Summer Foot Pampering – DIY

Summer pamper – Feet!

Walking barefoot might feel great in this weather but have a closer look at how your feet look in sandals…..

If you can’t make the salon for a pedicure, here’s some tips (that I also need to follow myself) to get fabulous feet for the season.


Start by soaking your feet in some Epsom salts (not advised if pregnant* check with your doc) and essential oils or a muscle relaxing bath foam like radox. Enjoy the the aroma and bonus for relaxing at the same time.

The purpose is too soften the skin and nails for easier grooming to follow!


Using a nail brush scrub the skin and nails to rid any dry skin or build up. You may need to use a Pumos stone for harder skin usually under the foot.

Nail time

Once the feet are clean and scrubbed, cut your toenails neatly and file to desired shape. I find harder files better on stronger toe nails.

For a long lasting nail paint, use a base coat, followed by 2 coats of your favourite colour and finished with a top coat. I love essence, wet and wild and Sally Hansen.

These steps will give a much nicer result and prevent nail staining.

Tip: tidy and messy edges with a Cotten bud dipped in remover.

Complete using a Foot mask

I have just tried an AMAZING foot mask from Seoulista and for me this is the best bit of the routine – it’s like a sock mask!

Massage well after the treatment is finished and your feet will be glowing and radiant! All ready for your sandals!


Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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