The sole mates to help you put your best foot forward
It's flip-flop season, and ready or not, it's time to get those tootsies out.
After months wrapped up in black tights and boots however, most of us aren't exactly hot to trot.
Cracked heels and terrible toe nails are just two of the unsightly things giving girls a foot fret-ish.
Here we reveal the best beauty treats to help you put your best foot forward this summer.
Micro Pedi, €39.95, available from Boots and leading pharmacies nationwide
This home pedi gadget is the perfect sole mate for ladies who are run off their feet. The handbag-sized device tackles dead skin in seconds leaving feet silky smooth.There's even an extension handle available for mums-to-be who haven't seen their hooves in months!
Jessica Phenomen Oil, €21.40, available from ww.frenchbeautyroom.com
Cuticle oil isn't just for your fingernails. Massage it into your toenails in an anti-clockwise motion morning and night too to ensure you look good from head to foot this summer. A drop of the magic oil works a treat on rough heels too.
Chanel Eastern Light Limited Edition Nail Colour, €23
A pop of nail colour is a must in open-toe footwear, and nothing sets off a tan quite like white. But forget Tipp-Ex-ing your nails like back in the nineties, and stock up on Chanel's latest chip-resistant polish instead.
Carnation Footcare Hard Skin Remover Pen, €4.89, see www.carnationfootcare.co.uk for stockists
What's the craic? Not your heels anyway thanks to this nifty hard skin remover pen for the foot file phobic. Just apply the no-mess gel directly to hard skin, and watch as the glycolic acid practically melts it away.
The sole mates
After all that buffing and hacking, don't forget to slather your poor tootsies in some super-moisturising lotion. Starting at your ankle, massage downwards towards your toes in a circular motion, before giving each toe a little TLC.
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When it comes to fabulous feet, of course you could always just let the professionals to their thing.
Mink Hand & Foot Spa in Dublin has an entire menu of treatments to get your hooves beach-ready.
For tootsies to make self-confessed foot-fetishist Quentin Tarantino drool, try the 75-minute White Chocolate and Cranberry Pedicure, €80.
As a shoe designer, Jessica Simpson knows all about having fabulous feet.
The mum-of-two was captured on camera trying out ticklish beauty treatment, the fish pedicure. Jessica (33) let tiny doctor fish nibble away at the dead skin on her feet.
Guess it’s payback time for the star who once famously confused chicken and fish.