4 Steps To Cute Feet

How is your sandal season preparation going? When the warm weather caught us off guard the other week, there was some quick fumbling and buffing before we exposed our tootsies. Don’t get caught out like we did!


Grab a foot file or a punic stone – they’re super cheap at the drug store – and scrub away the last 6 months from the back of your heels. If you have cracks or fissures in your heels, you don’t want to file a dry foot – it will only irritate those cracks. Make sure feet are moist before you go to town.


Admit it – when you put your moisturiser on every morning after your shower, you probably don’t go all the way to your feet. Why not? Try and get into the habit and add an extra 2 seconds to your routine. Something else you can do to keep your feet hydrated is load up with a thick cream or mega hydrating oil, like jojoba, and then put some cotton socks over the top before you go to bed. That way the cream or oil is working while you sleep. So efficient!

Check your nails

After a winter crammed into boots, now is the time to check for ingrown toenails. If you’re unsure of how to trim your toenails properly to prevent ingrowns (straight across the front) definitely see a chiropodist. They can be really painful and take a while to heal, so you’ll want to catch them early.


You will be 475% happier to look at your feet in your new sandals if you are wearing a bright and fun polish, guaranteed. Go for a vivid coral, a punchy fuschia, or a bright red – these colours scream fun, and will pop against all your warm weather outfits.

Elise Wright

Elise is a social media strategist from Sydney, now living in NYC, who has a long standing love affair with the beauty industry- especially the nail industry!

  1. The pumice stone is good and super cheap but if you have sensitive feet and are prone to foot infections, I would recommend getting a glass foot file instead. It is gentler than the pumice stone and most importantly, can be washed easily so it is the most hygienic scrub of all. I have one from Aveniro, made of the Bohemian crystal and it is great if you want to buy something well tried. Or if you want to read more about glass files, which are not so common (I know, I was surprised too at first), here is some good information: http://www.aveniro.com/pedicure-nail-files.html.

    1. Thank you for the tip. I do have senstivie feet and have been thinking for a long time what kind of a foot file I should use. The Aveniro one seems really nice and gentle, I think I’ll try it. 😉