In the Less Common Beauty Treatments series I’ve covered eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting, and the Brazilian blowout. For the fourth installment, I’ll be giving you the lowdown on paraffin wax pedicures.
About: The paraffin wax pedicure has all of the same steps as your regular pedi, but with the added bonus of a moisturizing paraffin wax treatment. It is well-suited for those with dry, cracked or calloused feet. As per normal, your feet will be washed and buffed and your toenails trimmed and filed. The paraffin wax is applied before the polish application. The technique used varies from salon to salon, but the wax is always heated so it turns into a liquid. You either dip your feet into a tub of wax to then be covered in plastic, or the wax is applied to your feet with a brush and you step into a plastic foot covering with a pre-measured amount of wax. Sometimes your feet will be covered with additional towels to keep the wax warmer, longer. You then get to relax and wait for the wax to dry, which generally takes about five to ten minutes. Once it’s dry, the wax is then removed and the polish is applied.
Cost: A paraffin wax pedicure is more costly than regular pedicure because of the additional procedures. Expect to pay an extra $10 or so.
Lasts: The polish won’t last any longer than a regular pedi, but the wax treatment should keep your feet moisturized for a few extra weeks.
Summer is hot on our heels, and with it the aches and pains that inevitably plague our fatigued feet. Sure, you’ve tested out the gel craze, but sometimes it’s less about polish and more about giving those tired tootsies a little TLC. Feeling a little frugal? No worries – below you’ll find our steps to the perfect summertime pedi, all DIY of course.
With summer well on its way, it’s time to break out the sandals and finally show those toes some well-deserved sunshine. And what goes better with your favorite pair of strappy showstoppers than a complimentary pedi? This season’s color palate ranges from blinding brights to pretty pastels, making the search for your perfect match a breeze. Below we’ve selected a few of our go-to warm weather combinations. Footwear in eye-catching hues look great paired with similarly flashy polish. And what about basic black? Try a flashy metallic that mirrors your new bronze glow.
1. Birkenstock Sandals, Butter London Polish | 2. Lucky Brand Sandals, SpaRitual Polish | 3. Pink Steve Madden Sandals, Pixi Polish | 4. Multi-Metallic Steve Madden Sandals, Essie Polish | 5. Blue Steve Madden Sandals, POPbeauty Polish
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