Keeping your Pedicure
Let’s face it; a relaxing spa pedicure is a welcome
treat year round. But getting that pedicure and keeping
your polish pristine during the fall and winter months
presents a formidable challenge.
But never fear, spa-lovin’ ladies, we’ve
got a few top tips to keep toes polished to perfection
no matter how cold it is. Follow these recommendations
and keep toes free from frigid temps and perfectly painted
from spa to home.
Those who frequent inexpensive nail salons should
be forewarned, the old plastic bag around the toes trick
is sure to backfire, leaving your recently purchased
pedicure totally wrecked. Be sure to refuse this treatment
if offered or, better yet, head to reputable salon or
spa rather than a cheap spot-we've never seen this trick
tried at a reputable spot.
Before you even think of entering the spa,
dress appropriately. The options, really, are endless.
From fashionable footless tights to leg warmers, recent
fashion trends are practically solving the pedicure
problem for us. Under jeans or paired with
leggings and a long tunic, leg warmers (and a pair of
perfect flip flops) will be your saving grace when protecting
toes from smudges and chips post-pedicure.
the pedicure, simply push your legwarmers up towards
the knee, to avoid fussing with them on while your nails
are wet. After being polished pretty, pull the bottom
of your leg warmers all the way to the middle of the
foot (or just beneath the toes) to keep feet warm and
freshly painted toes safe.
Try these cute and cozy leggings from AmericanApparel.net
for only $14.
We all know it’s easy to get impatient once the
pampering is complete, but take some time at the spa
to allow fresh polish to dry. However, if you just can't
spare a few extra minutes, ensure that nails can stand
up to sock and shoe by using a quick drying spray. And,
not just any spray will do; we love OPI’s rapidry
($18 at beautysak.com).
Give this power-packed spray a spritz and a minute or
two to help strengthen the lacquer.
but certainly not least, make the best of a sticky polish
situation, by keeping close-toed shoes far from perfectly
pedicured piggies. Though it seems an odd choice for
the season, the flip-flops is the way to go. But since
any old flop would likely leave any gal shivering in
her non-boots, invest in a warmly lined flop like our
favorite “faux fur-flops,” the Privo®
by Clarks Skotch
Sandal ($50 at eddiebauer.com).
Not only will these flops keep feet far from freezing,
a portion of their purchase ($2 to be exact) goes to
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The unique ribbon
design comes in four different colors, and the flops
are cute, comfy and warm enough to walk from the spa
to the house and beyond.
The flip-flop/leg warmer combo may not be your everyday
fashion statement, but it will be a comfy,
reliable way to ensure a smudge-free pedicure and shiver-free
But, if pampering pedicures are your weekly or bi-weekly
vice, invest in a boot certain to keep you warm and
keep your polish in tact, Bootie Pies ($128 at bootiepies.com).
Designed with the spa maven in mind, this boot touts
an open toe and a zippered back to easily slip pedicured
feet in without incident. Once your toe polish is hard
and dry, cap up your Bootie Pies with the patent-leather
toe covers, turning your perfect pedicure footwear into
your favorite fall boots.