Pamper Your Feet For Summer

It’s summertime, and with it comes open toes, sandals and flip flops! After a winter of being locked up in boots and lace-ups, your feet need a little pampering before you step out in your new strappy footwear, and these steps will help you!

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First, get your tootsies looking soft and smooth with a warm water soak. Adding a cup of Epsom salts and a cup of baking soda will soothe tired feet and provide some beginning exfoliation. If you like, add a few drops of essential oil for an aromatherapy touch. This will soften your calluses, so that you can then apply a foot file, or, if you prefer, a pumice stone. Start where the callus is thickest, using a back and forth motion. Filing or buffing your feet should not hurt; if it does, stop immediately. You should never press hard enough to break the skin. When your feet are dry, you should clip and buff your toenails and trim your cuticles. If your toenails are discolored, try rubbing a little lemon juice on them.

Your newly softened and buffed feet will need some added moisture and protection from the elements, so proceed immediately after with lotion, or even better an oil based cream, such as shea or cocoa butter creams. If you prefer a more natural approach, mix 1/4th cup of sour cream with four tablespoons of honey and a few drops of lemon juice, and apply to feet. Let sit for ten minutes (a moisture mask for your feet!), then rinse. If you desire even more moisture for your feet, lotion and then put on a clean pair of natural fiber socks.

Once your feet are thoroughly pampered with these steps you can stop, or if you like a completely perfect summer look for your feet you can add makeup for finishing touches. A bright polish looks just as great in a fancy pair of strappy sandals as it does in a pair of gas station flip flops. You can even brush on a light coat of luminizer or bronzer; it’ll work on your feet just as well as it does on your face!

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Simple Steps in Keeping Your Hair Healthy


Celebrities have great hair, there is no hiding this but they also have stylists that keep their every strand of hair in place. This doesn’t mean you can’t have perfect hair like Zooey Deschanel, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Kim Kardashian, though. All you have to do is carefully pick your hairstyle and use products that can keep your hair healthy.

Healthy Hair

Even if you don’t have enough time in the morning, you can follow these tips and avoid the common mistakes of hair styling:

· Don’t work with too much hair all at once. You may notice that professional hairstylists from salons like Rush Croydon use their clips to pin up excess hair. They also start working from the bottom going up. This way, you’re giving your hair a more finished look that can last for a day.

· Always pay attention to your roots. When you are using styling products like Suave’s spray gel and Dove’s hair mousse, you should be concentrating on the roots of your hair, brushing the product up and out, getting a straight down or volume of the hair, giving a more flattering look. You can also get a healthier mane by having healthier roots.

· Make sure that you’re using the right kind of hair brush or comb. There are many women who are not using the right size of the brush for their hair. The rule is: if your hair falls under the chin, use thin brush. For anything longer, it is advisable to use a round brush that are 2” or 3” big.

· Practice routine haircuts because they are very essential, especially in maintaining a healthy hair. Styling and shaping of your hair will be harder for your hair stylist if you are going to their salon every six months. According to hair experts, it would be better to go every 4-8 weeks to the salon for your scheduled haircut.

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