Saturday, 21 February 2015

My DIY Feet Mini Makeover For Winter !!

Welcome back to my blog everyone and today I will be sharing with you a cute little method of mine I like to use to revive and refresh my feet preparing them for the upcoming spring/summer! As we all know, winter means cold, harsh, unappealing weather which further means socks, boots, and cover up shoes for 6 months straight. Now just because or feet are not bare, with some fashionable sandals or flipflops enjoying the beautiful warmth and breeze of the beach and summer, doesn’t mean they should be neglected and suffering under all the extra layers of socks and boots! I say it’s best to give them some TLC so they’ll be ready to face the upcoming summer looking gorgeous! Read on to see how I give my nails Mini Makeover!>>

Step 1)  Soak up
There's nothing better than starting by pampering your feet in some warm soapy water. You've probably been walking around a lot and your feet must be worn out and blistered so relaxing them in a little bowl of water and adding some coconut or oilve oil will really nourish  them due to their antibacterial and antifungal properties. Some sweet smelling oil such as rosemary or lavender oil will soften up and ease the tightness from your feet while making this an aromatherapy session for a good 10-15mins.

Step 1) Wash/Scrub
Now it's time to give your feet a good cleaning and wash away all the dirt and grime. Most of the time, we don't really pay too much attention to or feet during the everyday shower, bath or whatever type of wash we have. This is why I like to incorporate this step into my regimen to focus on my feet (especially between my toes and under my nails) and clean them up very well. (You can use the same soapy water if you like) Washing your feet also makes them a lot healthier and fresher.

Step 3) Exfoliate 
This step is totally optional but it's just extra to remove any build up and smooth up your skin. You can either buy your own foot exfoliator, or DIY with honey, sugar or/and salt. Simply massage the mixture into your feet and let it sit for as long as you would like. I usually do about 3mins if I add in this step. If you have rough heels, you could try scrubbing down with a pumice stone (while it's wet). After this, rinse your feet with warm water and dab them dry with a towel.

Step 4) Trim & Shape
At this point, your nails should feel really soft and even slightly weaker than usual. Don't worry as they dry, they will go back to normal. What I do now is to cut them to a reasonable height and buff them with a nail file. Make sure to be careful while doing this. After cutting and shaping, I like to apply a little oil either coconut or almond to my actual nails and cuticles.

Step 5) Moisturize
Your almost done now, so all you need to do simply apply your favourite moisturizer, lotion or cream. Our skin tends to get super dry and crackly during these winter months so moisturizing is key! 

Step 5) Get cosy!
Who can ever refused sticking their feet in some warm, fury, fuzzy socks during the winter, in their pj's, with some hot chocolate, in bed and on their laptop or whatever! That's personally what I love to do but it's all in your hands now. I just think it's an amazing way to round up a good feet makeover, and care session! 

That's the end of my DIY Feet Mini Makeover For Winter and I hope you enjoyed reading! I would definitely recommend you guys trying out my regimen and doing it lets say once or twice a month. It takes about 30mins but I think out poor feet deserve some love and care this winter (especially if you live in London)! If you have seen my DIY Makeover for fingernails, you will probably notice that it's quite similar, if you haven't read it, go ahead and check it out here. Go ahead and tell me what you think about my routine and if you do try this out, feel free to share with me your results, I'd love to hear them!!
Thanks for reading guys, until next time..
Abbie xx


  1. I'm literally going to go do this right now haha! x

    Eva ||

    1. LOL great! Hope you enjoy your results! xxxx

  2. Great ideas! Will have to try this.
    I would love for you to check out my blog and maybe we could follow each other? :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it and sure, do you have bloglovin' ?


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