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I have always been the kind of person that has to have painted toenails and a pretty pedicure for my feet. I’m that kind of girl that shows my feet off approximately oh, 49 weeks of the year in my flip flops. I only have a few exceptions, like snow, 5 degree weather, when I’m working, or when I’m exercising.
Yes, I know I’m slightly weird. 😉
Even as a kid I can recall running around everywhere barefoot – quite the opposite from my sister, who always laced up to venture outside and play. I guess I’ve always been that dare-devil, care-free, wild-spirited girl all along.
Often times I will pay a visit to the salon and get a pedicure there, but sometimes I don’t have the extra time or money to do that, and sometimes my feet start looking bad in between visits, so I like to pamper myself a little bit and give myself a pedicure at home. I like to do it after I’ve taken a bath or a shower, then I can put my bathrobe on and a face mask at the same time. I then will soak my feet in a foot bath, and then use my foot file to remove any extra dead skin off of my heels (I know, it’s gross!) I then trim my nails and cuticles and finish up with some nail polish. I used to use a manual foot file, but last week I found a new gadget while I was shopping at Target. It’s called a Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File from Amopé, and it was in the foot care aisle. I bought it along with their Daily Moisturizer For Feet because it intrigued me so much.
Let me tell ya, it was amazing! I will never go back to a manual foot file again! It was very easy to use, it even had batteries included. I even got brave and had Wayne soak his feet so I could try my new gadget out on his feet (which I think haven’t seen a file in YEARS)…and it helped them so much!
I believe we should all love and respect our feet – treat them good, and take care of them well. After all, they are a pretty important part of our body. In fact, so important that I’ve came up with 15 Reasons why you should respect your feet and treat them right!
1. They get you from place to place everyday.
2. Each foot has 26 bones in it – for a grand total of 52 in a pair. That’s a quarter of your entire body’s bones!
3. Most likely if you’e a lady, your poor tootsies get tortured in some kind of a high heel.
4. Respect them because of their uniqueness. No two feet are alike, and it’s rare that both of yours are even the same size!
5. Sometimes back pain actually originates from foot problems.
6. They keep us moving – on average 10,000 steps a day!
7. Your pair of feet have 66 joints in them.
8. They hold up a lot of pressure when you stand on them – up to 4 times your weight when you run.
9. Your feet mirror your health. Often times conditions like diabetes, arthritis and nerve disorders show up in your feet first.
10. They are pretty popular, even Socrates quoted them: “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over.”
11. Your feet feel so much better when they are soft and taken care of…who wants that scratchy feeling when you put your socks on?
12. They sweat – a lot. (that’s probably why I prefer mine to be open to air). Each foot has something like 250,000 sweat glands, and when we wear shoes all of the time we inhibit the process of sweating.
13. They each leave a special footprint. Like our hands, no two foot prints are alike. How cool is that?
14. The skin on the soles of your feet is the thickest part of skin on your body
15. They aren’t just for walking – they’re handy too. I don’t know about you, but my feet are also useful for picking up random things off the ground. Why not?
Check out the new Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File and Daily Moisturizer from Amopé, and let me know what you think! There’s also a couple of deals happening at Target, so make sure you check them out before you go!
Target gift card offer: 11/9 – 11/22 purchase one Pedi Perfect and receive a $5 Target gift card
Thanks for stopping by! I am a mom of three teens, travel nurse, writer, and recipe developer. I love collecting vintage etiquette books, creating tasty food platters, traveling, and enjoying a good glass of wine. I created Melissa Kaylene in 2012 with the hopes to inspire you to make memories daily. Here you will find recipes, entertaining tips, tips to better your life, and travel ideas.