July 23, 2015

Pedicure Essentials: Summertime feet at home

Let's face it, Winter and our lovely pumps leave their mark on our feet. Doesn't matter how bright or perfect our toes look, our heels are left dry, cracked and callused and not worthy of Summer sandals.

You don't have to go to the spa to get your desired results (although it does feel nice relaxing); you can easily get Summer worthy toes at home, at a fraction of the cost.

Here are my favourite tools to achieve perfectly pedicured feet.

Pumice stone or electronic foot file



Both of these options work great. While I've used the pumice stone  for years, I've recently tried the AmopĂ© Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File and love the ease of us and how little work I have to put into it. The length of time depends on the severity, but you don't have to put in any scrubbing as you would with a pumice stone.

*DO NOT USE a shaver. I tried one, loved it at first because it's super fast, but it causes more damage than good. Once you start using it, you'll have to use it more frequently




I've tried a few different foot moisturizers, but there have only been 2 that really worked for me: The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue and Flexitol Heel Balm.

I tend to use the The Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue at night before bed a couple nights a week when my feet aren't cracked, but need a little extra moisture. It's also great after a long day on your feet as it has a bit of a cooling effect.

If my feet start getting really dry and cracked, or if I'm preparing for a special occasion where I'm wearing nice heels, I'll start using the Flexitol Heel Balm. While it doesn't have the lovely peppermint smell of the other, it's very thick and when used twice a day (morning and night), my heels are almost baby smooth.

Nail Polish



Of course, a pedicure wouldn't be complete without nail polish!
Right now, my summer favourites are:
  • Essie In The Cab-Ana
  • Essie Make Some Noise
  • Essie Pret-a-Surfer
  • CND Vinylux Crushed Rose
  • Essence Nothing But Lovestoned (Unforgettable kiss collection)

What are your tricks to Summer ready feet?

*Some items were sent for review, others were purchased by me. Everything is my own, honest opinion


  1. I have a stainless steel foot file that I keep in the shower and use it 2-3 times a week. I also try to moisturize at night cause I find my sandals too slippery if I do it after my morning shower. :-)
    I've been curious about that electric foot file cause it does seem like it would make things faster.

    1. It really does speed things up, I love it!
      I'd be a little weary on keeping a stainless steel foot file in the shower. If it doesn't dry properly, it could start to rust. And I agree about using creams in the morning. I don't tend to do it too often in the morning during Summer, but a couple times per week in the Winter for sure!

    2. I was worried about rusting too, but I've had it there for over a year and it's still rust-free! :-)

  2. I definitely need a pedicure! After foot surgery I never wanted to show my feet but they're looking a little...sad. haha I bought the Amope and I hope I really like it =)