Having your feet in top notch condition is not only good for your overall health (yes, it is, we promise!) it is good for your mental wellbeing too. Going to the beauticians once a week can get a little pricey so here at Slinks we’ve put together the best DIY pedicure in town for free. You can’t wear your favourite pair of sandals without making sure your feet are in tip top condition!
Here we go, enjoy!
- Using a foot file dry rub your heel and lightly around the edge of your feet. You should see a little shower of tiny snowflakes coming off your feet (heels mainly). Rub your hands over your feet and check they are smooth and soft.2. Remove any nail polish and then add a spoonful of rough seasalt and a dash of olive oil to a basin of warm water. Submerge your feet, close your eyes and sit back and relax for 10 minutes. The warm water, salt and oil will help soften skin and cuticles.
3. Use a pair of nail scissors or clippers to trim your toenails straight across so they’re about even with the top of your toes. Then use an emery board to softly smooth off the outer edges of each nail.4. Pour a dash of olive oil in your hand and a tiny handful of the rough salt and massage into each foot (out of the water). Rub between the toes and all over the tops and bottom of feet and slightly up the ankle.5. Slip them back into the water (rinse the salt and oil off they’ll still be a little oily – this is good) for another 5 minutes. Then take them out and wrap in a towel. Sit back again and relax …
6. Using a wooden orange stick, clean around the nails and push the cuticles back. Pop your feet in and out of the water to wash anything off. Take your feet out and dry gently.
7. Lock in moisture by rubbing on a rich cream, any good cream you have at home will be fine or some coconut oil from the kitchen. Make sure to give them a good massage, your feet will love you for it and you’ll be a happier person.
It is good to sometimes leave your nails without polish when you can but if you want to polish..
Dip the brush into your polish, and wipe off excess. Place brush in the middle of your nail at the cuticle line, and pull it toward the tip. Repeat on the sides, don’t go too close to the edges or too close to the cuticles. Once you’ve done all your toes and they’ve had a couple of minutes to dry, repeat the polish process and then finish with a top coat to prevent chips.
We’ve teamed up some of our favourite nail polishes with some of our favourite styles of Slinks!
Our simple gladiator sandals are perfect! We like to add that extra sassines with a bight red cherry picking splash of colour.
Our pompom sandals are enough in themselves, getting loving comments wherever they go. We like to keep the polish simple with a french pedicure (little more tricky to do at home, but you’ll get there!)
Our hand beaded diamante sandals are an absolute delight and we couldn’t choose whether to go bright or subdued with these. In the end we opted for this stunning metallic polish finish just to add more to our little tootsies (we’d wear this with a simple plain dress or rolled up jeans and a t-shirt but you go as crazy as you like).
Send us in your pics of Slinks with polish, here are a couple we’ve received already!