Now that we’re officially into the warm weather, with the occasional snow storm in the mountains, it’s time to pull out those sandals and flip flops.  Before you slide your winter weather feet into those cute pair of strappy gladiator sandals that are so hot right now, take a moment and assess your feet situation.  You have been wearing boots and other shoes that cover your feet.  This typically means that you have taken a break from getting regular pedicures.  For those of you that haven’t…kudos!  You can go ahead and slide those pedicured toes into those cute sandals.  For those of you that have…stop before you put on those sandals.  Run don’t walk over to the nearest spa or salon and get yourself a mani/pedi.  You may ask why you need a manicure.  You really don’t but I think it adds to the whole relaxing experience to have someone beautifying your hands and feet at the same time or in the same visit.

If you are a fashionista on a budget, don’t fret.  You can still get those hands and toes whipped into shape.  Do some research for massage/beauty schools in your area.  These students often have a professional or professor overseeing their work and the prices are usually less than what you would pay at a regular salon/spa.  Let’s just make sure we’ve done more than just slap some lotion on those winter toes.  Nothing kills a fierce pair of sandals quicker than unappealing feet.