Foot find: Gold Bond to the rescue
My best friend in high school hated feet. If you pointed bare feet in her general direction, she squealed and squirmed. If you touched her with feet, she began to dry-heave. If she spotted any feet with fungi-ravaged toenails or bunions, she would nearly pass out from the horror of it all.
It was great fun at sleepovers back then, but the whole thing made me hyper-aware of my own feet. During this time of year, the boots start making their way to the back of the closet and my naked toes come out of hibernation. I love, love, love strappy sandals and flip-flops, but I'm a little self-conscious lately about my unpolished nails and neglected heels, as it's been months since I've bothered with a pedicure.
This past Sunday, Deal Diva Stephanie and I visited the lovely ladies at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor to talk fashion and makeup tips, which turned out to be a very lively discussion about everything from eyebrows to foot soles. One woman turned around and announced to the entire ballroom her favorite beauty secret: Gold Bond foot cream. "Everyone I know who has tried it has been amazed," she said.
Well, I'm here to say I tried it, and she can add me to her list. Gold Bond Therapeutic Foot Cream really is amazing. It seems like a no-brainer that something called "foot cream" would be good for your feet, but I guess I always shied away from the old timey label, assuming it was some kind of medicine-scented treatment for old men with cracked, craggy corns. I guess I was associating it with Gold Bond foot powder, which is not what I want.
When my feet get rough-looking, I usually go for the fancy, pretty smelling foot creams from Bliss or Bath & Body Works, but this stuff works even better. It has a light, pleasant scent, feels kind of cool and absorbs really well. Slather it on at night and then wake up with soft, silky feet. It's magic, and it's only about $7 at CVS or Walgreens.
Thanks, lady at Temple Ahavat Shalom!
Deal Diva Emily
Photos: iStockphoto and Goldbond.com