When you think of a pedicure, you expect one beautician to be attending to your foots wants and needs, right? Well, not this time. Say hello to the fish pedicure.
If you haven't already heard of the bizarre form of tootsie TLC, the fish pedicure, you don't need to know much; the name is a dead giveaway... Hundreds of tiny carp-like fish nibble on your problem areas - hard skin, cracked heels and blistered skin, leaving you with smooth, sandal-ready feet.
The 30-minute treatment begins with washing your feet with a wet towel (obviously these fish do not tolerate filthiness.) You slowly and slightly precariously place your feet into the chilled water and in no more than 10 seconds your feet are covered in tiny little fish - Cosmopolitan magazine.
OR if the price tag of £15 sounds a little pricey how about a perfect home pedicure not involving fish?
◦Give your cuticles a weekly massage with a cuticle oil, this will keep them hydrated and is excellent for the nail plate.
◦Give your nails a weekly buff to gently remove any ridges, leaving them healthy, shiny and smooth. This will also help when applying polish.
◦Where possible apply a sticky base coat, not only will this shield your nail from the polish it will also help the longevity of your varnish.
◦If you have a summer wedding or special occasion, pick a varnish that is hinted in your outfit, if patterned, or a colour that will compliment the look.
◦If going for different colours on your fingers and toes, try to choose colours from the same palette, using the lighter shade on your finger tips.
◦Be sure not to apply too much polish as it will take longer to dry (especially in the heat) and is more prone to chipping and peeling away.
◦Always apply a non-yellowing Top Coat, this will help with colour fade and changes to the varnish you have chosen - a real must in the heat.
◦When removing varnish, use a cotton pad soaked in non-acetone remover, hold over the nail for a few seconds then gently wipe off .
◦If your nail polish is very thin, open the bottle and leave it for a couple of minutes before applying.
◦Give your nails at least 1 hour to dry, although they may feel dry to touch they can still be tacky and prone to scratches.
◦Regular manicures and pedicures as these will greatly increase nail growth whilst keeping them shiny and smooth.