June 22, 2012

LUSH Happy Feet: Perfect for Summer Pedicures

To help you get a spa pedicure treatment at home, LUSH Cosmetics has recently released the limited edition Happy Feet Kit  ($24.95 CDN). Wrapped in a cute fabric knot wrap, Happy Feet contains four products to soak, scrub, mask, and moisturize tired feet.



Thanks to the lovely people at LUSH, I was able to make full use of Happy Feet for my latest at-home pedicure and am now able to share how you can use these products yourself.

The first step in the ultimate pedicure is to soak your feet in a relaxing bath. Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb is made with Hawaiian sea salt to soften and soothe, and is scented with pine, sandalwood, and cypress. I think I must not be a woodsy scent person because I thought this bath bomb smelled horrible. I can't imagine bathing my entire body in this, but it was perfectly fine for a foot bath.

After soaking your feet, you'll want to scrub the soles to get rid of calluses and exfoliate. The Stepping Stone Foot Scrub is similar to the LUSH Sugar Scrub I reviewed here, except it's for your feet. It's made with pumice and fine sea salt and fragranced with lemon and lime oils. I really liked this product and scrubbing my feet with it really felt like when they do it at the nail salon.

Next is the foot mask! To use the 
Volcano Foot Mask, you layer it on then wrap your feet in plastic bags (super attractive look) and let them sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off. I thought this product smelled awful as well, probably because it's made from a bunch of weird ingredients like tomatoes and potatoes, but since my feet were wrapped up it didn't really bother me. After a few minutes, I noticed a tingling sensation which is caused by the mask heating up, which I think would feel particularly nice if your feet are very sore.


Then to finish off with, slather on a thick moisturizer like the Fair Trade Foot Lotion. Has anyone noticed that foot lotions often seem to be peppermint-scented? I guess mint is supposed to be more soothing. Anyway, the Fair Trade Foot Lotion is no exception, and I love its bright pink colour. 


After all this prepping and priming, your toes are now ready to be polished! During the summer months, I like to paint my toenails in bright colours. A few of my favourites: Essie California Coral, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Calypso Blue (pictured below), and Joe Fresh Butter.


P.S. For those of you in Vancouver, LUSH will be unveiling a new look at its 1020 Robson Street store this Saturday, June 23, 2012. From 10am to 5pm tomorrow, stop by LUSH Robson’s Grand Reopening Party and enter for the chance to win a day at the LUSH kitchens in Vancouver, meet some of LUSH’s famous compounders (product makers), receive complementary in-store face treatments and perfume consultations, plus much more!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I love giving my feet a pedicure when getting ready for a summer day! <3

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    1. Me too! Nothing better than prepping for sandal weather :)

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  2. i tried volcano n i liked it.. but currently m a fan of brazened honey and cosmetic warrior though it smells bad :(


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    1. Ooh, those masks look good too! I'll have to look out for them next time I'm at Lush!

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  3. I really like that they use fair trade ingredients for their products. Must try out Lush!
    Let's hope that sandals weather sticks around more often than just a few days a week...

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    1. I know - it's officially summer. Let's get on with it, Vancouver!

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  4. I have a sample from the volcano foot mask. I wanted to try it before purchasing the full size, because of the smell.If I have to endure that smell I want it at least to be worth it ;).
    I love mint or camomille scents for feet bath and lotion, they really do sooth tired feet.

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    1. I actually really liked the tingling feeling the mask gave my feet... would be enough to make me endure the smell ;)

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  5. These products all sound amazing. The foot mask and scrub really interest me the most. I haven't tried any of LUSH's products yet but I've been meaning to for the longest. Thanks for the review :)

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  6. Oooh this sounds amazing! The heat here kills my skin, makes everything (especially my feet) super dry. Will have to give it a go! Hope you`re well love :)

    Alexandra xo

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  7. This sounds wonderful! What a treat for tired feet.

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  8. yay! LOVE Lush!! Loved your blog. Interesting posts and style! Come by and let's follow each other ;)! Stay in touch!

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