Get summer sandal ready with Jordi flops and pedicure tips!

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Jun.2010 · 9 comments

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.

Bionic Beauty's pedicure essentials - nail polish, top coat, Get Fresh foot care pack

My favorite Summer 2010 foot care items!

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 BeautyBionic Beauty recommends Seche Vite top coat for long-lasting pedicures or Target stores) to make your pedi-polish last at least two weeks!

Bionic Beauty's new flip flops by Lindsay Phillips and OPI nail polish

My new Jordi flip flops, my extra buttons! I'm wearing OPI's Magnific Mexico polish.

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.

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1 Eve June 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I have never heard of this brand before! Ill check it out. I like the nail polish and sandals. cute!

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2 Tashi June 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Oooh, cool flip-flops! Purdy. Alas, I can’t wear them, as they don’t offer the support my tootsies need. Plus, I HATE the *slap-slap!* sound most flip-flops make when a person is walking. Sorry. It’s just one of those things that is like nails down a chalkboard, for ME.

The Cheap Chick likes her Ped Egg too, if I recall correctly. I’ve never used one. I do have a pumice stone, which works well for me. How do you take care of the cleaning and care of a Ped Egg? Is it easy? Cheap? I know I’ve seen refills. How long before you need to change the “screen” thingie?

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3 ROBYN June 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION OF TOOLS FOR THE TOES. I AM A RED FREAK AND LOVE THIS COLOR. ~~~I LOVE THE SWITCHABLES, I WANT THEM ALSO …..

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4 Michelle K June 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Those are the cutest flip flops! I checked out the site, and now I will have to get a pair! One of the things that I do (all year round) is put vaseline all over my feet and put on some socks overnight. I try to use a pumice stone before and after doing this, and it does help to soften up my heels.

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5 Tashi June 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Michelle, thanks for the info! I should try that as well. Should one wear cotton socks? Or doesn’t it matter?

I’m sure it’s not rocket science to take care of one’s feet, especially during the summertime. But honestly, I’m a bit confused as to what to do for my feet at home, since I can’t afford a pedi.

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6 Kelly June 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I swear by extra virgin olive oil for keeping my feet soft and silky all summer long! I put a light coat on every other night, slip some soft cotton socks on that don’t bind and go to bed. When I wake up in the morning, my feet are soft but not greasy. The EEVO doesn’t leave you smelling like an olive tree and it’s a totally natural, no additives skin care product. In the winter, I use it on my cuticles. Anyhow…I digress!

On the days in between, I use a light moisturizer, especially on the edges of my heels and on my toes.

I also give my toenails a one week break every three weeks to “breath” without any nail polish. I just buff them which ends up making them look like they have a clear polish on them.

I usually end up spritzing whatever body sprays I’m wearing on any given day on the tops of my feet to add a nice light scent.

Summer, here I come!

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7 Jenna June 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I love those get fresh feet products. I bought them from spalook awhile ago and can’t get enough.

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8 peacelove55 June 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I so so soooooo need to get a PedEgg! Not that my feet look terrible, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about them :)
But for the summer I love China Glaze nail polishes (I buy them at Sally’s stores). So far Sexy Silhouette (a bright pink/red sexy fusion with a sheen but not actual glitter flecks) and Grape Juice (purple with millions of micro glitter so it sparkles all over) have fared the best (and looked the best) on my toesies. I like bright colors for toes because summer is supposed to be bright and happy!
also, since i am pale and my legs/feet don’t like to tan (I am trying though! I bought tanning lotion for them lol) i take my favorite body lotion and mix it with a shimmery powder, like Urban Decay’s flavored powders, or Hard Candy sugar body shaker (idk if they sell those on the walmart line, I purchased it a while ago from the website). You could probably also use a mineral bronzer, or loose powder. But it gives my legs and feet a nice glow in the summer sun, and hides flaws. Hope this helped : )

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9 Cindy (Prime Beauty) June 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I use a PediEgg too but have gotten a little too carried away with it at times. Darling flip flops and I love the button idea. Going to the site right now!!

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