Looking for the best way to get your winterized feet ready for their spot in the sun?
Here is my winning combo-
Moisturizing alone isn’t enough if you have calluses, rough patches, or thick skin. You need to slough off those old skin cells first, before you can start moisturizing to soften your feet.
I still swear by my PedEgg but this summer, I’ve got a new must-have pedicure item! Get Fresh’s Relief for Tattered Tootsies care pack ($23 at GetFresh.net). It’s everything you need in one adorable bag and perfect for chucking in your suitcase for vacation! Get Fresh’s products are new to me, but they’re already on my list for Bionic’s Best of Beauty for 2010. The foot care packs come with:
- A pumice stone
- “Totally Soaked” – a moisturizing and sloughing gel
- “Down’n Dirty” – an exfoliating and buffing scrub that makes dead, tough skin simply roll off!
- “Rescue Me” – deep moisturizing repair cream.
- And of course, the aforementioned cute bag!
Best of all, Get Fresh’s kit is affordable, quick, and easy to use. You’ll see results immediately!
I apply the Rescue Me at before bed and then cover my feet with Karen Neuburger’s Crew Socks infused with Aloe and Vitamin E ($8 per pair). By morning, your feet have had a makeover!
This summer, neon nail polishes are definitely on-trend (my favorites include Milani’s Neon collection, Color Club’s ElectroCandy and NARS’ Schiap); but a universally flattering deep orange looks amazing for most any skin tone (and makes you look a bit more tan!). I love OPI’s Manific Mexico or L’Oreal Shock Proof polish in Exotic Apricot. Apply at least two coats to increase wear and color depth.
Be sure to follow your nail polish with a thick top coat such as Seche Vite (check your local Sally Beauty or Target stores) to make your pedi-polish last at least two weeks!
And once you’ve got your feet in show-off shape, it’s time to bust out the flip flops!
My favorite flip flop/sandal designer Lindsay Phillips (see my previous article on her famous “SwitchFlops”) came out with a new flop this year! Jordis come in a range of colors, are super comfortable and you can swap out the “buttons” to change your look in a flash. I’ve gotten tons of compliments on my Jordis and my Switchflops– especially when I show everyone how quickly I can “change” shoes! Did I mention that they’re also comfortable? Lindsay has wedges and ballet flats that I’m hoping to add to my collection soon.
Feel free to share any of your own pedicure or foot-recovery tips below!
FTC Disclosure: A few of the items mentioned in this article were sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.