Now that the sun has started making it’s rare appearance her in the UK it’s time to start thinking about sandals. I’ve had my feet wrapped up in socks and boots for the past 6 months meaning my feet need some good ol’ TLC and a at-home pedicure is the right way to go about it.

I like to start by removing all my nail polish and then any excess skin whilst feet are still dry. I’ve lately been using the Scholl Electric Foot file as I just find it easier and you don’t have to put in as much work. However the  Pedegg or a simple foot file would also work great.

I then move on to soaking my feel in warm-water for about ten minutes.
Tip: Add some Tea Tree oil for it antibacterial properties.

Whilst my feet are still damp I take a granulated scrub (I tend to use a body one) to smooth my feet out some more, rinse and then dry my feet. If your feet are particularly dry you may want to use a scrub designed for feet as it’s more likely to be more abrasive and remove dead skin more efficiently.  When my feet are dry I apply a rich cream such as The Body Shop Honey & Beeswax Hand and Foot Cream and move on to filing.

Whilst I file my nails I also use a cuticle remover such as the Butter London Melt away which is amazing. File nails straight across to avoid ingrown nails. once you have finished filing and the cuticle remover has been on for a few minutes gentle push back the cuticles. Using a cotton pad and nail polish remover, remove all dead skin and excess oils.

You then want to go with the four coat rule, a good base coat, two coats of colour and your favourite top coat. I often find choosing a toe nail colour quite challenging as I don’t change them nearly as much as I change my finger nail colours. I always go for something summery and oranges/corals tend to be my favourite, my current colour of choice is Models Own Beach Bag which I will probably wear all summer!

Now that you are ready to feel the sand in between your toes check out some of my favourite sandals and feet products below.

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Just before I went on holiday I was invited down to The Chelsea Day Spa on the Kings Road. I had heard it was popular with some of the Made In Chelsea gang and as I love the show I was pretty excited to also visit the spa.

I booked in for a New York Pedicure on a weekday morning, the salon itself was pretty easy to find if you know what you are looking for. It is a little door on the street corner, once there you go up onto the first floor where the actual salon is based. I waited a short while before attended and being taken to the nail rack to pick a colour from the Jessica range. The Pedicure itself was quick and of a high standard although very little buffing of the foot takes place. The pedicure consist of soaking your feet, removing polish, shaping the nails and a polish.

There were a few things I was a little disappointed with although I think I had high expectations. I was a little surprised to see that the room was so small, while I was there there were four people getting manicures or pedicures as well as a facial going on. It all looked and seemed a bit cramped and although I quite like to take to the beautician I felt this wasn’t possible as I didn’t want to disturb others especially the lady getting a facial. I was also disappointed with their colour choices, there were just very normal and boring colours- I really wanted a crazy neon but had to settle for a bright orange.

With all that said I would still return as the price was very good! A pedicure is £20 and a manicure is £15- although it is a special offer it has been on for quite a while. It is such a good price for a mani and pedi in London! Spa Menu here

Overall it wasn’t as great as I expected but would still recommend for a simple manicure or pedicure. I wouldn’t go for anything else as I wouldn’t want a facial in a noisy room (saying that I think some treatments such as waxing are done upstairs, however I can’t comment on it as I didn’t leave the first floor)

Where is your favourite place in London to get a manicure or pedicure?

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