Sure those flip flops go great with that flowery sun dress you bought, but do you have the feet for them? Do you have sexy feet that could be showed off in open-toed sandals, flip flops or naked? Or do you find yourself constantly trying to hide your toes under shoes and sneakers?
Well, summer is not the time away your feet. This is the time to show off lovely manicures and pedicures. So what if you don’t have the perfect feet yaar! We’ll show you how to get them…
Giving yourself (or someone else) a pedicure is essentially the same as giving anyone a manicure. The only difference is that feet are more prone to dryness and damage, so they need a lot more care and maintenance.
A Pedicure can be divided into three basic steps.
Before you begin, trim and file your toe nails into proper shape, and remove any old nail polish you might still be wearing. Now start with a tub of warm water. Add some bath salts, soap or shampoo to it. Now soak your feet in the water for at least 10 minutes. While you soak your feet, lightly scrub the heels of your feet with a good scrub or pumice stone. The idea is to get rid of dirt as well as dead skin cells. So give yourself a really good scrub. Finish up this part by washing with water and drying with a clean towel.
To make sure that the dryness goes away, we need to moisturize your feet really well. Any good quality moisturize will do. Just rub it into the shin, especially the base and heels of your feet. As you moisturize, you could also give yourself a foot massage. It is one of the most relaxing things for the feet.
Who says feet don’t doll up? Surely you can dress up your feet in attractive ways. The most obvious dolling up for the feet is the nail-polish application. So what are you waiting for? Grab a base coat and top coat and get started right away. First use cotton balls to separate your toes. Remember the “3 stroke” application rule? Apply two layers of base coat and two layers of top coat to get a glossy finish that will stay put for a week or two. Dark colors look great on feet and look very inviting too…And hey! Don’t forget to let the nails dry between application of different layers of base coat and top coat.
If you are wondering what else you could do to doll up your feet, here are a few ideas:
• Wear a single anklet in silver or oxidized metal.
• Wear a pair of silver/oxidized anklets.
• Tie a thick black/red thread around instead of wearing an anklet. This looks good only on one foot, though!
• Get some nice toe rings. In India only married women are supposed to wear tow rings, so be careful on this one. Surely you wouldn’t want to offend anyone, right?
• Apply a little “henna-design” on your feet. The Arabian styles are very modern & attractive, and they do not hide away the skin completely.
If you have followed all these steps, your feet should look great by now. Some people feel that they can never have lovely feet due to chapped heels. Do you have chapped heels? If yes, you need some real- heavy-duty moisturizing. Every night, before going to bed, wash your feet and scrub properly. Then apply a layer of Vaseline to your feet, especially the heels. Rub it in properly. Now wear a pair of cotton socks and jump into the bed. This is the best treatment for chapped heels. If you continue doing this for a month, you will find your feet looking much more beautiful, youthful and healed.