Thursday, September 23, 2010

don’t FALL out of your pedicure schedule

Just because autumn is upon us and your feet will soon be bundled up, does not mean that you don’t need to get regular pedicures. Pedicures not only enhance your personal appearance, but they improve basic foot comfort and help with foot and toe health. When feet are confined in closed-toe shoes, they can suffer from dryness, cracking, fatigue and cramping. Also, some individuals feet tend to sweat; therefore, causing the skin to peel and potentially develop a bacterial or fungal infection. The steps of safely cleaning under and around toenails can help clean any debris and skin that bacteria and fungus like to attach to. In addition, the processes of soaking, exfoliating, and massaging the feet during a pedicure, are done to soften and sanitize; remove and smooth dry, flaky, and callused skin; and to lubricate moisturize, and invigorate the skin, respectively.
Remember that your feet are in daily use and they need routine maintenance all year long. So schedule your biweekly or monthly pedicures in advance for the fall and winter months to keep feet healthy and happy!    

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Fall is vastly approaching and the leading manufacturers of nail polish have already introduced their fall 2010 lines. One collection that has really made me fall for color is Essie’s fall collection. This line was inspired by cosmopolitan (quiet, smoldering, chic) runway fashion. The colors are strong and confident, neutral and bold, yet trendy and classic! They are perfect autumnal pops of color that are the perfect touch to complete this season’s hottest fall fashions. With colors like: In Stitches, Limited Addiction, Sew Psyched, Merino Cool, Velvet Voyeur, and Little Brown Dress, you are sure to be polished in fabulous color that is always in style.

Read the descriptions below to see which color(s) you will fall for. This may be a hard decision to make, but it doesn’t have to be. The colors look great on all skin tones and can definitely fit your various moods and fabulous fashion sense. In the words of Essie, “Life is a runway, so let your fingers do the walking!”

In Stitches – “This cheeky, blush pink knows how to work the room. Wherever she goes, her bubbly laughter is positively contagious.” -Essie

Limited Addiction – “Supremely covetable, infinitely appealing. Too much is never enough with the hottest red of the season.” -Essie

Sew Psyched – “This cashmere-soft pewter sage perfectly suits the season’s darker hues. Dressed up or down, it’s sure to start a fashion frenzy.” -Essie

Merino Cool – “Soft and sensuous, this mulberry purple is laid back, yet elegant. Perfectly balanced for day or night-its chic to be neutral.” -Essie

Velvet Voyeur – “All eyes are on you in this decadently dark amethyst. Seductive and slinky, it’s enough to make a good girl turn bad.” -Essie

Little Brown Dress – “Surprise! The cocktail party just got more interesting. A new classic, this beguiling black coffee is a real head-turner.” -Essie