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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I Have Baby Foot Feet

No that’s not a typo. It’s a true statement. I have one baby foot and another baby foot from BABY FOOT!

Have you heard of Baby Foot yet? Have you seen Baby Foot yet? Oh you would know if you had. It’s a super foot exfoliator like I’ve never seen before and pretty much a must-have on my beauty list now.

It uses 17 extracts (seem to mostly be fruit extracts. See a full ingredient list here) to peel off dead skin and moisturize the feet. You got a tough callus you hide from the world? Baby Foot can handle it.


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Have You Met Your Foot's New Best Friend?



There are a few things that you are unable to do to yourself. Did you know this? Tickle yourself is one and I’m convinced that a massage is the other. While I can live without being able to do the first on, the second, not so much. If I had a million dollars, the first thing I would do is hire a personal chef with orders to keep Maine lobster in the frig at all times (de-shelled and ready to eat) and the second would be to have a masseuse on call. I read somewhere during the Velvet Rope Tour that Janet Jackson hired her body piercer to come on tour with her. I swear!

Anyway, I came across FOOTMATE at the Indie Beauty Expo recently and wow, it looked like the Mercedes version (they call it the ‘Ferrari of Foot Care,’ and I swear I came up with Mercedes before I even read that on their website!) of the one I’d used, and loved, a few years ago.

And opening the box and looking at the massager/cleaner/exfoliator, I do believe it looks like a manta ray. (I didn’t see that on their site!).


The scrubbers are soft but strong bristles in the middle and studier ones on the sides and the base is a  mildew-resistant rubber that has suction cups on the underside so it suctions to the bottom of your tub for easy scrubbing while you shower. And did I mention how great the scrubber feels on the feet?

Just add a little liquid soap to the bristles and start scrubbing. Your feet will thank you.

Choose from 3 different colors on their site and each order comes with their 7.5oz Rejuvenating Gel, Retrieval Rope and instruction sheet. Blue $39.95 and White or White/Blue is $49.95 @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Emjoi To the Foot Rescue!

Even though the temps are dropping and you’re reaching for more closed-toed shoes, you can’t neglect your feet or pedi. So I’m super happy to share this device I discovered. It’s the EMJOI Micro-Pedi Nano Callus Remover ($24.95 @ and it’s to get rid of calluses and make feet super smooth.

Powered with two AA batteries, the roller that does the work is made with micro mineral particle to remove dead skin. And it does it fast, like rotating 30 times a second, fast! It doesn’t seem like that fast but they say it does with fully charged batteries. I used this over the weekend to attack some rough spots on my feet like on the outside part of my big toe and of course my heels. And wow, are my feet smooth and totally callus-free now! To clean this, you just pop out the roller and run it under water and it’s all clean and ready for the next use. And to get the flakes out of the machine, they include a tiny brush to do so, but I also found just blowing at it also worked. Be sure you only use this on dry feet, so I would recommend using this after removing nail polish and before washing your feet.


And they even sell replacement rollers in different “strengths,” like Coarse, Super Coarse, Xtreme Coarse and even Elbow Exfoliation rollers, for $19.95 for two.

What do you use to keep your feet smooth and callus-free? Do share in the comments!

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Favorites … Drugstore Finds

You don’t have to pay a lot for great beauty products and 5 here are worth the pennies that you can pick up right at your local drugstore. Two have totally unique scents, one leaves no white residue like some sunscreens can, one really kept my underarms super dry, and the last is an inexpensive hair hydrator.


1. HAWAIIAN TROPIC Silk Hydration Faces Lotion SPF 30 - $9.59/1.7oz @

2. AUSSIE 3 Minute Miracle MOIST - $3.99/8oz @

3. CARESS Aqua Sparkle Body Wash in Lilac Blossom & Aquamarine - $5.29/12oz @

4. DOVE Purely Pampering Beauty Bar in Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Scent - $7.39/4bars @

5. SECRET 'Paris Romantic Rose' Invisible Solid Antiperspirant - $4.29/2.6oz @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Love Stilettos? These Might Help with the Pain.

Just out are two products to help with those of us who love to wear high heels. Each uses different ingredients to achieve the same result, which is to give you more time in your heels without sore feet.

First up, BIOCHEMISTRY BY DR. HAWORTH’s Heel No Pain/Style and Heel No Pain/Active ($14.99/2.5oz and also available in 1oz but couldn’t pull the $ up on their site @ – this one uses lidocaine HCI, most commonly found in the dentist office, which is used to deaden the pain when getting detail work. The formula was created by a plastic surgeon and is made to be able to penetrate the skin that is thicker on the balls of our feet and heels to numb pressure points. They claim just a few sprays will last for hours and there is one for athletes and fashionistas!. Available for purchase on their website starting next week.


Now at the other end of the specturm from the above in that it doesn't numb but is more for overall foot discomfort, is called STILL STANDING Spray (Charmed Comfort set - $14.99/6oz, On-the-Go set $19.99/4-15ml, Large and Mini Set - $27.99/1 large bottle, 1 small to-go @ and New Beauty at Fred Segal in Santa Monica) – unlike the other, this one does not contain anything you’d probably find in a doctor’s office, which some people prefer. Rather, it’s made with a patent-pending formula that includes menthol and three herbal remedies and combined and eco-distilled is made to keep foot discomfort away for 1 ½ to 2 hours. So it's really a 180 degrees from the above but I wanted to include it in this post with the other since we're focusing on the feet here! And the handy test-tube type totable version seen below is so handy for tucking into your purse!


So how did they work? Click the below link to find out!


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

What Are You Using for Foot Support?

Since tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year, I thought I would do a feature on one of my favorite non-beauty subjects that’s vastly under discussed, foot support insoles. I am pretty obsessed and since I really like my heels, I have them in almost every pair I own in some form or another – a ball of foot cushion, back of the heel cushion, ¾” insert or a full insert for boots, which I always get ½ size too big so they fit snug.

But what Santa could really bring me this year that I’ve searched high and low for is a pair of ball-of-foot inserts for us stiletto wearers. It’s always the same, after about 2 hours of standing in sky high heels, shifting back and forth, my feet are done. And I’m not one of those that will take off my shoes before the night is over and carry them. They only come off when I’m in the door, home.

So that’s been my hunt for a long time now - something that lets me get hours of wear out of a nice pair of high heels without the pain. 

So in my quest in making all my shoes comfy, I’ve tried many different brands - Foot Petals, Dr. Scholl’s, Kiwi, Spenco, Stiletto Hardware and others. From what I’ve experienced, the material these companies use is either rubber, poron (Foot Petals) or some kind of space age material they claim will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. 


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

How To Get the Best At-Home Mani/Pedi

What-Makes-for-a-Good-smallI often wonder what percentage of women goes to the salon for their mani/pedi vs. those that do it at home. Since I fall mostly in the latter category, I still want mine to last as long as the ones I’ve gotten in the salon. And what’s their secret to the longevity? The prep! So the last time I went I observed and observed and came to a few conclusions.

So I have to ask ... 

What Makes for a Good Mani/Pedi?

A few things seem to make a mani/pedi last and skipping just one in the process can make all the difference in it lasting a few extra days.


1. Don’t soak your nails after taking off polish. It can diminish nail polish adhesion.

2. Apply a nail dehydrator the nail bed like this CUCCIO Dehydrator ($8 @ It will remove any traces of any product left on nails to help the polish adhere better.

3. A good base coat – this is so key! A base coat will also prevent nails from turning yellow, especially if you are wearing a dark color.

4. Make sure you keep nail beds and hands moisturized while wearing polish. For cuticles, I apply CUCCIO Conditioning Butter Stick in my favorite scent they make, Milk & Honey ($7 @ and for hands I slather on FRESH Brown Sugar Hand Cream ($18.50/2.5oz @ Afterward, if my hands aren’t too slippery, I gently push back my cuticles with a cuticle pusher like the one shown in the picture that you can find on amazon. The curved end makes it super easy to push cuticles back. 

5. And when I’m doing a pedi, I follow the above, however, I do give my tootsies a good sugar scrub down with Moisturizing Body Truffles ($3.75/1oz @ from the BON BLISS line. I know, it says “body” in the name but these are the perfect size to use on both feet and you can really target certain areas of the feet. And these smell so amazing! This Sweet Satsuma smells of mandarin orange.

Do you have any suggestions for getting the best at-home mani/pedi?

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* Mistral Soaps

Mistral-French-Style-SoapMistral Signature French Soap – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – truly French soap.
Cons – I use liquid soaps more often.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* Soapy Soles

Soapy-SolesSoapy Soles – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – this one scrubs soles so well and it just feel so good.
Cons – doesn’t look very sexy in the tub.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Pick - LUSH Angel's Delight

Holiday-2011-Product-PickYou know you’ve got a winner on your hands when you can smell the product through the packaging. And this is the case with LUSH’s Angel’s Delight Soap ($5.95/3.5oz @ This one has real tangerine oil inside and just a splash of blackcurrent. And this one is just so colorful, which is great for anytime of the year, really.


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