Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Best foot forward- Scholl

Exams are over and to me (and every other student) that means relaxing, unwinding and going out copious amounts with nothing to panic over other than how long you have to nurse your hangover for until you feel okay-ish enough not to vomit/sleep/stay in. It is times like this when that old saying ‘splash out on only two things in life: your bed and your shoes because if you’re not in one you’re in the other’ comes very much into play. So while I’m sleeping off last night in the day, I’m packing my blistery, relatively knarled feet into sky-high stilettos that look more like a weapon than an accessory by night. For this, I blame Sex and The City and Sex and The City alone- but for some reason we torture our tootsies to look and feel amazing...even though I’m not sure how amazing I feel when I look down and see cracked heels, dry hard skin and what can only be described and toes that look like Twiglets.

So you can imagine my glee when my lovely PR guru Jax sent me a big ole package of Scholl goodies to repair my long-suffering unmentionables. I figured I should tackle the hard skin/cracked heel dilemma first. A stylish and comfortable way to moisturise your feet without even noticing let alone dousing your feet in thick cream and then slipping on your kitchen floor are the Hydra Step mules- £24.99. The sole of the sandals are impregnated with moisturising emollients in a squishy, foot-soothing gel that releases into the skin mess and fuss free. However my feet needed dire help...it was time to bring in the big guns. The Hard Skin Range Scholl promotes is fantastic when it comes to sloughing away stubborn skin that makes feet look and feel tough and weathered. Amongst numerous products are the cracked heel repair cream (£5.99) which miraculously turned my painful cracked skin into smooth, painfree and presentable heels within ONE WEEK- that’s 5 nights out for God’s sake...talk about results. The other slightly more new-age hard skin repairing product was the Hard Skin Softening Pen . This pen-like callous buster is small enough to pop in your handbag and discreet enough to whip out in the ladies. It works to soften the smaller areas of the foot like the toes that a hard-skin remover can’t always reach. The formula of salicylic acid and fruit acids work together to banish hard skin again in seven days- I am loving how fast these products work as everything is so fast paced at the moment, who has time to be sat for hours scrubbing and slathering their tired feet?

The last steps just before I slip on my newest (and highest) addition to my shoe family is a quick squirt of Scholl deo-activ fresh foot spray (£3.99) to keep my feet feeling and smelling fresh for 24 hours because after all that work making them look gorgeous, the last thing you want is to be turned off by the smell of them! This instantly refreshes my tired feet in only a couple of squirts (if you were thinking about this like you were getting your feet dressed up for the night out, this would be the perfume stage) and finally a pop on some clear gel blister plasters (£4.39) on my heel and the side of my feet where shoes always rub. So that is the foot equivalent of the ‘mirror check’ and boy are they looking good.

My feet are prepped, preening and pretty for yet another night on the tiles, although this time I won’t be complaining about how bad my feet hurt but bragging about how amazing they feel thanks to Scholl.

Check out all the gorgeous products at www.scholl.com

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