Tuesday 12 December 2017

Extreme Beauty: Champagne pedicure

Library image. Photo: Getty Images
Library image. Photo: Getty Images

Sinead Van Kampen

This week Extreme Beauty investigates the champagne pedicure which Independent Woman readers can enjoy with a 15pc discount.

What is it?

A pedicure using pink champagne and administered by toned, tanned, oiled men in tight trunks!


No. The part about the men is a lie but, from what I remember, the rest is true.

What's the procedure?

Tired tootsies are dipped in a cocktail of pink champagne, honeysuckle, coconut oil, grapefruit seed and lavender which work to soften and tone the skin. Once feet are softened and exfoliated, a moisturiser is applied and feet are wrapped in heated booties to allow the mixture to sink deep into the skin. Feet are then treated to a file and paint.

So it's like a footbath of champagne?

For the most part, yes!

Is that not a waste of champagne?

For me, no. In the name of research I did manage to drink a glass or two as well. That's really where the problems started.

What does it feel like?

The truth is I'm not exactly sure. I think I overdid it on the champagne.


The whole thing was lovely but the details are a little hazy. All I can say for sure is that by the end of the treatment all three of my feet looked really, really, hic... pretty. I think.

The benefits - real or imagined?

Real. Champagne and honeysuckle are both high in antioxidants, making the treatment a great booster for the skin and the added ingredients of coconut oil and grape extract leave your feet as soft as cotton wool.

The downside?

Going back to the work and pretending to be anything but tipsy. The pedicure is great but is best kept as an after work treat.

Extreme rating?

More decadent than extreme, this one is bound to turn heads when you mention that you've spent the last 60 minutes having your feet soaked in the pink stuff. It was fun though.

I'm in .... where do I go ?

The champagne pedicure is €75 for 60 minutes and is available from Naildressers on Drury Street in Dublin.

Independent Woman readers can enjoy 15pc off until July 1st when they mention this article.

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