The 10 Best pedicure tools
Ensure your feet are fit to be seen this summer with this selection of tools to get them in tip-top condition
Sunday 30 June 2013
Prevent and repair seriously dry, cracked feet with this refreshing lemon oil and cotton thistle balm. Despite using only natural ingredients, it is a powerful, heavy-duty moisturising treatment. It is so good, it keeps winning beauty awards!
£16, This Works, thisworks.com
There is something a bit retro about a foot spa, but that is no reason not to have one. This will massage, heat and even blow bubbles around your feet. Try adding some stress-relieving bath salts and following it up with exfoliator to treat your feet pre-pedicure.
£29.99, BaByliss, beautyexpress.co.uk
The indulgent, brilliantly named pink pepperpod and spicy ginger scrub is great for invigorating tired feet - particularly those that are yet to see a sandal this year. A great pre-holiday treatment, it leaves skin feeling smoother and softer and beautifully scented.
£29, Molton Brown, moltonbrown.co.uk
No matter how beautifully pedicured they are, none of us want to showcase whiffy feet. Keep them smelling sweet and looking beautiful with Burt’s Bees zingy lotion. The blend of oils and extracts made from witch hazel, tea tree, parsley and sodium bicarbonate will neutralise foot odour, while coconut oil keeps them well moisturised.
£12.99, Burt’s Bees, burtsbees.co.uk
This bizarre looking contraption is Scholl’s “revolutionary” hard skin remover. It uses small circular blades and although it sounds unappealing, in reality it really does improve the appearance of your feet immediately. The closest thing to achieving professional results at home.
£9.39, Scholl, boots.com
This season NARS has teamed up with shoe designer Pierre Hardy to create a selection of modern colour combinations inspired by his spring/summer collection. And they’re all presented in signature shoebox packaging. I’m a fan of this bright orange and inky navy pairing.
£22, Pierre Hardy for NARS, spacenk.com
My all time favourite kit is this brilliant gym kit/travel sized set by Margaret Dabbs. Her intensive treatment foot oil (which contains emu oil) gains rave reviews. The sample-size foot soak, exfoliating mousse and foot lotion included here are all superb, too.
£33, Margaret Dabbs, spacenk.com
Although developed for pregnant women and new mothers, this spray works wonders for anyone who suffers from water retention, swollen ankles or feet. Great for hot climates, it also improves skin tone and circulation.
£14, Bloom and Blossom, bloomandblossom.com
A decent pair of scissors doesn’t have to break the bank. I’m a fan of this chirpy pink pair and black clippers. They’re precise, durable and compact. There is a large selection of nail files too.
From £2, Roo Beauty, roobeauty.com
This foot and body soak aids muscle relaxation, detoxification and to promote restful sleep. Simple and effective, it leaves you with amazingly soft skin.
£9.95, Better You, liberty.co.uk
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