Showing posts with label Foot care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foot care. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day which is said to be an annual reminder to say thank you to the special person who has done and still continues to do so much for you. Like many of you, I haven't been able to see my Mam in person for over a year now, the odd Facetime or text is as much as I have been able to do and whilst I do live over 200 miles away from my family home, I never forget Mother's Day. 
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This year, Margaret Dabbs London has put together two wonderfully luxurious care packages as a gift to those people we call Mum, Mam, Mom, Step-mum, Mother and not forgetting those Gran's, Nan, Nanna, Grandma or whatever other affectionate name you might use. These packages have been carefully put together to ensure this person has everything she needs to have some time out for a pampering of her hands and feet, which of course for the time being will be at home.

Whether that’s mum, step-mum, grandmother or another special person who is always there for you, treat them with a pamper package to really make sure they feel loved this year, in true lockdown style. Margaret Dabbs London has put together two beautiful, luxury care packages that give her everything she needs to feel pampered from her hands to her toes. With anti-ageing ingredients that really work, these results-driven, highly effective treatment products for feet, hands and legs are a joy to use, and are sure to add a touch of indulgence to her day, no matter how busy her schedule.

The Special Moments Mother’s Day Set (RRP £55 - Offer Price £45) features four products to pamper those hands and feet and as I am a huge fan of the brand, I have been enjoying pampering myself.

The first product is the Crystal Nail File (£15) and it is one of the best nail files I have ever used and I always have one as a back up in my desk drawer. This nail file is regularly voted Best Nail File, that is how good it is.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This nail file is slim enough to fit into your makeup bag, weekend bag or even have on your bedside table and it has been designed in such a way that you can use it in both directions, backwards and forwards, across the nail and it is fine to be used on both fingers and toes because it isn't overly abrasive like other nail files I have used.

The second product is the Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum Pen (15ml) and ever since it arrived, I have been obsessed with it and I am not the best at remembering to look after my cuticles.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
My one issue with Cuticle oils is the faff and mess they create when being used, so most of the time I just don't bother with it, but this serum pen is a whole new ball game. The pin point dispenser, which gives this a crayon look, has been designed to ensure exact precision during the application stage of the serum every time with little or no wastage. The serum is enriched with both Emu and Tea Tree oils which together help to lock in moisture and then work transform dry, damaged nails and cuticles and effectively treats and protects against infection.

Is there ever a pamper pack without a hand cream? This Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion, 75ml is absolutely divine and it is one of those that just shouts luxury.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This hand treatment is enriched with anti-ageing ingredients such as Hempseed Oil, White Water Lily and Kelp, all of which are usually reserved for facial skincare products. Designed to instantly hydrate, plump the skin, improve skin firmness, elasticity and collagen levels as well as boosting the skin’s moisture levels. The hand lotion smells absolutely beautifully with the scent of Geranium and Mandarin, which delicately lingers on the skin after using.

With this hand treatment, you need just a small, the forums is non-greasy, and added to the ingredient list is the added benefit of Comfrey, which with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, also to help soothe and protect the hands.

Finally within this gift set is the Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion (75ml). I am a huge fan of this Foot Lotion and it’s formula and I’ve taken to using it 2-3 times a week to keep my feet in good condition after using a peeling mask. 
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This foot lotion has been expertly formulated to work on a treatment level, much like the rest of the products within this collection, for this one we have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties all in play.

Described as being a lotion helping to protect against the natural ageing process of the feet and gait related changes, which in turn can lead to common foot complaints including dehydrated skin, hard skin build up and tired aching feet, this product is also and good for bone and joint inflammation. 

On the feet, this lotion is delightful to use and it immediately absorbs on contact, moisturising an hydrating the skin of the feet to leave them feeling fresh, soft and smooth to the touch.

Without question, these products from Margaret Dabbs London* are as luxurious as it gets when it comes to products for the hands and feet - they are very much more treatment than your average high street cream. Together they create a wonderful pampering routine for the most hardworking parts of the body - your hands and your feet!

*this post contains PR samples and/or Affiliate Links unless indicated otherwise - you can learn more on my Disclaimer page.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Margaret Dabbs Pure Gold Elixir For Feet

Giving the gift of wow comes easy with Margaret Dabbs products, of which I am a huge fan and I featured a few of the products here. Today I am sharing the Pure Gold Elixir for Feet and it is every bit as luxurious as it sounds!
Margaret Dabbs Pure Gold Elixir For Feet
This luxurious gift arrives in a beautiful white custom made presentation box with gold foiled crest as well as a ‘Pure Feet’ illustration. Also clearly visible is the product name, ‘Pure Gold Elixir’ which is embossed in white on the sides. Opening the magnetic closing, inside, the interior wallpaper of the box features a contemporary liquid gold marbled design with product and ingredient story visible to read. In the centre of the box, standing on a stage is the Antique gold, recyclable glass bottle with exclusive gold foiled Margaret Dabbs London crest depicting the botanical ingredients used to create this luxurious lotion.
Margaret Dabbs Pure Gold Elixir For Feet
Margaret Dabbs Pure Gold Elixir For Feet
Margaret Dabbs' Reviving Elixir is described as being an expertly formulated lotion which is enriched with Colloidal Gold. Colloidal gold is known for its ability to heal micro damage and its strong anti-inflammatory properties which in turn helps to reduce redness and swelling. This makes it an ideal ingredient for those who suffer with sensitive, dry and irritated skin, ageing skin and inflammation caused by conditions such as bunions and one of the issues I suffer with - plantar fasciitis .  Also included is BuritiCalendula and Hempseed which come together to help combat signs of ageing as well as helping to soothe dry, cracked skin. The best part? It smells absolutely incredible and that comes from the inclusion of both Bergamot and Petitgrain.
Margaret Dabbs Pure Gold Elixir For Feet
The lotion itself is lightweight and non-greasy when applied to the feet and it is something you are encourage to use daily to keep them in tip top condition.   For me, this Elixir is an absolute treat to use and when used in conjunction with the Exfoliating Foot Scrub as part of a pampering routine, it creates a wonderfully scented atmosphere and a great treat for your feet too.

Priced at £85, you can find this Pure Gold Elixir for Feet via Margaret Dabbs, Lookfantastic*, Harrods*, Net a Porter* and of course Liberty*.

*this post contains PR samples and/or Affiliate Links unless indicated otherwise - you can learn more on my Disclaimer page.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Flexitol | Effective Foot Care Products

I make no secret of my hatred for feet, so when Flexitol invited me to a Pedicure party, it was the promise of champagne which drew me in.  Despite my hatred towards feet, I do do my best to ensure mine is in good condition, the thought of anyone else having to touch them for any form of treatment just makes my stomach churn.  Anyway, the pedicure party was held at the stunning Townhouse Nail Bar here in London's Fitzrovia and it is a stunning venue with just about everything you can think of for a bit of pampering for your nails.
The Pedicure Party was held in conjunction with Flexitol, a brand which was founded in 1922 by Thornton & Ross and terms such as 'Professional foot care every step of the way', Flexitol continuously researches the latest ingredients and formulation blends and use only the highest quality ingredients; manufactured in state of the art facilities. All of the products from Flexitol contain Urea; described as being a major constituent of the skin's natural moisturising factor, which improves hydration by increasing the water uptake from the dermis. For those whose skin lacks a natural moisturising factor, a product containing Urea can be used to replicate the hydration process. 
  • Enhances the skin's ability to retain water
  • Reduces water loss from the skin
  • Improves the amount of water the skin can hold

I was kindly gifted four products from quite an extensive catalogue of products and I have been using for the last month on my feet and they include:

Moisturising Foot Foam (£8.99) - is my favourite product from the brand so far and it is described as being a fast-acting and intensive treatment for very dry or rough skin.  
What I love about using it is just how convenient it is to use because not only does it dry super quick, it means I don't have to spend longer than necessary touch my feet! 

Heel Balm (£5.09) - said to be medically proven to provide relief from dry, cracked skin on heels and feet. It contains 25% Urea, as well as other skin-nourishing ingredients, designed to deeply penetrate into the skin for intense moisturisation and hydration.  
I don't have any issues with cracked heel skin, but I do often find that if I have worn flip flops for long periods of time, the skin does harden slightly.  So I have used this Heel Balm on my feet and it does have quite a thick texture to it, so once you have applied it, you do need to allow it to fully absorb before you can get up and walk around.

Moisturising Foot Cream (£5.99) - This cream is enriched with Vitamin E and contains 10% Urea.  It is quite a rich cream and it does an incredible job at moisturising and hydrating the skin on your feet.  
It doesn't have quite the thick texture of the heel balm, so it does absorb really easily and as well as using it on your feet, it can also be used to treat dry skin your legs too. 

Cuticle and Nail Cream (£5.29) - this cream helps to repair, condition and protect the cuticles and skin around the finger and toenails.  I hold my hands up and admit that I neglect my toenail cuticles, they are just not something I had given a lot of thought to until my pedicure.  
The cream not only helps overcome the ragged edges associated with dry cuticles but it also helps to restore moisture to the cuticles which in turn keeps them soft and supple. In addition, Flexitol Cuticle and Nail Cream conditions your nails, improving the appearance and promoting healthy nail growth.

Flexitol is available in over 40 countries across the world and here in the UK you can find it in most supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and other leading pharmacies and prices start at just £5 with Boots currently having a buy one get a second one half price offer HERE.

*this post contains PR samples and/or Affiliate Links unless indicated otherwise - you can learn more on my Disclaimer page.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Products You Need To Get Your Feet Ready For Spring?

It is no secret that I hate feet, but more than that, I am really not a fan of having them touched by other people, though I can just about stomach my own hands touching them. In order to ensure no-one else needs to come near my feet, I do take care of them, as I do with my hands, face, body and so on. I have an abundance of products that I use to rub, scrub, smooth and smoothe my feet with because nothing gives me the heebeejeebees more than the thought of having to visit a podiatrist!
Products You Need To Get Your Feet Ready For Spring?
Now Spring has sprung (somewhere), it is time to remove those socks and tights you have so perfectly hidden your feet away in over the colder months and dust off those pretty sandals, flipflops and wedges you bought in the Summer sale to get some wear out of them. But, before you do that, there is a whole host of things you need to get those feet ready to be on show to the world.

For me, the first thing I always do is grab a foot mask and I tend to opt for ones which come with their own booties. One of the best masks I have used for my feet comes from Tonic15 and it is the Love.edellis Foot Mask (£5 here). 
Love.edellis Foot Mask
Using Honey extract which increases skin firmness and retains moisture, Menthol because it hosts antibacterial properties and also helps to hydrate dry skin as well as Macadamia oil which works to soothe the skin. To use, always ensure your feet are clean and then remove the foot mask boots from the packet and apply them to your feet, just like a pair of socks.  Unlike similar products, these masks have a tightening stud so they don't hang off your feet.  After twenty minutes, you remove the boots and if there is any excess serum, massage it into your feet and let them work their magic.

If you need something a little more hardcore to help remove dead and dry skin, then Tony Moly Super Peeling Liquid foot masks are the ones you need and whenever I see these on offer in TKMaxx, I stock up, but you can also grab them on Amazon or Boots*
Tony Moly Super Peeling Liquid
This Super Peeling Liquid has a unique formula fortified with fruit extract and it is a gentle way to remove layers of dead skin cells from your feet. Inside the box, you will find a pair of single-use plastic socks and the Super Peeling Liquid to ensure you get those soft, smooth feet.  To use, you apply the plastic looking socks, which I always find are slightly too big but they do have ties at the top so you can safely secure them in place, but you do need to leave them on for around an hour to 90 minutes, so grab that book you have been meaning to finish reading or finish writing that blog post.  Within 5-7 days you will notice the skin on your feet begins to loosen as the fruit extracts work their magic over that time and you will be surprised how much skin comes away!  Thankfully, after looking like a snake shedding its skin, you are left with incredibly smooth skin.

If that sounds a little too grim for you, then you could grab the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot Care System (£39.99 in Boots*).  It helpfully comes with an extra Coarse Roller Head which has long-lasting micro-abrasive particles which now includes finely ground diamond crystals. 
Scholl Pedi Footcare System
Having used a previous design from Scholl, this one is so much better at removing dead and dry skin in one go, so there is no need to spend an age trying to remove it and there is little need to use the device too regularly. On its own, this device retails for £39.99 so the kit as a whole is an absolute bargain.

Just like the rest of your body, your feet do need moisturising help. From L'Occitane, I have been using the Shea Intensive Foot Balm (£23 here*) which is an ultra-rich version of the iconic Shea Foot Cream, specially adapted for very dry skin. 
L'Occitane Shea Foot Balm
Enriched with a high concentration of Shea butter (25%), this repairing foot cream works to intensively nourish the skin. Concentrated in D-Panthenol and allantoin, it helps to immediately soothe the feet, bringing them comfort, reducing roughness and fighting against dryness. I love how rich and luxurious this balm textured cream feels on my feet and the best part? It absorbs into the skin incredibly quickly, so I don't have to sit and massage my feet for too long.  For added moisture, you can also apply a thicker layer to the skin and then, use cotton socks and leave on overnight. Every single time I have used this balm, it has left my skin soft, supple and incredibly smooth to the touch.

I would love to know what you use to ensure your feet are kept looking their absolute best as we move from Winter to Spring.

*this post contains PR samples and/or Affiliate Links unless indicated otherwise - you can learn more on my Disclaimer page.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Prep your feet for Party Season with Compeed

Did you know that British ladies own 25 pairs of shoes on average? Well I probably do but Compeed have just commissioned a survey with some very interesting results:

Compeed survey

So, with party season upon us, invitations flooding the inbox and arrangements being made, the team at the UK's number one blister brand Compeed have collaborated with renowned fashion illustrator Jordi Labranda for a second year running, to create a new and stylish limited edition Compeed Blister Relief Pack and I was very kindly sent a beautifully packaged hamper**.

Compeed Hamper with Leighton Denny and Bobbi Brown

The Compeed brand is known to me as I occasionally suffer from horrendous cold-sores and as soon as I know one is coming, I use the Compeed coldsore patches to try and heed it away.  The reason I am really glad to see the blister relief pack, is because with party season upon us, it means one thing - fabulouos shoes but horribly painful blisters!

The Compeed blister relief plasters are said to offer instant pain relief and 20% faster healing time than your traditional plaster and the perfect handbag companion and once applied they stay in place for up to 24 hours.  The heel plasters are also cleverly designed to fit just under the Achilles which for me is where most blisters occur with shoes, especially ones with heels. What's more, the plasters are designed so that they are barely visible whilst wearing them and for me this is a big plus because there is nothing worse than ruining an outfit and making an amazing sparkly shoe look ugly than seeing a plaster peeking out!  These plaster retail for around £5 per pack.

Compeed Blister plasters

Compeed Blister Plasters

Blister Pack by Compeed

Blister Plasters by Compeed

Also in my little hamper was the Compeed Cracked Heel Overnight Cream which is said to moisturise and repair dry skin.  Again feet undergo a lot of pressure and strain all year round, but more so for me at Christmas time with the number of engagements I have coming up and where possible I want to ensure they are in as good condition as possible, there is nothing worse than having cracked heels, overgrown toe nails and dry skin in sight, so as with the summer, when you dig out your flip flops, the same level of pampering should occur. This cream retails for around £5.

Compeed Cracked Heel Cream

Compeed Cracked Heel Cream tube

So for me Compeed have got it covered for party season, with the cracked heel cream to pamper your feet before you are ready to go out and then whilst you are out, the plasters to ensure your night is as comfortable as it is enjoyable.  I loved the little added extras in my pack too

Bobbi Brown make-up bag

Bobbi Brown make-up bag with Compeed

Leighton Denny Quattro File

what products do you use to get your feet in tip top condition and have you ever used Compeed?

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