The Ultimate Leg Guide

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Boy, summer’s taken its time, hasn’t it? But at last, it is time to peel off some layers – and reveal the skin beneath. And – in the case of our legs – possibly shriek in horror, and retreat straight back into a pair of jeans. Not sure what it is about legs, but most emerge from winter looking like they’ve been under a stone somewhere. Hideously pale. Often dry and flaky. Definitely not worthy of a can-can, that’s for sure…

But since most of us are just longing to stow away our opaques until autumn rolls round, emergency action is required. The good news? Fortunately, there are some short-cuts to bare-able legs which can transform them fast enough for you to reach for a short dress or a pair of shorts in just an hour or two from now, without scaring the horses. (Highly relevant, in Sarah’s case.) Read More…

Winter Feet

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We hear so much about getting feet ‘sandal-ready’ – but much less about getting them ‘slipper-ready’. Yet feet work just as hard (and have their own beauty and health challenges), during the colder months. Talk to any footcare professional and certainly, they’ll certainly tell you that it’s just as important to give them TLC during the chilly season as during summer – when we get to wiggle our toes, go without shoes and generally ‘air’ our feet.

Actually, feet take quite a beating during the colder months. We squeeze them into boots, sometimes layered over socks and/or tights – creating quite a dank, bacteria-friendly atmosphere in there. Occasionally, we beckon our toes out of hiding to slap on a coat of polish, then promptly expose feet to chilblain-inducing cold in a pair of impossibly teetering party heels. But generally, we adopt an out-of-sight-out-of-mind attitude to them. If feet were dogs, plenty of us would find ourselves reported to the RSPCA! Read More…