Unfortunately I don't always have/make the time to treat myself & my tootsies, so when I do eventually make the effort - it's always an intensive job! (ew). So, I thought I would share some of my favourite products that quite literally save my feet, all the while relaxing my mind, body & soul!
After a bath or shower, I will throw on some comfy pjs and begin 'the mission'. The first product I use (after trimming, shaping and scrubbing) is my favourite pedicure shade by Nails Inc in Victoria. It's a gorgeous deep, cherry/plum red and for some reason I've always preferred darker shades on my toes, no matter what the season & this just ticks all the boxes.
Next up; applying some moisture to my legs and face… I figured, while I was sat waiting for my toenails to dry, I may as well pamper my face at the same time. My favourite way to do that is with the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. It's so quick & simple to apply; it has cleansing properties yet still injects a good dose of moisture & just feels relaxing. I also like to apply a good, thick moisturiser to my legs - cue, Soap & Glory Smoothie Star. It is amazing. It smells like edible heaven (or, pistachio, almond & vanilla, in other words) and unlike most heavy-duty moisturisers, it sinks in fairy quickly and doesn't leave a greasy film - perfect!
While all of that's drying & working it's magic, I like to read whatever book I'm currently into. At the moment that just so happens to be The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's a really great, easy read type of book. I imagine I will be laughing and crying in equal parts as the story develops. (I'm a whimp like that).
Finally, once I'm convinced my toenails are dry - which I'm never great at guessing, I like to apply plenty of Burt Bee's Coconut Foot Creme. This stuff is so thick, it's a gel like texture, which smells of coconuts (duh) but also with a hint of rosemary and peppermint. This combination has such a refreshing yet nourishing effect on my feet & it always works small miracles by the morning. However you must apply socks after applying it - there's no escaping that. You would just be slipping & sliding and making a mess if you didn't. It's a very heavy product, but perfect for very dry feet! I LOVE it.
*microwaveable sheep are optional. but highly recommended ;)