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Treat Your Summer Feet!

Most people live in sandals in the summer, but before you go baring your feet, you're going to have to check them for calluses, rough patches and ingrown toenails. Find out how to give your feet some some TLC before putting them on flip-floppin' display!

Soothe Your Soles

Although our feet get a lot of wear and tear, we usually end up neglecting them! So here's an eye-opening fact for ya - by the time we hit 70, we will have walked the equivalent of four times around the world! That's why it's important to give your feet some serious lovin', especially during the summer when they're constantly exposed to the sun, surf, sand, as well as the eyes of everyone around you.

The Perfect Pedicure

A pedicure isn't exactly a manicure for your toenails. Sure, it involves applying nail polish, but it's also about exfoliating, massaging and moisturizing your legs, feet and toes. Besides making your feet look super sweet, pedicures are cool cuz they make you feel really pampered! If you don't have the cash to head to a salon, here's how to give yourself a professional at-home pedicure.

  • Remove old polish with a cotton ball dipped in non-acetone remover (acetone can dry out your cuticles).
  • Cut your toenails straight across using a nail clipper. Don't cut the sides cuz it can cause ingrown nails.
  • File and smooth any rough edges with a nail file.
  • Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for about 10 minutes. Then use a pumice stone to remove calluses and any other rough areas, and scrub your feet and legs with an exfoliator.
  • Rinse off and massage in a rich foot cream that's packed with refreshing ingredients like mint and aloe vera.
  • Apply a clear base coat, starting in the middle of each nail. Then add two coats of color and finish with a final clear top coat, but wait two to three minutes between coats. You may want to use a toe separator for this step.

Last Minute Tips

Keep in mind that it can take up to an hour for nail polish to fully dry, so wait as long as possible before slipping into your flip flops. Pedicures should last two to four weeks, but to make your pedi look as good on the last day as it did on the first day, stroke the top coat up and over the tips of your nails, and add a fresh layer of top coat every four to five days to protect the polish and add shine.

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How Often Do You Get Pedicures?

  • Once a week - I make sure my feet always look good!
  • A couple times a month.
  • Only on special occasions.
  • I don't pay any attention to my feet.

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Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Maybe he likes you, as a friend or as more.
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Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Friends grow apart as we grow up and change at different rates. It's fine to stop being friends, but it doesn't have to be in a mean way. The best thing to do is talk to her (nicely). You don't have to tell her she's being childish or you feel as if you've matured more. That would be terrible. Talk about things you guys like to do in common or make plans to try new things together. Or don't mention it at all, but don't just begin ignoring her. Eventually the friendship will fade the less time you spend together. 
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Amalegend20 posted in Friends:
You should be nice to her. If you have to break the news gently don't make her feel bad just talk to her about and see what she says  
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hugebear posted in Friends:
My bff and I were best friends but weve grown apart im getting older and she still wants to do kid stuff I have new friends now I feel like im being mean to her but like doesn't she get the memo I feel both guilty and mad:} Gosh.... put the shoe on  the other foot and see how would you feel if your bff done this on you. You has been bffs for the long time [Im guessing] and your maturing faster than her.  I agrees you are being mean to her if you doesnt discuss how your feeling with her and ignoring / avoiding her or whatever your doing.    She has been the good friend to you and she deserves to understand if you is growing up faster than her.  I really feels sad for how she could be feeling right now. She didnt do anything wrong.  You changed. Not her. Please be nice to your friend/ex friend and let her down gently [if you really has to] ^^ Me opinion  
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Desiixx posted in Friends:
Don't worry about it. Friends grow apart. That's how things go. Just talk to her about it, she'll understand. 
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