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DIY Clay Foot Mask

Are your feet feeling a bit on the dry side? Are you feeling sluggish and want a way to re-charge your body through detox? Or perhaps you just want to add a fun extra step in your foot pampering routine? Try making this DIY detoxing clay foot mask! Bentonite is a type of clay used […]

5 Tips to Prevent Discolored Nails

We’ve all had them at one point in time- discolored nails, but how do we prevent it from happening? Here are 5 easy tips to help you prevent your nails from turning yellow: Apply a base coat to your nail to act as a barrier between your nail and the colored polish. Use a non-acetone […]

What is the Nail Matrix?

No, I’m not referring to The Matrix the movie.  I’m talking about the nail matrix, a very important part of our finger nails and toe nails. The nail matrix is located under the base of the finger or toe nail. It contains blood vessels and nerves like most other parts of our body.  It is […]

When Toenails Look Like a Ram’s Horn

The medical term is Onychogryphosis or “Ram’s Horn” for short.  The condition is characterized by a significant thickening & lengthening of the nail, and when left to grow for significant periods of time, can begin to resemble a ram’s horn or claws. Onychogryphosis can be caused by a range of factors. It is quite common […]

Show off your pretty toes this summer!

Proper Toenail Trimming Techniques to show off your pretty toes. Practice these tips as part of your pedicure! Use the right tools: A nail clipper designed for toenails will do the job easier than trying to cut them with a small fingernail clipper. You can smooth down ragged nail edges with a metal nail file or […]

A Daily Dose of Foot Care

Daily Foot Care

Photo Credit: Maggie Smith – Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better gift could there be than foot care? Knowledge of how to correctly care for your feet is a wonderful gift, but Mom might also appreciate a day at the spa getting her feet pampered. Most of us don’t take […]