Pretty Nails for Spring

Spring is almost here and I couldn't be happier. Not to mention Sephora has a new spring line of colors by OPI. Yippee!! These colors will look great on a fresh mani or pedi. I'm so excited! But wait, are your feet ready to be seen in public? Outside the confines of those winter boots? Let's find out....

Was your last mani and pedi over a month ago?
Does your partner complain of being stabbed in their sleep by someone's toenails?
Have your cuticles grown to a ridiculous length and you can't tell what's cuticle and what is actually your finger nail?
When you walk across the carpet, do sparks fly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please for the sake of the rest of us follow these tips and take care of your tootsies!

Soak Away

Soaking you nails and feet is the first step to recovery. You can make your own soak by adding a little Epsom salt and essential oils to warm water. If you like your water bubbly, add in a few drops of body wash (but don't overdo it). Soak your nails for about 10 minutes. Give your feet more time based on their condition, usually about 20-25 minutes. Herban Renewal has a great soak if you don't want to make your own.

Buff Away

Once you're done soaking, lightly pat your feet dry and take out your foot file. Buff your heals and bottom of your feet until they are nice and smooth. For your nails, use a cuticle pusher and nail brush. Finish off the buffing process with a nice scrub. You can make your own sugar/salt scrub or if you don't have the time for that, Whole Foods in John's Creek has a super variety of scrubs to choose from.

Hydrate Those Hands & Heels

Finish off this easy process by moisturizing those hands and feet with a hydrating lotion. An affordable, but quality, product is Shea Butter in Brazilian Nut lotion by Tree Hut sold at your local Wal-Mart. Liberally apply to your hands and feet.

Top this treatment off with one of those pretty new nails colors from Sephora and you are officially ready for Spring!

1 comment:

gel said...

Interesting content.

Just wanted to share some information that may help busy professionals caught up with work and who have less time to maintain their nails. You can try out gel nails which are now becoming a hot favorite as they are natural looking even without nail tips and the best way for nail enhancement. Also, if you are allergic to those strong smelling chemicals which you can experience with acrylic nails, then you should use gel nails as these are odorless.

However, when you are planning on gel nail application, make sure you approach a nail salon or a nail artist who is well versed with gel nails and is properly trained and mastered in gel applications. This will save you from problems that can arise with improper gel nail applications.