Get Sandal- Ready for Summer!

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| sample sent for review |

Living in the tropics, you can correctly assume that sandals dominate my shoe collection. When I feel like adding few inches to my petite stature, I wear wedges. But in most days though, I prefer flat sandals that expose my toes and ankles. Comfort before anything else babe!

This leads me to my next point, my precious feet need to look just as fabulous! Overkill, vain, OC, call me whatever you want but I seriously dread cracked soles. So whether you’re prepping up for summer or just want to be sandal-ready anytime, here are ways to keep your feet in tiptop shape.

1. Exfoliate to slough off dead skin cells. 

If you prefer simple DIY, mix olive oil and brown sugar to create a moisturizing foot scrub. Here’s a tutorial if you’re interested.

Now if you want spa-quality pedi at home, Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano ($24.95) maybe your answer.  I received one to try out. In a nutshell, it’s a sleek, compact home pedicure tool that painlessly removes dead skin cells and calluses. It has a micro-mineral roller that spins 30 times a second that pulverize rough skin. I was honestly surprised with the amount of flecks this tool generated, considering that I take care of my feet on a regular basis! 

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It requires two AA batteries. Very easy to use and ideal for travel too!

Here’s a before and after photo of my feet. It’s not rocket science but offhand, you can tell that “after” looks obviously smoother.

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2. Moisturize with cream. Make it habit to moisturize your feet after shower and before you call it a night to prevent dry cracked soles. Do this religiously and your feet will thank you.

3. Paint your toes bright! Call me partial but whenever I see a woman with great-looking pedi, I immediately think that she does take care of herself. It’s the little things, mind you. If you’re like me who prefers DIY, just soak your feet in warm water for five minutes, towel-try, remove old nail polish, cut and/or file nail, then paint to your heart’s desire! 

4. Have fun with sandals. Bling, thong, leather, rubber, jelly, they all come in gazillion styles and colors. Remember, happy feet, happy life!

How do you take care of your feet?




  1. April 15, 2014 / 6:35 am

    I've been trying to slather my feet in lotion and body oils and it seems like that's been helping counteract the weather changes that have been wrecking my feet!

  2. April 15, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Sounds like a great product. I am thinking about purchasing something similar and I think I should finally get one.
    I usually use foot scrub and moisturise my feet with special cream.

    • April 16, 2014 / 5:57 am

      once a week it's nice to exfoliate w/ extra power so all those dead skin cells are radically removed 🙂

  3. April 15, 2014 / 8:58 am

    I have heard such great things about emjoi… I have been doing okay with my feet considering I am a slipper lover and I have dry skin… but this looks super cool. Love your sandals

  4. April 15, 2014 / 11:41 am

    Your feet weren't bad before. I've seen feet that could really use this product. Your feet look good. Great review.

    • April 16, 2014 / 5:56 am

      hahaha. I know feet that could really use this product too, I don't want to even imagine right now coz I just had dinner.

  5. April 15, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've looked at feet within a blog post and not cringed. That tells me I need to buy everything you're pimping here. Also, I'm convinced we need to be roommates because I want your shoes.

    • April 16, 2014 / 5:55 am

      hahaha. you made me laugh so bad! quick story, back when i was in college doing an outreach program, one creepy guy was just staring at my feet the whole time, that's why my classmates were teasing me about my pink feet :-))) Move to HI Brooke!!!!

  6. April 15, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    I like the looks of that Emjoi! My feet always get dry once sandal season comes around!

  7. April 15, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    I love the emjoi, it works wonders on my super dry heels–your before pic looks better than my after!

    • April 16, 2014 / 5:53 am

      great to know you love emjoi!!!! LOL! vain feet they are 🙂

  8. April 15, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    OOOOO that little gadget looks fun! I want it! I don't take enough care of my feet :/

  9. April 15, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    I need that gadget!

  10. April 15, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    I need that tool. I need new feet! LOL Love those sandals.

  11. April 15, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    What a cool and affordable device! I have to do my Listerine and vinegar foot soak 'coz one of these days it'll finally be warm enough for sandals, I hope!

  12. April 15, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I definitely might need to try this. I've been trying everything plus scrubs to get my feet ready for sandal weather. They look all cracked 🙁

  13. April 15, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    That gadget looks right up my alley, NEED IT!

  14. April 16, 2014 / 12:08 am

    That looks really cool!I've been using some form of egg thing which is still crazy to me.

    • April 16, 2014 / 5:51 am

      LOL, the ped egg! I have that too but haven't used it in years, yikes!

  15. April 16, 2014 / 1:21 am

    I may really have to try this! It looks great!

  16. April 16, 2014 / 3:08 am

    I'm getting a gel pedicure tomorrow because i will be heading to the USA next week. That means transitioning from Australian autumn feet to US spring feet!

  17. April 16, 2014 / 3:14 am

    Oh, this is way less expensive than I expected it to be. I'm going to try this!

  18. April 16, 2014 / 5:06 am

    I love a good pedi! I am barefoot or in sandals a lot, too. Does this machine feel good, like a massage? or does it hurt a little?

  19. April 16, 2014 / 5:14 am

    I need to get that gadget! I am still using my trusty Ped Egg to slough away dry, rough winter skin.

  20. April 16, 2014 / 6:13 am

    Yes your feet certainly look smoother!!!!
    I need to get my hands on this one.

  21. April 16, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    That looks like a nice little tool, and the price point is perfect. Your feet look great!

  22. April 16, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Something is wonky with your site. It won't show my comments so I apologize if my comment shows 3 times but yea. I do my feet religiously in the summer months. Winter I'm so so.

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