Archive of ‘Feet’ category

Hand Sands

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On the hunt for the secret to making your manicure and pedicure last during the beach season? Neri Ortega, nail expert of Butterfly Studio Salon, recommends the following for a long lasting, perfect manicure without chipping:

1. Following a hand massage, it is vital to clean the nail bed twice with acetone or acetone free nail polish remover to make sure that there are no emollients left on the nail- a clean, oil free nail bed is the most important part of a lasting manicure, as it creates a clean surface to begin on.

2. Continue with a protein based base coat- this is key in keeping polish from chipping. A strengthening treatment like OPI’s Nail Envy, works wonderfully to keep nails strong, and polish from chipping.

3. Following the application of polish, a good basic top coat is needed. Neri recommends Essie, and prefers classic top coats over “quick dry” as she finds that quick dry top coats tend to peel faster.

4. Pushing back cuticles rather than cutting them will also help a manicure last longer. To keep nail polish looking shiny and new, and cuticles from looking dull and ashy, she recommends a good cuticle moisturizer like Solar Oil – the oil treatment will multi-task to keep your manicure going for extra days.

With tips this easy, the hardest part will be choosing your favorite color!

Pumice’s Other Purpose

pumice3 Pumice’s Other PurposeWe all know that a pumice stone is great for exfoliating feet and making them soft and smooth. But did you know that this beauty tool also does the same for your sweaters? Just gently rub the stone on your knits to remove pills.

I tried it this morning, and was pleasantly surprised. In less than five minutes, my favorite J. Crew cashmere sweater went from looking nubby to brand-new.

This one from Revlon is under $4 and is available at most drugstores.

Let me know how this home remedy works out for you.

Don’t Forget About Your Feet

jaqua Dont Forget About Your FeetJust because your feet have been incased in Uggs this winter doesn’t mean that you should neglect them. Spring will be here sooner than you think – so it’s time you paid your tootsies some attention…and Jaqua has the perfect sweet treats for you feet.

Jaqua’s Buttercream Frosting Body Polish and Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème are just what you need to put your best foot forward.

Step 1: Fill a warm basin of water and soak feet. Scrub each foot with a generous amount of the exfoliating Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish and soak them some more. This fine-grained natural sugar scrub is made with fruit extracts, kukui, macadamia, sesame and sweet almond oils to hydrate your skin, while removing the dead stuff!

Step 2: Dry off feet and apply our New Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème to your feet. Your skin will love this luscious treat for tired feet, formulated with fruit extracts, beeswax and almond oil.

Step 3: Take 30% off when you buy the Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème and Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish.

Promo Code: FEET4U
Offer expires: 2/20/08

Cornucopia of Cosmetics

Greetings from Spokane, Washington – where I am celebrating my first Thanksgiving away from home, with my hubby and in-laws. Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of family, friends, and food…and as a bonus, you get a day off from work, football is on TV three days early, and overindulgence is encouraged! Doesn’t it seem unfair that it only lasts one day?

The following products simulate the scents of the season, and will have you giving thanks well into the new year.

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Indulge your feet and your senses with The Body Shop’s Cranberry Heatable Booties. To use, simply remove the cranberry-scented sachet and heat in the microwave for one minute.

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Treat your lips to Philosophy’s Kiss Me Lip Trio. There’s a flavor for every kiss—Melting Chocolate Lip Shine for a decadent kiss, Cinnamon Buns Lip Shine for a sugary, sweet kiss, and Cranberry Lip Shine for a red, juicy kiss. Spread holiday cheer with these luscious high-gloss Lip Shines. Only at Sephora.

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Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Moisturising Body Milk has an exceptionally light, powdery texture that goes on matte, and keeps you fresh and soft, all day.

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The Pumpkin Classic Candle from Paddywax shows its bounty with scents of fresh carrot, spicy pumpkin and vanilla bean.

It’s Giveaway Time Again – Win Dr. Smith’s Foot Care!

 Its Giveaway Time Again   Win Dr. Smiths Foot Care!Recently, while flipping through the pages of Philadelphia Magazine, I came across an article about an extraordinary foot care product line developed by a local podiatrist. Immediately, I contacted Dr. Maasi Smith of Rittenhouse Foot & Ankle Associates and asked if he would send me some of his products to try. Not only was Dr. Smith happy to oblige, he generously agreed to sponsor a Spoiled Pretty giveaway!!!

The average person takes between 3,000 and 6,000 steps each day. However, when we decide to pamper ourselves, more often than not, it’s our poor feet that take a back seat. Proper foot care is important for our overall health, but Dr. Smith’s Foot Care proves that it can also be therapeutic, relaxing, and fun!

One winner will recieve Dr. Smith’s four-part foot care system, which includes:

Mineral Foot Soak – an awesome soak for tired, overworked, and aching feet, this product gently cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes in one simple step.

Soy, Aloe, & Vitamin E Foot Cream – softens, hydrates, and heals skin with natural ingredients; absorbs quickly with no greasy residue.

Deodorizing Foot Wash – made with plant extracts and essential oils, this citrus and mint fragranced wash cleans and deodorizes tootsies.

Tea Tree Oil Anti-Fungal Treatment – this mint-scented oil deeply penetrates to destroy nail fungus and transform embarassing, thick toenails.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Monday, November 19th – be sure to include your name and email address. Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com if you’re uncomfortable posting your email address below.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, November 20th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Click here to watch Dr. Smith talk about how the shoes you wear can affect the health of your feet – and how his products can help.

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