Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Pedi Pamper


I do love a good pamper session.

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 ;) 

How do you like to pamper yourself? 
What are your favourite products?
xo

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  1. wow, this sounds lovely! I could definitely go for a little pampering. I adore Burts Bees, andould love to have a sweet warm sheep plush to hang out with too :P

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    1. Haha, he's very cosy (Shaun the Sheep, of course) :) x

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  2. I need to do this more often! I'll admit I'm guilty of painting my toenails and leaving it until it comes off (what's that, 6 months?!). I might actually do this tonight! xx

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    1. Haha! Yes, definitely guilty of just repainting over the chipped bits too if I really can't be arsed… So bad. But this is a nice little way to relax too! Hope you enjoy it :) xx

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  3. This sounds lovely! The fault in our stars is such an amazing book, I loved reading it so much! x

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm really enjoying it so far :) does get a lot of good reviews x

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  4. I feel inspired to go and tackle my feet now! I only wear darker shades on my toenails too :) x

    Anna | On The Dressing Table

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one that feels the need to 'tackle' these things! Haha, pesky feet. x

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  5. I think I'm gonna try and find that burts bees foot cream. I am in dire need of one (ew!) but nothing I try seems to work!

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    1. It's really really nice, kind of like applying glue to your feet (hence the need for socks!) also highly recommend the micro-pedi gadget as that gets rid of any hard skin better than anything else I own xx

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  6. TFIOS is amazing.You willcry though,or I did anyway and I'm nota huge cry-er. Love the pampering ideas, I really need to take better care of my feet

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    1. Oh dear! I'll probably be in a corner sobbing my eyes out in that case :) x

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  7. I've been enjoying the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask as well. I definitely like it for weekly use. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. It's just got such a nice calming effect on my skin & gives it everything it needs. Love it! X

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  8. You have such a lovely blog! You got yourself a never follower :)


    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

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  9. This is such a lovely post, I think we're all guilty of neglecting a bit of 'me time' once in a while, so it's nice to pick up some tips; I am dying to get my hands on the Antipodes mask, I have to admit xx

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  10. Ah pamper sessions are amazing, you feel so relaxed afterwards. Love your blog, so glad I have discovered it.

    Jess x

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