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onthegofootcareI’m sure many of you reading this might be just like me – super busy with work, kids and the never-ending list of errands and obligations. Believe it or not, sometimes it’s even hard for me to find the time to get a proper pedicure – I’m the real case of the shoe makers daughter!  To help with your grooming to-do-list, I thought I would share just a few at home tips that I regularly employ when I’m in between pedis but still want to look pretty.

1. For the love of beauty, remove your old chipped polish!  Nothing says “I’m in need of some TLC” like chipped polish.

2. Buff your feet!  Every few days, pull out a pumice stone, or my favorite – a Diamancel Foot Buffer #11, and buff those calluses down while in the tub or shower.  You’d be amazed at how you can nip those hard patches in the bud if you regularly scrub!

3. Exfoliate and moisturize.  Of course I swear by Sweet Lily’s signature Hand & Foot Scrub, but in a pinch, here’s a quick and easy at-home version:

  • Blend the following in a small bowl:  1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 5 drops of your favorite essential oils. I prefer a blend of Peppermint, Lavender and Vanilla
  • Take a scoop of the exfoliant and in a circular motion, gently rub into the skin, paying extra attention to spaces in between toes and joints.
  • Rinse feet under warm water, then towel dry. Be amazed by your new soft and supple skin. 

4. Apply a neutral nail polish or use a 3 way buffer.  A simple neutral polish is always pretty easy to apply but if you lack a steady hand you might want to opt for a 3 way buffer. Pop into any pharmacy or beauty supply store and pick up a 3 way shine buffer. Buff nails (directions are always on the label) and your toes will be gleaming for days.