Photo Credit: deborahlippmann.com
No matter what you’re hiding in your shoes the rest of the year (no judgement here!) there’s no excuse not to step it up a notch during the warmer feet baring months. Sandal, flip flop and barefoot season is upon us, which means that your feet need to look and feel their very best all the time. That’s where the pedi comes in and there’s so much to love about it: the silky soft feet, the uninterrupted “me” time, the look-at-me color choices. Proper cleansing, smoothing, and coloring will keep your feet fresh, clean, energized, soft and gorgeous.
Here, a triple threat most likely to inspire a foot fetish:
CLEAN: The Foot Mate System ($40) is just the ticket for anyone looking to take better care of their feet as well as pamper tired or aching feet. It’s an easy way to clean, soothe, invigorate and massage every inch of your feet every time you shower. You can hang up and easily take it down to use. The suction cups keep it in place when using plus it’s mildew-resistant. Simply squirt some rejuvenating gel (formulated with antiseptic Tea Tree Oil and other foot loving ingredients) into the footpad and gently rub one foot back and forth over the bristles, then switch feet and repeat on other foot. The soft inner bristles are gentle on your soles and the somewhat stiffer outer brushes help to smooth away dry, rough skin and keep it at bay. The footpad easily addresses those hard-to-reach areas between the toes and it even stimulates circulation keeping feet healthy and feeling refreshed. You don’t have to be an athlete, diabetic or pregnant woman to love this product. In fact, I’ve been using it the last few weeks and I don’t think I’ll ever stop — besides the thorough cleansing, it just feels so good!
SMOOTH: Silk’n Pedi ($29) has the ability to turn feet silky in practically seconds. This at-home, hand-held device, easily does away with rough, dry areas and callouses at the press of a button. The two rolling heads (one fine grain and the other course grain) handle sensitive or extra rough areas as well as everything in between. Use on dry feet for best results.
COLOR: Coat your toenails with a bright pop of color or an ocean-inspired shade of blue to be on trend this season. You’ll love these pretty polish picks:
YSL La Laque Couture Summer Collection in 62 Jaune Babouche ($27) is a bright, hot yellow. The long-wear formula dries fast and contains Chil Rose Oil to strengthen, moisturize and protect nails against chipping.
Butter London Blagger Nail Lacquer ($15), a vibrant, cobalt blue nail lacquer makes quite a statement without saying a word.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Between the Sheets ($18) blends purple and pink for the perfect shade of bright fuchsia.