“Doing it all night all Summer, doing it the way I wanna” That song is going to be stuck in my head for ages now! Well I think we can be rest assured, that Summer has finally, finally arrived here in the UK! Thank goodness because all the current 50 shades of grey weather, has been making me feel down, down, down. The weather up until now has just been a serious case of bio polar. So Summer has finally arrived and we all know what that usually means. That’s right ladies and gents, if your not getting your arms, legs, chest out (and whatever else you feel like hanging out of your clothes). Then you will definitely at some point during the summer be getting your feet out! So how do you show your feet love this Summer, the next and for all eternity really. Well here’s my 5 top tips on how to love your feet this Summer.
I don’t know about you but I can not stand seeing long, overgrown toe nails. The manicure and pedicure salons must go into over drive this time of the year. As there is still a good percentage of the community that appreciate good nails and feet. I’m not suggesting you book yourself into a salon. A good pedicure can be achieved at home, with your own efforts. You don’t even need to paint your nails. You can wear clear polish, if your nervous about getting your toes all messy with colour. Or if you just don’t like colour on your toes. All nails can be clipped into a nice uniform (similar size) with affordable nail clippers, from Superdrug, Boots (my favourite drugstore) or anywhere you know that sells them. Although my new favourite maybe Superdrug, now that they have their own cruelty free / vegan beauty and skincare range. Finish off with filing the ends of the nails to smooth. Buffing the nails is optional.
UNDER YOUR FEET!
How much love do you show under your feet? I have this weird obsession. Whenever I see women wearing sandals or wedges, If i’m behind them, I have to check the heels of their feet (I did say it was weird) I just don’t see the point in getting a pedicure, to end up showcasing your feet in a pretty, on trend sandal. To then ruin the look with dry, chapped and crusty heels!!! Oooh my days, it is a pet peeve of mine. “Oi love, nice pedicure. Shame about your heels”. Why? To solve this problem on myself, I am no stranger to a foot file. My personal favourite is a natural foot stone. The foot stone or foot file is a great way of removing hard, dry skin under the feet. In this process your feet are guaranteed to stay baby soft especially once moisturised. I love doing this process all year round. At least 2-3 a week. It also helps your feet stay looking younger for longer!
Moisturising the body in general is important for youthful looking skin. Because nobody’s got time for looking like a Prune or looking like ash has been thrown over them, okay. My favourite moisturisers, I love to use on my feet as well as my body are from The Body Shop. I love the Vitamin E range, Olive, Shea Butter, Coconut (smells gorgeous and my current fave). I’m currently eyeing up the new Peppermint range, oh yes! An added BONUS foot scrubs, for extra indulgence!
Not to everyones cup of tea but if your looking to have even sexier feet this Summer (any foot fetish people out there?). Why not decorate your feet with a little bling. That even includes your ankles. I love the delicate look of an ankle bracelet or toe ring. I couldn’t do toes rings. It took me a long time to get used to toe thong sandals or flip flops. For festival season, you could probably use stick on gem stones, for added fun and glamour.
Now this is my favourite part, next to doing my own pedicure. This the season to not only show off your feet but your choice of sandals too. I am a great lover of (mainly) toe thongs/ flip flops. Then flat sandals or espadrilles (I see they have made a come back). It used to be wedges but these days, I just opt for comfort. Sandals come in great designs now and to suit any style of outfit. But if your looking for that elevated classy look, to go with a summer dress for those alfresco evening meals. Then wedges would be my personal choice.
How do you show love to your feet in the Summer?
Sunglasses & Bag – Matalan | Top – Primark | Skirt – River Island | Sandals – H&M | Watch – MVMT | Ring – Top Shop | Nail Polish (on toes) – Ciaté London (Pretty In Putty)