How to keep your pedicure looking fabulous for weeks

A pedicure and painted toe nails are essential for pretty feet. Here in Los Angeles I wear sandals pretty much year round, so keeping my feet in good condition is a necessity. Sadly, I can barely paint nails on my hands, and doing a pedicure by myself is pretty much mission impossible. I’ve tried and I’ve failed, so off to the salon I go. I love having my nails and toes done professionally, but I have neither the money nor the time for a weekly pedicure. I like to keep my feet looking as lovely as possible for as long as possible between monthly visits to the salon and I’ve learned that by using the right products my freshly painted and scrubbed feet can stay pretty for many weeks. Here are my favorite beauty products for the feet.

Disclosure: I purchased all of these products with my own money and was not compensated for the post by the brands I recommend, however there are affiliate links embedded in some of the links. If you click on them I will receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!

Beauty Products for the Feet

On the top left is a small tube of Kerasal. It claims to be a “richly concentrated foot ointment” and a “one step exfoliating moisturizing therapy”. It’s both. Rub some of this thick, greasy substance on your feet at night and in the morning they will be baby soft. The salicylic acid in the formula removes those dead skin cracks that pop up your heels. The stuff doesn’t have much of a smell, which is nice, but  it is very oily. Sometimes I put thin socks on my feet after application to keep the grease from spreading.

On the right of the photo is another product that works almost as well as Kerasal but is much easier to rub into the feet and isn’t greasy.  Miracle Foot Repair Cream definitely improves the look of my feet and removes a lot of the dry skin. The only drawback is the smell, which I don’t love. It also contains some salicylic acid, but they don’t list the percentage on the back of the package. Even so, if you don’t like greasy feet and want to try an exfoliating foot cream, this is one to try.

Finally, on the lower left of the photo is my favorite pumice stone. I’ve tried the natural one’s as well, but I always go back to the manufactured variety. They just seem to work better. In every shower I scrub the soles and heels of my feet with the pumice.

Not shown is a classic foot scraper. Although I usually only use these in a callus emergency, they do work to easily the thick, husky, skin on the bottom and sides of the feet.

So there they are: the products I use to keep my feet looking nice between pedicures. I hate wasting money on beauty products that don’t work, but I’ve used these for years, and I can promise that they do live up to their claims.

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Do you do your own pedicures or do you take your feet to a salon? Have you ever tried one Kerasal or the Miracle Foot Repair Cream? If so, what did you think of them?

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22 Responses to How to keep your pedicure looking fabulous for weeks

  1. Arash Mazinani
    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    More women should take a leaf out of your book and look after their feet. I think it’s important especially in summer time (over here at least) that you don’t let them get all crusty looking. Definitely going for a pedicure or looking after them yourself is the way forward.

    In the UK loads of Spas have opened that have these little fish that eat the dead skin on your feet, are those big in the US?
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    • Heather Fonseca October 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      I’ve heard about the fish but I’ve never seen any salons around here that have them, I so want to try the fish!

  2. Odyssey Home
    October 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I’ll have to look for these products. Between pedicures, I use a Ped-egg but a pumice is great, too – and probably less risk of taking exfoliation a bit too far (ouch!)

    • Heather Fonseca October 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      I’ve yet to try a pedi egg, but I’ve certainly heard a lot about them. Must check those out too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Alexis Grace October 4, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    I’ve sometimes used Miracle Foot Repair! I do think it is a good option and agree that it doesn’t leave feet feeling greasy.

    Ughhh… I need a pedicure right now. Terribly. I just don’t really want to sit in a nail salon with all the fumes etc………

    • Heather Fonseca October 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      You’re totally right about the fumes, but they will probably give you an extra long foot massage due to your condition. I’ve noticed they tend to take good care of pregnant ladies at nail salons.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I’ve always been way too lazy to do anything to my feet between pedicures except wash them, but you’ve inspired me. I can’t believe you go only once a month and your feet still look fresh. That’s awesome!
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    • Heather Fonseca October 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      It can be done Stephanie! They’re starting to look a little ratty now but I’m planning a trip to the salon this weekend. Upkeep only works for so long. (:

  5. DressCode:HighFashion
    October 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Hey dear,

    great tips & great pedicure! Loving how you rock metallic nailpolishes.

    As for me, the “if nobody sees it, it doesn`t excist” rule applies…I`m single and it`s cold, rainy autumn already. Next time I`ll we wearing open shoes will probably be next year in may. So, goodbye painted toe-nails for the next 7-8 month. *SIGH*

    Hugs, your winter-stuck single in boots
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    • Heather Fonseca October 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Oh Jen, sorry about the weather. I probably should have posted this in the spring. It would have been more timely. I can’t wait to wear boots, but in the meantime I have to keep those toes looking good! It’s still sandal weather here in Southern California.

  6. Anna October 5, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    I usually use a foot file (either from Dr Scholl or one that my mum bought from the salon) after shower and then apply a foot cream by Neutrogena. I have bought (but not yet tried) a foot cream from Soap & Glory that is called Heel Genius. It is said to work wonders. I also apply an oil on my cuticles to keem them moist (don’t remember brand) between pedicures (during the summer I have a pedicure every week and I’m doing it myself).
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    • Heather Fonseca October 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Weekly pedicures sound nice, but I just can’t get the polish on my toes correctly. I give up! The “heel Genius” sounds good. If you try it please tell us about it!

  7. SACRAMENTO October 5, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I never look after my feet, poor souls, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Good of you to bring it to mind, dear Heather.
    Have a lovely weekend.
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    • Heather Fonseca October 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

      Los Angeles has a very foot-centric culture. We don’t walk much here, and women pay a lot of attention to this look of their feet because we’re often in sandals. There are nail salons on almost every street, and they’re usually full of customers.

    October 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    We have so much to do for upkeep as women don’t we! lol, but I do love my manicure and pedicures! I agree, a must if you are wearing sandals! I usually do safe colour on my nails because I use them too much for work and do fun colours on my feet. I sometimes do a foot bath after a long day with lavender oil and mint. I will have to try that Miracle Foot repair though!
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    • Heather Fonseca October 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      The foot bath sounds nice! I often keep simple colors on my hands too, though I like to go wild on the weekends.

  9. Stacey - Total City Girl
    October 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I love getting pedicure but I don’t do it often enough. I love the massage par tof it the best!
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    • Heather Fonseca October 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Me too me too! It’s my guilty pleasure.

  10. Assam Silk Sarees October 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I must introduce my girlfriend to this forum so that see could read these topics and become more beautiful.


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