If any of the following adjectives describes the state of your feet: crusty, stinky, gnarly, swollen, dirty... oh, never mind. If your dogs are plain ol' nasty, take matters into your own hands with these DIY pedicure picks. (Diabetic? Better check with your doctor first.) Rating: NNNNN
Prevent the pain of ingrown toenails and the risk of clawing your lover 'twixt the sheets by snipping away excess growth (but not too much of it!) with the Rolls Royce of toenail clippers, Niegeloh's surgical-grade stainless steel Podiatrist clippers ($150, Delineation Hair & Skin Essentials , 2409 Yonge, 416-484-6922, www.delineation.ca).
When the soles of your feet resemble an aged Parmesan, get fast skin-smoothing results with this cheese-grateresque Foot Callus Remover from Revlon ($12.95, the Bay , 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111, www.revlon.com, www.hbc. com).
Like mouthwash for your feet, this Fusskraft Blue Rich Emollient Cream by Gehwol ($14.95, Toronto Barber and Beauty Supply , 100 Dundas West, 416-977-2020, www.gehwol.com) cools - while seriously softening - your aching feet with a tingly botanical blend of menthol, pine, lavender and rosemary.
If you've been flip-flopping around town and have the dirty heels to prove it, park it with this Dr. Scholl's Pedicure Essentials Soap 'N' Soak Instant Foot Bath ($9.99/four-pack, Shoppers Drug Mart , 220 Yonge, 416-979-9373, www.drscholls.ca, www.shoppersdrugmart.com) and let the dirt (and maybe some of your problems?) melt away.
This trio of mini OPI nail polishes and topcoats ($17.95/four 1/8 fluid ounce bottles, OPI , call 1-800-341-9999 for a salon near you) - named Kabuki Kuties, from the Japanese collection (I know, ka wa i, ne!?) - come in handy when you need a quick shot of high-grade colour without the hassle of carrying extra, breakable weight.