Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. We rush to the nearest gym to get swim suit ready, but what about sandal ready? Our feet hide all winter long in the warmth of wool socks and boots. The sun comes out and so do those toes! So break out the polish girls...we're getting sandal ready!
Okay, first's things first, how's your skin doing? Little rough around the edges? Maybe dull and in need of some rejuvenation? It's time for a pedicure! Play your favorite music, gather up some comfy pillows and find a calming place to relax.
Fill a bucket or tub with warm (not hot) water and add a few drops of lavender or your favorite essential oil to get that aromatherapy working. Placing some flowers into the water will add to your experience. Relax and soak your feet for about fifteen minutes.
Next, grab your favorite foot scrub to remove dull and rough skin. Message into your feet, concentrating on the roughest spots to break down dead skin cells. Then rinse off the scrub well.
Trim and shape your nails. It's important to shape the nails to get a spa-worthy finished look. Get out a fresh emery board, choose either round or square and stick with that shape for every nail. For at home petties, I recommend pushing your cuticles back with a cuticle stick as opposed to cutting them. Trimming them can just cause me problems in the future.
Now that all your toes are all in a row here’s my favorite part! Moisturize with a deep hydrating lotion. Massage into your feet and up your calves. Feel free to take your time with this. It's not very often we have the time to feel this great!
Finish with a beautiful polish of your choice. I'm choosing the beautiful "Off Tropic" green color from Essie's Spring Collection for my nails because I love anything green!) I'm in love with all the colors from Essie though, so it can be hard to pick a color! You can get the whole Spring Collection at Beauty Care Choices and it includes the top/base coat & a free mani-pedi disposable kit!