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Ladies, please do not bring out your toes if they are not ready to face the world!!! While many women are worried about preparing their bodies for bathing suit season, you should also focus  on preparing your feet for sandal season!

Here are some tips on to get your feet ready for summer:·

Get a pedicure. This is a luxury that all women deserve to have at least once a month. If you’re embarrassed to have someone else see your feet at such close quarters – do not worry,, you can take comfort in knowing that they have seen feet worse than yours.

If you don’t have money to splurge on a pedicure, here’s how you can do it yourself:

Soak your feet in a basin or the tub. Put a few dabs of your  favorite bath oil and two dabs of baking soda. You can also include bath beads if you like. Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes, preferably longer. This will clean and soften your feet (and it is especially useful for softening calluses and corns).

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Dry your feet off and then use a pumice stone. This will help you smooth out those cracked heels.

Apply a thick foot lotion. I prefer any foot lotion with the refreshing smell of mint.

Now it is time to deal with your toenails. Use your emery board to shape your toenails. Be sure, though, not to completely round off and shorten the corners of your toenails, this can lead to an ingrown toenail. Rather, try to square off your toenails. Do not leave your toenails long! Long fingernails are alright, but long toenails are disgusting.

Use a cuticle stick or cuticle cutters to minimize your cuticles. Be gentle. You do not want to cause in bleeding.

Painted toenails are pretty toenails. Just know, before you paint your toenails, that it is a look that you will have to keep up. Toenails with chipped polish look a lot worse than ones that have not been painted at all.

Finish off with a base coat. A base coat will fortify and protect the nail itself.

Choose a fun and bright color for your polish. Choose one that matches your skin tone.

Use a clear protective coat to finish.

Do not even try walking until your toenails are at least dry to the touch (even at this point, though, you must be careful.

Now slip your feet into those sexy summer sandals!!!

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