Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday pedi!

Another entry for the July many/pedi challenge. Here I want to talk about taking care of my feet...

I have to admit, I don't really care for them during the winter. I mostly leave my nails bare, letting them breathe a little before summer, when I start painting them again. I try to get a couple of professional pedis during the winter, and one at the begginning of summer - just to kick off the season! Then I spend my weekends at the beach, doing lots of walks, and sand+water= the best scrub you can think of! And that pretty much takes care of my feet's skin.

What I always do is:
  • Every time I take a shower, I scrub the hardest part of my feet with pumice stone. Every. Single. Time.
  • I moisturize my feet at least every other day.
  • When it's hot, I use a refreshing gel on them, such as this one:

About once a week, more often during the hotter months, I do the following:
  • Remove my nail polish (optional).
  • Put lukewarm water in a bowl with quite some salt, and dip my feet for about 10 minutes. I usually have a magazine to read when I do this.
  • Then if I feel like I leave my feet for another 10 minutes in a bowl containing cold water and ice cubes, sometimes some good smelling bath gel.
  • I cut my nails if I need, and file them
  • I dry my feet and I apply some moisturizing lotion.
I either leave it at this, or go ahead to the next step:
  • Apply a clear base and let it dry.
  • Apply a nail polish I like and let it dry.
I usually put two layers on my big finger, one on the other ones.
If I am very productive, I add a layer of top coat.

So, to end this post, I am going to show you this week's pedi, courtesy of Wet'n Wild black polish (I didn't know we had Wet'n Wild in Italy too!)

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