Are Pedicures Necessary in Winter?

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Essie’s disappearing trick cuticle remover pen has confirmed my suspicions that pedicures aren’t really necessary in the winter. Let me tell you why…
I’m often annoyed by the need to get my toes fixed up in the winter. As someone who doesn’t always even get color on my nails I know this seems odd, but there is no good way to get home from the salon in closed toe shoes without ruining the paint job. Let’s be honest… the cling wrap doesn’t work, the quick dry oil is alright if you don’t have far to walk, and the spray sitting above the hand dryers can’t handle socks, much less shoes.
That’s not even the beginning. Since, I don’t wear color on my toes during the winter I am basically getting pedicures to keep things clean, clipped, and well groomed.

Can’t I do that myself? Yes, yes I can.

Clean is easy. Clipped is pretty easy. I just keep them short, very short, which helps with blisters and cuts down on the amount of buffing and filing. Basically, I keep them short to get a nice shape without having to use a file because I am lazy.
But, what to do with the cuticles? I do not cut my own cuticles. I’m scared. I think those little nicks really hurt and since I know I am probably not good at cutting my cuticles yet because I have not practiced. Ever… I don’t. Therefore, I was still going to the salon. Finally, in my last attempt to prove I don’t need to waist money on a pedicure during the winter, I bought Essie’s disappearing trick cuticle remover pen. It was a great move on my part.
After getting out of the shower, I apply a little bit to each one of my nail cuticles and then immediately put on my socks. I can tell a big difference. My cuticles are under control and well groomed just the way I like them.
I will tell you this though… I did this every day for a week and that was over doing it. My little toes became very sensitive and a little too raw. But, listening to our a bodies is a big part of every beauty routine. I’ve backed off to two – three times a week and things look and feel great.

What do you do about pedicures during the winter months? Do you still get them?

***beauty always comes from within, photo taken by Amanda Teague, xoxo behind the mirror***
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  • Essie’s disappearing trick cuticle remover pen??? Never heard of it, that would be my solution! Does it work on fingers, too? I mean, I can do it by myself (having a warm foot bath is actually not so bad at all in winter) but it’s so uncomfortable and a litle bit acrobatic, too. Thanks for the tip!

    xx, Sarah

    • Definitely works on fingers too. And, I bet if you put on some of those skin softening gloves it would work extra great!

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    The cream looks great! Will give it a try! Thank you for sharing this!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • I usually do my own pedicures in the winter- I agree, you can never get out of the salon and into your winter shoes without messing up the polish! Then it all just feels like a waste.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • This cream sounds seriously perfect. We’ve never heard of it but have to give it a try now!

    xx 365hangers

  • Mel

    I’ve never seen this product! Have to try it

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

  • Biana Perez

    I’ve never seen this product before, but I’m seriously interested because like you I dont like getting pedicures in the winter!!! I use a fast drying top coat and it’s a miracle worker!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

    • I love a good fast drying coat on my fingers. (As long as I don’t have to put on gloves, LOL)

  • When I lived in the US I rarely got pedicures in the winter, the island girl in me was not having her toes out in the cold. I’ll do them myself at home.

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