This week, the government finally announced that salons can reopen and that they are allowed to offer manicures and pedicures once more. Frankly, I couldn’t be more overjoyed. Months of neglect has left my nails looking seriously worse for wear and there’s no doubt that they could benefit from some professional pruning. And, while I am certainly itching to get back to the nail bar and have book in for some chic nail art, it’s actually the prospect of a pedicure that has me most excited.
As outdoor activities and general socialising are becoming a more regular part of my life, and I’m slipping on my summer sandals more and more, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the state of my feet. You see, whereas the lead up to summer would usually involve a trip to the salon for a pedicure (or even an appointment with the chiropodist) to get my toes ready for sandal season, this year I had to go without. And it shows. My feet are dry, cracked and generally worse for wear.
I’m sure, therefore, that you can understand the sheer delight I felt when it was announced earlier this week that pedicures are officially back on the cards with salons set to reopen from Monday. However, upon messaging my go-to nail place (in what I thought was record timing) to book in to have my feet preened, I was informed I was already too late and that they are fully booked for the rest of the month.
And it would seem I’m not alone. A huge amount of people I have spoken to are also struggling to get a pedicure appointment. So, in the meantime, in a bid to keep your feet looking their best, keep scrolling for an edit of the best creams and balms that promise to banish dry skin.