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Fancy feet: time to go barefoot, baby! We show you how to perfect those piggies and deck out those toe digits. (GL Fashion Blast).

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The best way to top a perfect pedi? Totally cute toe rings! We love how last year's understated plain rings have given way to jazzed-up jewels. Just wear one at a time please! From left: Silver spiral $6.25. Claire's Green jewel flower $5, MB Jewelry Rhinestone flower. $4 my Generation. Silver twist with blue stones, $3.25. Claire's

Step 1 Remove old polish, and then fill a small, rectangular pan with warm water Add a store-bought foot soak, like Bath & Body Works Foot Soak, or some scented bubble bath, and dunk your tootsies for 10 minutes.

Bath & Body Works Foot Soothing Foot Soak, $9

Step 2 Set soak aside, and dry feet. Using toenail clippers, clip toenails straight across. Then, carefully clip toenail corners at 45-degree angles to prevent ingrown toenails. Apply a cuticle softener on cuticles, and let sit for three minutes. Gently push cuticles down with an orangewood stick.

Dr. Scholl's Pedicure Essentials Toenail Clippers, $4

Step 3 Smooth things out with Spa H2O+ Pumice Foot Scrub, or grab your foot file and go to work! Scrub heels, soles and edges of your feet until they feel smooth. Then put feet back in soak, and rinse everything off.

Spa H2O+ Pumice Foot Scrub, $11

Step 4 Dry feet thoroughly, and follow up with a rich coat of moisturize, giving yourself a nice foot massage. Ahhh...

Step 5 Get toes ready for color by dipping a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol to get any moisturizer off toenails (polish and moisturizer don't mix). Next, weave Kleenex between toes to keep them apart, or use a toe separator. Then polish! A base coat, two layers of color and a top coat should do it. Let toenails dry slightly between coats. Goofs? Dip your orangewood stick in remover, and gently rub off mistakes. And so you don't ruin all your hard work, go shoeless for at least an hour.

Crabtree & Evelyn Foot Brush with Pumice, $6

Perfect Pedi Polish!

Tony & Tina in Natural Impulse, $10

Space.NK.Nails in Red 036.$15

Flygirl in Summer, $98

Rimmel in Potion, $2

Bath & Body Works in Smoke & Mirrors, $4.50

BeComing in Gumdrop, $7

OPI in Vio-Let's Surf, $6

Urban Decay in Trip, $9.50

Hard Candy in Piglet, $12

Lotions we love!

Bloom Lavender and Peppermint Foot Lotion, $18 Cool-and-minty refreshing!

Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme, $9 Smells like the beach--yum!

Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa A Walk in The Clouds AHA Foot Cream, $14 Gets rid of rough, icky dry skin.

Dr. Scholl's Pedicure Essentials Deodorizing & Moisturizing Cream, $5.50 No more stinky pinkies!
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Author:Karceski, Rachel E.
Publication:Girls' Life
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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