Wednesday, 23 May 2012

ALL ABOUT: PEDICURE ESSENTIALS + NOTD: smoky brown by elf

Summer time is just around the corner, and that means open toed shoes, running around in bare feet and calluses! The first two sound lovely, the third? Not so much.
I work on my feet all day. I have calluses all year round! They get worse in the summer though, because my feet get a lot of wear and tear. I have my cure to foot calluses, and I am sharing it with all of you!
Firstly, I will admit that I get at least one professional pedicure every summer. I think every girl should treat herself to one, and they're really not all that pricey for what you get. 
In order to ensure my feet are smooth and pretty for the summer, I use my Quo foot scrubber in the shower. This thing works great, and I am not a huge fan of pumice stones so this is highly preferable in my opinion. While I am in the shower, I will also scrub my entire foot with cake beauty's citrus squeeze brown sugar scrub. This stuff is POTENT! The granules are huge. It is supposed to be used for the entire body, but I find it waaaay too harsh for anywhere else. It is supposed to be very moisturizing, which is a bonus. Once I am out of the shower, I lather my feet in LUSH Lemony Flutter. I also apply Lemony Flutter to the soles of my feet before bedtime. This routine keeps my feet presentable, although not 100% callus free!
LUSH Lemony Flutter cuticle butter
Lemony flutter ($14.95/45g)  is a thick lemon cream that is advertised for softening cuticles. I personally use it to soften my hands, elbows and feet! Lemony flutter is packed with lemon juice, shea butter and beeswax. It also contains cold-pressed avocado oil, which moisturizes and softens skin. I find the scent of this butter to be very pleasing. It smells like lemon icing- good enough to eat! I would highly suggest this product as a deep moisturizer for dry patches. This product has left me with extremely soft and supple hands and feet!

cake Citrus Squeeze sugar scrub
cake's Citrus Squeeze sugar scrub ($32.00/625g) is a turbinado brown sugar scrub that smells absolutely divine! Literally, this scrub smells edible. It is enriched with cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil and sunflower seed oil to add moisture while exfoliating. I find the granules to be very large and harsh- anyone with sensitive skin would not like this product. I only use it on my feet, and prefer LUSH's Rub Rub Rub for the rest of my body.


Quo foot scrubber
This foot scrubber is a fabulous purchase. I cannot recall how much it was, but you can get one for yourself at your nearest Shoppers Drugmart!



smoky brown by elf
My nails are rocking elf's smoky brown today. I love neutral colours and I love elf's polish formula. Pictured is a measly one coat! YES! It is that nice. It applied so smoothly, dried quickly, and looks lovely on the nail.

--S

38 comments:

  1. Love th combo you use on your feet... I have horrible feet that are always dry and callused but I do use a foot scrubber in the shower and moisturizer before bed... I love getting professional pedicures because it brings my feet up to a level I can maintain for awhile.... loving that colour on your nails by the way what a perfect brown!

    xo

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    1. yes I love getting professional pedicures too! I really like to have soft feet, calluses are so gross and my boyfriend hates them!!

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  2. Gorgeous polish!!!!!! The Lush products sound fantastic!

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    1. yes lemony flutter would be perfect for you, as well!

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  3. Will definitely have to try the Cake citrus squeeze. When u said the smell is almost edible, I'm SOLD haha. Want to try the ELF nail polish as I'm very impressed with just one coat and how smooth it looks. Will have to wait for some promo so I can get some more ELF items.

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    1. the cake citrus squeeze is on sale right now on the website too! I think it was like 11 bucks which is a wicked deal.
      It truly smells good enough to eat, like I feel as if I could eat it and it'd taste amazing!! haha.

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  4. I actually have an unopened tub of Cake Citrus Squeeze from the Cake sale in December! I guess I should open it up! I get pedicures probably once a month when the weather gets nice and I agree, every girl should treat herself!

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    1. definitely try the citrus squeeze out!! it will be great for your feet, but I honestly feel like its so harsh for any other body parts. I wonder how many people actually use it all over their bodies.

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  5. Where do you find Cake products if you don't mind me asking? I saw the hand lotion in a Top box and was in love since then..

    The nail color looks so good on you!:)

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    1. well you can order online from their website, but cake beauty is sold at Sephora, and the Bay, I've seen some at Winners before too. I am sure it is sold at other department store or beauty stores but I'm not sure which.

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    2. I just went to their website and would you believe they have a shop five minutes away from my house that sells Cake products!!! Soooo happppppppy:)

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    3. woohoo! hopefully they have a good variety!

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  6. I want to eat that scrub! Haha! It looks delightful! Love your nail color too! :)

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    1. oh my gosh, it truly looks and smells so edible!

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  7. I have that remover too! It looks like a little metal weapon, but oh so effective!!!

    AND....CONGRATSSSSSS!!!!! I see that Topbox featured your review on their Facebook!!!!

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    1. yes, that was so unexpected and awesome that they featured my review!

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  8. Pretty colour by ELF - I so want to smell that scrub!

    http://superficialsydney.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. That scrub looks really good and I've heard really good things about lemony flutter x :-)

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    1. oh my, you need some lemony flutter in your life!

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  10. I have yet to try a cake product but I hear such good raves about them! This is such a good way to your feet in shape for summer.

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    1. cake is a great brand- they use tons of natural ingredients and their stuff smells amazing! great quality too.

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  11. Oooh I really like the look of that smoky brown on you! I'm a fan of neutrals too :)
    xx

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  12. I love using Lemony Flutter on my heals before I go to bed, very moisturizing!

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    1. yes it is a miracle worker for leaving feet soft and lovely!

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  13. I've always wondered how those foot scrubbers would work. They've always looked like they would hurt!

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    1. if you have calluses, it doesn't hurt at all! but if you have nice soft skin, it would probably hurt!!

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  14. oy you've reminded me that my feet are in some serious need of tender love and care muhahahah.. i love cake products their lotions smell so yummy! will have to check out this one for my feet :p

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    1. haha my feet are always in need of TLC, too!

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  15. I've been looking at the lemony flutter and think i will now have to purchase! I just love LUSH products! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and being my first comenter :) xx

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    1. I was your first commenter? oh my gosh, how lovely :) best of luck in your future blogging, I am sure you will have many more comments to come!

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  16. Lush is amazing. This made me want to go buy some scrub!

    I'm a new follower! Feel free to check out my blog at www.bestbeautyforward.blogspot.ca

    Desiree

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    1. I LOVE LUSH! and thanks for following, I am following you back- great blog!

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    The meaning of this is that you literally get rid of fat by eating coconut fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

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