He has at last proposed and you will in a little while be getting married. Good for you.

Well girl, buckle up and prepare to travel the nerve-wrecking pre-wedding journey, when friends and family that you had once considered sane, suddenly go off on a lunatic tangent, with emotions riding sky high a you get ready for your special day.

An aged cousin who is forever reminiscing on the subject of things of her day, is appalled by the way today's bride runs around "doing stuff" until the very last day. She once told me how the bride of her days would be completely with-drawn from the communal eye and into the solitude of her home where, for a month she would be well fed and have her skin adorned with traditional skin treatments.

She would emerge on her special day well rested and glowing, totally oblivious of the hullabaloo that went into organizing her wedding; a far cry from today's city bride.

Today's bride spends her day crossing full-of-activity streets and having close encounters with boda-bodas, trying to meet with service providers who are in different parts of the city. She is thoroughly burned by the scorching sun, and she spends her day, inhaling dust and toxic carbon monoxide fumes.

The result of this pre-wedding treatment is a fatigued and dehydrated bride, and to crown it all, an acne attack from the stress and strains of planning her special day.

Feet have to be taken care of. One way of doing this is by making certain that your nails are kept clean and neat. A pedicure, given by a professional is the answer. Avoid chipped nail polish with dirt composed underneath your nails. Plan a routine for suitable nail care and be sure to have a pedicure done twice a week. If you have in-growing nails that slash into your flesh, it is important to trim them in time.

Ideally, a proper pedicure begins with soaking in a foot spa for about 30 minutes. The procedure of soaking the feet softens the skin and eases the cutting of the nails. "When the skin is soft, it is easy to scrub. We also use a smoothener. Scrubbing the feet removes the dead skin, especially if the skin (or heel) is cracked." says Hassan Kaggwa, a manicurist/pedicurist who operates from one of the salons in Majestic Plaza.

After cautiously removing the cuticle, the feet are then massaged, to boost blood circulation. After the massage, a lotion is applied to the feet and legs to moisturize them and keep the skin supple. The nails are then cut and filed into the client's preferred shape. Most people usually cut their nails into flat or square shapes.