At Home Pedicure : Getting Summer Ready

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!

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20 Comments

  1. 5th May 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I've been pumicing and scrubbing my feet the past couple of weeks to get them ready for summer, I really want a foot file though as I'd love to have completely baby soft feet! I always go for oranges and corals for summer, they look so nice with sandals 🙂
    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • 5th May 2014 / 7:56 pm

      Haha I do love getting a pedi too rather than doing it myself

  2. 5th May 2014 / 10:45 pm

    I really loved this post. So relative to the season 🙂 x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

    • 8th May 2014 / 8:19 am

      I'm the same, it's the part I usually forget

  3. 7th May 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Great post! I don't get why people don't like having their feet on show or talking about their feet?! They're like secondary hands! More painting and they feel great when the skin is soft! 🙂
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

    • 8th May 2014 / 8:20 am

      Haha I guess it's cause we don't see them very often X

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