We’re back with another Spring Series post, this week with our favourite products and tips for foot care.
If you want to read any of our other posts in the Spring Series, you can click here 🙂
If any of you know me in real life, i will be the first person to tell you that I absolutely hate feet.
(Random fact – I also hate belly buttons too, I’m paranoid people are going to try and touch mine and feel sick when other people touch theirs! Weird eh?!)
So following from that I try to hide my feet in winter as much as possible. Socks are my number one friend and especially cosy warm slipper socks, I wear them all year around actually just to have my feet covered!
But the one thing I will not let happen is my feet to get manky. I refuse to be a person that hates feet so much they don’t even wash them so don’t worry folks, they do get washed every day…
Aside from that though, in the winter I am rather lazy.
Spring and Summer require a different tactic however and I for one have to get my pedicure kit out and face the inevitable.
Firstly I either use my Ped-egg to remove hard skin or a foot file. I know you’re supposed to soak them first but quite frankly for me, filing is the limit of tedium especially on feet.
So I get that bit out of the way first and slather on some foot cream. I’ve used quite a few over the years and have come to the conclusion that I’m not a fan of cooling ones but I do like mint smelling ones.
Anything will do really but i am partial to ‘Heel Genius’ from Soap and Glory as I do generally love their entire range and i would love to try the Origins one as it smells gorgeous too!
After that I push down my cuticles with my fingernails (I know, i know) and buff and file my toe nails into some sort of acceptable shape.
Then my favourite part (if that is possible) and the whole entire point of me doing a pedicure to make my feet look presentable is applying nail varnish.
I do favour certain colours and that’s mainly due to my pale complexion. I stick with reds, pinks and other similar brights and some metallics. I’ve had the nail wraps kind of things and they were great for me as I just had to sit back and let someone else touch my feet and the pedicure stayed for a good few weeks, much longer than when I do it!
Basically my suggestion to you, is to wash and take care of your feet all year round, and pay a professional to do it in the summer. Worth every penny in my opinion! Is anyone else foot phobic??
With spring hopefully on it’s way followed by my favourite time of the year flip flop season!! I love flip flops and sandals and live in them as soon as it’s remotely warm enough. I’m the same as L and start with my Ped Egg. I also don’t soak mine. I find it really tickles and it’s a job I really hate. It is the best thing for them though. I always used to use pumice stones but the Ped Egg gets the job done quicker. I’ve tried cheap versions but have found they aren’t as good as the original. Which I actually found in local cheap shop (hyper value) for only 99p. With sandals there is nothing worse than having nasty looking heels.
When I have a spare few hours I like to load my feet up with a body butter put some socks on and put my feet up. I don’t tend to use a specific foot cream as I like the feel of a body butter. They leave my feet soft and smooth. I do use Heel Genius as L mentioned above but manly as it comes in the big S&G sets at Christmas. I wouldn’t go out and buy it specifically.
To groom my nails I use the cuticle trimmer featured on the blog this week (you can read here). I tend to use a buffing cube to smooth over my nails too as I find my toe nails can sometimes be quite rough and not smooth. Gross I know
I really like my toe nails to match my finger nail colour if they are showing. During winter I paint them if I go out and then I get lazy and leave the polish on but in the summer I like my toe nails to match my finger nails. I just think it looks better.
|Ciate Jelly Bean|
|China Glaze Coconut Kiss|
|China Glaze Pool Party (this is L’s but I adore it)|
|Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Rimmel 60 seconds Sky High|
I love bright colours on my nails! I think it looks nicer. Feet aren’t the greatest to look at so something bright makes them better in my opinion. I need to find a better way to display my nail varnishes I think so that I actually use them more. I forget about some of the ones I have.
What’s your favourite nail colour shade for feet?