It’s been a rainy and cool summer so far, but it is sandals season. Whether you’re baring your heels and toes at work, or at a summer wedding, or at the beach, you want your feet to look their best. Borghese offers a trio of spa-style helpers at amazingly affordable prices:
DIY: For Neat Feet:
Start with Borghese’s Satina Smoothing Callus Remover $15.00. This set comes nicely boxed, featuring not a strong, metal rasp to remove calluses, and also a partner: a huge, click-it style “pen” with a rollerball top, filled with a lovely skin softener (with tea tree extract and aloe) to butter up your dry, dead skin for it’s departure. The rollerball application feels soothing and refreshing. Follow this treatment with the metal rasp, and watch the calluses, disappear! The cost is less than half of what a pedicure would cost at a salon, and you’ll get many, many treatments out of the skin softener. Depending upon how addicted you get, it might last all Summer and into the Fall.
Keep the pampering on a roll with Borghese Creme Divina Hydrating Leg & Foot Creme 6 fl. oz. The luxe lotion in a plastic, flip-top tube, features Borghese’s signature Acqua di Vita Complex . This complex of minerals and amino acids deeply hydrates and restores moisture to much-needed leg and foot areas. these much needed areas. The lotion is also made rich and super-hydrating with grape seed, olive, sunflower and almond oils and a yummy, limoncello scent. Although the creme is rich, it absorbs in a flash–you can see the dry, dead skin literally blossom as you massage it into your feet and legs. A definite “must-have” for smooth, sexy legs and feet and it’s an insane bargain at just $15.00!
Together, these three products cost less than one mani–pedi in most good salons. Do it yourself, and use the money you save to buy a couple of gorgeous, Borghese Nail polishes.
Borghese Nail Polishes are synonymous with their luxury brand, yet they sell their Nail Lacquers for a modest $8.00. There’s a whole lot to love in these long-lasting, shiny, beautifully-colored polishes. The elegant, almost heart-shaped bottles with striking black tops contain hydrating formulas with Borghese’s Acqua di Vita Complex. I love the duale curved brush applicator that fits your nail, so you can get your polish on smoothly in one swipe! Vitamin E, crushed semi-precious gems, (for brilliance) and olive leaf help refresh and restore and add to the pampering. For Summer, Enjoy some sheer and opaque, perle and creme formulas, with colors inspired by the hues of the Italian landscape. I particularly like the pop of pearly color you get from Peach D’Oro, a sheer wash of peach shot with gold shimmer that reminds me of a sunset. Bolder and deeper is Amalfi Melon, also a sheer wash of color that looks more pink with golden shimmer than melon (at least to me). On the softer side, subdued hues are in, and I like the perle Bellini Peach — a nice substitute for light pink. Metallic and bold San Remo Bronze adds a lot of color and compliments every complexion from pale to San Tropez Tan. Traditionalists will like the bold red and bold pink rose-themed, opaque cremes. The blue-based Bellissima Rose has the rich, deep, velvety look of dark rose petals. Verona Pink, a deep, American Beauty pink. Both are great for party going, as well as a pretty statement for toes.
New “DIY” for Nails:
No matter what polish you choose, Perfetto Smudge Smoother $12.00 removes imperfections on your nail enamel without ruining the whole thing. Vitamin E, olive leaf extract, and safflower oil help moisturize and condition, too.
Just like an artist’s canvas, your mani/pedi will last longer if you prepare the canvas, add the “paint”and then seal it with a top coat. Presto Fast Dry Top Coat is a must-have for anyone who just doesn’t have time to wait. The $9.00 top coat is well worth the investment, sealing your nail lacquer in 30 seconds with a smooth, hard-chip-resistant finish that lasts up to 10 days. An acrylic polymer complex sets, seals and shields and shines nails , while double UV filters help your color to stay true, Micronized gemstones add brilliance.
These products look like a million, but they’re really a steal! You can find Borghese hand, feet and nail products at select chain drugstores and Ulta stores. “Do It Yourself” has never been as easy and pleasurable, and keeping to your budget never felt or looked, so good!