Prep your tootsies for summer

Are your feet summer sandals ready?

Take some advice from the US Glamour magazine…we’ll be trying this when we get home for sure.milk pedicure
  • Take a milk bath. Not as ridiculous as it sounds! The lactic acid in the milk will help smooth calluses, so fill a large bowl or tub with equal parts milk and warm water, add a few drops of lavender oil, and soak your feet for five to ten minutes.
  • Care for your cuticles. Rub a drop of cuticle oil into each toenail bed and push back any thickened skin with an orangewood stick. Use a coarse-grain emery board to file your nails straight across to prevent ingrowns, and then slightly round the edges.
  • Soften your soles. Refill the bowl with clean water, then thoroughly exfoliate both feet with a coarse foot scrub and rinse them clean. Remove calluses on your heels, the balls of your feet, and your toes with a foot file or pumice stone.
  • Add some moisture. After rinsing off the scrub, coat your feet and lower legs in a moisturizing foot mask. Let the ingredients sink in for five to ten minutes, then rinse your feet and legs.
  • Prepare your nails. Pat your feet dry, then massage in a hydrating foot cream. Wipe the lotion off nails with a nonacetone polish remover pad before slipping in a pair of foam toe separators. Swipe a basecoat from bottom to top of each toenail.
  • Paint away. Apply three strips of polish, one up the center, then one on either side. After about two minutes, paint on a second coat, and follow with a topcoat after another two minutes. Let your toes dry for at least an hour.
Top Tip – Nail polish is a great way of tying in a colour into an outfit. Match it back to a bag or accessory that might not be the colours in your clothing. An easy way to pull it all together!

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Before you know it, you’ll be ready for these..

Marcopizzi Sandal $90

Or these…

Marcopizzi Fringe Platforms $125

Get to pampering those feets!


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