Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

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We got away with it all winter and throughout the on again, off again Spring season. But it’s time to start up again with regular pedicures and let those adorable feet emerge from your Christian Louboutin boots. To help prolong the life of that much-needed pedicure and keep your summer-sandaled feet looking and feeling fabulous, here are some of the latest and best in spaaah! finds for your fancy feet.

Farmhouse Fresh Fine Foot Scrubs

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Farmhouse Fresh Fine Foot Scrubs are, not surprisingly, one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. She probably can’t get enough of the scrumptious flavors like whipped honey, sweet cream and sugared maple. The tiny granules feel great on both feet and hands and the Vitamin-E rich rice bran oil makes your skin super soft (and smelling delicious). With its adorable packaging and charming wooden spoon, this trio of scrubs is the perfect gift and will make any lucky recipients feel like they’re at a bed and breakfast in Vermont. Visit www.farmhousefreshgoods.com.

Miss Oops Pedicure in a Bottle

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I love a brand with a sense of humor! Miss Oops instructs you to apply her Pedicure in a Bottle daily until “you can no longer sand furniture with your feet”. This all-in-one treatment exfoliates, smoothes, and hydrates with its shea butter, salicylic acid, peppermint, menthol, and lavender formula. The result? A silky, not slippery-greasy feel. And your feet will smell like you just stepped out of the spa. Visit missoops.com/pedicure.html for this and other problem-solving spa products.

Earth Therapeutics

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Insist on having your guests take off their shoes? You might just want some Clean and Cool Foot Wipes from Earth Therapeuatics on hand. These conveniently portable wipes, in their eco-friendly, reusable pouch, are infused with tea tree oil and wild mint to clean, deodorize, cool and revive overworked feet. Pair them with the Tea Tree Oil Foot Repair Balm, made with aloe vera and chamomile for extra moisturizing and smoothness. This environmentally conscious company offers an array of practical (and reasonably priced) products to supplement sleep, skin, nutrition, foot, stress and physical therapies. Visit www.earththerapeutics.com.

Ped-Egg

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Ok, admit it. You know you love those ‘As Seen On TV’ products and the Ped Egg is no exception. This no-mess, easy to use and potentially addictive little gem of a device really does help smooth out those rough edges on your feet (though not instantaneously). Considering so few pedicure places actually use the razor at this point, this is a fabulous alternative for getting those tootsies callous-free. And while I squirm when getting my feet exfoliated at the spa, the Ped Egg is safe to the touch. You won’t feel a thing – those mini blades look a lot scarier than they actually are. Come on, you know you want one – www.pedegg.com.

Life Fitness Foot Cushions

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What good are perfectly polished, silky smooth, peppermint-smelling feet when you’re in constant pain? Well, Life Fitness comes to the rescue with their Just for Her Ball of Foot Cushions and Slim Fit Arch and Heel Cushions. Designed specially for those fashionable but oh-so uncomfortable high heels, these little miracle cushions allow you to walk from Soho to Columbus Circle with a lot less pain and suffering. With Silpure anti-microbial odor protection and advanced gel technology for maximum shock absorption and metatarsal support, these multi-purpose foot cushions work wonders to reduce foot stress, pain and fatigue – an absolute must-have for all of your close-toed heels, flats and boots (the Ball of Foot Cushions will also work well in open-toed shoes). Purchase at www.cvs.com.

Orly Love Collection

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It is an absolute crime of fashion to wear your summer sandals without, gasp, nail polish on your toesies! So, Orly has created a collection of warm pastel cremes to bring you some summer loving. Love Collection features a vibrant orange with ‘Crush on You’ and some hot pink ‘Butterflies’. You could also opt for a romantic ‘First Kiss’ (light pink) with your ‘Dreamboat’ (peachy crème). These classic, long lasting colors make a lasting impression. Visit www.orlybeauty.com for nail color and other mani/pedi essentials.

What better way to show off your favorite strappy Manolo sandals than with perfectly pampered feet? With these spa finds, Carrie Bradshaw won’t be the only one with a spring in her step this summer!

Originally published July 2008
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