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I Tried A Chemical Foot Peel Because I Needed A Pedicure And Didn’t Want To Risk My Nail Technician’s Health

Currently, we’re all dealing with all kinds of mini-crisis that are, in the glaring grand scheme of the Coronavirus pandemic, of little consequence.

And yet, still hard to deal with.

As we all attempt to stay strong and comply with stay-at-home orders we’re also being forced to deal with our ever-evolving feelings related to not having access to beauty and grooming resources. That’s right, from no hair cuts to no bikini waxes to no pedicures… we’re all going a little loca. Fortunately, while they might not be as great as the salon treatment, we do have access to a few things that can help us keep up with our beauty routines. And I’ve been experimenting with them and testing them out so that you don’t have to!

This week, determined to get as close to the salon pedicure experience as possible, I decided to do a foot peel.

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Because as much as I love my pumice stone to keep my heels smooth, they can only do so much work. Also, pictures of the results of at-home foot peels look super gross and satisfying in the pimple-popping videos sort of way.

Now, I will spare myself the humiliation of sharing pictures of my feet during the peeling process, but I will say this: If your concepts of entertainment are waning during this time, here’s where the party is at.

I mean, just LOOK at this.

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According to the directions, you should experience peeling within four to seven days.

You’ll kick things off with your foot peel by applying the actual peel, I used Baby Foot, and following the attached directions. To ensure the most effective peel, be sure to do the following:

Leave the peel on for as long as possible.

The instructions on the back of the peel say to keep the booties on for a solid 30 minutes. But according to reviews that I found, many said that they found the peel was more effective when they tacked on an extra 30 minutes.

Soak your feet in hot water for as long as possible.

As per the instructions, be sure to soak your feet in water before you put on the peel. Reviewers also said t soak your feet in water during the next few days to get the peel to really work. Because I don’t have all day to soak in the bath, I popped up the drain while I was doing my nightly shower and let my feet soak in the tub while I washed.

Pick away.

Yep, it’s the advice your dermatologist never gives to you and all the validation you will need in the next few weeks as your skin begins to peel! You definitely want to avoid peeling skin that isn’t ready to come off (I have a small nick on the bottom of my toe now because I got a bit too excited) but feel free to pick off all of the dead skin that will flap off your feet if you don’t.

And that’s all chicas!

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Sweet And Sexy Lingerie To Buy Just For You This Valentine’s Day

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Sweet And Sexy Lingerie To Buy Just For You This Valentine’s Day

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One of the greatest falsehoods of our time is that lingerie is to be bought for others. Sure, lingerie can be fun to share with others but often times we underestimate the fun of wearing something sexy just for ourselves. That’s why we rounded up some of the sweetest and sexiest itty bitty pieces to wear for yourself this Valentine’s Day.

If you invite someone to come see it then lucky them and happy Valentine’s Day!

Fenty Embroidered Lace Corset

 But it here: Regular:$99.95

Draped Back Jacquard Cami Set

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here: $49.50

VS Wicked Unlined Balconette Satin Bow Teddy

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here: $119.50

Love Stories Lacy satin-trimmed stretch-lace soft-cup triangle bra

Net-a-Porter

Buy it here for: $70

VS Chiffon Pleated Babydoll

Victoria’s Secret

Buy it here for: Price$59.50 Current Price$49.50

Linking Hearts Embroidery G-String

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But it here: $22.95

On the Rocks Pasties 3-Pack

savagexfenty.com

But it here: $32.950 Reviews

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Top Reviewed Brushes for Naturally Curly Hair

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Every curly-haired girl knows that to ensure strength and growth in their tresses, staple items are needed. From a moisturizing deep conditioner to a perfect leave-in conditioner, these staples are vital for the care and keeping of our natural hair. With the right brush, curlies can stop breakage, put an end to split ends, and see growth if that’s what they’re seeking. We searched the internet for the best brush tools for Curly Hair and put them on a list for you.

Here’s a look at the top brushes you’ll want for detangling your natural hair.

Ouidad Double Detangler Comb

Curly Hair brush
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Users say Ouidad’s Double Detangler is perfect for those with curly, thicker hair. The brush features double rows of comb teeth and is perfect for tackling tangles without being too forceful or rough.

“This is the best comb that I’ve ever used for detangling my hair. It detangles with ease and with a speed that I’ve never experienced and I couldn’t be happier. I have a range of 3c, 4a and 4b hair and this comb handles all of it with ease.” Amazon.com user.

Denman Brush

Curly Hair brush

An absolute classic, the Denman Brush has long been touted as the fairy godmother of brushes. Loved by 3c to 4 hair types the Denman brush has been known to dentangle its way through curlier hair pattern with a stroke of the brush.

Ladies and Gents do yourself a favor and get you a brush! My boyfriend is so shocked at my curls too! Honestly, I had never thought I could have a consistent curl pattern. The pics are 6 weeks apart but my curls never were this defined as they are with the Denman brush. I had 3B but now I am full 3C hair curl type.

I didn’t remove any rows and combined my curls with Shea Moisture Hair smoothie and some eco gel to style. Watch some youtube videos to help see how to properly brush hair out. I sectioned it into layers and even tried out bangs for the first time since the curls are so tight and I am seeing consistent coils!” – Amazon user.

Remington Detangle Brush for Curly Hair

Curly Hair

According to reviews, this electric styling tool really lives up to its name. The brush’s description says the brush’s teeth rock back and forth to loosen knots and tangles from hair without snagging or breaking your hair, working to cause less shedding. Users say that while it takes longer, the process is worth it.

“Love this detangler. I’ve been natural on and off for almost 40 years and this is the best detangler I’ve come across. It takes me longer to detangle with the vs a wide tooth comb. However, there is less shedding and breakage. I used my on wet hair with conditioner in it. My hair is more elongated after styling using this brush. I will be buying 2 as gifts,” wrote on Amazon user.

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