Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!
article by Stephanie Toews
featured photo courtesy of Ashley Dunkelberger
Are your feet looking a bit neglected smack dab in the middle of the harsh summer months? Local nail artist, Ashley Dunkelberger, at The Brooklyn weighs in with a few of her favorite products and tips for prolonging the life of your pedicure. Let’s get Pedi Perfect!
★ Vinylux Weekly Polish
This 7-day, chip-resistant, fast-drying, 2-step application exceeds expectations as the expert’s choice for polish! Pick it up at our local Ulta Beauty $10.50.
★ Cracked Heel Formula by Footlogix
Proven to moisturize and heal extremely calloused, thick, cracked skin. Absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy residue. Available on Amazon.com $20.00.
★ Flowery Swedish Clover Foot File
The Scandinavian secret is out. Ashley uses these files for her client’s pedicures. Take one home for smoothing away tough calluses and rough skin in-between services. Grab on locally at Sally Beauty $8.99.
★ Creative Nail Design Solar Oil
Apply a couple drops to your toes daily to keep the nails and skin around them hydrated. The pleasant, almond-scented oil works well to ward off hangnails and dry cuticles. Available in two sizes at Ulta Beauty $8.50 for .25 ounce, and $12.50 for .5 ounce.
Tips from Ashley:
- Apply a topcoat to pedicured toes once a week to extend the length of your polish and add shine.
- Keep your feet hydrated. Using a moisturizer (especially after showering) will make your polish last longer and your feet look better.
- This season, floral prints are all the rage and the trend doesn’t stop at your tips and toes. Floral nail art is hot!