NAILS | The Perfect Pedicure with Avon Footworks and Planet Spa

This has been a busy week for beauty. There were a number of media events this week which happened to coincide with my eight days of work at my day job all in a row. While I would never complain about getting the opportunity to attend such amazing events, the extra long days have taken a toll on my body and after another stretch of work this weekend, I look forward to my three days off in a row next week to recuperate. I haven't done my nails in a week and don't even ask me about my toes! Let's just say that the other night, I asked my husband to shape my toenails because I was too tired to reach and he actually did a great job! I feel like he may have missed his calling!
Avon Footworks Pedicure Review

Avon has a multitude of products to cater to your every possible need and tonight I am going to be giving my feet some much deserved TLC. I would show you my feet if they were pretty, but they are destroyed from wearing pointy shoes all week so you will just have to trust me when I say "I need this!" Pedicures can be quick and dirty or when I make time, a much more luxurious experience. If my feet are really sore, I will first soak them in a little basin with bath salts to soften the skin and remove the calluses with my Micropedi or Amope.

Next, I use the Avon Dual Action Pedi Peel ($10.00 CDN) pads which are soaking in a mixture of glycolic, malic and lactic acid - my favourite AHA trio! There are 22 pads inside with one pad being more than enough for both feet. These acids gently exfoliate the skin, but if you have tougher areas of skin, these will not be enough to "eat away" at it.

What I love about getting pedicures done by someone else is the gloriously hydrating leg and foot massage! When I'm home, I try to use a more luxurious and thick moisturizer just to get as close as I can to the experience at a salon, like with Avon's Planet Spa Blissfully Nourishing Hand, Elbow and Foot Cream* (75mL/$10.00 CDN). This is extremely creamy and hydrating and even contains glycolic acid to slowly exfoliate the skin. The scent of this reminds me of a ridiculously expensive coffee that you spoil yourself with on a special occasion.

Avon Footworks Pedicure Review

Avon has a TON of polishes to choose from and quickly became one of my favourite brands of polish after the launch of the Gel Finish line a few years ago. Nailwear Pro+  is fairly similar in colours and weartime, but requires a base and top coat. I love turquoise shades like Seabreeze* for the summer and have never been one to wear a "normal" colour on my toes. I also love how this shade looks on tanned feet!

Avon Footworks Pedicure Review

Though these two products aren't really necessary for pedicures, but they sure do make me feel better when I use them! Right when I get home from work, I massage the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel (100mL/$8.00 CDN) all along my calves giving them temporarily relief. Before I go to bed, I also like to massage the Lavender 3-in-1 Pampering Oil* (60mL/$10.00 CDN) onto my feet as it softens cuticles and lightly moisturizes. I only wish it smelled more like lavender because mine actually smelled more like watermelons! 

Avon Footworks Pedicure Review

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