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Blanchett neglects her feet

Cate Blanchett gets embarrassed when people see her feet as she has no time for pedicures.

The 44-year-old actress likes to look her best for major events, but in her day-to-day life she doesn't have much time for pampering. That has led to some embarrassing incidents when professionals have primped her for special occasions.

"I don't have time to get regular manis and pedis. Whenever I'm at a photoshoot, it's terrible - the manicurist will always give me a look of horror, as if to say, 'When did you last have a pedicure?'" she laughed to British magazine InStyle.

Although Cate may experiment with different looks on the red carpet, when she isn't working she keeps things simple. Her home life is busy as she has three children with her husband Andrew Upton, meaning her needs usually come last.

"I have three boys, so my mornings are early, fast and furious, and I've had to get my beauty routine down to a few minutes," she explained. "I'll put on serum, moisturiser and, because I live in Australia, I'll wear SPF 30 every day, even in the winter. If I haven't washed my hair - which is often - I'll use Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo and invariably I'll end up applying cream blush and mascara in the car."

Being a working mom can make gym visits tricky too. Cate works out whenever she has the opportunity but tries to multi-task by catching up on world events at the same time.

"I really enjoy exercise but it's difficult to establish a routine. When I do get time, it'll be a run on the treadmill and I'll turn on Radio National to catch up on the news," she said. "I also discovered Pilates after I injured myself on stage and I worked with an amazing ex-dancer in Notting Hill - it's a wonderful way to exercise."

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