Okay at the risk of sounding like I have a dodgy foot fetish ( which I can assure you, I certainly do not) I’d like to say that, I appreciate a good looking foot… Wow.. okay there really is no un-weird way of saying that!
What I mean is, there’s nothing worse than seeing someones ugly foot. As summer is approaching, we all tend to want to show off our feet a tad more. This means they need to be suitable for a public appearance.
Here are a few tips to get some happy soles… see what I did there… 😉
Your happy soles kit (what you’ll need for happy feet):
- A nail scissors/ nail clippers
- Foot file like the Ped Egg or a pumice stone
- Nail file
- Toe seperaters
- Foot cream
- Heel cream
- Foot soak
- Nail varnish of your choice
- Remove any polish from your toes, give your feet a good buff to get rid of any yucky dry skin. To do this you could use a foot file or a pumice stone that you can buy in pretty much all pharmacies. I use the Ped Egg as its really quick and painless.
- Next soak your feet in warm water with a nice refreshing foot soak… foot soaks do not need to be expensive but its always nice to buy something that has a fresh minty scent.
- Next its time to cut those toe nails. A top tip to avoid the risk of ingrown nails is to cut the nail straight across and not too short. After clipping/cutting your nails, carefully file the nail so that the edges are smooth.
- Then, slip a toe separator between your toes to avoid smudging the nail polish whilst it dries. Apply a base coat to avoid staining and then apply a few coats of your favourite nail polish. Personally I prefer darker colours on my toe nails such as reds and deep pinks such as Rimmel’s “Double Decker Red” and Nails Inc “Hampstead Heath”.
- Finally, once your nails are completely dry, rub a generous amount of heel cream to your heels to stop cracked heels. (I use Soap & Glory’s Heel Genius, which works amazingly and smells great too). Then finish by applying an every day foot cream all around your feet, massaging gently to relax your feet.