6 Steps To Pedicure Perfection
Posted by Stephanie Orr in Hands & Feet
With the summery sandal season heading our way at long last, trendsetting toes are at the forefront of our mind, but after months of hiding our feet away in tired winter boots and commercialised commuter trainers, which just to point out we wouldn’t be seen dead in anywhere else! We are in need of an emergency pamper pedicure before we can even permit our feet to be in sight of a pair of flip flops.
Over the last few years I've discovered getting a professional pedicure isn't all it's cracked up to be, I’m a little too ticklish for mine and most probably my therapists liking, and so to save anymore embarrassment I’ve decided it’s probably best to take on my own pampering pedi.
Remove any existing nail polish with Dior’s acetone free Polish Remover Abricot solution, £15.50 which helps improve and brighten the appearance of nails whilst nourishing and strengthening your nail bed too.
Soothe and soften your feet begin by soaking them in a bowl of warm water with three pumps of Margaret Dabbs Hydrating Foot Soak, £22 for 10 - 15 minutes, formulated with Emu Oil Lemon Myrtle this is great for unwinding tired feet and most importantly invigorating your senses for pamper perfection.
Wrap your feet up in a warm comforting towel before massaging in a generous amount of Skinyoga’s Tea Tree Foot Scrub, £30 I’m particularly obsessed with this foot scrub at the moment which is perfect for buffing away dead skin cells for an instantly smoother appearance.
If you’re not so much a fan of the exfoliating chore try BeautyPro’s Foot & Callus Peel, £7.95 which is an incredible treatment for natural exfoliation. Infused with a blend of 17 plant botanicals and 5 fruit extracts this is the key to softer skin in just 7 days, simply place your feet in each foot glove provided for 90 - 120 minutes to obtain maximum results and watch your rough skin and calluses peel away in no time.
Add a generous amount of moisture to your feet with Cowshed’s On The Hoof Healing Foot Balm, £19 which contains a blend of 5 essential oils including Avocado Oil and Borage Seed Oil to nourish and soften your souls.
For a more luxurious foot treatment try BeautyPro Collagen Infused Bootie, £4.95 which is enriched with marine collagen, cooling peppermint and fruit extracts to relive extra dry feet with an anti - ageing barrier.
Once the summary season swings around all I want do is embrace as many corals and burnt oranges on my nails as possible, I'm currently loving this gorgeous shade from Smith & Cult in Psycho Candy, £19 which is a perfect scorching summer shade.
No pedicure is complete without a luxury high gloss top coat, try adding a two strokes of Chanel’s Le Gel Coat, £20 for a chip resistant finish to instantly complete your toes from tired and tatty to pedi perfected.