Be confident in wearing your sexy sandals and going barefoot this summer, with Lush’s arsenal of pedicure products to help get rid of hard, unsightly skin and leave tootsies exfoliated, moisturised and softened beyond recognition.
Says Helen Ambrosen, Lush Product Creator & Co-Founder; “It is easy to forget the feet until they almost scream out for help, when all it takes is a simple routine and a little massage. As well as being extremely uncomfortable, hard skin can crack and become very sore, even bleed. Shoes, socks and tights – and not drying your feet properly - trap moisture creating a breeding ground for fungal and bacterial infections that can lead to long-term problems. It doesn’t build up a very nice picture, yet feet can be very sexy!”
If you really want to treat your feet, go to the LUSH SPA and book yourself in for the newest treatment - The Spell (£50.00 for a 60 minute foot treatment). This is an innovative and unusual treatment that draws on the healing powers of reflexology to not only help revive your feet, but all other areas of your body. Your feet do get pampered beautifully though, so this treatment is especially perfect for summer issues – when feet are on display all the time and need a little extra TLC.
Alternatively, if your budget doesn’t stretch to this, then Lush has a whole selection of pedicure treats to get your feet looking good and staying that way …
Stepping Stone foot scrub (£2.80) … shaped like a foot, this zesty scrub contains lots of pumice to slough away hard skin, along with a blend of softening and easily absorbed oils to stop you slipping over when you step into the shower.
With 25% pumice and fine sea salt, massage this little foot onto moistened feet to really get to grips with hard skin. The cocoa butter and jojoba oil will soften and smooth without being excessively greasy, while there’s lycopodium powder to gently deodorise. Fragranced with uplifting and refreshing lemon and lime, this scrub will make you put your best foot forward!
After giving feet a good scrub, dry them and slather on the moisturiser. This has numerous benefits, least leaving them soft and smooth. Incorporating massage for your feet can actually help to improve circulation, which can reduce the risk of varicose veins. Use a rich cream like our Fairtrade Foundation accredited Fair Trade Foot Lotion (£8.35 for 225g pot), it has lashings of softening cocoa butter, which we buy from a certified Fair Trade supplier. There are also peppermint and spearmint essential oils to not only stimulate circulation, but also cool the feet, relieving aches and pains. They also have antibacterial/antifungal properties and are deodorising.
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (£4.25 for 50g) is perfect for applying on not only cuticles, but also the stubborn hard skin on toes and heels. Intensely lemon-scented, lemon oil is very softening and used to treat corns and callouses. The blend of very rich oils, including flaxseed, castor oil, palm kernel oil, soya oil, organic avocado all nourish and the mucilaginous texture is extremely softening.
Slather on dry, hard skin on the feet, put socks on and leave overnight. Feet will be softened in the morning.
And for really troublesome feet, try:
Volcano foot mask and scrub (£5.25 for 125g) … blasts troublesome or abused feet. Made from fresh organic potatoes, fresh organic papaya and kaolin for drawing and dissolving dirt, which is especially difficult to get to grips with on dry cracked skin, to really deep cleanse. Fresh organic tomatoes are excellent at deodorising, pumice pummels hard skin and glycerine carries moisture into the skin. The essential oils of lemon and cinnamon leaf enhance the mask’s cleansing action, stimulate and are antifungal and antibacterial.
To use: apply generously to clean feet, wrap each foot in cling film and leave for 5-10 mins. Remove cling film, gently massage into feet and rinse with warm water.
Kenzo introduces two limited edition scents for summer.
L’Eau Par Kenzo Wild Pour FemmeAn energetic, sparkling, fresh fragrance. Tangerine and white peach fuse, then unfurl around jasmine petals. A wild, airy, festive fragrance.
This double action brush is designed to stretch you lashes from root to tip and now just in time for beach days its availiable in a 100% waterproof forumla to avoid any panda –eye disastors around the pool! Just remember to use an oil-based eye makeup remover to get it off! Collection 2000 Waterproof Skyscraper Mascara is available in black to intensely lengthen your lashes!
The Collection 2000 Vintage Romance Collection is available nationwide in Boots from 17 May and Superdrug from 27 May – tried and tested reviews coming very soon!
Two colour palettes of soft shimmering colour to give your skin a sun-kissed glow. Mmmm beautiful. The Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades contain a special skin-brightening formula to illuminate and enhance your natural skin colour.
The Collection 2000 Vintage Romance collection has a choice of two palettes;
- Way to Glow (bronze base)
- Blushalicious (blush flush)
A velvet finish with matt & muted tones, it’s the must-have Cream Puff Lip Cream by Collection 2000
Velvet vibes have been hitting the catwalk, the high street and have been seen on our favourite celebs; now this touch-tastic sensation is landing a smacker on our lips! Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream (£2.99) is the new velvet-feeling, matt-looking, muted and moisturising lip cream.
For a velveteen pout that doesn’t look puckered, Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream is your perfect product. Enriched with a creamy, hyper-moisturising formula that is packed full of vitamins, this innovative cream with a powder finish is a lip-loving product that provides a unique matt, long-lasting lustre to the lips. Powder microspheres hug the creamy colour to your lips to make sure that your pout is perfect all day, or night!
The Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream is available in four neutral shades with refined hues that will transform your beauty look. Try Cotton Candy (pink), Fairy Cake (coral), Powder Puff (nude) and Angel Delight (beige) for a fashion-forward beauty look that is bound to wow!
Athena Skouvakis, the makeup artist for Collection 2000 says: “The new Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream range is a step forward in the move to align beauty and fashion. The velvet finish of the creams mirrors fabrics used on the catwalk and gives an instant fashion fix.
These cute creams are the perfect way to completely change your beauty look and with a long lasting formula, will keep lips looking lush for longer! Just use the built-in wand to apply the creams to your lips, purse together to ensure that the creams are blended well and you are ready to go. To make the most of this matt finish, use muted shades on your eyes with romantic pinks on the cheeks for a more fresh and natural spring finish.”
Available nationwide in Superdrug from 9th June and Boots from 16th June
Nicolas is overflowing with imagination and is always ready to venture beyond bounardies. Today he reveals his own professional secrets to interminable lashes with staggering volume. The new Givenchy mascara, the mascara that is superlative in all aspects, bears his signature: DEMESURE, Audacious Lashes. This High Tech accessory at the cutting edge of innovation combines an extensible brush and a finishing tool. An exnclusive hyaluronic acid-based formula adds volume to the base of lashes without weighing down thetips. A super-audacious product for extravagant, breathtaking volume.
Generously coat lashes, wrap them in the material like you would a luxurious black sheat. Shape lashes one by one with an ultra thin accessory for a singular definition. It took two years of intensive research to finally create this exceptional item: the first three dimensional telescopic brush.
To create density: the volumising shaft has 16 inlaid grooves which serve as reservoirs for material. Each time it is dipped in the vial, they are engorged with mascara so that the base of eyelashes is covered with a thick coating on application.
To define: enclosed in the shaft, a totally clean elastomer separating brush is released by activating the base of the cap. Its cone shape guarantees ease of use combined with ultra-precision. The finishing tool gives the ultimate touch of precision. Its finesse provides a customized, unequalled, lash-by-lash result.
Three shades: Audacious Black, Audacious Brown, Audacious Green (which is limited edition).
Earth now looks out beyond her boundaries to define her place in the cosmos. In her gaze glimmers a universe of exciting, endless possibility—galactic juxtapositions of matte colour clouds and gleaming blendable pearls of light. With a conceptually post-modern nod to fearless Barbarella and an eye on outer space, Vincent Longo’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection invites you to explore wonderful new horizons in ultramodern colours and textures. “Galaxy Dream” maps the ethereal beauty of distant nebulae and places it at your fingertips, reflecting starlight in your style, with your touch, to create personalized looks of stunning galactic magic.