For someone who loves shoes and beauty products as much as I do, you’d think I’d be more militant about maintaining the prettiness of my toes, especially during the summer when they’re on full display.
Not so much.
I am a crazy slacker when it comes to pedicures, whether DIY at home or in a salon. I have the best of intentions, but fail on the follow-through. I will carve out time to get a pedi, then something inevitably comes up, like a tightly-scheduled day of work magically eating up that hour I had set aside, or me falling asleep before I can even take the polish off.
I found myself last week frantically searching the midtown Target for a polish that matched my over-due toes, since my second toe lost half it’s color (literally — the over-due polish flaked off one half of the nail) just an hour before a client meeting. I was wearing open toe shoes — the horror! I don’t even want to know what other shoppers must have been thinking when they saw me holding polish bottles to my toes. (I found a perfect match, by the way, enabling my pedi-slacking for at least a few more days.)
That is an extreme example — I’m not usually that bad. Really. But for pedi (and mani) slackers like myself, a true lifesaver is Sephora’s Healing Eucalyptus Cuticle Oil, $12. I do not have time to mess with a bottle of cuticle oil that could spill, or gloop all over or make my feet so moisturized that I’ll be slipping and sliding out of my shoes.
There are few things that can instantly perk up summer-weary pedi quicker than this fantastic tool. A few clicks on the bottom of the pen, and you’ve got the perfect amount of cuticle oil to revive your tooties in a minute. The applicator is divine, doling out just enough healing oil to make those piggies look fresh and just out of the salon chair. And, it is super purse-friendly, which means you can use it on your fingers while you’re on the go, or multi-tasking during a conference call.