I’ve only had one professional pedicure in my life and vowed never to return. Don’t get me wrong, the beautician did a fabulous job but it tickled so much I was yelping out loud in fits of giggles.
My feet (or trotters as my husband lovingly refers to them) need a bit of help. I swear I have some form of circulation problem and they are often a rather fetching shade of blue. Don’t even get me started on the state of my heels.

I promise this post isn’t sponsored by Soap and Glory, but featured are my five favourite products for getting my feet in tip-top condition at home (oh and if S&G do want to get in touch then I’m fine with that).


I like to give my tootsies a good old scrub as part of my at-home pedicure and choose Flake Away Body Scrub to buff my dehydrated skin and kick start the pamper process. I apply to damp skin in a circular motion.


I used to be fond of the Ped-Egg but have read some interesting pieces suggesting a metal cheese grater isn’t the most gentle thing to use on your skin. (Now there’s a surprise). Instead I like to get acquainted with the Soap and Glory Foot Buffer and use once a week to smooth away the hard skin. The design of the rubber handle means you don’t have to be a contortionist to reach your feet and I find it very effective. I make sure my feet are dry before I get to work with the buffer.


Next I remove all the nail polish from my toes. Usually I curse myself here for not using a base coat. I favour a bold and bright shade on my toes and all too often stain the nail underneath.
Charlotte and Miranda came up with a smashing list of nail related must-haves in our manicure post so it’s worth a read for their top picks for nail varnish remover and the like. Perhaps I’m lazy but I’ve never used an orange stick on my feet. A friend of mine does though so I’m not sure if I’m in the minority here? For shaping and maintaining my nails I like to use Tweezerman Clippers.


Then it’s time to break out the Soap & Glory Heel Genius and I slather on a very generous layer all over my feet to nourish and soothe. I don’t need to go on about the benefits of this product as I know most of you have discovered its magical properties already. I love that this cream does the job but doesn’t have a medicinal smell in anyway, just the S&G signature scent.


Finally with smooth feet and prepped nails, I apply a few coats of a vibrant nail colour. I don’t use those sponge separators as my toes were not designed to be that far apart. I usually just plonk my feet on top of a magazine to spread the toes slightly. I’m currently sporting Essie’s Watermelon which is actually not a fruity red but more raspberry. Either way it’s a perfect shade for summer.

How do keep your feet in tip-top condition? What shades have you been painting on your toes?

[ezcol_divider][ezcol_1third id=”” class=”” style=””]cosmo-awards-rock-my-style-best-lifestyle-blog[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Vote for us in the Best Lifestyle Blog Category

We are so pleased to be shortlisted in the Best Lifestyle Blog category in the Cosmopolitan Awards 2014 in association with Next! Thank you to everyone who nominated us… All we ask now is that you vote for us! It literally only takes 10 seconds…[raw]