When I was young, I heard a radio announcer while I was driving proclaim, "you can tell a lot about a women by looking at her feet." He went on to say, "a women that took care of her feet also took care of herself in overall." This odd theory stuck with me.
I rarely if ever take the time to do my finger nails, prior to children I did not have a dishwasher so dishes took a tole on my finger nails. I have always enjoyed cleaning the floors on my hands and knees with chemical agent cleaners. And now I have children... painting my finger nails for me might last a day. Not worth it because I cannot stand cracked nail polish.
Maintaining my feet on the other hand, makes me feel good. I cannot stand when my feet get dry and cracked. I have been known to wake up in the middle of the night to file my feet because I could not stand they way they felt under the covers. Weird, I know. My little regimen usually happens once every 2-3 months when I lay out the hand towel on the living room floor and sand away at my feet. Afterwards, I like to put on some aloe socks with a heavy moisturizer. Usually after I shower I will put on my polish, more of the heavy moisturizer after my nails dry, and if I do not have anywhere to go another set of aloe socks.