Get Your Feet Sandal-Ready with a DIY Pedicure

March 29, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion

The sun is out, the birds are chirping and you’re happier than ever! The reason? It’s Spring! … and Summer is just around the corner! Woohoo! So, throw away those clunky winter boots and break out the sandals! BUT WAIT! Before you do, take a good look at your feet and ask yourself … are my feet sandal ready? It might be an odd question to ask, but feet are often the most neglected, and you want to make sure that they’re in tip top shape for the warm weather. Some might prefer to go out for a pedicure, but if you’re more hands on then follow these steps into achieving a fabulous pedicure:

Step 1: Remove nail polish and soak feet for 10-15 minutes in our All About Feet Revitalizing Foot Salt Soak ($14). This step does more than clean your feet, it also softens dead skin cells in preparation for exfoliation.

Step 2: Exfoliate and get ride of the dead skin cells with our All About Feet Exfoliating Foot Scrub ($14). Our combination of Walnut Shell and Apricot Seed will scrub away calloused skin while Shea Butter and Peppermint Oil soothe, cool and replenish your skin’s moisture. Add a dollop of the scrub and rub in a circular motion.

Step 3: Buff away bumps and calluses with our All About Feet Frosted Foot File ($6). Using a back-and-forth motion, lightly scrape your heels and the bottoms of your feet, and your toes. Make sure that you’re gentle, as you only want to abrade the very top layer of your skin.

Step 4: Trim and file! Clip your toe nails straight across using these high quality, stainless steel nail implements from our brand new Soft Touch Manicure Sets ($25), which are adorned with stunning Swarovski Crystals.

Step 5: Moisturize and Massage! Try our amazing All About Feet Massaging Foot Butter ($14). Our ultra-rich blend of Mango, Cocoa and Shea Butters instantly restores moisture to dry, damaged feet.

If you suffer from cracked heels, try our All About Feet Cracked Heel Treatment ($14).

Step 6: Add polish! Wipe your nails clean, removing any cream or lotion. Pick a colour, any colour … but keep in mind that Nudes and wearable shades of beige are “in” for Spring 2012. According to Harper’s Bazaar,  if you like colour, it’s all about the classic reds, chic corals, soft pastels and mellow yellows mixed in with cool ombre and metallic designs.
Don’t forget to let us know how your Do-It-Yourself Pedicure went below!