Has K-Mid just Made NAKED Nails A Thing?
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in
We all saw them. Kate Middleton on her India tour got feet out, and her toenails were bare!!! Bare, how scandalous...or is it? When you think back, actually her feet may have been naked but that doesn't mean gnarly. Serious up keep goes into soft feet and you can bet your bottom dollar that just because Kate wasn't wearing a colour, it doesn’t mean her feet weren't preened.
So we have rounded up the best products to give you sandal worthy feet this spring.
First things first it's time to remove any tired polish that has been lurking on nails for weeks. Leighton Denny Essential Remover £5.50 is a A super-efficient polish remover containing an innovative blend of natural ingredients that moisturise, strengthen and help protect against brittle nail, including essential oils of lavender, chamomile, bergamot, geranium & cedar wood. Leaving nails smelling quite delicious (who’d have thought that was possible?)
It all starts with a good scrubbing. Dr Organic Virgin Olive Oil Foot Scrub £6.39 sloughs away dead skin with invigortaing particles or volcanic lava and hydrating olive oil.
Once buffed, slather on a rich hydrating foot cream, not only will it nourish tired looking feet but the massage action will help to increase circulation and promote foot health. Weleda Foot Balm £9.95 instantly cools and smoothes even the hardiest of soles. Aromatic essential oils of lavender, rosemary and sweet orange help deodorise and refresh the skin leaving you with feet you won’t mind getting out. (Take note K-Middy!).
Now for the nails. A ragged cuticle is a total give away for neglected feet. So soften them up with dose of Orly Cuticle Remover £10.00 created to soften cuticles the formula gently and effectively removes dead tissue from nails to leave the cuticle feeling soft and pliable, meaning you can push them back without the ouch factor. And to top it off this products also helps remove stains. So lather it on all over you nail bed for whiter looking nails too.
If you’ve kept your nails hidden for the winter months, chances are they could do with some nourishment. Essie Millionails Treatment Fiber Shield £7.00 is a remarkable product for fixing nails fast! It helps nails to resist peeling and splitting and therefore create a smoother nail plate for nail varnish to bond too. Helping pedicures to last longer too!
Feet should be looking pretty perky about now. But for those who can’t forgo the polish entirely there are some gorgeous nude shades on the market that will make you feet look like better versions of their natural selves.
Dior Vernis Colour Gel Shine Long Wear Nail Lacquer In Muguet £19.50 is the perfect neutral shade that somehow manages to make nails look whiter and feet more tanned all at the same time. Also the gel like formula has some serious staying power and will last the full week on the beach.
Or if you want to save the pennies Rimmel Super Gel Polish in Laid Bare £5.99 does exactly what the name suggests. It gives a subtle wash of natural colour that smooths, and adds shine to your nails. At this price you can treat yourself to two!
If Kate Middy can rock a nude nail then it's surely worth a try. Think of it like a spring clean for your feet!
Have nude nails inspired you and fancy paring back your nail colours? Shop our nude nail collection.
Want nude makeup to complete the look but not sure what shades to start with? Take our quick and free online beauty quiz to find the ideal beauty matches for your skin tone.
Read our fab spring fragrance article for more spring beauty trends.