Your Summer Pedicure Style + Must-Haves Essentials
Summer time means shorts, swim suits and sandals. Which in turn means shaving, waxing and pedicures. While it's nice to treat yourself to a fun and relaxing spa day every so often; it isn't always possible to make the trip. Which is where the at home pedicure comes in handy!
Creating a spa like atmosphere right in your own bathroom is actually pretty simple. Why not try and DIY some bath bombs? Then read up on creating the perfect bath over here! When comes to the pedi portion, we've already given you the low do on how to properly give your toes some TLC so we thought instead it might be fun to talk about one of the funnest parts of the process: the polish!
Before we get ahead of ourselves though, as always, before you polish, you need to prep. Take a gander at our DIY pedicure and then may we suggest some of these fine items:
1. The Body Shop Double Sided Foot File (C$5.00)
2. Fruits and Passion Deodorizing Foot Care Repairing Butter (C$15.50)
3. The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Pumice (C$6.00)
4. Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion (C$14.99)
5. Dr. Scholl's Intensive Heel Repair Cream (C$15.59)
6. Sally Hansen Pumice Foot Polish (C$7.39)
Now, let's get down to the nail polish! With all sorts of beautiful polish colours available this summer, it's hard to pick which one to use. However, we're equally as lucky in the shoe department. This summer, colour is in! The fabulous thing about colour is that you can play on it and pull a monochromatic or a colour block trend. Why limit yourself? So after stumbling upon this article, we were inspired to create 5 colourful pedi looks with matching and clashing options!
Option #1: Green on Green or Green and Coral?
Madeline Girl RipRap Platforms (US$69.99) + Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Macbeth (C$17.50), Orly Nail Lacquer in Here Comes Trouble (C$9.25)
Option #2: Orange on Orange or Orange and Blue?
Steve Madden Sandals (C$79.99, on sale) + Julep Nail Vernis in Marisa (C$17.50), OPI Nail Polish in A Roll in the Hague (C$10.50)
Option #3: Turquoise on Turquoise or Turquoise and Pink?
Nine West Krysten Sandals (C$69.99, on sale) + Zoya Nail Polish in Lara(C$8.75), OPI Nail Polish in Fly (C$10.50)
Option #4: Yellow on Yellow or Yellow and Lilac?
Material Girl Shampine Wedge Sandal (C$34.11, on sale) + Nails Inc Nail Polish in Notting Hill Carnival (C$11.50), Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Jo'Mina (C$18.00)
Option #5: Red on Red or Red and Mint?
Zara Platform Sandal (C$69.99, on sale) + Soulstice Nail Colour in Buenos Aires (C$8.50), Essie Nail Polish in Who Is The Boss (C$9.75)
Which colour combo is your favourite? Do you go matchy-matchy or do you love a good clash? Leave a comment and let me know!
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i love those red heels.... <3
love the read shoes!
love the red shoes!
I love all these colour combinations. I usually don't match my nail colour to my shoe colour either. I always opt to using a complimentary colour. I just love that purple polish from Illamasqua!
omg i love combo 2 its go very well when you got a sunny tan
Option # 3 Rocks !! These are some great selections, thanks !!
I like wearing bright colors in my toes. I appreciate all the ideas highlighted by you.
I love to wear bright colors on my toes. They usually tend to accent the shoes I wear versus match them. I personally don't like the matchy matchy look. The yellow and lilac is really cute!
Option #4 is awesome!
I don't like to go too matchy, it looks a little weird. I like option one, the non-matchy combo. Very modern.
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