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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Tip of the Week: Taking Footsies Back – Instant Toe Job. Get it!

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My addiction to pretty shoes sometimes gets me into a bind, and quite literally, for a shoe is like a corset for the foot, altering its natural state by molding its bones into the shape of your habitual footwear. And thank goodness the age old custom of foot binding lapsed with the last century, though the implementation of waist training is still very alive in certain sects, but I digress, and I promise this is going somewhere…So this week’s tip is how to affordably get your feet back on track.

Some months ago, when the buzz about Yoga Toes was still very quite rampant, I thought I should try them for myself, since I have bad feet. Costing an average of $45 plus shipping and handling (Amazon.com, yogapro.com), Yoga Toes claim to do everything from relieving bunions, hammer toes, p-toes, (try to visualize these shapes), you get the gist. The instructions say to wet them before slipping them over and in between the toes, and to wear them as long as you can stand, but I’ve noticed the toe separating/stretching for 30 minutes a night makes a pretty significant improvement in the appearance of your toes, reducing p-toes for me and improving their overall posture, and state of relaxation.

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After some experimentation, I realized about the same amount of stretching occurs when you use good old drug store pedicure toe separators, and the same relaxing effect is also experienced when using the separators on fingers as well, which is good for those, like myself that spend a lot of time on the computer. The best part is that these generally only cost about $2.00 and can be purchased at drug and beauty supply stores. The benefit here of course is you get the yoga toe workout without having to spend what it would literally cost for a couple real life yoga sessions…And I do have to admit, Downward Dog looks even better with good looking feet.

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Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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