Tuesday, September 4, 2012

pampering your feet between pedicures...

sure, we're heading into the fall season, but that's no excuse to let the appearance of your feet go. it's easy for me since the weather is still quite warm where i live; shoes that leave feet exposed are still being worn in heavy rotation. to keep my feet {heels especially} in tip-top shape between pedicures, i've been using some products that can be used year-round, and i think you'll love them, too...

The Best Pedi Prep Ever! is made by Julep, and you guessed it, is a prep for smoothing away pesky calluses and rough spots thanks to the exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids and soothing chamomile it contains. after rolling on and letting Prep sit on my feet for a couple of minutes, i run the foot file over rough areas, rinse, and my skin is left perfectly smooth, ready for those sandals.

at night, i've been pampering my feet using NightCare's Heel Treatment Kit. included in the kit are a pair of Moisturizing Gel Heel Socks, lined with what the brand calls Viso-Gel, and a tube of vitamin-enriched Intensive Healing Foot Cream. it's such a treat to apply this before bed. any dryness is eliminated overnight. the gel socks work well alone and the lotion can be used solo, too, but as a team they are truly at their best.


i've also been using Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Runway Ready Foot Treatment. this yummy-feeling formula is infused ingredients that sooth, soften and energize feet. argan oil {anti-oxidant rich with vitamins A & E}, moisturizing shea butter, hydrating hyaluronic acid and exfoliating AHAs and BHAs work together beautifully, and i've noticed a positive difference in my feet. i really enjoy the cooling sensation, perfect to pep up my feet before a run {and of course, give them a boost in moisture while i hit the road}.

how do you keep your feet looking fab between pedis?? let me know in the comments!

for more information, visit julep.com, nightcareproducts.com and dermelect.com



NightCare and Dermelect products sent to me for review consideration; pics taken by me :)

3 comments:

Paula Devi said...

okay so now I have to admit that I have been neglecting my little footsies and am ashamed of myself. After all they work so hard and carry me around with very little complaint. I also have the Julep pedi products you highlight, but I wasn't that impressed. Probably because I put the cream on my feet in the bath and it just washed off. Maybe I'll take my baths earlier and not be so tired and lazy. You have inspired me. :D

monique said...

that's good to hear, Paula! i know, sometimes it's easy to neglect feet, especially since they're not in our line of sight all the time. do try the Julep products again, i really love them. also, if you find something else that ends up working well for you, let me know-- i'd love to hear about it. good luck! :) xo

Nancy@Permanent Cosmetics said...

my feet are going all dry and rough after we had our marble renovation.. i think its because of the marble powder.. please give me some tips to recover my softness. :(