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Tips for a Cheap & Safe Home Pedicure‏

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Warm weather is here and little piggies everywhere and revealing themselves for the first time in months! As women bravely strap on their gladiator sandals and opened toed heels for the first few times, they may be taking a look at their feet and saying, maybe I should have splurged for that pedicure after all!

With the economy struggling and more women forgoing their weekly manis and pedis, at-home spa treatments are quickly gaining popularity. What was once thought of as a teenage bonding experience is now a necessity for professional women everywhere who want to keep their feet looking attractive all summer long.

According to Dr. Oliver Zong, a top podiatrist based in New York City, “at-home pedicures are a great option not only for women who want to save on money, but also people who want to avoid potentially dangerous conditions at their local spa.” Dr. Zong has some simple tips to help you keep your feet looking great all summer long!

Dr. Zong’s Tips for a Healthy Home Spa Experience

  • Bacteria can flourish in dark, wet places, such as a bathroom medicine cabinet. Be sure to sanitize your nail clippers by soaking them in boiling water and wiping them down with rubbing alcohol every few weeks
  • Say NO to self-surgery! Anything that hurts, such as removing deep-set ingrown toenails, will cause more damage than good. If you have a painful nail, see a doctor right away
  • Check expiration dates for beauty products like scrubs, lotions, or soaks. Open containers that sit around for a long time unused can collect bacteria and easily infect cuts in your feet – including blisters
  • Use simple Epsom salt and warm water to relieve and revive tired feet. It often has similar properties as fancy spa soaks but can cost several dollars less at a drug store
  • Give your toes time to breath. Nails are their healthiest when they are exposed to air and water. When changing nail polish colors, check nails to make sure they are not discolored – this is a classic sign of toenail fungus and can go unnoticed if nails are always painted

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Introducing 2 new summer collections from Zoya!!

If you read this site, you know how much I love Zoya.  Their nail polish is amazing! The colors are so bold, and so fun!  So I’m pleased to announce their 2 new summer collections,  Ooh-La-La and La-Di-Da!  How fun are these?

First: Ooh-La-La!

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Second: La-Di-Da!

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Prices: $6 – $36! GO HERE!

NEW CONTEST!!! Do we have the best contests, or what?!

This is just so much fun! Who doesn’t like to receive nail polish! I have some very cool prizes for you guys this time!

Just in time for Spring and Summer! I have great new products for you! EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE ONE OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING!

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Product Details

  • Salon Strength Formula
  • Long lasting finish
  • Protective Barrier
  • High Shine
  • Size: .5 fl. oz. / 14.8 ml.

$8.00 each or Buy 2 get 1 free! HERE!

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Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Towelettes

Love Your Nails nail polish remover towelettes are acetone free and will not dry out nails. These convenient travel easy towelettes condition your cuticles as they clean and prime your nails. Each individual towelette is super efficient and able to remove the polish from all 10 nails, in addition to having a mild and pleasant fragrance, unlike most nail polish remover products. One compact sized container holds 40 citrus scented towelettes.

Use: Gently press towelettes on nails for 5 seconds, then wipe. Repeat until clean.
Size: 40 Towelettes

Key Ingredients: Alcohol and Acetone Free
Dibutyl-Phthalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free

$10.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Nail Strengthener Cream

For Healthier, Stronger Nails – Travel Size

Originally created to condition the hooves of million dollar thoroughbred racehorses, this trusted and legendary formula helps nails grow healthier and stronger while resisting splits, peels and breaks. May be used over nail enamel.Size: .50 oz / 14 g

Use: Massage over nails and cuticles daily. For nails especially damaged by wraps or acrylics, use at least 2-4 times daily. Allow four-six weeks for noticeable improvement. Then use at least twice daily to maintain beautiful, healthy nails.

For Best Results: Allow cream to penetrate the nails and cuticles overnight.

Key Ingredients: Glycerin, Vitamin E, Vegetable Protein.

EACH WINNER WILL WIN:

  • 1 Lemon Drop Nail Polish
  • 1 Cotton Candy Nail Polish
  • 1 Sweet Addiction Nail Polish
  • 1 Grape Escape Nail Polish
  • 1 Decadence Nail Polish
  • Nail Strengthener Cream
  • 1 Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Towelettes

CONTEST RULES:

  • There will be 5 winners!
  • Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
  • Contest runs Friday, 3/20/09 to  Friday, 3/27/09
  • US Residents only
  • Please only enter once
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

I have a product you need to try!

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Do your hands and cuticles get dry this time of year?  Mine are so bad. I go through lotion after lotion, and my cuticles are so sensitive.  While I was at Sephora this week (spending money I didn’t have) I found a new product that is absolutely amazing. Okay maybe I say amazing a lot in my posts, but this product takes the cake. It’s awesome!

I have only used this twice, and my cuticles are so much better. The hangnails have healed, and the skin is soft and healthy again!  You MUST go get this, you’ll thank me later – I promise!

Brush-On Cuticle Oil
What it is:
A hydrating cuticle oil pen.

What it does:
Sephora by OPI Brush-On Cuticle Oil is a luxurious blend of five moisturizing oils and antioxidant vitamin E that nourishes dry cuticles. Use it several times a week for healthy-looking nails.

What else you need to know:
The leak-proof tube is perfect for on-the-go use.

Only $9 for healthy, soft cuticles! BUY IT HERE!