Tips for instagram – fabulous feet!

Tips for instagram – fabulous feet!

I have a confession to make: I used to hate my feet and never wore open shoes during summer time! I got it stuck to my head that my toes were ugly and I avoided sandals and peep toes like the plague.
That was until I booked my first professional pedicure. The nail technician did her magic and an hour later I was thrilled with the results! I went out and bought a couple of strappy sandals and never looked back! My feet thank me everyday for that decision!
Here are some tips to make your feet look and feel fabulous and not break the bank too!
Book a pedicure
Even if you are on a tight budget a professional pedicure every couple of months is not going to cost you an arm and leg (no pun intended!). There are actually pretty decent nail technicians that do a wonderful job with what a couple of fancy coffees would cost.
I’ve tried to do pedicures by myself and though I do a decent job, it’s always better when a professional does it. There are far more experienced than me and they have better access to the hard parts.
Ask a friend you trust about the nail artist they use and book an appointment. Make sure you ask everything you need to know about it if you’ve never been there before. I am very vigilant about sterilization and always make sure they get sterilized tools to work on me.
Then relax and read a magazine or a book while they work to make your feet look gorgeous!
Soak them up
After spending a day standing on your feet the least you can do is treat them to a nice foot-bath. No fancy equipment is needed too. Just a bowl or a bin and lukewarm water will do wonders!
If you want to make this even better you can add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil, light up a candle and have a glass of wine (or two).
After than nice footbath you can go a step further (again, no pun intented, lol) and exfoliate your feet. You can use a loofah or your pemice stone at the sole of your feet.
You can even make this amazing scrub by yourself in minutes and scrub your feet with it. There really is no need to buy an expensive product!
Wear the right shoes
I can’t stress this enough. I know we love wearing heels and platforms but we have to make sure they are the right fit for our feet (I am not doing this on purpose I swear!!!).
Avoid wearing tight shoes with hard and unwielding straps. They tend to work against you while you walk. Long term use of shoes that don’t fit well can lead to health problems like bunions and hammertoes
Find a shoe that fits and prefer leather to plastic. Leather has the natural tendency to stretch and a leather shoe will eventually take the form of your feet and not the other way around. Plus leather sandals are beautiful and make your feet look gorgeous!
How do you look after your feet? Any tip to share?
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Great tips! My feet are a disgrace, I really need a good pedicure and a foot soak at the very least!

Laura Dove

I do skip professional pedicures because my feet are not my favorite. With that being said I do paint my own toes though. I have given myself a good soak once and awhile. I know a good scrub would be nice. Lotion is a must to give as much hydration as possible to them.


Foot and nail care is indeed very rewarding. It’s a great way to end the week, pamper yourself, and alleviate the stress.


So many great tips in this post! I absolutely agree with everything you have shared here. It’s definitely worth the cost and time investment on feet that most people really rely so heavily upon every day. Looking after your feet has to be a priority aside from wanting them to look nice as well.

Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

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