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Heels are Underrated!

Posted by Sophie on August 4, 2009

I can’t live without heels.  I LOVE high heels and I’m sure you do too.  They give you that confidence, sex appeal, and the attitude that flats can’t offer.  I don’t hate flats like Victoria Beckham, do you remember her quote “I just can concentrate in flats.”  LOL!

Heels get such a bad rap of being painful, uncomfortable but do you know that flats are just as bad or even worse?  Recent studies have found that heels are overall better for your health than flats!  Not only do heels helps you build calf muscles but they can also help improve pelvic muscle strength, thus allowing for better sex according to researchers.  Heels are also better for your knees than flats, so wearing a pair of stilettos could mean you are less likely to develop arthritis in the knee joints later in life!  Nice!

According to Professor Thorogood, ‘Women who smoke, are overweight and do a lot of heavy housework such as scrubbing are more likely to develop painful knees later in life.  ‘But women who wear stiletto heels will be reassured to learn that their choice of fashion-before-comfort footwear will not lead to knee joint problems and may even prevent them.’  Heard that?

Just remember don’t go extreme – killer heels or very flat shoes, either aren’t wise choices especially for working ladies.  Whether they are heels or flats, it all comes down to finding the right fit for your feet.  So, if the heels fit, wear them!  Wear them with pride & your head held high!

Toe Post Protectors

Posted by Sophie on July 24, 2009

Protect your toes from irritation and pain with Toe Post Protectors.  It’s great for those that walk in thong sandals for hours by providing comfortable cushion for your toes!  Available at Topshop for $8.

Foot Care & Pampering with Peppermint

Posted by Sophie on June 25, 2009

During the summer, there is a full on display of feet with more revealing shoes like sandals and flip flops.  People always complain about high heels but did you know that flip flops (no support) and flats can cause foot problems as well – ankle sprains, blisters, tendinitis, bunions, etc.  So foot care is even more essential this time of the year.  What good is it wearing a sexy pair of shoes when your feet are repulsive… worst of all, smelly?  Eeeek!

I found out firsthand that peppermint is not only superb for oral care but foot care as well!  I was thrilled to have stumbled upon an amazing foot care line from The Body Shop.  I was very impressed with the aromatic, cooling, and therapeutic effects of peppermint.

There are two products that I can’t go without!  The Peppermint Cooling Foot Scrub is to die for.  The refreshing aroma from the peppermint oil is incredibly invigorating (not like those fake peppermint fragrances) while it exfoliates.  My favorite product from the line is the Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel that I use to massage my tired feet, ankles, and calves.  I even put it on my achy shoulders!  It’s definitely a great way to cool down & get refreshed in the summer!

You can get the individual product or even better, try the Foot Spa Kit below that’s on sale for $32 $45.  I’m sure you’ll love the line as much as I have.  Now, you’ll be able to showcase your sexy feet all year long!

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