

My husband gave me a gift certificate for a pedicure at Christmas and I’m still holding on to it. I really don’t know why, my feet are disgusting, but I guess it’s because I’m holding out for a little warmer weather so that my pretty pedicure won’t go to waste behind closed-toe shoes.

All I know is that EVERY single time I get a mani and/or pedi, I think, “I feel pretty.” I also wonder why I don’t just get them more often.

My favorite toe color that is perfect for summer is OPI’s Strawberry Margarita. Every time I stray to another color, I always come back to this one. What is your favorite? Maybe I can be convinced.

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About Nicole Hill Gerulat


Nicole Hill Gerulat

Nicole Hill Gerulat was part of the Babble team as an editor and blogger on the Baby's First Year blog. She is a writer and professional photographer who showcases her work on her personal website, Nicole Hill Photography. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Glamour and Design Mom. Read bio and latest posts → Read Nicole's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “The Perfect Gift For a New Mom

  1. Vicki says:

    I had a pedicure once before, when I got married. But since I’ve had a baby, I find myself really wanting one! Perhaps I’m just desperate for someone to take care of me for a moment. :)

  2. Anna says:

    I had a pedicure on my due date (little lady had the gall to be 8 DAYS LATE!). Having pretty toes in the hospital when the rest of me didn’t feel/look pretty was so nice. I recommend it to anyone.

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