Nail art seems to be bigger than ever and is a trend that shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon, but, whilst I see loads of elaborate nail designs, when it comes to toenails I rarely see anything other than a basic pedicure. I therefore decided it was time to give it a whirl, but first was the small issue of getting my feet in shape.
For me there’s one go-to brand when it comes to foot care and that’s Scholl. With their vast array of products designed to buff, moisturise and protect, there really is no excuse to have less than perfect feet.
First I sloughed away the rough, calloused skin on my heels with the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi (RRP £39.99)*, which makes short work of buffing away hard skin, then I moisturised with a generous layer of Scholl Dry Skin Recovery Cream (RRP £5.99)*. Once my feet were smoother than smooth I set to work on my nail design, using the NUBAR Nail Art Pens I recently purchased (RRP £5.95 each).
Nail art pens really are a foolproof way to draw freehand designs and these particular ones from NUBAR sit comfortably in the hand. The formula, which is formaldehyde, toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate free, flows well and doesn’t clog. I chose a floral pattern set against a sheer background – simple to do but very pretty – and I did both my finger- and toenails to match.
Summer may be all but a memory now the kids have gone back to school and there’s a definite autumnal chill in the air, but with those Christmas parties just a few months away neglecting those feet is not an option. So don’t just whack on a bit of polish and hope for the best; buff, preen and get creative with a little nail art and by the time your work do comes around you’ll have feet that deserve to be seen!